Sustainable Living and Environment

Short description:

Iceland's round trip with an environmental focus on sustainable living! You will travel along the ring road and visit many of the island's natural wonders while learning about environmental sustainability and participating in volunteering activities in the Eastern Fjords. 9 Days.

Dates:

06-06-2019 to 14-06-2019 Book

21-06-2019 to 29-06-2019 Book

06-07-2019 to 14-07-2019 Book

05-08-2019 to 13-08-2019 Book

20-08-2019 to 28-08-2019 Book

Price: $1,800.00 USD

*Ask for our special price for groups.

Full info:

Day 1 Pickup and Welcome party

The participants will be picked up at Keflavík International Airport and taken to the accommodation

At night: There will be a welcoming party where participants will be informed about the program for the next 8 days.

Accommodation: Guest House

 

Day 2 Golden Circle Tour

We see classics today. Start with a visit to ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir and following Gullfoss the beautiful double “Golden Falls” and the active geothermal area of Geysir, where we can see Strokkur “the churn” spout up to 25 meters (70 feet) every five to seven minutes.  We will also visit the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant.

Accommodation: Guest House

 

Day 3 Glacier Lagoon and South Coast

On the south coast, you can see many of the most beautiful places in Iceland. A great combination of Ice, lava fields, lagoons, huge mountains, volcanoes, and rough black coastline. There are also plenty of great waterfalls in the area, for example, Skógafoss, Irafoss, and the secret waterfall Kvernufoss, we will enjoy the pure nature and visit many places of interests. We will also visit Reynisfjara black beach which is the most amazing beach in the whole country. Afterward, the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull and Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and the Diamond beach

Accommodation: WF House in Stöðvarfjörður

 

Day 4 Volunteering in the Eastern Fjords

Cleaning up the coastline. During the cleanup activity, we will focus on plastic pollution, which is a growing environmental problem in the ocean.

Environmental investigation: sustainable living and daily local life plastic use in Iceland. Interview local people in supermarkets and investigate the use of plastic in daily life.

Accommodation: WF House in Stöðvarfjörður

 

Day 5  Volunteering in the Eastern Fjords

Environmental investigation: sustainable living and daily local life plastic use in Iceland. Open discussion in groups: Sharing examples of plastic use collected in interviews or surveys the day before, and then discuss its benefits and drawbacks.

 Accommodation: WF House in Stöðvarfjörður

 

Day 6 Eastern Fjords

We will start the day by passing the highlands in the Northeast. Our first stop will be the magnificent Dettifoss which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

On the way to our accommodation, we will go along, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors mean picture-postcard fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views with steep mountains towering just behind the houses.

Accommodation: WF House in Raufarhöfn

 

Day 7 Myvatn Area Exploring

Lake Mývatn is also one of the wonders if Iceland. It is a unique natural environment created in a lava eruption 2300 years ago. Here you can find geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming waters, blue waters, big rock formations, unique, and fauna. During the day, we go for visits in the area to the following places Hverir, Grjótagjá, Dimmuborgir, Krafla power station and at the end of the day we take you to the Green lagoon for a relaxing time in the natural baths.

Accommodation: WF House in Raufarhöfn

 

Day 8 Akureyri The capital of the North

Our first stop will be at Godafoss waterfall which means the waterfall of the Gods. We will drive along the north coastline of Iceland where the sights are amazing

The next stop will be the capital of the North Akureyri where we will have lunch. Finally, we will visit Grábrók, a crater formed by a fissure eruption approximately three thousand years ago.

We will have several stops along the way to enjoy the beautiful landscape on our back to Reykjavik.

 

Accommodation: Guest House

 

Day 9 Farewell

Drop off at Keflavik Airport

Includes:

Travel around Iceland

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)*

Accommodation Guesthouse or WF houses

Geothermal bath in Mývatn (Green lagoon)

Tour to Golden Circle

Educational sessions

Volunteering work*

*Food is included for the duration of the camp, 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 favorite recipes from home!

**Work: Volunteers will have environmental tasks in different areas in Fjardabyggd, for example cleaning the coastline, planting trees and flowers, 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 have to be flexible.

Does not include:

International Flights

Personal Insurance

Personal Expenses