Volunteering on the move – open for 18 to 25 years old

Short description:

Are you 18 to 25 years old? Do you wanne explorer Iceland? Interested in the environment and global warming? Do you want to participate in a workcamp for 14 days? Building friendships all over the world? 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 all around Iceland

Dates:

11-07-2021 - 24-07-2021 Book this program

01-08-2021 - 14-08-2021 Book this program

Price: $1,050.00 USD

*Ask for our special price for groups.

Full info:

Lets fight the global warming - on the move volunteering program

Day 1 Pickup and Welcoming

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 two weeks

Accommodation: Hostel in Reykjavik

 Day 2 South coast and Glacier Lagoon

We will start the day by visiting the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant.

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 Hostel in Stöðvarfjörður

Day 3 Workshop and hike

In the morning: workshop and introduction about the 17 sustainable goals of the United Nations

In the afternoon: Hike to the Sea Geysir Saxi and taking a swim in the local geothermal pool in Stödvarfjörður

Accommodation: WF house in Stöðvarfjörður

 

Day 4 Volunteering and workshop in the Eastern Fjords

In the morning: Workshop Goal 13 - Climate action Goal 11 Sustainable cities

In the afternoon: Clean up the coastline

Accommodation: WF house in Stöðvarfjörður

 

Day 5 Volunteering and workshop in the Eastern Fjords

In the morning: Workshop Goal 1 No poverty, Goal 2 Zero hunger

Goal 3 Good health

In the afternoon: Planting trees in the fjords to reduce the impacts of our carbon footprints

 Accommodation: WF house in Stöðvarfjörður

 

Day 6 Volunteering and workshop in the Eastern Fjords

In the morning: Workshop Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production

Goal 7 Clean energy

In the afternoon: Cleaning up the coastline. During the clean-up activity, we will focus on plastic pollution, which is a growing environmental problem in the ocean.

Accommodation: WF house in Stöðvarfjörður

 

Day 7 Let’s go through the highlands   

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 harbour’s 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: Hostel or camping near to Húsavík

 

Day 8 Mývatn Area and the Green lagoon

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: Hostel or camping near to Húsavík

 

Day 9 Whale watching in Húsavík and heading to the West

Morning: Three hours whale watching in Husavik.

Afternoon: 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. In the late afternoon we will arrive to the sustainable centre Brú in the Northwest of Iceland. Finally,

Accommodation: Sustainable centre in Brú

 

Day 10 Workshop and volunteering in Bitrufjörður

In the morning: Workshop Goal 6 Glean water and sanitation

Goal 14 Life below water, Goal 15 Life on land

In the afternoon: Cleaning up the coastline in Strandir. During the clean-up activity, we will focus on plastic pollution, which is a growing environmental problem in the ocean.

 

Day 11 Workshop and volunteering in Hrútafjörður

In the morning: Workshop Goal 5 Gender equality

Goal 17 Partnerships

In the afternoon: Cleaning up the coastline in Hrútafjörður. During the clean-up activity, we will focus on plastic pollution, which is a growing environmental problem in the ocean.

Day 12 Workshop and visit to the seal museum in Hvammstangi

In the morning: Goal 5 Gender equality, Goal 17 Partnerships

In the afternoon: Evaluation and a visit to the seal museum in Hvammstangi

 

Day 13 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. 

Accommodation: Hostel in Reykjavik

Day 14 Farewell

Time to say goodbye

Drop off at Keflavik Airport