We will soon be arriving back in Thórsmörk and preparing the Langidalur camp for our first volunteers of the season.
There is plenty of work waiting for us and we are very exited to be heading back after our winter away.
Picture taken last week by our friends from Húsadalur, Volcano Huts
We have now completed preparations for the season and remain hopeful that our international volunteers will be able to join us in Thórsmörk and Goðaland this summer.
We received a huge amount of interest in the placements this year and had some difficult decisions when making the selection. The team includes volunteers from fifteen countries and it was very good that many of those who were unable to join us due to travel disruption last season, have signed up to try again this summer.
We have prepared an ambitious programme with lots new timber construction tasks, long-range adventures, mapping work and plenty of tree planting… but more of that later.
We look forward to getting back to work on the trails with our teams as soon as restrictions allow and it is safe to do so.
Pictured: Sunday breakfast with the team, last summer at the Langidalur volunteer camp.
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…
Applications close on Sunday, January 31st and the final placements will be confirmed by February 15th.
Selfies, trail building, hiking… and lots of food. These pictures tell the story of our adventures last summer.
Although travel plans were disrupted at the start of the summer, many of our volunteers were able to join us in July and together the teams managed to completed more than 100 weeks of practical work. In addition to maintenance work on the hiking trails in Thórsmörk and Goðaland, the volunteers also worked closely with our Forest Service colleagues on a series of tree planning projects on other sites as part of our carbon sequestration initiative.
We have now started putting together a team for 2021 and full detail including application forms are now available here on our homepage. Applications for next season will be open until January 31st.