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Back to work… Summer 2017 placement dates available next week

We are now back to work and busy preparing the programme for 2017.

Next week, our search for volunteers begins and once again we will be looking for volunteers to join us for 2-week or 6-week placements. We have conservation work projects planned throughout Thórsmörk and Goðaland as well as trail maintenance tasks on sections of the Laugavegurinn trail close to Emstrur, Hvanngil and Álftavatn. We will also be looking for volunteer team leaders to join our Operations team for 7 and 9-week placements.

The work we have planned for 2017 includes a variety of practical nature conservation tasks, but as always we will focus on repairing and marking the area’s hiking trails. We accept volunteers from all over the world though participants must be 20+ years old. Experience of nature conservation work is not necessary but we are looking for people who are prepared for the challenge of camping and working in these areas with their basic living conditions, remote locations and changeable weather. Volunteers organise and pay for their travel to Iceland but our programme has no participation fee.

Full placement information including project dates and application forms will be available here on December 15th. Although applications will remain open throughout January, we will begin to allocate places as soon as we find suitable applicants. If you would like to join us next summer, please don’t delay sending us your application. Allocations will start on January 2nd and the closing date for applications is January 31st. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to a Skype interview.


2017 placement dates coming soon

The search for our new Thórsmörk team is about to start…

Full details of our volunteer placements planned for 2017 will be available here on December 15th. Placement outlines and application forms will be published on our homepage…

Last summer in pictures…

We have collected together some of our favorite pictures from last season and published them in an album on Pinterest; 2016 Thórmörk Trail Volunteers.


Thank you to our volunteers and friends…

We would like to thank everyone who worked with us and supported us through another great season in Thórsmörk. We hope that you have good memories of your days on the trails, and that you enjoyed your time with us.

It was a summer filled with drain building, digging through rock, long hikes with equipment and the endless carrying of timber to distant work sites… as well as those highland adventures, the great meals we shared and the many evenings we spent around the campfire.

A huge amount was achieved this season and the results speak for themselves. We really feel very lucky to have worked with such great teams – Thank you all!

Our season officially ends today and we will take a short break before recruitment for 2017 begins. Project information, placement details and application forms will be published here on December 15th and we will start the search for our new team…

Four years old this week!

The team’s first work day this season was also the fourth birthday of our programme in Thórsmörk and Goðaland. The day was spent setting up the base camp kitchen, preparing the camp for the summer projects… and lots of cleaning.

After work there was time to celebrate with coffee and chocolate cake 🙂

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