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  • Day9

    1st day of service at the Blue Church!

    May 21, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌫 7 °C

    #9 Kouzes & Posner suggest "exemplary leaders should treat every job as an adventure." What have you learned about how to do this on this trip?

    At the Blue Church, I really had to take this suggestion to heart to feel like my work had any real meaning at all. The church, while small, is beautiful, and when looking at it, there seems to be very little work that needs to be done, if any at all. The only thing that I could see was maybe some gardening that could be done and the rainbow road that could be repainted. I couldn’t imagine needing to stay there for the full two days as the itinerary had scheduled. I was with the group that was in charge of cleaning the inside of the church. At first, I felt very productive and knew that I was helping, even if it was just vacuuming the pews or washing the windows. Unfortunately, the team met our first real language barrier on the trip. We would sometimes be asked to do jobs that had already been done several times before. This brought the entire group down a little as much of it seemed like it was busy work and the church officials weren’t really sure what to do with us. Additionally, there seemed to be some communication issues in the church itself that contributed to the lack of work we had and what jobs we were allowed to do. Because of these issues, I really had to take Kouzes and Pousner’s idea about exemplary leaders seriously or I would get frustrated. Even though I couldn’t compare the adventure of our church service to that of the petting zoo, I knew that both were greatly needed and that the people we worked for really appreciated our efforts.Read more

  • Day10

    Iceland's Natural Beauty

    May 22, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    When studying blogs about Iceland prior to our trip, the landscape and the beauty it possesses were always mentioned as the bloggers' top favorite aspects of Iceland, and I was not disappointed. We saw waterfalls, lakes, extremely tall mountains, and then we finished the day off at the Diamond Beach where pieces of glaciers break off and look like diamonds. Several seals were also spotted!Read more

  • Day11


    April 4, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Für zwei Nächte haben wir einen Zwischenstop im Osten Islands eingelegt. Genauer gesagt im winzigen Hafenstädtchen Seydisfjördur. Hier kommen auch die Fähren aus Dänemark an. Sonst ist hier aber nicht viel 🙈

    Aber die kleinen bunten Häuschen und der Blick auf das Fjord und die umliegenden Berge... allein dafür lohnt es sich hier zu sein 😍

    Und die Aussicht aus der Hostel-Küche bzw. dem Aufenthaltsbereich ist zu schön!
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  • Day32


    June 28, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Total interessant, auch wenn das Gebäude nicht wirklich einladend aussieht. Aber das Eintrittsgeld von 1000 ISK/Person haben sich gelohnt.
    Der erste Trecker, ein International Harvester 10/20 , alte Druckmaschinen.
    Gerätschaften und eine alte Schmiede des ersten Schiffbaubetriebes inkl. eigenen Hochofen für die Gießerei.Read more

  • Day6

    Lodny dennik bradateho horala 20

    April 11, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 1 °C

    Noc v Seydisfjordur-e bola zatial najtazsia, bolo celkom chladno, ale hlavne celu noc velmi silno fukalo a prsalo-snezilo, takze sme mali dost obavu, ci to stan vydrzi. Nastastie naporu pocasia odolal a tak sme mohli rano zase vyrazit dalej.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Fjarðará, Fjardara

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