ISLAND OF VIEY (2:2)

- - Islande - Chantier court terme

Environnemental

  • Chantier International
  • 28-08-2018 - 07-09-2018
  • 6 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 260 EUR de frais de participation
  • SEEDS 111.

Description

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Partenaire

SEEDS volunteers will be working on a project in the beautiful forest Hallormsstaoaskogur in the far East of Iceland

Travail

Vioey is a popular destination during the summer among Icelandic as well as foreign visitors. Volunteers will help prepare the environment for the busy season. Volunteers will beautify the surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially along the coastline. Volunteers will carry out some planting and other gardening activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths.Depending on the advance of the project, volunteers may have other possible tasks such as checking up and repairing garden furniture.The weather conditions in Iceland are unpredictable and the temperature in May can drop during the evenings. Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and be sure of bringing warm clothing since most of the work will take place outdoors. Volunteers should have motivation to work outside and work in all different kinds of weather.

Logement & Nourriture

Volunteers will be lodged in a local house on Vioey Island, in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house has a well equipped kitchen. Volunteers will receive food ingredients and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for an international evening.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Vioey or Wood Island is the largest (1,7 km) island in the Kollafjorour Bay, just outside Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The island is covered by many species of plants and at least 30 species of breeding birds have been counted here. Vioey was inhabited from soon after the settlement of Iceland already in the 10th century and at the beginning of the 20th century around 100 people lived there. Today the island is uninhabited.There is a regular boat connection between the island and the harbour of Reykjavik. The island is only a few hundred metres away from the city and the trip takes just about 10 minutes. This makes Vioey so special; it is a peaceful place, very close to the busy city life of the capital.There are hiking and cycling paths around the island and there is no motor traffic allowed. It also inhabits intriguing sculptural art work, amongst them all nine pairs of basalt pillars that comprise Richard s Serra s work fangar and Yoko Ono s Imagine peace column, a tower of light, which is supported by the widow of John Lennon. Other places of interest on Vioey are related to archaeological research, the village. At the eastern end of the island is the site of an abandoned fishing village and Vioeyjarnaust, at the southwest of the island, it is a memorial to the twenty men who lost their lives when the cutter Ingvar sank off Vioey in 1906. Dramatic formations of columnar basalt may be seen on the shore.This fee is paid to SEEDS on arrival in Euros or

Nécessaire

AGE 18Participation fee EUR 260 (Euros) English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.

Notes Supplémentaires

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