BEACH CLEANING: ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE PROTECTION IN ICELAND

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Hrafn Jökulsson on Reykjanes Beach in the middle of what it is all about: Waste.
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Driving over a mountain pass on the way to Norðurfjörður.

NORÐURFJÖRÐUR — where the road ends

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Getting the geography right: Árneshreppur is a small municipality in the north-western part of Iceland (Sources: Google and the local office of tourism)
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“The Aventure Land of my childhood has become a garbage can” says Hrafn Jökulsson. “We have to take action now”.

REYKJANES BEACH — a world of plastic and driftwood

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Hrafn on Reykjanes Beach with some of the Worldwide Friends Volunteer Team: Elena Pancu (Romania), Jannis Kloth (Germany), Konstantina Tsirampidou (Greece), Alice Peggio (Italy), Christoffer Feger (Germany) and team leader Sebastian Diaz-Duran (Guatemala).
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Hrafn on Reykjanes Beach with Alice Poggio (Italy) and Elena Pancu (Romania).
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Driftwood on Reykjanes Beach.
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Findings on Reykjanes Beach.
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Hrafn on Reykjanes Beach with Sebastian Diaz-Duran (Guatemala).
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Volunteers Jannis Kloth (Germany), Konstantina Tsirampidou (Greece), Christoffer Feger (Germany) and Alice Peggio (Italy) on the slopes of Reykjanes with team leader Sebastian Diaz-Duran (Guatemala).
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Hard labour on Reykjanes Beach — and a well deserved rest.
VIDEO: Reykjanes Beach (video: Søren K. Kløft)

KOLGRAFARVÍK BEACH — more waste and more wood

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Driftwood on Kolgrafarvík Beach.
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Hrafn Jökulsson captured in a strategic mood. His many years as a chess player and instructor might come in handy sometimes when the situation requires a bit of rational thinking — as now for example when dealing with the organizing of a beach cleaning process.
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Getting things done on Kolgrafarvík Beach.
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Kolgrafarvík Beach is the home of colourful fishing gear.
VIDEO: Kolgrafarvík Beach (video: Søren K. Kløft)

REYKJAVÍK HABOUR — the sorting central

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Reykjavík Habour — ‘the sorting room’.
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Reykjavík Habour.
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Reykjavík Habour — the bone collection.
VIDEO: Reykjavík Habour (video: Søren K. Kløft)
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Chess aficionado Hrafn Jökulsson as the the ‘King of the Chess Board’ in front of the old warehouse in Reykjavík Habour.
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Hrafn means ‘Raven’ in Icelandic and Jökulsson means ‘Son of the Glacier’ — and the labels that you can put on him are almost endless; author, writer, storyteller, journalist, chess aficionado, project leader, environmentalist, guardian of the beaches, beach cleaner, etc.

USEFUL LINKS — if you want to know more

Born 1968. Freelance photographer and writer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Has lived and worked in Iceland, Spain, Ghana, Colombia, Chile and Guatemala.

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