Our search for trails free from snow lead this season’s first volunteer team to Hjálpafoss in Þjorsadalur, where we have been working on Forest Service (Skógrækt ríkisins) trail projects in recent days. Our work included landscaping around the newly built trails at Hjálpafoss and general maintenance tasks there. This project was the first time that our teams have worked away from our home area around Þórsmörk, Goðaland and the Laugavegur, since our programme began three years ago.
We would like to thank the team for joining us, for braving the cold conditions, for their hard work… and for digging the car out of the snow so many times!
Now we are warmed up and ready for the summer!
A very Happy Easter to you all and best wishes for the summer ahead.
Although the snow still covers Thórsmörk and Goðaland, our work season begins in just eight weeks time with preparations at our Langidalur base camp at the start of May (weather permitting). We have been busy with planning and recruitment since Christmas and are very excited about returning to Thórsmörk and getting back on the trails.
This year, our programme has been extended and the first volunteers are scheduled to arrive on May 10th. As well as returning to many familiar project sites to complete maintenance tasks, we will be focusing on more long-range projects this season so that we can complete necessary work on several new sites in remote locations.
As our teams make their plans and preparations before joining us, we would like to invite all participants to take a look at our Volunteer pages, where they can find additional information about the project, equipment required and travel details as well as meet the other members of the teams. The response to our placement adverts has been overwhelming this season and we would like to thank everybody who has contacted us about the programme.
We are very much looking forward to another Thórsmörk summer!
Thank you to all for a wonderful year. We would like to wish all our volunteers, friends and supporters, a very Happy Christmas!
This brings back some good memories of last summer…
We have published several albums of photos taken by our volunteers last season and they can be found on our Flickr page. The new albums include pictures of our teams and their work as well as photos from their adventures on the Laugavegur hike.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the albums and if any of our volunteers would like to add their pictures, please get in touch.