Worldwide Friends

schedule: Sustainable Living and Environment

Day 1: Pickup and Welcome party

The participants will be picked up at Keflavík International Airport and taken to the accommodation. There will be a welcoming party where participants will be informed about the program for the next 8 days.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
Day 2 Golden Circle Tour

We see classics today. Start with a visit to ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir and following Gullfoss the beautiful double “Golden Falls” and the active geothermal area of Geysir, where we can see Strokkur “the churn” spout up to 25 meters (70 feet) every five to seven minutes.  We will also visit the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
Day 3 Glacier Lagoon and South Coast

On the south coast, you can see many of the most beautiful places in Iceland. A great combination of Ice, lava fields, lagoons, huge mountains, volcanoes, and rough black coastline. There are also plenty of great waterfalls in the area, for example, Skógafoss, Irafoss, and the secret waterfall Kvernufoss, we will enjoy the pure nature and visit many places of interests. We will also visit Reynisfjara black beach which is the most amazing beach in the whole country. Afterward, the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull and Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and the Diamond beach

  • Accommodation: WF House in Stöðvarfjörður
Day 4: Volunteering in the Eastern Fjords

Cleaning up the coastline. During the cleanup activity, we will focus on plastic pollution, which is a growing environmental problem in the ocean.

Environmental investigation: sustainable living and daily local life plastic use in Iceland. Interview local people in supermarkets and investigate the use of plastic in daily life.

  • Accommodation: WF House in Stöðvarfjörður
Day 5: Volunteering in the Eastern Fjords

Environmental investigation: sustainable living and daily local life plastic use in Iceland. Open discussion in groups: Sharing examples of plastic use collected in interviews or surveys the day before, and then discuss its benefits and drawbacks.

  •  Accommodation: WF House in Stöðvarfjörður
Day 6: Eastern Fjords

We will start the day by passing the highlands in the Northeast. Our first stop will be the magnificent Dettifoss which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

On the way to our accommodation, we will go along, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors mean picture-postcard fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views with steep mountains towering just behind the houses.

  • Accommodation: WF House in Raufarhöfn
Day 7: Myvatn Area Exploring

Lake Mývatn is also one of the wonders if Iceland. It is a unique natural environment created in a lava eruption 2300 years ago. Here you can find geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming waters, blue waters, big rock formations, unique, and fauna. During the day, we go for visits in the area to the following places Hverir, Grjótagjá, Dimmuborgir, Krafla power station and at the end of the day we take you to the Green lagoon for a relaxing time in the natural baths.

  • Accommodation: WF House in Raufarhöfn
Day 8: Akureyri The capital of the North

Our first stop will be at Godafoss waterfall which means the waterfall of the Gods. We will drive along the north coastline of Iceland where the sights are amazing

The next stop will be the capital of the North Akureyri where we will have lunch. Finally, we will visit Grábrók, a crater formed by a fissure eruption approximately three thousand years ago. We will have several stops along the way to enjoy the beautiful landscape on our back to Reykjavik.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
Day 9: Farewell

Drop off at Keflavik Airport