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WF401 ISLANDIA AKRANES ENVI,MANU 18/06/2018 30/06/2018

AKRANES i WEST ICELAND | WF401 | 2018-06-18 - 2018-06-30 | ENVI,MANU, | Age: 18 - 70


Akranes is a port town in the west of Iceland, approximately 42 km from Reykjavik, lying at the tip of the peninsula separating Hvalfjorour and Borgarfjorour. The town sits at the base of the domineering basalt mountain, Akrafjall (643m). The mountain top has some of the best panoramic views of West Iceland, from Faxafloi Bay to the Reykjanes Peninsula to Snaefellsjokull Glacier. The population of Akranes is around 6.700 inhabitants, the town is the service center for the West of Iceland.

Work: Volunteers will have environmental tasks in different areas around Akranes, for example cleaning the coastline, planting trees, taking down old fences, removing lupines or other plants and fixing hiking paths. Our work will also depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, but hopefully, the weather will be nice most of the time. This is a perfect camp for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges. Working hours are about 6 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Accomodation and food: Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in a nice community center. We offer basic facilities. mattresses are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home

Location: AKRANES

Location and Leisure: Worldwide Friends volunteers have free access to the local geothermally-heated swimming pool in Akranes, Traditionally, natural pools have played an important social role in Icelandic culture. Most Icelandic pools offer indoor and outdoor swimming, as well as hot tubs and saunas or steam rooms. The area in the east is also good for hiking, so please bring your hiking shoes. They will also have free entrance to local museumsWF Iceland will organise reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs.We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultur

Train/Bus station: Keflavik airport

Requirements: -

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 250.00 EUR