Inspired by Iceland
SEEDS 59. Photo Marathon & Culture Night in Reykjavík
Capital Region
SEEDS Iceland
Ask for more information
From 11.08.2011 to 22.08.2011
Type: Environmental / Arts
Number of volunteers: 16
Language: English - high proficiency is not required
Accomodation: Equipped house. Bring sleeping bag.
Participation fee: 200 EUR
Extra: Swimming pool access, tours at discount fares.

WORK & STUDY/PROJECT: This is the fourth year that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons in the Icelandic capital! Last years' were very successful and we want to continue organising this project! One of our objectives is to deliver messages and draw the attention to the local population through pictures and photos made during the camp! The main idea and task of the project is involvement and participation of the volunteers in the SEEDS Photo Marathon. SEEDS coordinators will prepare different topics on which the participants will base their entries; those topics will be mostly related to SEEDS work: Environment and intercultural understanding. Participants need to take their own digital cameras and its main work will be done walking or cycling all around the city and taking photographs on the issues given; the best pictures will be selected for a final exhibit. The last part of the project will be putting up the exhibition at one of the most visited galleries and venue for exhibits in the country! Volunteers shall be prepared for walking/cycling, flexible time schedule (early morning photo sessions, night photographing). A session in the surroundings of Reykjavik will be organised as well. Volunteers' additional work with the city of Reykjavik; will be focused on trying to keep the city and its public areas lively, attractive, interesting and charming for locals and guests. Tasks may involve painting to cover graffiti tags, tiding up public spaces and face-lifting the city. SEEDS volunteers will be able to join partly the happenings of Menningarnótt (The Culture Night) on August 20. Menningarnótt is a yearly event held and SEEDS has been engaged since 2006. It was created by the Reykjavik city council, and has now become the largest festival in Iceland, rivalling the celebration of Iceland's national day on June 17th.

ACCOMMODATION: SEEDS volunteers will stay in a fully equipped house; in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Equipped kitchen and washing machine are available. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.

LOCATION: Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, often called 'the nightlife capital of the north'. But there is more to Reykjavik than pubs and clubs. Reykjavik also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new global trends. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. The world's northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic on almost all sides. In the area closer than 100 Km from Reykjavik, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit. The population of the city is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland's inhabitants live here. Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers.

LANGUAGE: English will be the language of the camp; high proficiency is not required.

TERMINAL: International Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavik (BSI).

EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS: Participation fee EUR 200. Everyone is welcome to apply! SEEDS will provide volunteers with passes to access free of charge the city's seven geothermal swimming pools and thermal-water beach. Tours and excursions will be arranged for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares.

AGE: 16+

Find your workcamp
Icelandic Experience
SEEDS main supporters
Your Country:
*Country of residence
Phone number:
Your message: