The Coast Cleaning in Reykjavík project is a new series of camps organised by SEEDS. Our goal is to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. We are starting with the coastline of Reykjavík and immediate surroundings. SEEDS will be working closely with the municipalities in the capital area and with other organisations and individuals concerned with the issue of waste in the sea and shores. The camp will allow you to learn about global and local environmental issues, especially regarding ocean plastic pollution, as well as to contribute directly to environmental protection by cleaning the coastline around the Reykjavik area.
Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form as plastic takes about 500 to 1,000 years to degrade in nature. Plastic is approximately 90% of all the trash in the ocean, with an estimate of about five trillion individual pieces of plastic floating in the sea. About 80% of that ocean plastic pollution comes from coastal dispersal by people. The best way to help fight this is to clean the coastlines, to avoid trash coming from the land entering the sea and to pick up trash from the sea that has washed up on shore.
This project is based on similar projects around the world, where outstanding results have been made with volunteers and beach cleaning. We aim to also host public beach cleaning events in the project to get the local Icelandic people to join us in the coast cleaning efforts. We hope participants of the project will also learn how to plan their own coast cleaning projects and that they will create such event once they are back home.
The camp combines learning, sharing, cleaning the Reykjavík shores, and having fun. Participants should also use this opportunity to share something about environmental issues in their country with the group of international participants. Included is a trip to the Hot River Hike, which is a hike up Reykjadalur valley in the vicinity of Hveragerði. The valley is filled with hot springs and there is a hot river in which one can bathe.
Participants should be ready for spending time outside, walking along the coast for the cleanup, as well as for other activities and sightseeing. Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and bring warm clothes as the tasks take place outside and it can get cold, even in summer.
Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal- and hydropower. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.
Reykjavik is often called “the nightlife capital of the north”, but there is more than pubs and clubs. It also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas & styles which often indicates new global trends. It is an International city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature. In the area closer than 100 Km from Reykjavík, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline, geothermal park, lakes, mountains and many more.
TERMINAL: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
Meeting time will be 17:00 (5:00 pm) on June 6 at the SEEDS Office.
SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
We will receive food supplies and you will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities.
* 현장납부비용 : 250 EUR
본 워크캠프는 영어 기본회화 가능자에 한하여 신청이 가능합니다.
English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
본 워크캠프 참가를 위해서는 참가비 외 현장납부비를 현장에서 외화로 직접 납부하셔야 합니다. 자세한 사항은 [국가별 참가비]를 참고해주세요.
Participation fee EUR 250 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas.
The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp and back into SEEDS office (on the first and last day), as well as the Hot River Hike trip.
[아이슬란드 워크캠프 특징]
1)아이슬란드 항공권 & 미니버스
아이슬란드 수도(Reykjavik) 이외의 지역에서 개최되는 워크캠프의 경우 캠프 기간 전후로 최소 하루의 여유를 두고 항공권을 준비하시기 바랍니다.
아울러 아이슬란드는 대중교통이 발달되어 있지 않아 아이슬란드 기관에서는 수도 이외의 지역에서 개최되는 워크캠프의 참가자에게는 저렴한 가격의 교통수단(미니버스)를 제공하고 있습니다. 참가자들과 미팅포인트에서 만나 함께 캠프 개최지까지 미니버스로 이동하며, 미니버스 관련 내용은 합격 후 인포싯(infosheet)을 통해 안내드립니다.
아이슬란드 워크캠프는 다른 국가의 워크캠프에 비해 참가자들의 자유시간이 많은 편입니다. 자유시간은 캠프 리더와 참가자 간의 상의 하에 결정(문화 교류, 근교 여행, 휴식 등)될 수 있습니다.
아이슬란드는 비바람이 잦고 한 여름을 제외하고는 날씨가 매우 춥습니다. 따라서 방한복 및 방수복을 준비해 가시고, 여름에도 긴 소매의 옷을 가져가시는 것이 좋습니다.
[침낭 구비 안내]
개인 위생을 위해 침낭을 반드시 준비하시기 바랍니다.
Weather in Iceland is unpredictable, it can be cold or rainy. Please bring warm waterproof clothes, waterproof boots, overcoats, scarves, gloves & hats as the project takes mostly place outside.
Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international dinner.
Some excursions (eg. Snæfellsnes, South Shore, Golden Circle or Reykjanes) can be arranged at discount fares for SEEDS participants in case there is additional free time after the workshops or sessions of the camp.