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Happy New Year!

We would like to thank all our volunteers and Thórsmörk friends for another great year.

A very Happy New Year to you all and best wishes for 2022.

Gleðileg jól – Happy Christmas!

Thank you for another great season. Merry Christmas to you all, and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

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.

Volunteers wanted! Applications for our 2022 Trailteams are now open

Today we launch our 10th Traiteam season and begin the search for volunteers who will join us in 2022.

Full details including placement descriptions, dates and application forms are now available here… Places are limited so if you would like to join us out on the trails next summer, don’t delay!

Our summer in Thórsmörk

We would like to thank all our volunteers for another amazing season out on the trails in Thórsmörk and Goðaland.

Despite the challenge of ongoing travel restrictions this summer, we were able to go ahead with our volunteer projects as planned. This season we hosted 30 international volunteers and together our teams completed more than 170 weeks of practical work. As usual, our activities were focused on trail maintenance tasks and conservation projects in the area but our volunteers were also involved in practical projects at Tumastaðir Forestry Station where they worked with staff on tasks in the tree nursery and also helped with tree planting projects.

Once again our trail work in Thórsmörk focused on the busy paths on Valahnúkur where the teams returned to face the last few remaining difficult sections. As well as repairs to stone steps, the teams used forest timber to build several new sections of steps on both the east and west trails. In Goðaland, work centred on the Fimmvörðuháls trail with the main work sites close to Morinsheiði where work included repairing winter damage and improving drainage. This was particularly challenging as the sites are quite remote and a long walk out from our Básar volunteer camp.

We hope the teams enjoyed their time with us and would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support. Preparations for next season have now begun and 2022 placement details, including dates and application forms, will be available here on December 15th.

https://trailteam.is/opportunities/

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