About us

Worldwide Friends Iceland (WF) was founded in 2001 as a non-governmental, non-profit organisation promoting nature, peace-oriented activities, friendship, and international understanding among people interested in spending time in Iceland as volunteers.


WF also sends Icelanders abroad who wish to have similar volunteer experiences elsewhere in the world. The main activities offered by WF Iceland are workcamps, exchange programs and educational seminars. Our activities are suitable for anyone over the age of 18.

Today the endeavour of attaining world peace has become a tangible possibility and the development and strengthening of bonds of cooperation and friendship through contact with people from other countries and cultures has proven to be one of the most fruitful means of achieving understanding and unity among nations. Veraldarvinir‘s main aim is to increase intercultural understanding through offering foreign volunteers the opportunity to take part in nature and peace-related activities.

For volunteers coming to Iceland, such projects will give them a unique opportunity not only to explore and directly interact with Iceland’s unique culture and landscape, but also to work with other international volunteers and local residents in challenging and unfamiliar contexts. This interaction between unspoiled nature and people from different backgrounds provides the participants with invaluable opportunities to learn more about themselves as individuals, their international fellows, other cultures and the human and natural richness of Mother Earth. These are all unique opportunities for building bonds of unity and understanding between societies around the world.

Veraldarvinir/WF Iceland aims at:

  • Promoting peace and friendship
  • Promoting inter-cultural learning, exchange and awareness
  • Preserving Icelandic nature and raising awareness about environmental issues
  • Promoting voluntary work and a culture of volunteering

Address: WF Iceland / Veraldarvinir, Fjarðarbraut 54, 755 Fjarðabyggð, Iceland, www.wf.is

Placement officer and workcamp placement: workcamps@wf.is phone: +354 7717081


Where to send an application for work camp: Contact your local organization via The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations 

If you are coming from Israel you should contact our partner Goeco  https://www.goeco.org


wf@wf.is Any other request

Website: www.wf.is

Facebook: WFveraldarvinir

Instagram: WF_veraldarvinir

UNA magazine: UNA magazine on ISSUU


Phone numbers and personal e-mail addresses

Tóti Ivarsson Director of WF Iceland / Veraldarvinir + 354 6666222 toti@wf.is

Steindór Ingi responsible for workcamps + 354 8240371 steini@veraldarvinir.is


All meeting points for our workcamps are in Tjarnargata 11 which is the City hall in Reykjavik

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