05, Expenses during the placements
Shops and restaurant
There are small shops at both Langidalur and Básar campsites that sell basic supplies for guests including camping meals, postcards, soda, snacks and chocolate. The shop at Langidalur also sells beer and wine. The campsite shops are focused on the main tourist season (June, July and August) and services may be reduced or unavailable outside the summer months. There is also a restaurant at Húsadalur Volcano Huts (about 2km away) where it is usually possible to access wifi if necessary. The local organisations are very supportive of our work and special discounts are often available for our volunteers.
Expenses during hiking week (6 and 8-week placements)
Food and transport are provided for volunteers joining our hike from Landmannalaugar. Camping stoves and fuel are also available.
Access to cash machines
There are no cash machines in the Thórsmörk area and the nearest one is at Hvolsvöllur, which is about 52km away. Debit and visa cards can be used in the campsite shops and at the Húsadalur restaurant. Volunteers may wish to carry some cash with them to avoid possible problems with electronic payment due to our remote location.