Iceland Travelers Code

  • Leave camping and picnic site’s as you would wish to find them.
  • Never bury litter or leave it lying around.
  • Never light open fires on vegetated land.
  • Never dislodge stones or build Cairns
  • Keep water clean and safeguard springs and pools.
  • Keep vegetation undamaged.
  • Keep wildlife undisturbed.
  • Never damage geological formations.
  • Respect the tranquillity of the countryside.
  • Never drive off roads.
  • Keep to marked footpaths when requested.
  • Respect conservation rules and warden’s instructions.

Staff

Our staff is experienced, reliable and committed individuals. With natural leadership, organizational skills, great personalities and a thorough understanding of the needs of our groups combine to create an excellent team.

Their responsibilities are to coordinate, direct and supervise the recreational activities of the participants throughout their stay. In this sense, they watch over the welfare and safety of the participants and try to provide a safe and fun environment.

For participants and staff alike, our program provides an open and accepting environment in which everyone can comfortably be themselves and fit in. Worldwide Friends recognizes, however, that there are biological, developmental and psycho-social barriers which can make it difficult for some participants to fully participate in camp programming. This is why all of our staff members are train to adapt their leadership and programming strategies to be as inclusive as possible for a diverse body of participants.

Our staff undoubtedly represent the single most important factor in giving our participants the time of their lives!

What to bring?

  • Compact Sleeping Bag
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Windproof Gloves
  • Windproof Hat
  • Scarf
  • Wind and Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Thermal Baselayers
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sandals/ indoor shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Warm Socks
  • Toiletries
  • Medicine (if needed)
  • Pocket money (personal expenses)

What´s included?

Included in the price:
Food, Accommodation, Domestic travels in Iceland.

Not included
International travels, extra nights before or after the camp, personal insurance, personal expenses during the camp.

Arrival & Departure

We strongly recommend arriving in Iceland at least one day before the first day of your program and depart no earlier than one day after the last day of your program.

Please send an e-mail with your name, flight number, choice of hostel, as well as your arrival date and time, so we can confirm the pick-up/drop-off.

Insurance

We strongly advise buying additional insurance for the duration of your stay in Iceland. If you decide to do that, please make sure to bring along your insurance card, as well as all relevant phone numbers. It is always a good idea to leave a copy of the insurance details and phone numbers at home.

Moreover, if your country of origin is part of the European Union, please bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you, as this will entitle you to healthcare services in Iceland.

Payment

Transfers should be made at least 4 weeks before the camp starts.
Please transfer the money to the following account:

Owner of the account: Veraldarvinir - Worldwide Friends Iceland
Pingasel 7, 109 Reykjavik
101 Reykjavik Iceland
IBAN: IS67 0101 3871 0353 4806 0125 40 SWIFT: NBIIISRE

Bank details
Landsbankinn
Austurstræti 11, 101 Reykjavík Iceland


Please send a receipt of the payment to workcamps@wf.is once you have made the transfer.

Currency

The currency in Iceland is called Icelandic króna, written ISK Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards are widely used. In larger towns and airports it is easy to withdraw cash through ATMs (cash machines).
You might be best set for just exchanging your USD/EUR for ISK upon arrival

Other information

Iceland uses 240V, 50Hz AC electricity. Plugs have round pins with either two or three prongs; electrical appliances fitted with overseas plugs need an adaptor.

If you need to use your mobile phone in Iceland, please ask your service provider, if they offer phone coverage in Iceland, and request to be upgraded to international roaming, if possible. You might also consider buying an Icelandic SIM-card, if your service provider does not offer coverage in Iceland.

Contact Information and Communication

Contact information

Tóti Ivarsson
Director of WF Iceland / Veraldarvinir
+354 666 6222
toti@wf.is

Victoria Aguilar Espiritu Santo
Project manager
+354 7635388
tours@wf.is

WF Iceland / Veraldarvinir

Fjarðarbraut 54
755 Fjarðabyggð, Iceland
Website: www.wf.is

Emergency phone: +354 868 2324