Camp White Nights 2018

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[PLEASE NOTE: “Camp White Nights 2018” is a six day planned event. We are also open to groups all other weeks of the year. Please check our Program and Service Guide for custom group travel.]

Are you a Scout or a Guide? Have you always wanted to visit Iceland but never had a great chance to do so? Well, here it is – Camp White Nights 2018 offers Scouts and Guides to visit Iceland as individuals (or in a group of any size), take part in a camp with international Scouts and Guides and experience the best of Iceland. You can come by yourself, in a small group, in a big group or even bring your family! Dates are 20 to 26 July 2018.

Registration has opened – e-mail to get information.

What is it?
A 6 day camp from the 20th to the 26th of July 2018, 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.

IMG_5270Who is 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.

(* children under 10 may join if accompanied by parents, but may have limited access to the excursions and activities due to age restrictions)

Where will I sleep?
In your tent. If you don’t have a tent, you can rent from the Scout Center. For information on gear rental, please write to

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!

How much is it?
Camp fee is ISK 50,000 per person pluse the cost of your excursions (see excursion prices below).

Included in this price is:

  • Overnight price including taxes
  • 4 meals a day, every day (packed lunch during excursions)
  • All on-site activities
  • A badge
  • Pick-up and drop-off from and to Selfoss, the nearest town to the Scout Center.

Participants are expected to get themselves to Selfoss.  Camp fee is due by 01 June 2018.

sólhestarRegistration has opened – e-mail to get information

More about the program:
Camp White Nights 2018 starts on 20 July with a three day camp at the Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Center, where participants will meet other Scouts and Guides and take part in a some on-site activities. There will be campfires and games to get to know each other as well as some of the selected highlights of Úlfljótsvatn’s program activities.

During the second part of Camp White Nights, the participants will have three days of excursions of their choice.
Please note: These excursions are NOT included in your camp fee. Excursion fee covers the activity, instructors/guRafting -River Fun 30 ellithor.comides, gear rental and transportation (depending on activity). No extra cost should apply.

Excursions available are:

• River 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 16 700

• Horseriding: A perfect introduction to the comfortably sized, five gait Icelandic horse. A riding tour you are sure to remember! No previous riding experience needed.
Pr. person: ISK 9 500

• 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.  We finish off on a swimming pool
Price pr. person: ISK 10 400

• Caving and Bathing: An adventurous visit to the 9000 year old, 364 m 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 wher eyou 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.
Pr. person: ISK 12 000

• Reykjavík Day Tour: A coach will take you from Úlfljótsvatn to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world, for some selföled sightseeing or just a relaxing day while enjoying the culture capital.  Whale watching can be added for a price.
Price pr. person: ISK 7000 (+6800 for whale watching)

• Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike: One of our most popular program offers. Easy and safe hike on white and blue ice with a professional glacier guide. Minimum age 10. Moderately difficult.
Price pr. person: ISK 19 800

• 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.
Price pr. person: ISK 9200

• Reykjadalur River Hike: A great hike into the mountains, including the chance to bathe in a natural hot river. It doesn’t get more Icelandic than this! A great hike for experienced hikers, but physically demanding. 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: The camp will start in the afternoon of 20 July and end in the afternoon of the 26 July. No extra cost applies for camping an extra night before or/and after the camp, but extra meals will be available for purchase.
First meal included in the camp is dinner on the 20th and the last meal is dinner on the 26th.

More about the location:
Iceland has become an extremely popular destination in the last few years, owing largely to the extremely versatile nature of the country, but also the friendly inhabitants. Iceland has repeatedly scored 1st place as the safest country on Earth.
With very low crime rate, clean air, clean water (you can drink from most rivers and lakes), no large predators, no snakes, no venomous insects or mosquitos, Iceland is the ideal Scout and Guide destination.

IMG_5372Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Center is the only Scout Activity Center in Iceland. It is also the site of big events like National Scout Jamborees, Roverway 2009 and in 2017 the World Scout Moot had its base at Ulfljotsvatn.

Founded in 1941 as the site for a Scout Summer Camp, Úlfljótsvatn now serves Scouts, Guides, Schools and the general public in a variety of ways with emphasis on the outdoors. Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Center is owned and run by the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association and the Reykjavik Scout Association.

For more information, please contact

Ulfljotsatn Outdoor and Scout Center is open 12 months of the year. “Camp White Nights 2018” is a planned six day event in July, specially made for smaller groups and individuals that would like to have the full Ulfljotsvatn experience but at the same low cost as big groups enjoy.
Outside that event, our program activities and excursions are run on group-basis by demand (and advance booking). In contrast to centers with walk-in activities, Úlfljótsvatn offers a custom made itinerary based on each group’s request.
Much of the program we offer takes place off-site (i.e. glacier walking, river rafting, sightseeing, etc.), so transportation is a considerable part of the cost. This means that bigger groups will always travel more economically, while smaller groups have considerably higher cost. This is the difference that “Camp White Nights” aims to even out.