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IS-SEE 10.53 ISLANDIA ISLANDIA Environment 05/06/2018 20/06/2018

The Highlands of Iceland - The Famous Kjölur Road (1:2) 

Camp code:

IS-SEE 10.53

Country:

Iceland

Start Date:

05 Jun 2018

End Date:

20 Jun 2018

Topic:

10: Environment protection

Work Types:

Environment

International age:

18 - 99

National age:

16 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:

350.00 Euro

Purpose of extra costs:

participation fee

Required Language:

English

Spoken Language:

English

Description: SEEDS volunteers will support this project for the tenth year in a row, we started cooperation in 2009 and the results have been very positive. The hosts are a group of locals developing the area with alternative tourism services, including running a series of huts in this isolated area in the highlands and offering services to visitors and hikers.

Type of Work: In this camp SEEDS volunteers will work on diverse environmental outdoor tasks, including repairing of walking paths and making steps in steep parts of the trails, landscaping around the huts in the area. Volunteers will also help with the revegetation in some areas around, clearing litter on the walking paths, and general preparations within the area before summer. As the landscape is raw, the work is physically very demanding but also rewarding. Volunteers should have a motivation for working outdoors and to experience one of the most isolated areas in Iceland. Weather in Iceland is unpredictable, so be prepared for all kinds of weather and be sure to bring warm winter clothing since most of the work will take place outdoors and it can get very cold in the highlands.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in a local mountain hut; sleeping in shared rooms on mattresses on the floor; please bring your own sleeping bag. The facilities are very basic and volunteers are expected to show consideration for their companions. Volunteers will receive food ingredients and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please do not forget some traditional/typical food or drinks from your home country for the international evening at the camp.

Requirements: Age:18+

Approximate Location: The Icelandic highlands, or “the interior”

Organization Description: SEEDS is an Icelandic non-governmental, non-profit volunteer organisation designed to promote intercultural understanding, environmental protection and awareness through work on environmental, social and cultural projects within Iceland. SEEDS works closely with local communities, local authorities and other Icelandic associations both to develop projects in partnership, aimed at fulfilling an identified need, and to give assistance to established initiatives. Projects are designed to be mutually beneficial to all involved: the volunteers, the local hosting communities and Iceland as a whole. Every year host more than 1200 international volunteers from 50 to 60 different countries.