Join our easygoing family and enjoy the beautiful coastline of Vopnafjörður, Iceland

  • Iceland
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  • Last activity: 24 Aug 2022



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi everyone!
    We are a family of 7, located in a small village in east of Iceland, called Vopnafjörður.
    Family members are Unnur (39) and Donni (35) and our amazing kids Hera (18), Helena (15), Rakel (15), Hrafney (10) and Jóhann (3).
    We are an easy going family, a teacher and a soccer coach, and we enjoy spending our time with our family, enjoying nice food, spending time in our garden, taking walks or going for a swim.
    In the summertime we love traveling in our small country, seeing and trying new things.

    We are looking for someone who wants to spend time in Iceland and can be an extra set of hands for us with the housechores, cleaning and the kids :)

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our small village of 650 people is perfect for those who wish to experience the easy going, stress free living and the nature, the ocean and the mountains which surround us add to the experience.
    You can get to know new people here, try the icelandic food and learn a little bit of the icelandic language.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    *Easy garden help (only during summer)
    *Housework (laundry, dishes, cleaning as needed)
    *Assisting, playing with and/or babysitting the youngest kids (only short time)
    *Cooking is a plus, but not essential :)

    It is very important to us that you really like kids :) We can also welcome a parent with a kid for a workaway :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Icelandic: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Really interested in learning spanish, would love to practise our english and also willing to teach icelandic :)

  • Accommodation


    We have a big house with an extra bedroom, a nice size. The workaway can be a part of our family as much as wished, which means he is welcome to family meals, traveling and other things we do.
    Food is included and it is also possible to have a small fridge in the bedroom for own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The life in this small village is simple and so perfect for slow living. The nature is amazing and there are endless possibilities for those who love long walks, hiking, biking or enjoying time by the ocean in our beautiful coastline. We have a gym and an warm outdoor swimming pool located at a river bank. For those who like a little more action, there is only a 2,5 hours drive to Akureyri, the largest town in North-Iceland.
    There is also only a 1,5 hour drive to other popular destinations, Egilsstaðir and the rest of east Iceland, also Mývatn which is one of the most popular areas in Iceland.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a decent wi-fi :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    2-4 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 284182722377

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