Since our arrival in Thórsmörk about a week ago, preparations at Langidalur have been going well and the volunteer camp is now ready for the summer. As well as improvements to the facilities there, our main task has been preparing equipment and supplies for the groups.
As most of the snow has now gone from the area, we have begun checking the trails for damage, lookin at new projects and putting together a work plan for the season. As always, there is plenty to do and in the first weeks we will focus on maintenance and improvements to trail marking and signs.
We very much look forward to the arrival of our first volunteers on May 13th and the summer adventures ahead.
Enjoying the first day of summer and preparing the Langidalur volunteer camp… in between the snow showers.
We have taken a few minutes break from reading applications to post a quick reminder…
The deadline for applications for our 2016 team is now only 2 weeks away with the closing date on January 31st. If you would like to join us this summer, please get in touch.
Full details and application forms can be found here… https://trailteam.is/opportunities/
As the first snow arrives in Thórsmörk, our season comes to an end. Just a few more days now until packing and closing are completed. Sadly, it is finally time for us to hang up our orange waterproofs and head home…
News about our 2016 programme will be published here on December 19th.
Preparation work at the volunteer camp stopped briefly on Thursday, so that we could celebrate the volunteer programme’s third birthday with chocolate cake and coffee (a welcome break from working on the roof of the volunteer hut in freezing cold temperatures).
Established by the Icelandic Forest Service (Skógrækt ríkisins) in 2012 as a pilot project, the programme now recruits, trains and leads volunteers on trail maintenance and nature conservation projects throughout Thórsmörk, Goðaland and beyond. In 2014, over 240 weeks of volunteer work were completed.
We would like to thank our volunteers and friends for all their hard work and support over these three amazing years.
(The cake was extremely good…)