Outdoor Work Beneath the Glacier

Základné
Kód:
SEEDS 113
Krajina:
Iceland
Dátum:
26.09. - 10.10.2018
Typ:
ENVI RENO
Vek:
18 - 100
Voľné miesta:
: 2 , : 3
Všeobecný popis Our host for this project is a farmer’s family on the south shore of Iceland close to the town of
Vík, the farmers cultivate carrots and keep cows. This is the seventh year that SEEDS volunteers will have the
unique opportunity to get to know and explore this traditional Icelandic farm.
There will be various environmental tasks, such as tree-planting and tree-cutting helping with the upkeep and
the restoration of some farm buildings, helping cutting the grass used to feed the animals during the long winter
months. We may also help repair environmental damages after animals. Other possible tasks include turfing
grass; cleaning tasks, such as clearing fields of rocks, fences and beautifying the area, like hand-picking
garbage or collecting trash that has been blown by the wind.
Those interested in farm activities, can help out taking care of the animals or carrots cultivation. Participants
are invited to the stalls, and can assist in milking the cows if interested or just tending to them in general.
The work can be demanding and requires a good physical condition but no previous experience is necessary.
The working day normally runs from 09:00 - 17:00 with breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be
prepared for some flexibility due to the unforeseeable weather in Iceland. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall
be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we
may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.
Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and be sure to bring warm and waterproof clothes as the tasks
take place outside and it can be cold or rainy. Bring warm under-layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a
good sleeping bag and gloves. Volunteers might be asked to do other related tasks and some flexibility is
required depending on the advance of the different tasks, weather conditions and current needs. Ubytovanie SEEDS volunteers will stay in an equipped flat, in a sleeping bag accommodation, sharing
rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.
Language Description English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Miesto

Adresa: , Vík, Iceland


Letisko: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF), Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: Reykjavík (BSÍ)


GPS: 63.4186315, -19.0060479


The farm is located in the South of Iceland, in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and
glaciers to the north and near the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The closest town is Vík. The inhabitants here live
in constant threat of volcanic eruptions and the area was covered by ashes during the recent eruptions in
Eyjafjallajökull 2010 and Vatnajökull (Grimsvötn) in 2011.
Vík is Iceland's southernmost village. Mýrdalur is bordered by the glacial river Jökulsá to the west and the river
Blautakvísl to the east. Its northern border is the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which caps the volcanic Mt. Katla, while its
southern limits are the black sand beach and the rolling Atlantic waves.
The district lives mainly by agriculture. Although this community of 600 inhabitants faces the open Atlantic, Vík is
the only seaside settlement in Iceland left without a harbour due to natural circumstances. Among the many
attractive aspects of Vík, are the trips to the South shore and to Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

SEEDS organises a “minibus option”, a shared transport from Reykjavík to the camps & back. Apart from being
cheaper and more convenient, it allows participants to meet & have a relaxed trip, while stopping on the way for
interesting sites. Meeting point will be at 10:00 am on September 26th, at SEEDS office in Reykjavík.
We return to Reykjavík in the afternoon of October 10th.
The participation fee does not include the transportation from Reykjavík to the camp and back but we estimate
the costs about EUR 45 each way, stopping at stunning waterfalls and the black sand beach on the way.

Príspevky Participation fee EUR 200 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas.
Our host will organise free time activities, depending on the weather. Volunteers have to bring good working
shoes & clothes. It can be very cold and rainy, so please bring rainproof clothes, warm clothes, hats and gloves.
Extra participation fee 200.0 EUR
Čo ďalej?

Táto aktivita nemôže byť pridaná do tvojej tašky. Môže byť plná, uzavretá, alebo nie je určená pre teba. Tiež sa musíš prihlásiť.
  • Nie si prihlásený.

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Základné
Kód:
SEEDS 113
Krajina:
Iceland
Dátum:
26.09. - 10.10.2018
Typ:
ENVI RENO
Vek:
18 - 100
Voľné miesta:
: 2 , : 3
Všeobecný popis Our host for this project is a farmer’s family on the south shore of Iceland close to the town of
Vík, the farmers cultivate carrots and keep cows. This is the seventh year that SEEDS volunteers will have the
unique opportunity to get to know and explore this traditional Icelandic farm.
There will be various environmental tasks, such as tree-planting and tree-cutting helping with the upkeep and
the restoration of some farm buildings, helping cutting the grass used to feed the animals during the long winter
months. We may also help repair environmental damages after animals. Other possible tasks include turfing
grass; cleaning tasks, such as clearing fields of rocks, fences and beautifying the area, like hand-picking
garbage or collecting trash that has been blown by the wind.
Those interested in farm activities, can help out taking care of the animals or carrots cultivation. Participants
are invited to the stalls, and can assist in milking the cows if interested or just tending to them in general.
The work can be demanding and requires a good physical condition but no previous experience is necessary.
The working day normally runs from 09:00 - 17:00 with breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be
prepared for some flexibility due to the unforeseeable weather in Iceland. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall
be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we
may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.
Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and be sure to bring warm and waterproof clothes as the tasks
take place outside and it can be cold or rainy. Bring warm under-layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a
good sleeping bag and gloves. Volunteers might be asked to do other related tasks and some flexibility is
required depending on the advance of the different tasks, weather conditions and current needs. Ubytovanie SEEDS volunteers will stay in an equipped flat, in a sleeping bag accommodation, sharing
rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.
Language Description English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Miesto

Adresa: , Vík, Iceland


Letisko: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF), Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: Reykjavík (BSÍ)


GPS: 63.4186315, -19.0060479


The farm is located in the South of Iceland, in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and
glaciers to the north and near the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The closest town is Vík. The inhabitants here live
in constant threat of volcanic eruptions and the area was covered by ashes during the recent eruptions in
Eyjafjallajökull 2010 and Vatnajökull (Grimsvötn) in 2011.
Vík is Iceland's southernmost village. Mýrdalur is bordered by the glacial river Jökulsá to the west and the river
Blautakvísl to the east. Its northern border is the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which caps the volcanic Mt. Katla, while its
southern limits are the black sand beach and the rolling Atlantic waves.
The district lives mainly by agriculture. Although this community of 600 inhabitants faces the open Atlantic, Vík is
the only seaside settlement in Iceland left without a harbour due to natural circumstances. Among the many
attractive aspects of Vík, are the trips to the South shore and to Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

SEEDS organises a “minibus option”, a shared transport from Reykjavík to the camps & back. Apart from being
cheaper and more convenient, it allows participants to meet & have a relaxed trip, while stopping on the way for
interesting sites. Meeting point will be at 10:00 am on September 26th, at SEEDS office in Reykjavík.
We return to Reykjavík in the afternoon of October 10th.
The participation fee does not include the transportation from Reykjavík to the camp and back but we estimate
the costs about EUR 45 each way, stopping at stunning waterfalls and the black sand beach on the way.

Príspevky Participation fee EUR 200 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas.
Our host will organise free time activities, depending on the weather. Volunteers have to bring good working
shoes & clothes. It can be very cold and rainy, so please bring rainproof clothes, warm clothes, hats and gloves.
Extra participation fee 200.0 EUR
Čo ďalej?

Táto aktivita nemôže byť pridaná do tvojej tašky. Môže byť plná, uzavretá, alebo nie je určená pre teba. Tiež sa musíš prihlásiť.
  • Nie si prihlásený.

Prečítaj si FAQ
Kontaktuj nás