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Our adventures on the Laugavegur Trail

Since we began our work with Trailteams in Thórsmörk ten years ago, the ‘hiking week’ has been a very important part of our 6-week placements. As well as providing a welcome break from the trail work, it allows our volunteers time to explore the area and enjoy the trails.

Last summer, good weather conditions meant that both teams were able to complete the famous 54km Laugavegur Trail. Although most hikers begin in Landmannalaugar, our teams set out from their home at the volunteer camp in Básar (close to the southern end of the trail). Hiking from the south means that they are able to enjoy Landmannalaugar’s geothermal pool at the end of their hike.

We would like to thank all the Ferðafélag Íslands Hut Wardens who we met on the trail, for their kindness and support and for helping our teams along the way.

Our volunteers shared pictures from the hike in August last year…

Applications for our 2023 summer placements will remain open until January 31st.
Full details including project outlines, dates and application forms can be found on our website.

Volunteer opportunities

Thórsmörk in 2023

After another busy week of interviews, the volunteer teams are filling up quickly, but it is not too late to join us this summer…

Details about our summer placements including project outlines, dates and application forms can be found on our website. Applications will remain open until January 31st. 

Volunteer opportunities

Trailteam volunteering in 2023

Our first days back at work this week have been busy with volunteer applications and interviews for the summer Trailteams and we are delighted to receive so much interest in our programme.

It has been very exciting to start putting together the teams and meet some of our new volunteers as well as catch up with old friends who will be joining us again in Thórsmörk this season. Interviews and placement allocations are now well underway and we are looking forward to another Trailteam summer.

The teams are already starting to fill up so if you are considering joining us, please do get in touch. Full details about our summer placements including dates and application forms can be found on our website. Applications will remain open until January 31st. 

Volunteer opportunities

Happy New Year!

We would like to thank all our volunteers and Thórsmörk friends for another great year.

A very Happy New Year to you all and best wishes for 2023.

Video from Thórsmörk

As we gather our 2023 Trailteams, we are receiving a lot of enquires about the placements, our work tasks and conditions at our volunteer camps.

This short film was made by Johnny Rolt and Ollie Campbell when they joined us a few years ago. It shows the experience of our Trailteam volunteers and captures the spirit of the programme. For anyone thinking of join us for the first time this season, the film gives a good idea of what to expect from our volunteer placements.

2023 Dates, details and application forms are available here… Volunteer opportunities.

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