Strandir in the Westfjords of Iceland
Description: SEEDS has been working with the municipality of Strandabyggð since 2009 with very good results for the volunteers, the locals and SEEDS. Strandir (e. The coasts), located on the north-eastern part of the western fjords of Iceland, are a hiker’s paradise.
Type of Work: SEEDS volunteers will be working on restoring and maintaining hiking trails. Maintaining these pathways is very important to encourage people in the area to enjoy the beautiful environment in a way that does not spoil the nature around. The ground is sometimes rocky and volunteers have to work together to find the most suitable place for the path. Volunteers will also help re-arrange stones that mark the paths and repair a stones culvert and a small bridge.
Accommodation: SEEDS volunteers will be hosted in a local house which is a school house in winters and have access to shower facilities. Participants will also have the chance to go to the local swimming pool. Volunteers will be sleeping on mattresses on the floor in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Language: English will be the official language of the camp; high proficiency is not required.
Requirements: English will be the official language of the camp; high proficiency is not required. Participation fee EUR 180 (Euros). Please note that the fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic crowns.
Approximate Location: The work camp takes place in the West fjords at the north-western part of Iceland. The Westfjords are very mountainous; the coastline is made by dozens of fjords surrounded by steep hills.
Notes: Work can be physically demanding and volunteers should be in a good physical condition. Be prepared for some flexibility due to the weather as it can be unpredictable, please bring warm clothing since most of the work will take place outdoors and it can get cold or rainy sometimes. Our hosting partner will organize some free time activities in the surroundings of the project.
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