Worldwide Friends

Krýsuvík House

Project Location: 

Krýsuvík is a geothermal and volcanic area in the southwest of Iceland. It is situated on the Reykjanes Peninsula, about 35 km from Reykjavik. 

Krýsuvík is part of the Reykjanes Geopark. This area was recognised  as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2015. A Global Geopark are areas where sites and landscapes that are of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. 


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.

By the house are 5 large greenhouses. At first the project will be focused on renovating these greenhouses in order to use them to plant and grow a large variety of vegetables and fruits for the volunteers of the organisation. Agriculture will take place both inside and outside of the greenhouses. Another task will be to clean the area around the house and the greenhouses as the land was left unused for several years and is not set for agriculture yet.

The plan is also to welcome animals such as chicken and goats as part of the sustainable development of the camp. The main work of the project is fighting erosion and revegetation of the land. It’s 300 hectares and part of the geopark in the area. The first step is to nourish and revegetate the land with organic waste. We will also monitor the growth of tree plantations from former years.

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.

The landscapes surrounding are astonishing. Walking around the park is a very special experience. There are boiling hot springs, mud bubbles and hissing steam is forced out of the earth from geothermal vents. The rich and various colours fade into each other which gives the area a magical impression. You can also find fresh lava where you can feel the warmth of the Earth.

Accomodation & Food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of Worldwide Friends. The house is approximately 600 m² and has 10 rooms for 3 to 4 people each. A fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, and common areas. House capacity 30

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. We encourage our volunteers to try vegan and vegetarian food during their stay with us.

Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Additional Information

WF will arrange a minibus trip from City Hall to the Location. Having few stops along the way.

Participation Fees

Participation fee is 500 EURO for a period of two weeks, stays can be prolonged up to 12 weeks

Terminal & Meeting Point

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. Meeting point is at City Hall 16:00 pm. Drop off will be at BSI Bus Station at the end of the day of the last day.


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

Some insight from this workcamp