Volunteer in Iceland

Awareness and action on coastal protection
Selfoss       5 projects of 2 wks in July and August

Volunteer project: The project is part of a series of camps organised in cooperation with different partners where we try to raise awareness about current environmental issues and encourage volunteers to take action! One of our main goals for the next few years is to contribute to a nation-wide project aiming at cleaning up the Icelandic coastline.
We work with and support the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, the Icelandic Environmental organisation Landvernd, the Environmental Agency of Iceland, Umhverfisstofnun and other partners in order to draw attention to the issues of ocean pollution, plastic waste and to engage volunteers in cleaning up actions around the country.

This project allows volunteers to learn about global and local environmental issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits, as well as to contribute directly to the protection of the environment by joining outdoor coastal cleanup tasks.
Volunteers will be cleaning up the shores and beaches. Additional work will be undertaken in the area of our accommodation such as removing old fences dangerous to wildlife and visitors. We may also be marking some walking paths and depending on the advance of the mentioned tasks, volunteers might do some forestry tasks in a small forest planted in the area or support the renovation and maintenance of the house.

This project combines learning, sharing, hands-on work and fun. No previous experience is needed. Volunteers should be prepared to share environmental issues from their countries and be ready to spend time outdoors, walking during the cleanups. Volunteers should be ready to adapt and be flexible with the work and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the activities as planned.

Language: English

Leisure time: Other excursions (e.g. Golden Circle or the South Shore) can be arranged for the volunteers at discount fares.

Accommodation: This project gives volunteers the opportunity to live in an old farm which has been transformed into an environmental education center. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, shower, and a washing machine. Volunteers will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Please note, the food provided is vegetarian.

Location: We will stay in an old farmhouse, 1 hour drive south-east from Reykjavík. The house serves as an environmental educational center where visitors can have a look at an extensive stone and stuffed animal collection. The house sits under Ingólfsfjall, The Mountain of Ingólfur, with a view to Eyjafjallajökull where the volcanic eruptions started in March and April 2010.
The place is registered as natural Icelandic heritage; the nature, vegetation and birdlife is rich in variety and quantity. Volunteers can enjoy outdoor activities in a peaceful and beautiful location with a small stream and a pond nearby. Hiking trails with maps of cultural heritage can be found spread around the area, which is a popular attraction among foreign and local visitors.
The nearest town, Selfoss, which is only 10 minutes drive away, with 6500 inhabitants, is a center of commerce and small industries where you can find a geothermal swimming pool, shops, museums, cafés and bars.

Terminal: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro until July 28; 350 Euro after July 28;
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the project site (on the first day) and one trip combined with a trash collection activity (Hot River or Reykjanes).
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 12 - July 20, 2022
July 20 - July 28, 2022
July 28 - August 5, 2022
August 5 - August 13, 2022
August 13 - August 21, 2022

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Marking trails in the beautiful Thjorsardalur valley
Þjórsárdalur       July 23 - July 31, 2022

Volunteer project: The volunteers will work in the area of Þjórsárdalur in the Southern highlands of Iceland, in cooperation with the municipality of Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur, the Environmental Agency of Iceland and some locals in the area.
The volunteers will be mostly working on the hiking trails and walking paths in the area of this beautiful valley. Their main tasks will be to put down signposts on the walking trails and to paint pickets on the different routes in the area. The work of putting down pickets into the ground is physical and tools used include the sledge (sledgehammer) and crowbar.

Well maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas without damaging them and this important work also helps to improve safety for visitors. Additional tasks may be cleaning or beautifying the area, like picking up garbage or collecting trash blown by the wind or brought by some visitors.

Some of the trails are located in an isolated area and the group may spend the day at the work site, therefore it will be needed to prepare lunch packs in the morning as we would return in the late afternoon back to the accommodation. The group may be split during the day to work in different locations.
The working day normally runs from 9 am to 5 pm with breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared for some flexibility due to the nature of Iceland's changeable weather. No previous experience is necessary but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition; it can at times be repetitive.

As it is outdoor work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned. Volunteers need to be prepared for working and walking in a raw landscape and sometimes cold weather. Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather.

Language: English

Accommodation: This project gives volunteers the opportunity to live in a very beautiful and recently renovated mountain hut which has been very popular among visitors travelling into the interior or the highlands. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The hut is fully equipped with a kitchen, showers and a washing machine if needed. Volunteers will share the duties of preparing food, cooking meals and cleaning. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions.

Location: Þjórsárdalur is a valley in Árnessýsla county in Iceland that lies between mount Búrfell alongside the river Þjórsá to the east and mount Skriðufell to the west. The valley is quite flattened over and full of pumice after the repeated eruptions of the nearby volcano Hekla as well as other volcanoes in the vicinity like the Vatnaöldur volcanic system which produced Iceland's biggest known lava field Þjórsá Lava (Þjórsárhraun) in prehistoric times or the Grímsnes volcanic system with the crater Kerið.
Landmarks in Þjórsárdal include Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng, Gjáin, Háifoss, and Vegghamrar. Hiking trails around the area and sites of cultural and natural heritage are popular among foreign and local visitors.

Terminal: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the project site and back (on the first and last day).
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

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Trash cleanup in Reykjavik
Reykjavik       7 projects of 2 wks from July to September

Volunteer project: The Trash Cleanup in Reykjavik is part of a series of camps organised in cooperation with different partners in the capital area of Iceland.
The project allows participants to learn about global and local environmental issues through non-formal opportunities such as participation in discussion groups, workshops and presentations; as well as to contribute directly to environment protection by joining coastal, urban or green-spaces clean-up efforts. These clean-up efforts may be arranged in partnership with different organisations. We aim to also involve the local community, so some of our events may be open to the public. We hope participants will also learn how to plan and do their own trash-hunt projects back home. This project is based on similar activities around the world, where outstanding results have been achieved with the help of volunteers. As a hands-on volunteering activity day included also in this project is one of the options below:
1. A day trip combining a guided tour to the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant, a trash hunt in the area; and the Hot River hike, a hike up a valley filled with hot springs where one can bathe.
2. A day trip to the Reykjanes peninsula, combined with a coastal cleanup in the area.

Furthermore, participants may be able to visit the recycling centre SORPA and attend a lecture on waste management in Reykjavik. The mentioned activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, human resources available, as well as availability from our partners.

The project combines learning, sharing, hands-on work, and having fun. Participants should also use this opportunity to prepare and share information about environmental issues in their country with the group of international participants.

No previous experience is necessary. Participants should be ready to spend time outside, walk medium distances during the clean-ups, as well as for other activities and sightseeing. As part of the project is happening outdoors, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the changeable weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.

Language: English

Leisure time: Other excursions (e.g. Golden Circle, South shore, Reykjanes and/or Snæfellsnes) can be arranged for the volunteers at discount fares.

Accommodation: Participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a shower, kitchen, washing machine and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Please note the food provided will be vegetarian.

Location: Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal- and hydropower. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.

Terminal: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the project site (on the first day), other activities available, and one trip combined with the trash collection activity (Hot River or Reykjanes).
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 12 - July 20, 2022
July 20 - July 28, 2022
July 28 - August 5, 2022
August 5 - August 13, 2022
August 13 - August 21, 2022
August 21 - August 29, 2022
August 29 - September 6, 2022

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Teen photo marathon in Iceland
Reykjavik       7 projects of 2 wks from July to September

Volunteer project: This is the 15th year (since 2008) that series of International Photo marathons are organized! Throughout the year, participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography related learning camp. The coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations, as well as to create conceptual frameworks highlighting the participants' individual style.

Participants will have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition.
While learning about photography, the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camp. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw attention through pictures taken in the project.

Participants should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and working within a flexible time schedule. They will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.

Please note that this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp; it has a smaller work part and puts more emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. We may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary service activities but this depends on the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share something about their own culture and country, such as food, music, games or films, with the international group.

This project is open to participants aged 16 to 20. The program combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland and its culture, and having fun while exploring the city and some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions. We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Language: English

Leisure time: Additional excursions (e.g. Hot River Hike, Snæfellsnes or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares.

Accommodation: The participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms. They need to bring their own sleeping bags.

Location: Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

The projects in June and July happen around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The bright nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the beautiful surroundings is a unique experience.

Terminal: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Age range: 16 - 20 years old

Extra fee: 550 Euro
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the project site (on the first day), as well as the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day each).
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project and needs to be transferred no later than one month before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
July 12 - July 20, 2022
July 20 - July 28, 2022
July 28 - August 5, 2022
August 5 - August 13, 2022
August 13 - August 21, 2022
August 21 - August 29, 2022
August 29 - September 6, 2022

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Maintenance of outdoor artwork exhibitions and artist workshops
Húsafell       August 2 - August 14, 2022

Volunteer project: The volunteers will again have the opportunity to contribute to this special art and culture project in the West of Iceland. Since 2000, our hosts have been creating and developing an art residency camp, outdoors and indoors art exhibitions and a chapel for all types of religions which are open to the public.
The residency grew around an old abandoned farm which has been in the process of transformation for the last 20 years. The residency supports various art and culture activities, especially for young artists, as well as scientific research. Since the start of the project there have been thousands of visitors and the plans exist to expand the residency with several more houses that will be built using stone, turf and driftwood from the region.

The art residency is home to the artworks of Páll Guðmundsson, a famous local artist known for his use of stone as an art medium. Páll’s art comes in forms of stone statues, paintings on stone surfaces and even a musical instrument made of stone. His inspiration comes from Icelandic nature and traditional culture.

The volunteers will help with various tasks, such as maintenance work in the artwork garden; some of the group may help with painting the artist's workshop and some work in and around the chapel. Depending on the project's needs we may also help in maintaining a walking path from the sculpture garden towards a small canyon where some outdoor artwork can be found and help with setting up and moving the artwork, taking down old fences, hand-picking trash and generally beautifying the surroundings.

The working day normally runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with breaks for lunch and coffee. No previous experience is necessary but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition; it can at times be repetitive but always rewarding. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned. The working plan will depend on the needs of our local host, the progress of the diverse projects in the area and of course on the weather conditions.
Volunteers need to be motivated to work outdoors on physical jobs and in changeable weather.

Language: English

Leisure time: This project site is in a remote region, in a natural area of extreme beauty. Our hosts will organise some free time activities, for instance hikes or visits to the beautiful surroundings. Other excursions (e.g. Golden Circle or Snæfellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares.

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in a local house, sleeping in shared rooms on mattresses in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Location: The project takes place in the western part of Iceland, in a unique natural environment with breathtaking landscape, between glaciers and lava fields. The place is like an oasis in the desert, as the weather there is often better than in the surroundings. Among the natural wonders nearby are the Hraunfossar waterfalls, where water pours out of a lava field over a length of 1 km.
Additionally, the Hallmundarhraun lava field is among the deepest and best known in Iceland. Langjökull (Long Glacier), the second largest glacier in Iceland, expands over 950 km2 and its highest point is 1355 m above sea level. Langjökull is surrounded by other small glaciers, Eiríksjökull, Þórisjökull, Hrútafell and the disappearing glacier Ok. Dense forests, lava, water springs and torrential glacier rivers, mixed with diverse fauna and flora make this area a delightful place to stay. In addition to natural wonders, this area is also famous for being one of the first settled locations in Iceland and featured in some of the oldest Icelandic sagas.

Terminal: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: BSÍ Reykjavík.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro for the July project; 300 Euro for the August project;
The fee does not include transportation from Reykjavík to the project site and back, which will cost 30 Euro one way or 60 Euro both ways.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

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Improving hiking trails in Dalabyggð
Dalabyggð       August 7 - August 14, 2022

Volunteer project: The volunteers will be working on a countryside project in a beautiful forest located in the Dalabyggð district in the West of Iceland, doing nature-conservation and environment-oriented tasks. We have been cooperating with the Icelandic Forest Service and our groups of volunteers have been helping out for 15 years in different locations all around the country; with very good results for the participants, the projects and the Icelandic nature conservation and reforestation efforts.

The main tasks will be to maintain hiking paths, build stairs, make and put up signs. Volunteers will also put up benches and tables in the forest. Other tasks will be to trim branches and beautify groves that are located near hiking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas without damaging the surroundings and in addition our volunteers’ work helps to improve safety for visitors.

No previous experience is necessary, but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.

Language: English

Leisure time: This project takes place in a very remote place, located in a natural area of extreme beauty. Outdoor free-time activities, for instance hikes or walks in the surroundings, will be arranged for the volunteers.

Accommodation: The volunteers will sleep in different facilities provided by the Forest Service. At the location there is a caravan, also a container furnished for housing and a heated tent.
The caravan and the container house are equipped with kitchens and bathrooms. We will have access to the local swimming pool for the showers. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Location: The project will take place in the West of Iceland, in a district called Dalabyggð (Valley district). Dalabyggð, was formed in 1994 when 8 municipalities were merged. The only town of Dalabyggð, Búðardalur, has about 300 inhabitants and is a service center for the area. The village has a long history, dating from the time of the first settlements in Iceland. The name means "Camp Valley", or more directly "dale of booths". It is where settlers had temporary camps when coming to the area.

There are many valleys in Dalir and often it is unclear where one starts and another ends. Further away from the coastline lie the many islands of Breiðarfjörður in all their glory which form a magnificent view when bathed in the light of the setting sun over this great fjord. The area is popular with hikers who can choose from many different paths and routes ranging from ‘easy’ to ‘challenging’ and ‘difficult’.

Dalabyggð is not only famous for hiking, it has been mentioned in many of the Sagas and was the setting in two of the very famous Viking sagas from 850 to 1300. Strong women have always played a key role in the history of Dalir. One of the first settlers of Iceland was Auður djúpuðga (The Deep-Minded) from Hvammur who played a vital role in freeing bonded men and claiming vast areas of land in Dalir.
At a short distance from the village is Eiríksstaðir, the homestead of Erik the Red, who discovered Greenland and whose son Leifur Eiríksson, born at Eiríksstaðir, discovered America ahead of Columbus.

Terminal: Closest International Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF).

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

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Forestry and trail maintenance in the West of Iceland
Borgarbyggð       August 14 - August 27, 2022

Volunteer project: The volunteers will be working in a beautiful forest located in the countryside district of Borgarbyggð, West of Iceland, doing nature-conservation and environment-oriented tasks. We have been cooperating with the Icelandic Forest Service and our groups of volunteers have been helping out for 15 years in different locations all around the country; with very good results for the participants, the projects and the Icelandic nature conservation and reforestation efforts.

The main tasks will be to maintain hiking paths, build stairs, make and put up signs. Volunteers will also put up benches and tables in the forest. Other tasks will be to trim branches and beautify groves that are located near hiking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas without damaging the surroundings and in addition our volunteers’ work helps to improve safety for visitors.

No previous experience is necessary, but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.

Language: English

Leisure time: This project takes place in a very remote place, located in a natural area of extreme beauty. Outdoor free-time activities, for instance hikes or walks in the surroundings, will be arranged for the volunteers.

Accommodation: The volunteers will sleep in beds in a house belonging to the Icelandic Forest Service. The house is fully equipped. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Location: The project will take place in the West of Iceland countryside; in a district called Borgarbyggð, in a unique natural environment with breathtaking landscape, between glaciers and lava fields. The place is like an oasis in the desert, as the weather there is often better than in the surroundings.
The area's landscape, nature and culture reflect this heritage and bring history to life. There are many possibilities for outdoor recreation in a true natural paradise. The area is home to the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver. Among the natural wonders nearby are the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, where water pours out of a lava field over a length of 1 km.
Additionally, the Hallmundarhraun lava field is among the deepest and best known in Iceland. Langjökull (Long Glacier), the second largest glacier in Iceland, expands over 950 km² and its highest point is 1355 m.
In ddition to natural wonders this area is also famous for being one of the first settled locations in Iceland and featured in some of the oldest Icelandic sagas.Historically, its natural warmth made the location an early settlement adding even more depth to its incredible saga and Viking tales that surround the place. The region can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas.

Terminal: Closest International Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF).

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

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Support the conservation efforts of the Reykjavik Botanical Garden
Reykjavik       September 4 - September 17, 2022

Volunteer project: The volunteer program with the Botanic Garden in Reykjavík is organized for the 12th year in a row. The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants, founded in 1961 and it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2021. The garden's main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. They conserve some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. The garden is open to the public and free of charge.

The volunteers will be doing general park maintenance and assisting the horticultural staff tending the collection of perennials, alpine trees and shrubs in the garden. The garden organizes guided tours and events throughout the summer, and the volunteers may assist in their preparation. These special events are all related to the general aim and work of the garden and some of them are carried out at a short notice.
The work can be repetitive as general gardening tasks tend to be and most of it is outdoors. The work starts early every weekday; working hours are from 8:00am to 3:00pm, except on Fridays when work finishes at 12:00pm as part of an ongoing research into shortening the working week. Volunteers have to be motivated to start work early in the morning, but they will have more free time in the afternoon. No previous experience is necessary.

Language: English

Leisure time: Participants in this project will have a free pass to access one of the largest swimming pools in Iceland, situated within walking distance from the accommodation. Excursions (South Shore, Hot River hike, Snaefellsnes or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares.

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in an equipped house, in a beautiful setting in the Botanical Gardens of Reykjavík, which are located about 4 km from the centre of the city. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Location: Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources such as geothermal power. About two thirds of the population of Iceland live in Reykjavik including the metropolitan area, or over 200,000 people. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. Visitors easily experience the pure energy at the heart of Iceland's capital, whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the natural green energy within the city and around it, or the lively culture and fun-filled nightlife.

Terminal: Closest International Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Age range: 20 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the project site (on the first day) and the Golden Circle excursion.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

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Photography, environment and Aurora hunting in Iceland
Reykjavik       6 projects of 2 wks from September to December

Volunteer project: In this project, participants can learn about and share their love for photography and global and local environmental issues. If you are interested in topics such as climate change, waste management, animal protection and sustainability, and you also love taking photographs or want to develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!

While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will be focusing on environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by the project coordinators. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers and travellers!

You will visit local projects focused on the environment and conservation. These may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include outdoor cleanup tasks, a community dinner or a visit to a recycling centre, a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition. Some of these activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, pandemic-related restrictions, as well as availability of our partners.

You will also have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the project, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.

The program combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle or other excursions. Participants should prepare to share environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing.
Please note that this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact.

In this project, we will organize a Night photography and Aurora hunting (Northern lights) workshop in the countryside near Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. The Northern lights are a natural phenomenon depending on solar activity and meteorological conditions; we cannot guarantee you will see the Northern lights, but the night photography workshop will be organised anyway.

Language: English

Leisure time: Other excursions (e.g. to the South Shore, Vesturland, Reykjanes and/or Snæfellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares.

Accommodation: The group will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Please note, the food provided is vegetarian.

Location: Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Terminal: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the project site on the first day, the visits available, the Golden Circle excursion and the Night photography and Aurora hunting workshop.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project. It can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival.

All available dates for this project:
September 7 - September 16, 2022
September 21 - September 30, 2022
October 14 - October 23, 2022
November 9 - November 18, 2022
November 23 - December 2, 2022
December 7 - December 16, 2022

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