This year, summer has arrived early in Thórsmörk and the good weather has helped us get ahead with preparations for our main volunteer projects which will start in June.
Our first team of the season joined us for 2 weeks in May and included experienced volunteers from the United Kingdom, USA and Canada. As well as setting up the Langidalur volunteer camp in preparation for the summer, the team focused on GIS data collection, trail surveys and maintenance on several of the main routes.
It has been a really great start… the sun is shining and now we are ready.
Our 2019 team is now ready and we will be returning to the Langidalur volunteer camp to start work in just a few weeks’ time.
In April we begin work with a survey the trail network so that as the snow recedes, we are able to focus on areas where there has been damage over the winter months and finalise a work plan. This season includes plans to return to several of our old (and favourite) sites as well a series of new project locations. During April we are able to gather materials and equipment ahead of the arrival of the main groups of volunteers and this season we will be hosting approximately 55 international volunteers from 15 countries.
We are very exited to meet the new volunteers and very much looking forward to another season with our teams on the trails in Thórsmörk and Goðaland.
We have almost finished the search for our 2019 teams and volunteer applications will close on Thursday. The final Skype interviews will take place next week and the remaining places will be allocated by February 9th.
If you would like to join us, you still have time to complete an application. Placement outlines, dates and application forms can all be found on our website…
We have now reached the final week of volunteer applications for 2019.
If you would like to join us in Thórsmörk this summer, please get in touch before January 31st
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 including placement dates and application forms can be found on our homepage…
On a cold and rainy January afternoon we needed a little reminder of Icelandic summer.
This short film was made by Johnny Rolt and Ollie Campbell when they joined us 2017. It is a really beautiful film and it captures life at the volunteer camps and our work projects in Thórsmörk, Goðaland and along the Laugavegurinn trail. For anyone joining us for the first time this season, the film gives a good idea of what to expect from our volunteer placements.
We wanted to share this amazing film once again.
Sit back and enjoy a few minutes of summer…