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Iceland Volunteer in Iceland

"Even though the 2 weeks were physically demanding I came home completely relaxed and inspired. I would definitely go back to Iceland and see more - volunteering was an excellent way of seeing a number of places and meet some super people."

Alisa Macleod

Volunteer in Iceland – Support Environmental Conservation in a Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland stands as a testament to the raw, unbridled beauty of nature, with its awe-inspiring landscapes ranging from arctic deserts to volcanic mountains, and from steaming geysers to tranquil hot springs. This island nation, characterised by its rich blend of ancient tradition and modernity, offers an unparalleled opportunity for volunteers to engage in environmental conservation efforts, including reforestation and restoration.

Why Get Involved in Environmental Conservation in Iceland?

Participating in environmental conservation and restoration in Iceland allows you to contribute to the protection and rewilding of one of the world’s most extraordinary natural environments. Here’s how you can make a difference:

  1. Enhance Biodiversity and Combat Soil Erosion: Engage in efforts that directly contribute to the health of Iceland’s ecosystems. Projects focused on planting native species help restore the island’s original forests, increasing biodiversity, stabilising soil to prevent erosion, and creating habitats for local wildlife.
  2. Carbon Sequestration: By supporting reforestation, volunteers play a crucial role in carbon sequestration, a natural process critical for offsetting carbon emissions. This not only combats global warming but also contributes to the global effort against climate change.
  3. Support Sustainable Practices: Participate in initiatives that promote sustainability within local communities. Whether it’s through environmental education or participating in tourism practices, your work ensures that conservation is woven into the fabric of everyday life in Iceland.
  4. Cultural and Educational Growth: Engage with Iceland’s rich culture that deeply values its connection to the natural world. Volunteers gain educational insights into sustainable living practices and the importance of environmental stewardship in a global context.
  5. Collaborative Impact: Join a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to environmental conservation. Working together on projects in Iceland allows for the exchange of ideas and fosters a collaborative spirit towards global environmental challenges.

Join Our Environmental Conservation Efforts in Iceland

Volunteering in Iceland offers more than just an opportunity to contribute to environmental conservation; it’s an invitation to experience the majesty of a country where the forces of nature are palpable.

Are you ready to play a part in safeguarding the beauty and ecological diversity of Iceland? View our project below to learn more about how you can join our environmental restoration project and help make a difference in this spectacular land of fire and ice.

Our Projects in Iceland

  • Reforestation Volunteer Project, Iceland

    • Duration 2 weeks
    • Prices from £345

    Volunteers are needed to help with ecological restoration and reforestation in the region of Heidmork, Esja,and Ulfarsfell in the southwest of Iceland near Reykjavík.

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Geography and Climate

An island in the far north of the globe, just below the Arctic circle, Iceland still manages to have a range of geographical conditions and a relatively mild climate.

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History and Culture

Being one of the youngest independent countries in the world and the last settled in Europe, Iceland has a relatively short history.  Its culture is also shaped by isolation, although this doesn’t mean it is any less rich than some of its other European counterparts.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Iceland plays hosts to a series of incredible wildlife from marine mammals, like whales and seals, to land mammals, like arctic foxes and reindeer.  It also boasts some amazing glaciers and national parks that volunteers in Iceland can enjoy working near.

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