Worldwide Friends (WF) was founded in 2001 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization promoting nature, peace-oriented activities, friendship, and international understanding among people interested in spending time in Iceland. WF also sends Icelanders abroad who wish to have similar experiences elsewhere in the world. The main activities offered by WF Iceland are volunteering activities, exchange programs, educational & environmental tours, and summer camps for teenagers.
Today the endeavor of attaining world peace has become a tangible possibility and the development and strengthening of bonds of cooperation and friendship through contact with people from other countries and cultures has proven to be one of the most fruitful means of achieving understanding and unity among nations. Worldwide Friends main aim is to increase intercultural understanding through offering people of all ages the opportunity to take part in nature and peace-related activities.
For participants coming to Iceland, such projects will give them a unique opportunity not only to explore and directly interact with Iceland’s unique culture and landscape but also spend some time with other international people and local residents in challenging and unfamiliar contexts. This interaction between unspoiled nature and people from different backgrounds provides the participants with invaluable opportunities to learn more about themselves as individuals, their international fellows, other cultures and the human and natural richness of Mother Earth. These are all unique opportunities for building bonds of unity and understanding between societies around the world.
“Amazing experience where you
can meet a lot of great people
from all over the world! I loved
it and hope to do it again...”
“This unique way of learning social abilities and enlarging your work experience makes you productive and most important: Happy. The positive and unstressful ambiance combined with the motivated camp leaders and stunning landscape made my experience complete.
Without a doubt, I can recommend everyone to participate in a volunteer camp!...”
“It's hard not to cry when you realize it's over... A unique experience with priceless people!...”
“I had an amazing time with people from Veraldarvinir. So many good memories!...”
“Very good people, I was going thru a tough time before I went there to volunteer but I felt love and treated like family, what a great experience. thank you for everything...”