Mission bénévole posté(e) par CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Publié le : 31 janv. 2013
The volunteers will work in the midland, East of the beautiful Mývatn lake and North of the Vatnajökull glacier. Our project base is situated in the highlands - 469 meters above sea level. As small-scale farming has become more difficult in recent times, some of the locals have decided to combine the farm work with new tourism services and push forward alternative ways of income generation for the region. The extreme beauty of the area draws more and more visitors every year.
Hundreds of years of farming work have taken its toll on the pristine landscape. The international volunteers will support local farms in removing elements and machinery (e.g. old tires, old corrugated iron, fences, etc.) that has been left unattended and need to be removed in order to restore the natural and historical heritage of the region.
We will also work repairing an old turf building, restoring it to its previous "form", so it looks similar to the several other turf buildings in the surroundings.
Project dates: June 6 - June 20, 2013
The project is based in the North-eastern part of the country and in the vicinity of the largest national park in Europe - Vatnajökull National Park. The region of the park is unique; one can find glaciers, volcanic activity, glacier bursts, eruptions and geothermal heat plus an extremely rare landscape.
More info at: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland.htm
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