IJsland | Natuur en constructie

Ga aan de slag als vrijwilliger tijdens een groepsproject in IJsland. Dit project vindt plaats van 28 juni t/m 12 juli en biedt ruimte aan 8 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 99 jaar. Je gaat werkzaamheden uitvoeren gericht op natuur.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.

In this project SEEDS volunteers will be mostly doing construction, repair and/or marking off hiking trails and walking paths in the East of Iceland. The main tasks will be to mark and repair walking trails and paths in an isolated area of mountains and fjords. The working area of Hjaroarhagi, Magnahellir and Laugavellir is within driving distance from Egilsstaoir which is the largest city/town in the East of the country. 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 hand-picking garbage or collecting trash blown by the wind or brought by the sea to the shores and surrounds. The working day normally runs from 09:00 – 17:00 with breaks for lunch and coffee. No previous experience is necessary but the work is demanding and might require 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 advance 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 under changeable weather. Bring warm winter clothes, under-layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a good sleeping bag, hat, scarves and gloves.

SEEDS volunteers will be hosted in a local mountain hut in the municipality, away from the town. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses on the floor in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house is equipped with a kitchen. Volunteers will share the duties of preparing food, cooking meals and cleaning. There is a shower and remember to bring bathing suit to bath in the natural hot spring. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, music and recipes from your home country for the international evening.

The project is in the municipality of Fljotsdalsherao, East of Iceland in a beautiful area surrounded by magnificent mountains, picturesque fjords and the sea. There are innumerable walking trails through the magnificent landscape of this area, whether over mountain passes, through valleys, or along the seashore. Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The participation fee does not include the transportation from Reykjavik to the camp and back but we estimate the costs about EUR 75 each way.This work camp 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 SEEDS volunteers. Our hosts will organise some free time activities and the group will get the opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Laugarvalladalur.

SEEDS volunteers will work in the municipality of Fljotsdalsherao in various environmental projects around the region. The volunteers will help:Rebuilding an old rock wall, collecting large stones and adding to the wall.Cleaning caves and maintaining walking paths at Magnahellir and Dimmugljufur which is a beautiful canyon with hiking trails.Clean the area around Laugavellir which is an impressive geothermal area with a natural pool.Clean a hiking trail on Viknaslooir, The trails of the Inlets, one of the best hiking areas in Iceland.

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The participation fee does not include the transportation from Reykjavik to the camp and back but we estimate the costs about EUR 75 each way. This work camp 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 SEEDS volunteers. Our hosts will organise some free time activities and the group will get the opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Laugarvalladalur.

Projectnaam

Caves and canyon in the East of Iceland

Projectcode

SEEDS 052.

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

28-6-2019

Einddatum

12-7-2019

Aantal vrijwilligers

8 (4 mannen en 4 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

Taal

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