Tree planting and coastal cleanup at the edge of the Arctic Circle

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


North-Eastern Coast


To truly sense the remote beauty of the north-east, the charming little fishing village of Þórshöfn on the north-eastern coast is the right place to go. Þórshöfn with its 400 inhabitants lies at the very tip of the Langanes peninsula, close to the Arctic Circle. There are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from: hiking, salmon and trout fishing, as well as horse trekking in Iceland‘s most astonishing landscape. The Langanes Peninsula is also one of the best areas to spot Iceland‘s rich and varied birdlife. Þórshöfn is within driving distance of some of Iceland‘s most prized natural pearls, such as Myvatn, renowned for its geothermal activity, and Dettifoss, one of Europe‘s highest and most spectacular waterfalls. This village has a beautiful natural harbour and the inhabitants’ livelihood depends mostly on fishing, fish processing and commerce.During the project we will have different environmental tasks such as cleaning up the coastline, planting trees and maintaining hiking trails. The work will depend on the weather conditions and that’s why we have to be flexible.

This is a perfect project for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges.

Project dates:

  • July 30 - August 9, 2018
  • August 8 - August 18, 2018

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How To Apply

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USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400

Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400; 780-638-2500