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or more than 70 years Lake Úlfljótsvatn has been a "home BOLUNGARVÍK SUÐUREYRI away from home" for Icelandic HNÍFSDALUR Drangajökull ÍSAFJÖRÐUR scouts of all ages. Today, Úlfljótsvatn FLATEYRI SÚÐAVÍK Outdoor and Scout Center is also a popular family and group holiday ÞINGEYRI jö destination, enjoyed by people from rð u every corner of the world and all r GLÁMA SKAGASTRÖN walks of life. BÍLDUDALUR HÓLMAVÍK Building on our scout heritage, PATREKSFJÖRÐUR BLÖNDUÓ we offer accommodation, meals and program activities for families, groups and individuals. Our REYKHÓLAR friendly staff will welcome you Flatey HVAMM and make your stay enjoyable and LAUGA memorable. If you seek adventure – we‘ve BR EI ÐA FJ ÖR ÐUR got you covered. BÚÐARDALUR STYKKISHÓLMUR In this brochure, you will find information on activities, meals, HELLISSANDUR RIF GRUNDARFJÖRÐUR Arnarvatn tours, accommodation and more, f






We look forward to seeing you, The Úlfljótsvatn staff.



Have you tried Iceland? - Programme and service guide 2018. Design: Elín Esther Magnúsdóttir. Production: Arnór Bjarki Svarfdal Published by Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Center, Iceland. Prices are subject to change and typographical errors. Printed by Svansprent, an environmentally certified printshop.


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all at an affordable price. We hope Snæfellsjökull you will enjoy reading it and already start imagining yourself in Iceland.


How to get there?


Iceland is easily accessable by air. During winter, Icelandic airlines have regular flights from major cities in both North-America and Europe. During summer, you will find flights from even more cities and with other airlines as well. Coming to Iceland is not a problem, and it shouldn't take too long either. Check out www.icelandair.is and www.wow.is. For other airlines coming to Iceland, check out the flight schedules at this website: b2b.kefairport.is/English/ 900 m You can also come by sea, by a car-ferry from Denmark. Check out www.smyrilline.com. 600 m Once in Iceland, you can choose to go directly to Úlfljótsvatn (less than 2 hours from the airport) 300ormto 100 m

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Þingvellir Reykjavík city International airport

Úlfljótsvatn Hveragerði Selfoss

spend some time in the capital Reykjavik first. From the airport you can rent a car, take the Flybus (www.flybus.is) or we can arrange for a pickup by coach. Be aware that the nearest shop to Úlfljótsvatn is in Selfoss, about a 20 minute drive away. There is no public transport running to or from Úlfljótsvatn.

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How do I book for my group? Booking your group's trip to Úlfljótsvatn is simple. The center staff can assist you in customizing your tour, or you can use one of our ready-made packages. For booking, please contact ulfljotsvatn@skatar.is To make sure you can reserve the time that best suits you, it's advised to make the booking as soon as possible. 1. Make a provisional booking for accommodation or camping Reserve accommodation or camping for specific dates. 2. Confirm booking with deposit From the time the provisional booking is made, you have four weeks to confirm the booking by paying a deposit. The deposit is equal to 1 night of camping/indoor accommodation for your group and is nonrefundable. For summer bookings made in the same year, confirmation is required within 10 days. If the deposit is not made within the given time, we consider the provisional booking to have been cancelled. 3. Book programme, meals, transfers and tours After the deposit has been made, you will receive a booking form for meals, tours, coach transfers and program activities. This should be returned no later than May 1st, and soon thereafter you will receive your itinerary. Keep in mind that full board is always included in indoor accommodation. 4. Pay final balance The final balance is due no later than May 1st on your visiting year. This includes all fees for camping/ indoor accommodation, meals, tours, program, coach transfers and other services. Should payment not be made within the given time, a 5% late-fee may be added to all items on the invoice.


Our policy is that the deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance is refundable up to March 1st of the visiting year. 50% is refundable up to 8 weeks before arrival. 25% is refundable 4-8 weeks before arrival. After the point of 4 weeks before arrival, we do not issue refunds. This applies to cancellation in full, cancellation of individual booked items (tours, catering, activities etc.) and a decrease in number of guests. After May 1st, a fee may be added for any changes made to the booking.

Allergies/dietary needs/other needs

If any participants in your group have food allergies or special dietary needs, please let us know at the time you order catering for the group. If an allergy is potentially life threatening, please clarify and discuss what measures your group has taken (i.e. medicine, training etc.). Finally, if any member of your group has other needs that you feel you might want to discuss with us, such as limited mobility, do not hesitate to contact us at ulfljotsvatn@skatar.is.


Legend: Summer

Activity is available from May to August.


Acitivity is available from September to April.

Accommodation Campsite Indoors Adults (16+) Youth (10-15 years) Children (under 10) Electricity Tourist tax (per tent)

ISK 1600 ISK 1100 Free ISK 1000 ISK 333


Reduced services and prices in winter (October - April)

Coach included


Activity is run at the center. Activity includes a coach ride.

Full day

Activity takes 5 hours or more to complete.

Half day

Activity can take up to 5 hours to complete.


Activity is run by center staff or 3rd party guide.


Activity requires some level of fitness and mobility.


Activity is suitable for young participants.

Badges These two badges are available at รšlfljรณtsvatn's Service Center. Great for collectors!

Full board (4 meals per day)

Individual meals Continental breakfast ISK 1450 Hot Lunch ISK 2800 Packed Lunch ISK 1350 Coffee/Tea and cake ISK 900 Hot Dinner ISK 3100

Bed and full board Bedding per night Towel rental

ISK 11 900 ISK 500 ISK 500

Whole building rental and hostel services available in off-season. Contact ulfljotsvatn@skatar.is for more info

ISK 7800 BBQ menu: Hot Dogs Hamburgers: Mixed BBQ Lamb feast

ISK 700 ISK 2300 ISK 3900 ISK 4500

Equipment rental

Each subsequent night First night ISK 1500 Small sleeping tent ISK 4900 (2-3 person) ISK 2500 Big sleeping tent ISK 6800 (4-5 person) 2 ISK 4000 Kitchen tent (18 m ) ISK 20 000 ISK 1000 Sleeping bag ISK 2500 ISK 500 Camping mat ISK 500 ISK 1500 Cooking set ISK 7500 (10 person) ISK 1500 Table and benches ISK 2000 ISK 300 Chair ISK 300 Rental of tents and cooking sets requires a depost to be made beforehand. The deposit is reimbursed in full if and when the equipment is returned undamaged and on time. Deposit for sleeping tents and cooking sets: ISK 3000 Deposit for kitchen tent: ISK 10 000 Our staff can pitch the kitchen tent for you for an added price: ISK 8000

Other Services ISK 8000

Gas Bottle Laundry (one load)


ISK 750

A souvenir and camp equipment shop can be found on site. We can organise personalised coach transport. Contact us for quotes. We have group rooms for rent throughout the year, with seating for between 15 and 300 people. Contact us for more info and prices.


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Programme: Wind

For more information on individual activities or tours, please visit www.campiceland.com

Experience Icelandic culture at Úlfljótsvatn or by coach and horse!


A perfect introduction to the comfortably sized, five gait Icelandic horse. A riding tour you are sure to remember! Minimum age 5. No experience needed. Price pr. person: ISK 10 800

Caving and Bathing

An adventurous visit to the 9000 year old, 364m long lava tube Gjábakkahellir, followed by a visit to the cave people exhibition. Helmets and lights included. The tour finishes at the Fontana Geothermal Baths, where you can enjoy the sauna, the pool and a dip in the lake! Note: This tour is not suitable for those with claustrophobia or limited mobility. Price pr. person: ISK 12 000

Reykjavík Day Tour

A coach will take you from Úlfljótsvatn to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world. Price pr. person: ISK 7000

Add-ons to the Reykjavík Day Tour Surviving Reykjavík

A fun way to get to know the city! Includes a gamebook with instructions. You may also want to purchase a Reykjavík City Card (see Reykjavík Tourist Info) to make the most of this game. Price: Free

Whale Watching

Add this amazing experience to your day tour to Reykjavík. See the gentle giants in real life on a guided tour with Elding whale watching! Price pr. person: ISK 6800

Golden Circle (guided tour)

Viking Crafts

A real Icelandic viking will get you into the medieval spirit with easy to do crafts. Price pr. person pr. hour: ISK 1000 Additional material-cost: Hnefatafl (viking chess game): ISK 3000 Viking coin purse: ISK 1500 Viking hairpin: ISK 500

The Golden Circle Tour

One of our most popular tours! The essence of Iceland: Marvel at the natural wonders at the Geysir hot spring area, the majestic waterfall Gullfoss and the historic Þingvellir national park. Price pr. person: ISK 10 000

Add-ons to the Golden Circle Tour Caving

In addition to the popular Golden Circle Tour, visit a 9000 year lava tube. Guided tour, helmets and lights included. Note: This add-on is not suitable for those with claustrophobia or limited mobility. Price pr. person: ISK 3200

Swimming pool

Make the Golden Circle even better by finishing off at the local Swimming Pool. Price pr. person: ISK 400

Fontana baths

During the Golden Circle tour, stop by the geothermal Fontana baths at lake Laugarvatn. Clean up, recharge your batteries and steam away the day's aches in the sauna before continuing the tour. Price pr. person: ISK 3200

Important: Prices in the wind category are based on groups of at least 15 people.


Programme: Earth

For more information on individual activities or tours, please visit www.campiceland.com

Explore the nature around Úlfljótsvatn on your own two feet! Self-Guided Hiking

Hot river (guided hike)

The area around Úlfljótsvatn is great for hiking, on and off marked trails. Ask our staff for advice Price: Free

Intro Hike

A short hike to the top of the small mountain next to the Scout Center. Our guide will tell you about the history and the landscape around you. A great way to immerse yourselves into the area. The hike takes just over two hours to complete. Distance: 3 km/2 miles. Dificulty level: Easy. Price pr. person: ISK 1000

Reykjadalur Hot River Hike

A great hike into the mountains, including the chance to bathe in a natural hot river. A great hike for experienced hikers. Group leaders should be in good physical shape and have mountain experience. Distance: 18 km/12 miles. Difficulty level: Moderate/Challenging. Price pr. person: ISK 5400

Please note: All our guided hikes include one guide. Group leaders are expected to assist during the hike. Additional guides can be booked for additional cost.

Glacier Walk (guided tour)

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Short River Hike

Want to visit the hot river without hiking for a whole day? Let the coach take you most of the way Distance: 6 km/4 miles. Difficulty level: Easy/Moderate. Price pr. person: ISK 7900

Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk

One of our most popular activities. Hike on white and blue ice with a professional glacier guide. Minimum age 10. Difficulty level: Moderate Price pr. person: ISK 19 800

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Reykjadalur Guided Hike

Mountain Bike Expedition

Let professional mountain bike guides show you around the lake. Bicycle and helmet included. Minimum experience required. Difficulty level: Easy/moderate. Price pr. person: ISK 23 000


Up to 15 post course on site. Maps available in reception Price: Free


Hengill Overnight Hike

Starts out the same way as the river hike but continues to a scout hut for an overnight stay. A demanding but rewarding hike, only suitable for experienced hikers. Maximum group size 20. Distance: 25 km/15.5 miles. Difficulty level: Challenging. Price pr. person: ISK 11 600

A 20 minute walk from the centre is a 9 hole public golf course. Nice to combine with "Powering the Future" or a visit to the Scout Museum (see p. 11). Price: Free Rental of golf clubs: ISK 3000 (plus ISK 2000 refundable deposit)


A 10 hole course on site Price: Free Rental of Disc set: ISK 1000 (plus ISK 1500 refundable deposit)

Powering the Future

Guided mountain bike tours

A 20 minute walk away from the centre, you will find an old powerplant with a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition on electricity, renewable energy and lake Úlfljótsvatn! Nice to combine with golfing or a visit to the scout museum (see p. 11). Price: Free (Likely to change)

Some activities/tours are subject to availability and/or weather. Prices are subject to change and typographical errors.


Programme: Water

For more information on individual activities or tours, please visit www.campiceland.com

Rafting, paddling, fishing - these activities are sure to get you soaked! Raft building

Build a raft and sail it on the pond, competing with other teams! A 75 minute session. 20 participant maximum for each session. Price pr. person: ISK 1500

White Water Rafting

A fun and very popular tour! White water river rafting with a mix of serene canyons and exciting rapids. Difficulty level: 2+ out of 5. Minimum age 12. Price pr. person: ISK 19 000

Group Sailing and Paddling

Our fleet includes canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks. Group rentals include use of all available boats, a staffed safety boat, life vests and basic instructions. Group price is for 20 - 40 participants. Price for first hour: ISK 30 000 Price for each subsequent hour: ISK 22 000

Individual Boat Rental

Rent a canoe, kayak, sit-on-top kayak or row boat. Life vest included. Price pr. boat pr hour: ISK 1700

Hrútey Island Paddling Tour

First we will learn the basics of paddling on our small pond. Then we will paddle a kayak or canoe to one of the islands on the lake, go treasure hunting and enjoy a simple meal. 30 participants maximum. Price pr. person: ISK 9600

Paddle With a View

Paddle 4km across lake Úlfljótsvatn, stopping on an island on the way. Hike over a small ridge to the Skinnhúfuhellir cave and enjoy the view over Iceland's largest lake, Þingvallavatn. 30 participants maximum Price pr. person: ISK 9200 Hrútey Island Paddling Tour

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Water Safari

An on-site obstacle course, built on water. Price: Free Optional rental of life vest and helmet: ISK 500 (plus ISK 2000 refundable deposit)

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Paddling (guided activity)


Hon Hoer nea rarry y citicit zeiznenoof f IcelIca eln andd

Earn your badges!

River Rafting (guided tour)

Water Fight

Capture the flag, sneak attack or king of the hill? Rent a water pistol and soak your friends! Price pr. water pistol: ISK 1000 (plus ISK 1000 refundable deposit)


Native species in the lake include the Arctic Charr and the Brown Trout. Fishing permit for a limited fishing zone is included in the camp fee. Fishing permit for all fishing zones: ISK 1500 Rental of fishing rod: ISK 1000 (plus ISK 1500 refundable deposit)

Some activities/tours are subject to availability and/or weather. Prices are subject to change and typographical errors.

Are you into badges? You can use your stay at Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Center to earn two achievement badges. Every person who spends half a day or more volunteering for the center, will get the Volunteer badge. So sign up for a service project (everything from cleaning the campsite to laying paths or painting a hut), help us make the center a better place and earn a cool badge! We also accept long-term volunteers. Check us out at www. workaway.info if you want to spend a season at our center. Another badge you can earn is the Honorary Citizen of Iceland badge. All you have to do is: 1. Learn 5 Icelandic words. 2. Try 2 different types of traditional Icelandic food. 3. Learn about a historic event that took place in Iceland. 4. Listen to the music of 4 Icelandic artists. 5. Spend at least one night at Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Center. When all this is done, each member should post the results on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/usucamp), explaining the results, and then collect the badge from center staff.


Programme: Fire

For more information on individual activities or tours, please visit www.campiceland.com

Just for fun! Scouting, sports and outdoor activities for the active types Bouldering

Warm up for climbing and practice your moves on our small bouldering wall. Price: Free


10 meter high climbing tower. Try climbing with top rope or auto-belay. Instructors and safety equipment included. For groups of 15-30 participants Price for first hour: ISK 30 000 Price for each subsequent hour: ISK 22 000

Archery (guided on-site activity)



Katniss Everdeen? Legolas? Robin Hood? You? Try your hand at archery, with instructions from our staff. For groups of 15 - 30 participants Price for first hour: ISK 30 000 Price for each subsequent hour: ISK 22 000

Adrenalin High Ropes Park

A 50 obstacle high rope course including a giant swing and a zip line. Minimum age 9 years old. Price pr. person: ISK 11 900


It's a battle of colors! A great paintball field, close to ĂšlfljĂłtsvatn. Includes 100 pellets. Minimum age 18 years old (or 15 years old with written consent from parent or guardian). Price pr. person: ISK 11 300


High Ropes Park (guided activity)


10 meter high abseil on a double rope system. For groups of 15-30 participants Price for first hour: ISK 30 000 Price for each subsequent hour: ISK 22 000

Crate Stacking

Try this unusual sport of balance and bravery. Climb a tumbling tower of crates as you build it. For groups of 15-30 participants Price for first hour: ISK 30 000 Price for each subsequent hour: ISK 22 000

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Let's make a good team even better! Fun games and tasks, focusing on cooperation and communication. Very popular with school groups, scout groups and staff groups. Minimum 15 participants. Price pr. person pr. hour: ISK 1500


Our youngest guests will really enjoy the swings, slides, spider web and more. Price: Free


Bouncy Castle

Jump, jump! Really popular amongst our youngest guests. Group price is for 20 - 40 participants. Price pr. hour pr. group: ISK 16 000 Price pr. hour pr. person (when open): ISK 850

On-site 9 hole mini-golf course. Price: Free Rental of golf ball and club: ISK 500 (Plus ISK 500 refundable deposit)



On-site 9 hole football-golf course Price: Free (Plus ISK 1000 refundable deposit when borrowing a football)

Service Project

Football goals and a volleyball net on a green field Borrowing a football, volleyball or slackline: Free (Plus ISK 1000 refundable deposit)

Fire permit and firewood. Build your own campfire in one of our many campfire circles. Price pr. Campfire: ISK 3000

Sports Field

Help us making the center a better place, by volunteering to do a service project during your stay. Arrange for a project before your arrival and you'll receive a volunteer badge! Price:Free

Scout Museum


Extremely fun game where you try to outlast your friends in a small enclosure. Price: Free (Plus ISK 1000 refundable deposit when borrowing a football)

A 20 minute walk away from the centre, you will find Iceland's only Scout Museum. Only open on weekends. Nice to combine with golfing or "Powering the Future" (see p. 7). Price: Free


The scout construction art. Borrow pioneering poles for free. Rope is available for sale at our shop. Price: Free

Obstacle Course

How far can you go? Don't loose balance on our onsite obstacle course! Price: Free

Some activities/tours are subject to availability and/or weather. Prices are subject to change and typographical errors.

Climbing (guided on-site activity)


Camp white nights Úlfljótsvatn Scout Center, Iceland • July 20th to 26th, 2018

What is it? A 6 day camp at the northernmost national Scout Center in the world. The first three days will be dedicated to camp life, with on-site activities and campfires. The next three days you will be able to choose from a selection of off-site tours and excursions*.

Who’s it for? Scouts and Guides from the age of 10 can attend the camp. You can come by yourself, with a few friends, a group or even with your parents. Scouts and Guides under the age of 18 must attend with either a leader or parent.

How much is it? Camp fee is ISK 50 000 per person. Included is campsite fee, 4 ready made meals per day, on-site programme and transportation to and from Selfoss (nearest town) before and after the camp. Camp fee payment is due June 1st 2018.

Where will I sleep?

In your tent. If you don't have a tent, you can rent one from the Scout Center.

Will I meet Icelanders? Icelandic scouts will take part in the main camp. Icelanders are quite rare, so you might want to bring a camera!

Want to know more? Contact ulfljotsvatn@skatar.is for more information. Also, check 3 www.campiceland.com for news.

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