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SEEDS 021. Nature & Culture in the South of Iceland - Heating sandwiches in volcanic sand!
SEEDS 021. Nature & Culture in the South of Iceland - Heating sandwiches in volcanic sand!
14.06.2012
We ( I and 6 volunteers) have lived with our hosts for almost a week now and it has been a great time and mostly - very nice weather, as it usually is in southern parts of Iceland. So far we have worked on painting the houses and fixing the roof, as well as general cleaning and fixing things. Soon...
SEEDS 017. Far far away! Icelandic heritage - Newly formed friendship!
SEEDS 017. Far far away! Icelandic heritage - Newly formed friendship!
13.06.2012
At the end of a wonderful two weeks in the East, we have left our volunteers and the host with a heavy heart but full of great memories.  After cleaning and preparing the museum for the opening day ahead of schedule we spent a slightly more relaxed week making chicken wire manikins, marking...
SEEDS 007. Nature and Fun in the Westfjords - Fun indeed it was!
SEEDS 007. Nature and Fun in the Westfjords - Fun indeed it was!
12.06.2012
I spent the last fortnight working with 9 international volunteers in a remote part of North-Western Iceland. The project was based in a socially responsible hotel / farm / activity centre. Our main task was working on the construction of a large extension to the hotel building. But we also helped...
SEEDS 012. Nature & Fun at the feet of Vatnajökull
SEEDS 012. Nature & Fun at the feet of Vatnajökull
02.06.2012
"After 10 days working we discovered muscles that we didn´t know existed. The work was hard but the team spirit was stronger. Thanks to an amazing team of volunteers, we managed to create a 2.5 km hiking path leading to the glacier and prepared the farm for the summer. A farmer´s...
SEEDS 017. Far far away! Icelandic heritage
SEEDS 017. Far far away! Icelandic heritage
29.05.2012
Góðan daginn from the North east of Iceland! What a stunning place. The rocky fjords protrude into the deep blue ocean, while the snow-capped peaks tower all around us. The views are numerous, breathless and endless. Our host welcomed us into her home with open...
SEEDS 013. Natural heritage in the far East - Halfway there!
SEEDS 013. Natural heritage in the far East - Halfway there!
27.05.2012
After a very long drive we arrived here at the very eastern end of Iceland on the night from Monday to Tuesday. On the way we learned how different the weather can be here in Iceland. We left the sunny Reykjavík and entered a sandstorm followed by rain and strong wind and later even snow! Our...
SEEDS 012. Nature & Fun at the feet of Vatnajökull - Work, Glacier & Hot Pots!
SEEDS 012. Nature & Fun at the feet of Vatnajökull - Work, Glacier & Hot Pots!
26.05.2012
For a few days we have worked in the farm and in the guest house gardening, cleaning the junkyard and milking cows or atleast trying to milk them. The work is physical and SEEDS volunteers are doing an amazing job. We are rewarded with outdoor hot pots with a view on the glacier and we can...
SEEDS 014. Djúpavík - Where the northern road ends!
SEEDS 014. Djúpavík - Where the northern road ends!
24.05.2012
Right now (midnight) we are enjoying one of the most amazing sunsets we´ve ever seen and along the two days we´ve been at the Djúpavík workcamp we have already had tons of picture opportunities! Westfjords are simply astonishing ;) Today, our first working day,...
SEEDS in France! Sustainable Development Training
SEEDS in France! Sustainable Development Training
15.05.2012
4 days, 16 participants, 9 different countries, and one focus, sustainable development. This describes the week that two of SEEDS members spent in France with our colleague organization Solidarités Jeunesses. With the objective of tackling the important issue of sustainable development...
SEEDS Leaders & Messengers - Fresh and well trained!
SEEDS Leaders & Messengers - Fresh and well trained!
14.05.2012
Last week the new SEEDS long-term volunteers, soon-to-be camp leaders, returned from Northern Iceland where they took part in a training camp. Joined by SEEDS office staff, the volunteers built a barefoot path and helped with renovating the facilities of an old boarding school that is now part of...
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