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Volunteers to Clean Up Hornstrandir

Another volunteer effort is underway to clean up debris and detritus from the shores of Hornstrandir, a virtually uninhabited peninsula in the far northwest of Iceland, Westfjords news service Bæjarins bestu reports.

An overnight stay

This marks the eleventh such effort over the years, with the last Hornstrandir clean-up taking place in 2019.

Volunteers will sail from Ísafjörður, the largest town in the Westfjords, on the morning of June 21st for Barðsvík, in Hornstrandir. Volunteers will begin picking up trash–typically fishing nets, broken buoys and related material–throughout the day and then staying overnight in tents.

Clean-up will resume the following morning before loading the garbage onto a ship. Volunteers will then sail back home, enjoy a barbecue, and arrive in Ísafjörður that evening.

A volunteer effort

This effort is conducted entirely by volunteers. At the moment, there are 25 spots available, and so those who are interested in the project have been encouraged to act fast.

Hornstrandir is a nature preserve, and the government has made repeated efforts to keep it as clean as possible. This includes some strict guidelines for those intending to visit the area, but you can see for yourself how beautiful the area is in this article about one of our visits there.

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