Facilities at our camps
Our volunteers stay in tents throughout their placements at both organised campsites and wilderness camps. The organised camps have basic facilities and are at Langidalur (Thórsmörk), Basár (Goðaland) and Hvanngil (on the Laugavegur hiking trail). The wilderness camps are located close to remote worksites.
The Langidalur volunteer base-camp
Established in 2013, Langidalur is our largest camp and has facilities which include a covered kitchen area, a tent where the group eats together, a hot water system, a tool store, outdoor clothes drying lines and a small heated drying room. We also have a small timber hut used by the team as a shelter during the evenings and during free time. Our base-camp has a view of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and on warm sunny days meals are often eaten outside. The camp is hosted by Icelandic Touring Association (Ferðafélag Íslands) who operate the tourist hut and campsite at Langidalur. Toilets and showers are located at the campsite.
The Básar volunteer camp
2.5km away from Langidalur is our second camp in the forest at Básar in Goðaland. The volunteer camp is smaller than the one at Langidalur but includes a group tent for cooking and eating together. The camp is hosted by the Útivist Touring Association who operate the tourist hut and campsite at Básar. Our volunteers have access to the toilets and showers at the campsite.
The Hvanngil camp
Hvanngil is about 28km north of our Langidalur base-camp and half way along the Laugavegur hiking trail. It is the site of a tourist hut operated by Icelandic Touring Association (Ferðafélag Íslands) and the home of our Highland teams. Facilities at the camp are basic but Ferðafélag Íslands have provided our team has access to an old horse house which provides an indoor space for cooking and shelter in the evenings. Toilets are located at the nearby campsite
Each season we organise a series of temporary wilderness camps so that our teams can access remote worksites throughout Thórsmörk and Goðaland. Please note that there are no facilities in these areas and that all equipment, tools and food are carried to site by our teams. Wilderness camp locations are chosen for their sheltered position and access to fresh water.