Join our family, Ólafsfjörður in the North of Iceland



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a family of 2 persons (me, my husband Bjarni and I) in a big house with a huge garden, a dog and a cat.
    Our 2 daughters live in Reykjavik but our oldest son Gummi lives here in the same village.
    We are very international in our family, I have a lot of family in Denmark and Holland and I lived in Spain for many years. I am a Spanish teacher at the secondary school in the village.
    We have a coffee and guesthouse that needs all our attention specially during the summertime, but also we have a skiing season coming up at Springtime and we arrange different events.
    We run the kantine at the secondary school but we cook the food at the coffeehouse.
    The coffeehouse is situated in an old post office in our small village called Ólafsfjörður in the North of Iceland. It is located on a peninsula called Tröllaskaga which is quite known as a skiresort and a very nice place for hiking during the summer.
    In Ólafsfjörður we have a art residence that is very popular, where artists come from all around the world to stay for a longer period. There is a open door swimmingpool, a gold course and other sportfacilities .
    We are a dynamic and open family, we speak many languages and we like to cook, eat good food and create a cosy atmosphere.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We think that the travellers will have the possibility to discover the beautiful surroundings and new cultural exchanges with the Icelandic people from the village as well as foreigners. They have also the possibility to talk to people from different countries in the art residence here in the village as well as in the next village. The travellers will be avle to discover the ways of living in this part of the country as well as in Iceland in general.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Sine we all work at the coffee house we need somebody to take care of the garden( cut the grass and clean the weed) . We might need help with fixing some things to do outside on the house.
    We strongly need somebody to help us keeping the house clean, vacuum clean , walk the dog and in general take care of the house. We might also need somebody who can give us a helping hand maybe with some fixing at home.
    The one that will come to us will just become a part of our family and off course have time off.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a large room in the first floor with a big bed. Downstairs there is a toilet and there is also the televison. We have wifi. We live upstairs. We have a bicycle to lent you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the time off there is the possibility to travel around in the region, to go trekking in the mountains, do activities in the rescue team with our son. They will be able to travel to the next biggest town Akureyri, to Siglufjörður and other nearby places.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 165924172643