Beautifying the coastline and renovating volunteer houses in the Eastfjords
September 10 - September 20, 2017 September 20 - September 30, 2017
Scoured 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, picture perfect fishing villages and seemingly never ending roads provide beautiful sweeping views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. 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 breathtaking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. The volunteers will do environmental work in different areas in Fjardabyggd, for example cleaning the coastline, planting trees, taking down old fences or fixing hiking paths. They will also help locals beautify the villages after the winter time.
In addition, we will renovate, paint, clean and repair things in the volunteer houses and the surrounding area in Eskifjörður. The main house in Eskifjörður used to be the village school. It is more than 100 years old. In the last years, hundreds of international volunteers have spent time in that house. The second house in the same village is a harbor house, which used to be a workstation for fishermen in the old days. Last winter the house was damaged by strong winds and needs to be repaired. The plan is to rebuild the house and use it for volunteer activities. This project gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.
More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland