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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.

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