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WF264 ISLANDIA LANGANESBYGGD ENVI,EDU 08/08/2020 18/08/2020

PURE NATURE NEAR TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE | WF264 | 2020-08-08 - 2020-08-18 | ENVI,EDU | Age: 18 - 70

 

To truly sense the remote beauty of the north-east, the charming little fishing village of Langanesbyggd on the north-eastern coast is the right place to go. The town of Thorshofn with its 400 inhabitants lies at the very tip of the Langanes peninsula and Bakkafjordur with around 50 people living there. There are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from: hiking, salmon and trout fishing, as well as horse trekking in Iceland s most astonishing landscape. The Langanes Peninsula is also one of the best areas to spot Iceland s rich and varied birdlife. Thorshofn is within driving distance of some of Iceland s most prized natural pearls, such as Myvatn, renowned for its geothermal activity, and Dettifoss, one of Europe s highest and most spectacular waterfalls. This village has a beautiful natural harbor and the inhabitants livelihood depends mostly on fishing, fish processing and commerce. For additional information, visit: http://www.langanesbyggd.is/category.php?catID=17. Additional information: There is an extra participation fee of 450 euros for this workcamp. There is an extra participation fee of 450 euros for this workcamp. The fee includes the trip from Reykjavik through the West and the North to Langanes and back again which is almost 1,400 km in total and takes 2 full days (the first day of the camp and the last one). This trip includes several stops where you will discover unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, lava fields, hot-springs and rhyolite mountain ranges.

Work: During the workcamp we will do different kind of environmental work, for example clean the coastline, plant trees and maintaining hiking paths. Our work will also depend on weather conditions and that s why we have to be flexible. Please keep in mind that the work might be physically hard, and you should be prepared for unfriendly weather, even though, hopefully, it will be nice most of the time. This is a perfect camp for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges. Within the project we will have educational sessions to learn about green energy, sustainable house-holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change!

Accomodation and food: The volunteers will stay in a local community building in Thorshofn and/or Bakkafjordur. Mattresses and sheets will be provided, and everyone is asked to bring his/her own warm sleeping bags and towels. The food will be supplied for the duration of the work camp and everyone is expected to do his/her fair share of the cooking/cleaning. It would be nice to try new and different dishes, so please remember to bring along recipes and specialties from your own countries.

Location: LANGANESBYGGD

Location and Leisure: Worldwide Friends volunteers have free access to the local geothermal-heated swimming pool in the village. Traditionally, natural pools have played an important social role in Icelandic culture. Some leisure activities will be organized by the local community. The area around the village is also good for hiking so please bring your hiking shoes.

Train/Bus station: Keflavik

Requirements: Travel Information Document as provided, or any other equivalent document, required at workcamps@wf.is

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 450 EUR

Fee includes the transportation to/from the meeting point in Reykjavik through the west and the North to Langanesbyggd - in total 1.400 km.