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Summer 2020 in Thórsmörk… Volunteer places available

We are now back to work after our winter break and busy with preparations for next season. We have been reading applications, completing interviews and starting to gather the team.

Once again, we are delighted with the response to our call for volunteers and it has been very nice to hear from so many people who would like to join us in Thórsmörk next summer. It is especially nice to have contact so many of our old volunteers and also applicants who have heard about the programme from friends who have volunteered with us before.

We have now started to allocate places and the groups are taking shape. We have a lot planned for the summer and the 2020 programme will be our most ambitious to date. In addition to the trail maintenance work, we have a series of new mapping tasks and an increased emphasis on tree planting this season. No previous experience of trail construction work is necessary as practical training will be provided. We are looking for participants who have some experience of camping and hill walking, enjoy wilderness landscapes and are ready for a challenge.

Full details including project outlines, placement dates and application forms can be found on our website. The groups are now starting to fill up, so if you would like to apply for a place this season, don’t delay.

https://trailteam.is/opportunities/
Applications close on January 31st.

Our 10,000 trees in 2020

As we begin to gather our international volunteers for the summer, we have set ourselves a new ambitious target for the season.

As well as the ongoing trail maintenance tasks in Thórsmörk and Goðaland, we aim to plant 10,000 trees at sites close to the Tumastaðir and Þjórsárdalur Forestry Stations. Planting days are planned throughout the season and will start as soon as weather and conditions are suitable. A variety of tree species will be used including native birch and the projects will be organised with our Forest Service collegues who will oversee the work.

Tree planting in Iceland is now gathering pace inline with the country’s climate strategy which includes carbon sequestration through afforestation and revegetation. We are very exitied to be involved in this important new challenge.

Full details about our volunteer projects including placement dates and application forms are now available.
https://trailteam.is/opportunities/
Applications close on January 31st.

Gleðilegt nýtt àr!

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

A Happy New Year to you all and very best wishes for 2020.

Gleðileg jól – Happy Christmas!

Volunteers wanted! Applications for 2020 are now open

Today we launch our 2020 programme and begin the search for volunteers who will join is in Thórsmörk next summer.

No previous experience of trail construction work is necessary as practical training will be provided. We are looking for participants who have some experience of camping and hill walking, enjoy wilderness landscapes and are ready for a challenge. Iceland’s notoriously changeable weather means that our teams have to be well prepared with warm clothing, good waterproofs and sturdy tents. Due to the strenuous nature of our work, participants must be physically fit and as many of our work sites are in remote locations, we do a lot of hiking to get to them!

Full details and application forms are now available… https://trailteam.is/opportunities/

We will start to allocate places at the beginning of January and applications will close on January 31st.
If you would like to join the team in Thórsmörk next summer, don’t delay – apply now!

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