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SEEDS 048. ISLANDIA REYKJAVK ENVI, 28/05/2018 11/06/2018

TRAILS NEAR HEKLA VOLCANO | SEEDS 048. | 2018-05-28 - 2018-06-11 | ENVI, | Age: 18 - 99


Work: In this project SEEDS volunteers will be mostly doing environmental construction and repair work in hiking trails and walking paths in the southernmost municipality of Iceland, based in Vik i Mirdal. The main tasks will be to mark and repair hiking trails or walking paths around the town and in the mountains in the surrounding areas. SEEDS volunteers will help prepare different locations for the summer ahead. Well maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas without damaging them and this important work also helps to improve safety for visitors. No previous experience of this work is necessary. The working day normally runs from 09:00 - 17:00 with breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared for some flexibility due to the unforeseeable weather in Iceland.Additional tasks may be cleaning and beautifying the area, like hand-picking garbage or collecting trash that has been blown by the wind or brought by the sea to the shores and surrounding areas. The work can be physically 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. Volunteers need to be prepared for working and walking in a wild landscape and sometimes cold weather. Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and bring warm winter clothes as the tasks take place out

Accomodation and food: SEEDS volunteers will be hosted in a local house in the town of Vik. 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 no shower in the house, but we will have free access to showers in the local swimming pool.Do not forget some traditional/typical food or drinks from your home country for the international evening.

Location: REYKJAVK

Location and Leisure: The project takes place in the south of Iceland in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and glaciers to the north and facing the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Vik is Iceland s most southerly village. Mirdalur is bordered by the glacial river Jokulsa to the west and the river Blautakvisl to the east. Its northern border is the Mirdalsjokull glacier, which caps the volcanic Mt. Katla, while its southern limits are the black sand beaches and the rolling Atlantic waves. The natural beauty of the area is spectacular. Just east of the village s outskirts lies one of Europe s biggest arctic tern breeding grounds. South of Vik is a beautiful beach which has its very own charm with the black sand and a dramatic coastline. A short hike within the close vicinity is sure to satisfy serious nature lovers and bird watchers. Vik and its surroundings is one of the main bird life areas in Iceland.

Train/Bus station: Reykjavik

Requirements: participation fee EUR 250. Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 250.00 EUR