Volunteer in Iceland
How to get to our place in Iceland
Unless you make some special arrangements to go with some other ship. Your choice is restricted to Smyril-Line that leaves from Hirtshals Denmark from middle of March through November (There may be some other ferries you can use to get there first e.g. from the UK). This choice is not particularly cheap. The Iceland destination is Seydisfjordur that is as far away from our place as possible. Coming by car or camper van can only be recommended if you are staying long and want mobility. We would give you a special deal if you would sleep in your camper van on nights when we could otherwise be fully booked.
The only International airport that has flights scheduled is Keflavik (sometimes refferred to as Reykjavik). Many airlines fly there Icelandair and Play offer the most seats. To complete your journey see the sections below.
From the airport to Reykjavik you have the choice of the Airport shuttle or the local bus. The latter is considerably cheaper but you probably need to stay for one night in the Reykjavik area on your way to or from our place as it is generally not possible to complete the journey all the way from the airport in one day, due to unmatched schedules. The trip from Reykjavik is very convenient as the bus stops in our street, Haarif, Rif, Iceland. You will need to change buses 2 times on the way but these bus changes are easy. Please note that the bus only stops at our place 4 times a week.
Some people do. Quite easy in Iceland.
By car, motorbike, bicycle or skateboard:
Is very easy. You can avoid any mountain passes if you like. Rental cars are very expensive in July and August. If there is snow it tends to be cleared at least once a day. Check the forcast and road conditions before you travel. We are located in Haarif, Rif, Iceland. You will get the exact address once you book. For a normal car you can choose between 2 mountain passes or coming around the penninsula. All similar driving distances. You are not allowed to bicycle, walk or skateboard through the Hvalfjardar tunnel in which case you would need to go that strech by car or take a long detour.
Maybe you can share a car all the way or maybe you will have to use other methods of transport for the last legs, e.g. from Stykkisholmur. Maybe you can share a car with someone that would love to experience the possibilities of seeing the Northern-Lights or the midnight sun and stay a night or longer.
By Taxi, Uber or similar
Way too expensive.
Information about the Freebus:
There is a free school bus that runs between the next town and the next village during the day on weekdays.
Our aim is to better the world. It is therefore important to us that our volunteers provide a good example for each other. Therefore
A leaning towards a normal healthy diet
Absolutely no drugs
And no alcohol
Pros and Cons for this location
This place has a stunning view
You may be alone or joined by us, guests or other volunteers
Without a car there is not much there except the place it self and the magnificent nature
About 3 hours drive from Reykjavik
Left carousel : photos from Iceland
Our Iceland location is not for you if you are
a city person
a party person (although we do sometimes listen to loud music and dance)
you do not tolerate alternative lifestyles
you do not believe in gender equality
you can not be alone - you are not very independent
you have difficulties living with others (because you might be alone or there might be others)
you are dishonest
During the school year there are free busses to the nearest towns of Hellisandur and Olafsvik
There are long distance buses to Reykjavik 4 days a week which you can also use to go to the towns in-between and to and from the airport (It is not possible to take the bus all the way to or from the airport in one day. You will have to stay at least one night in the greater Reykjavik area on your way to or from the airport.
You can also hitchhike
If you are staying long term it might be worth buying yourself a car and resell it after. See www.bilasolur.is
We are looking for donations so we can buy a car for our Iceland location