The Iceland Lava Trek takes in thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords and spurting fountains. Trekking against a background of multi-coloured rocks and crossing the phenomenal Landmannalaugar, the route is through one of the most actively volcanic and alien landscapes in Iceland, providing awe-inspiring views at every step. The challenge is set to be short but tough. However, on completing the challenge you have the chance of resting your aching limbs in the famous Blue Lagoon.

Why Join the Ataxia UK Team?

Fundraising for Ataxia UK is a fantastic way to get involved and help support anyone affected by ataxia. AUK doesn’t receive any government funding; therefore, we rely on the kind support of our community.

  • Money raised helps to support people living with ataxia and fund research into treatments and a cure.
  • We value everyone who contributes to our work, and you will receive dedicated fundraising advice and support throughout.
  • You will receive a helpful fundraising pack and sponsorship forms to support you along the way.
  • We will send you a free and unique Ataxia UK t-shirt to help raise awareness.

When?

2019:

28 August to 1 September 2019 (five days)

9 September to 13 September 2019 (five days)

2020:

8 July to 12 July 2020 (five days)

5 August to 9 August 2020 (five days)

Typical Group size

  • 20 to 30 people (for a group of 16 to 19 there will be a small group supplement of £75 which will be added to your final balance invoice (self-funders) or charged to your charity (minimum sponsorship or flexi).

What is included on your challenge?

  • International flights to and from the UK (including all known UK air taxes, and fuel surcharges, at the time of costing)
  • Three meals a day (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary)
  • All internal transfers
  • Accommodation during the challenge (usually in twin share - accommodation for this challenge is camping and hotel)
  • Entrance fees to national parks or other places of interest visited on the itinerary
  • All ground staff including English speaking guide, drivers, cooks, and porters
  • Activity equipment such as tents.

Sponsorship and Fundraising

If you’d like to fundraise for Ataxia UK the three pricing options are listed below:

Self-Funding Option

  • The full cost of the challenge is £1,861.
  • You will be required to pay the registration fee of £345 at the time of the booking.
  • The final balance of £1,516 will be due eight weeks before departure (03/07/2019).
  • You will receive advice and sponsorship forms to get the most out of your fundraising.
  • As you have covered the full cost of the challenge, 100% of this fundraising will be retained by Ataxia UK.

Minimum Sponsorship Option

  • You will be required to pay the registration fee of £345 at the time of booking and raise a minimum £3,095 for Ataxia UK.
  • You should send your sponsorship money to Ataxia UK as you raise it.
    • At least 80% of the minimum sponsorship required (£2,476) must be sent to the charity ten weeks before departure (by 19/06/2019).
    • The remaining 20% (£619) within four weeks of completing the challenge (by 29/09/2019).
  • If you have raised the necessary funds, Ataxia UK will then pay the balance of your expedition costs (which will not exceed 49% of the minimum sponsorship target). Ataxia UK benefits by keeping the remaining sponsorship money and every pound over and above that you raise.

Flexi Option

  • You will be required to pay the registration fee of £345 at the time of booking. You will also be required to pay a second contribution of £345 eight weeks before departure (03/07/2019).
  • We ask you to raise a minimum amount of £2,390 for Ataxia UK. You should send your sponsorship money to the charity as you raise it.
    • At least 80% of the minimum sponsorship required (£1,912) must be sent to the charity ten weeks before departure (by 19/06/2019).
    • The remaining 20% (£478) within four weeks of completing the challenge (by 29/09/2019).
  • If you have raised the necessary funds, Ataxia UK will then pay the balance of your expedition costs (which will not exceed 49% of the minimum sponsorship target). The charity benefits by keeping the remaining sponsorship money and every pound over and above that you raise.

You can find out more information here, and if you have any doubts, questions or need any assistance at all, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call the office on 020 7582 1444.