The Adventure Company offers over 250 activity holidays to many destinations spanning every continent. We have many perfect destinations for your adventure travel, whatever your needs
Featured private group holidays
Fancy one of our fantastic adventures but only want to travel with people you know? Do it your way as a private group. We make private group trips for everyone, from big families to scouts and cadets.
- Activity Holidays – all action adventure
- Cultural Tours – lost cities & local life
- Wildlife Holidays – global wildlife encounters
- Trekking Holidays – peaks & summits
- Hands On Trips – conservation & your help
- Collection Trips – added comfort & style
- Astronomy Tours – eclipses & stargazing
- Expedition Cruises – polar experiences
- Photographic Holidays - photos for families
- Charity Holidays - do something amazing
- School Trips - exciting school trips abroad
- Northern Lights Tours - aurora borealis
- Private Groups - Create your own group
Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Ice, Fire and Northern Lights in Iceland
Our two Northern Lights tours are now returned from Iceland where both groups experienced some superb auroral displays. After a couple of days enjoying Reykjavik, Iceland’s small and cosy capital, the groups travelled to the Lake Myvatn in the North of the country which provided dark skies by night and stunning landscape during the days when the group were able to enjoy a range a activities from energetic cross country skiing, skiidoing or volcano hikes to relaxing in the 'Nature Baths' - a huge pool fed by volcanically heated water.
A particular favourite was the super jeeps tours in which, 4x4s with big tyres took us out across the ice fields to the Jökulsá á Fjöllum River which flows over a number of waterfalls including Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe made still more spectacular by the surrounding ice and snow.
Icelandic weather is notoriously changeable but the North East of the country is generally clearer as it lies in the lee of the mountainous interior and what cloud we experienced was usually blown away by the prevailing south westerly winds. Between the two groups eight nights were spent on the frozen shores of Lake Myvatn and only on one night were we prevented from seeing the aurora. Each night gave us different levels of activity and a variety of auroral forms from classic slowly developing arcs, curtains and rays to highly dynamic and intense bursts filling the sky.
Dr John Mason gave a series of very informative talks explaining the science behind the northern lights, the active sun and the geology of Iceland. John's great ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms make understanding of the aurora accessible to those with no prior knowledge of astronomy and he always has something new to say to the more experiences sky watchers too. John’s running commentary and interpretation of the display also helped us all to gain the most from the experience.
Other blogs for this trip
Write a blog entry
We have over 10,000 people signed up to our community. Share your travel experiences with them