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Langidalur volunteer base camp

Sunshine in Langidalur this week…

The Langidalur volunteer base camp was established by the Icelandic Forest Service (Skógrækt ríkisins) in 2013 and is the home of the Thórsmörk Trail Volunteers. Our base camp hosts a team of up to 16 international volunteers throughout the summer. The camp is also used to support our long-range teams who work on remote sites throughout the area.

Summer team ready

Finally, we have completed our search for volunteers for the summer and this week we are finishing the interviews and placement allocations.

We have been overwhelmed by the amount of interest and the number of applications that we have received. However places are limited and it has been a real challenge to make the selection. It is very nice to have so many volunteers return to Thórsmörk to join us for a second season.

As we are now allocating the last places and waiting lists have been crated for the teams, unfortunately we cannot consider further applications for this summer.

Each season, our search for volunteers begins in mid-December and runs for six weeks. The deadline for applicants is at the end of January.

Pre-departure meetings for our team

Tomorrow’s application deadline will be followed by a final round of interviews and placement allocations in February. Once these are completed, our attention will turn to preparing the team and organising the summer projects.

This season, we will invite all new participants to pre-departure Skype meetings that will take place 4-6 weeks before the placements start. These meetings are an opportunity to discuss travel plans and equipment as well as any other details. They will help to answer any last minute questions and ensure that all participants are prepared for their visit, and ready for their adventures in Thórsmörk.

Applications remain open throughout January 31st – Full placement details and application forms

Pictures from last summer

During a brief break from volunteer interviews…

We have gathered together our favorite online photos from last season and published them in an album on Pinterest.

Great memories of some amazing adventures with an excellent team!


2016 Team application deadline approaching…

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…

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