About the local hosting organizationScoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbours mean picture-postcard fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views. Fjaroabyggo is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjorour, Faskruosfjorour, Mjoifjorour, Neskaupstaour, Reyoarfjorour and Stoovarfjorour, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area, you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east.
About the volunteer workEvery year WF Iceland is hosting hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA where people can read about the life of the organization.In the beginning of the project volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose topics for the newsletter. The group will take photos and make videos and interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine.At the end of the project we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. During this time of the year the weather in East Iceland can be unpredictable. We strongly recommend you to bring really warm and waterproof clothes. Don t forget to bring your cameras and tripods because we will also go for some Auroras hunting. A part of this workcamp will concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. The participants will present their origin country and culture in a non-formal way. It could be a presentation, games or however you would like to show it. Therefore, we recommend you to bring food, photos or whatever you think is important and nice for the worldwide evenings. This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.
Local accommodationWorldwide Friends volunteers stay in the WF house in Stodvarfjordur. WE offer basic facilities. Beds are provided and volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, 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 favourite recipes from home There will be WI-FI internet connection available. To keep in mind, don t forget your cameras and tripods if you have one. A Laptop could be very useful as well. Really warm clothes since we are going to be in a very isolated place which is rather cold in winter. Please bring also traditional food from your country, photos and other things for the intercultural evenings.
About the project locationWF Iceland will organise reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents, or even icebergs.The area in the East is also good for hiking so please bring your hiking shoes.