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Trailteam summer adventures

The teams are now almost ready and we will soon be heading back to Thórsmörk for another summer of Trailteam adventures. This season we plan to host approximately 40 international volunteers in our 3 and 6-week teams and our volunteer camps will open for the first arrivals in May.

Gathering the teams is the highlight of our winter work and it has been very exciting to meet many new volunteers as well as catch up with old friends who are planning to join us again. As always, we have put together an ambitious summer programme and we are very much looking forward to returning for our tenth season in Thórsmörk and Goðaland.

Despite some ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we remain cautiously optimistic that our plans will go ahead and that we will be able to return to the trails in May.

We are now coming to the end of our search for volunteers for 2022. Applications will close at the end of Monday, January 31st so if you are thinking about joining us, please do get in touch.

Volunteering in 2022

Our 2022 programme launched last week and our search for volunteers is well underway. We were delighted by the response and have had an exciting first week reading through all the applications and beginning the task of putting together the teams.

Next season we will be hosting a series of 3-week Trailteam projects at our Langidalur volunteer camp, as well as 6-week teams at Básar. There are also 8-week placements available for team leaders, which is a challenging role that is particularly suitable for returning volunteers.

Thank you to everyone who has been in contact about the places. We will focus on interviews and placement allocations as soon as we return to work at the start of January.

Full details including project outlines, dates and application forms are available here…https://trailteam.is/opportunities/

Applications close on January 31st.

A summer of hiking, cooking and campfires… Our pictures from 2021

We have been gathering together our favourite pictures from the team’s adventures last season.

Alongside their completion of more than 170 weeks of trail maintenance and practical conservation work, the teams found time for plenty of hiking and exploring in Thórsmörk and Goðaland and out on the Laugavegur Trail. The pictures were taken by our volunteers and tell the story of their summer.

Here is our 2021 gallery…. https://trailteam.is/2021-volunteer-gallery/

Applications for 2022 placements will open on December 15th and full details will be available on our website; https://trailteam.is/opportunities/

Summer dreaming…

After 6 weeks of applications and interviews, our 2021 Trailteams are taking shape and preparations for the summer are going well.

Although we are focused on office tasks and preparations at this time of year, it is always very exciting to meet the new teams and talk about our plans for the summer, the challenges and the adventures ahead. Despite the ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we remain cautiously optimistic that the situation will improve and allow us to go ahead with plans to return to the trails in May.

Just in case you were still deciding – It is not too late to join.
Full details including project outlines, dates and application forms can be found on our website…
https://trailteam.is/opportunities/

Applications for 2021 will close on Sunday 31st January, so if you would like to join us in Thórsmörk this summer, please do get in contact by then.

Final call for volunteers for 2021!

Preparations for our 2021 season are going very well and we are delighted by the response to our call for volunteers. The applications are open for one more week so if you would like to join us in Thórsmörk this summer, please do get in touch.

No previous experience of trail construction work is necessary as practical training will be provided. We are looking for participants who have some experience of camping and hill walking, enjoy wilderness landscapes and are ready for a challenge. Iceland’s notoriously changeable weather means that our teams have to be well prepared with warm clothing, good waterproofs and sturdy tents. Due to the strenuous nature of our work, participants must be physically fit and as many of our work sites are in remote locations, we do a lot of hiking to get to them! Our team is chosen from applicants and there is no participation fee.

Full details about the placements including dates and application forms can be found on our website…
https://trailteam.is/opportunities/

Applications close on Sunday, January 31st and the final placements will be confirmed by February 15th.

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