Help guiding travelers to a preserved lava cave in Iceland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young couple that preserve the largest cave in Iceland and have a small environmentally friendly tourism project that allows us to protect the cave and fund an art residency in a farm in Iceland.

    The farm is located in the west of Iceland, close to the second largest glacier in the county, in the middle of the nature. It has many hiking paths, rivers, lakes, a waterfall, lava fields, Icelandic horses, birds and fish.

    We are looking for extroverted couples in very good physical condition to help us with guided tours to the cave for people from all around the world. Also for other tasks regarding the tourism farm such as cleaning cottages, making breakfast and maintenance of the farm.

    Work at the farm can be demanding and we are looking for couples, preferably with guiding and service experience, to participate in our exchange program from end of May until September and for a minimum stay of 10 weeks.

    This year we are also look for individuals with a minimum of 5 weeks stay.

    As an exchange worker, you are a very important member of our farm and act as a representative of our organization to the community at large.

    At the farm we believe in the the complex value of the infrastructure more than of the money that it is set to cost and this is why we believe in exchange. Furthermore we appreciate the work and achievements with a constant concern for people’s well being, needs and longings instead of a price.

    Our farm is a small company that is taking on a larger project that is only possible with the help of people that support and agree with what we propose and, most importantly, that feel that this experience can give back to them as much as to us.

    For a better understanding of what you can expect as an exchange worker and what is expected of you we ask you to contact us, and tell us about yourself, so we can send you more detailed information about the exchange program. Inquiries for the summer are welcome during the previous winter and early spring.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for:
    - 1 or 2 very responsible multi-tasked couples for the tourism farm and for the cave tours from beginning of June to end of August.
    - 3 Individuals mainly for cave tours and maintenance. For end of April to middle of June.
    - 1 Individual to mostly take care of the accommodation related services for middle of June to middle of August.

    For the cave tours we need people to be in very good physical shape and health, that speak very good English, it would be great if you speak more than 1 language, driving experience, friendly, enthusiastic, very responsible and preferably with interest or experience in guiding and talking in public. The tours explain the history and geology of the cave and can be for up to 16 people.
    The other tasks at the farm evolve around cleaning cottages, making beds, laundry room, helping with the food service and maintenance work for the farm and the land. For all this we need extremely responsible, organized, thorough and enthusiastic people, preferably with some service experience that can take be left in charge of their tasks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Icelandic, Spanish, English, Norwegian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a private bedroom with wifi. Access to kitchen, bathroom and living room and to all the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we receive many applications, we kindly ask workers to only contact us if they fit the description. We only offer the exchange program from May until end of September with a minimum of a 5 week stay for individuals and 10 weeks for couples. It can sometimes take time to answer back, we apologize in advance. Please apply with anticipation. Thank you very very much.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers


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