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USF Recreation & Wellness and Outdoor Recreation are excited to be going back to Iceland for our fifth year! We will spend time exploring the capital city of Reykjavik before heading out for the highlight of the program; a 5-day trek along the Laugavegurinn Trail! We will be backpacking through some of the most unique landscapes in the world and truly expereincing the natural beauty of the country. We will return to Reykjavik in time for the PRIDE festival, with 2020 being the 21st anniversary, it will be an unforgettable expereince!

All participants are required to attend pre-trip meetings scheduled for:

Date and Time TBD in the Campus Recreation Center

Saturday, June 26th St Pete Pride

Trip Dates: Wednesday, July 29th - Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Total Trip Price: $1,600

A $500 deposit must be paid (below) to reserve your spot on the trip.

Before paying the deposit for the trip you must meet with the trip leaders to go over the specific details of the program. Please contact Steven Koster to set up a meeting.

Trip Type: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for beginners and outdoor types.

Accomodations: Camping – Frontcountry

Camping with access to most amenities, usually have access to running water, bathrooms, and showers.

Challenge Rating: 5 - Challenging

Instances of heavy exertion, prior experience with activity highly recommended.

Included in Price: 

Transportation in country (airfare to/from Iceland is separate) 
9 of the 12 days in country full meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 
Lodging from July 29 – Aug 9 (11 nights) 
All equipment necessary for trek (backpack, tents, sleeping bags, etc) 
Guides for the entirety of the trip 
International Health and Evacuation Insurance 
USF Security and Safety Monitoring Charge

Not included in Price: 

Transportation to Iceland, meals while in Reykjavik (4 of 12 days) 

Trip Plan  


DATE

Description
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Participant flights leave TPA
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Arrive in Reykjavik; transport to City Hostel, explore city, Group Dinner
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Explore Reykjavik
Friday, July 31, 2020
Golden Circle and Southern Coast driving tour; prepare for backpacking (Reykjavik Campsites)
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020
Transport to Landmannalaugar trailhead; camp
Sunday, Aug 2, 2020
Explore day-hikes and hot springs in Landmannalaugar; camp
Monday, Aug 3, 2020
Hike to Hraftinaskur Hut; camp (Approx. 7.5 miles, 1500ft elevation gain)
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020
Hike to Alftavatn; camp at Hvanngil hut (Approx. 8.7 miles, 1600ft elevation descent)
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020
Hike to Emstrur; camp and day hike (Approx. 8.7 miles, 130ft elevation descent)
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020
Hike to Thorsmork (Approx. 9.3 miles, 1000ft elevation descent); Transport to Reykjavik
Friday, Aug 7, 2020
Explore Reykjavik; stay at Loft Hostel
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020
Reykjavik Pride; stay at Loft Hostel
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020
End of trip; some participants will stay in Iceland for an extended time; most are flying out on this day

Please contact the Trip Leader, Steven Koster, smkoster@usf.edu, with any questions.


Once you register, join the Iceland event page on Facebook here so you can see who is joining you on your adventure! 


Unique refund conditions apply, please contact Steven Koster, Advenutre Programs Coordinator, before program registration for details. 


Trip times listed above and itineraries are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen circumstances, and risk management/logistical decisions from the Adventure Trip Program Staff. Full refunds will be issued in the event of the trip’s cancellation or if requested after being informed by the trip leader of a major change to the trip itinerary (i.e. trip location change, variation from activities advertised). All refund requests can be submitted to smkoster@usf.edu. 

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Steven Koster at (813-974-6381, smkoster@usf.edu).

USF Recreation & Wellness and Outdoor Recreation are excited to be going back to Iceland for our fifth year! We will spend time exploring the capital city of Reykjavik before heading out for the highlight of the program; a 5-day trek along the Laugavegurinn Trail! We will be backpacking through some of the most unique landscapes in the world and truly expereincing the natural beauty of the country. We will return to Reykjavik in time for the PRIDE festival, with 2020 being the 21st anniversary, it will be an unforgettable expereince!

All participants are required to attend pre-trip meetings scheduled for:

Date and Time TBD in the Campus Recreation Center

Saturday, June 26th St Pete Pride

Trip Dates: Wednesday, July 29th - Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Total Trip Price: $1,600

A $500 deposit must be paid (below) to reserve your spot on the trip.

Before paying the deposit for the trip you must meet with the trip leaders to go over the specific details of the program. Please contact Steven Koster to set up a meeting.

Trip Type: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for beginners and outdoor types.

Accomodations: Camping – Frontcountry

Camping with access to most amenities, usually have access to running water, bathrooms, and showers.

Challenge Rating: 5 - Challenging

Instances of heavy exertion, prior experience with activity highly recommended.

Included in Price: 

Transportation in country (airfare to/from Iceland is separate) 
9 of the 12 days in country full meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 
Lodging from July 29 – Aug 9 (11 nights) 
All equipment necessary for trek (backpack, tents, sleeping bags, etc) 
Guides for the entirety of the trip 
International Health and Evacuation Insurance 
USF Security and Safety Monitoring Charge

Not included in Price: 

Transportation to Iceland, meals while in Reykjavik (4 of 12 days) 

Trip Plan  


DATE

Description
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Participant flights leave TPA
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Arrive in Reykjavik; transport to City Hostel, explore city, Group Dinner
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Explore Reykjavik
Friday, July 31, 2020
Golden Circle and Southern Coast driving tour; prepare for backpacking (Reykjavik Campsites)
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020
Transport to Landmannalaugar trailhead; camp
Sunday, Aug 2, 2020
Explore day-hikes and hot springs in Landmannalaugar; camp
Monday, Aug 3, 2020
Hike to Hraftinaskur Hut; camp (Approx. 7.5 miles, 1500ft elevation gain)
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020
Hike to Alftavatn; camp at Hvanngil hut (Approx. 8.7 miles, 1600ft elevation descent)
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020
Hike to Emstrur; camp and day hike (Approx. 8.7 miles, 130ft elevation descent)
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020
Hike to Thorsmork (Approx. 9.3 miles, 1000ft elevation descent); Transport to Reykjavik
Friday, Aug 7, 2020
Explore Reykjavik; stay at Loft Hostel
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020
Reykjavik Pride; stay at Loft Hostel
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020
End of trip; some participants will stay in Iceland for an extended time; most are flying out on this day

Please contact the Trip Leader, Steven Koster, smkoster@usf.edu, with any questions.


Once you register, join the Iceland event page on Facebook here so you can see who is joining you on your adventure! 


Unique refund conditions apply, please contact Steven Koster, Advenutre Programs Coordinator, before program registration for details. 


Trip times listed above and itineraries are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen circumstances, and risk management/logistical decisions from the Adventure Trip Program Staff. Full refunds will be issued in the event of the trip’s cancellation or if requested after being informed by the trip leader of a major change to the trip itinerary (i.e. trip location change, variation from activities advertised). All refund requests can be submitted to smkoster@usf.edu. 

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Steven Koster at (813-974-6381, smkoster@usf.edu).

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