Worldwide Friends

Let’s get sustainable – 6 Weeks on the Move

Project Location: 

 

During the six weeks, you will travel Discover  Iceland! Starting at Krýsuvík. Afterwards you will head to BRÚ. Finally, visit the charming town of Siglufjörður.

 

Please note that the schedule for the camps will be flexible and made according to the weather forecast and road conditions with short notice.

 

Work

Krýsuvík


Krýsuvík is a geothermal and volcanic area in the southwest of Iceland. 


This camp has a variety of activities. Worldwide Friends had the opportunity to make a welcoming home of this house in 2023 as it was abandoned for several years. The aim of the project is to develop Local, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture. The main work of this camp will be to take care of the land, in various ways. 



Brú


Worldwide Friends Iceland is running a center of Environment & Sustainability near the crossroads to the West, South, and North of Iceland.


The center is called BRÚ, and it is located in Hrutafjordur which is 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra, on the R1.  


This camp has a variety of activities. However, our main activity is Beach Cleaning


This program takes a bottom-up approach, focusing on how an individual can change their perception of plastic, understand responsibility, create motivation to contribute to combatting the crisis, and, ultimately, ideally change their plastic behaviors. 



Siglufjörður


Siglufjörður is a town of about 1,300 people, located in North Iceland. It is an area of spectacular natural beauty. The mountains and the fjords are awe-inspiring and the opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation are almost inexhaustible. 


This camp has a variety of activities. Our main activity will be to work in Forestry; managing, planting, using, conserving, and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources for human and environmental benefits.


Leisure Time

WF Iceland will organize 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 waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam vents, or even icebergs;

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.

Accomodation and Food

Volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends. The houses are fully equipped with several dormitories each. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.

Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, vegetarian/vegan options. 

Additional Information

Worldwide Friends is organizing the travels between the camps

Terminal & Meeting Point

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. The meeting point is at 16:00 pm on the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik, just outside the main entrance

Language

A basic knowledge of English is required for this workcamp. Requirements: No special requirements

Program Dates

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