Experience family life with Icelandic family in west Iceland.



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    We are family of three and we live in Hvanneyri, Borgarfjörður. It is on the west side of Iceland, about an hour away from Reykjavík, the capital. There is about 15 minuets drive to Borgarnes. There is supermarket, swimming pool, gym, shops, bakery and many other nice places.

    Kids are 9 and 8 years old and me, Kristin is 30 years old.
    The kids do not speak much English, but the are easy to communicate with. They really love playing outside, ride a bike, play chess, piano and some other indoor activities.
    I am active person, I normally have like 5 things to do at the same time. I make unexpected decisions with no notice.

    I need someone who can take care of my kids when I need to take extra shifts at short notice, when I go to practise in the evening and I would like our workawayer to take at least hour a day to clean and keep the house clean.
    If you like to cook or bake we are always happy to eat.

    I can make lists of things I would like you to do or you can just find out what needs to be done or what you would like to help me with.

    Over the summer time I need help with gardening and mostly cutting the grass. Over winter time I might need help with shovel snow and some other things.
    I use the car a lot so you might not get much change to drive, but Im willing to drive you around or make some arrangements so you can get ride or get the bus to travel around.
    You will have a lot of free time.

    I would really like you to feel at home and you can always ask me anything you want.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could learn icelandic from the kids and a change to travel around west Iceland.

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    Im working from 9-13 4 days a week and some extra shifts, some are 3 days and some are 4 hours and often with short notice.
    So I need someone who can look after the kids while Im working but you will also have a lot of freetime.
    The person must be willing to help around the house while we are working.

  • Languages spoken

    Icelandic: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room.
    We do cook just normal, Icelandic family food and some days Im just lazy and we eat just what we want.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At your time off you can take walks around Hvanneyri or hike the mountains around.
    I have a bike that you might get a change to use.
    I can drive you to Borgarnes or you could take the bus to Reykjavík.
    I can help you to plan some day trips or weekend trips.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space in our garden

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Somedays just 1-2 hours at the home but somedays maybe 1-5 hours.

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