Sustainable living in Reykjavik and WF farm

 

 

WF299   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         02/01 – 11/01      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF300   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         11/01 – 21/01      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF301   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         21/01 – 31/01      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF302   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         31/01 – 10/02      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF303   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         10/02 – 20/02      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF304   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         20/02 – 02/03      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF305   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         02/03 – 12/03      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF306   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         12/03 – 22/03      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF307   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         22/03 – 01/04      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF308   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         01/04 – 11/04      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF309   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         11/04 – 21/04      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF310   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         21/04 – 01/05      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF311   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         01/05 – 11/05      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF312   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         11/05 – 21/05      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF313   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         21/05 – 31/05      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF314   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         31/05 – 10/06      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF315   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         10/06 – 20/06      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

WF316   Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm         20/06 – 30/06      ART/ENVI/STUDY                10 vol

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Project Location:  Reykjavik is a city full of energy, just waiting for you to experience it. Powered by heat from the earth below, with ever-changing weather sweeping across the landscape, its natural features are matched by the energy of its residents. Think of the qualities of a great city – fun, culture, nature, clean air – and Reykjavik has them in spades. All the advantages of a modern, forward-looking society are complemented by the beautiful natural setting. In a country of only just over 300,000 people, the Reykjavik Capital Area has a population of about 200,000. However, since it’s the only major city in the country, Reykjavik has a lot of the amenities that you would only expect to find in a much larger center elsewhere in the world.

Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and is centred on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Come at the right time of year, and infavorable conditions you will see the city’s skyline silhouetted against the glowing, shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjökull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal.

Work: 

The organisation has a farmhouse on the outskirts of Reykjavik, 15 km from the center of the capital. Since the creation of Worldwide Friends, the organisation has been looking for an opportunity to set up a project that aims to promote sustainable living. Volunteers will do some renovation in the house and on the property and take care of the work in the farm. We have chickens, a cat, a dog, a greenhouse for growing herbs and vegetables and a piece of land where we grow potatoes, carrots and lettuce. Volunteers will help with all tasks related to the farm, as the work varies depending on the season. This year, we will also have specific topics to discuss in the workcamps, such as “food waste”, “recycling” and “renewable energy”. We will go for visits related to those topics for example, a visit to the powerplant Hellisheiðarvirkjun https://www.geothermalexhibition.com/exhibition. The Exhibition is presented via interactive multimedia installations, wall displays and presentations. It allows visitors to examine Iceland’s geothermal energy utilization in a clear and illuminating fashion. We will also visit the recycle Center Sorpa where the volunteers will learn about recycling methods. The volunteers will also create documentaries, posters and brochures related to sustainable living, which will be introduced to children in Reykjavik.

Leisure:  On weekends, the volunteers can enjoy Reykjavik‘s amazing nightlife, which is world-renowned for its wide array of bars, clubs, and concerts.

WF Iceland will also organise reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysirs, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents, or even icebergs.

 

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WF Iceland will also organise reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysirs, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents, or even icebergs.

Accommodation and Food:  Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in one of several shared houses offering basic sleeping and cooking facilities in the heart of historical downtown Reykjavik. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag and towels, but mattresses and bed linens are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. The accommodation provided by Worldwide Friends Iceland for volunteers in Reykjavik is located within short walking distance of many urban amenities, including: banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, public swimming pools, restaurants, cafes, libraries, theatres, shops, museums, and bus stations.

Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home!

Language:  A basic knowledge of English is required for this workcamp.

Terminal: Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik, Iceland. WF Iceland will offer a minibus trip from Reykjavik to Sveinsstadir for 60 euros, which includes the Golden Circle South Iceland excursion and a return trip from the farm to Reykjavik after the camp. The meeting point is at 08.30 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik

Additional Information: There is an Extra participation fee of 250,- Euro for this work camp.

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