Iceland Trailteam Volunteer

Iceland Forest Service (Skógræktin)

Thórsmörk, Iceland

Volunteer • Full Time [email protected] +3546181792 Chas Goemans

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 31st January 2021  

Our volunteer teams maintain hiking trails and work on practical nature conservation tasks in Thórsmörk nature area in South Iceland. Though focused on trail construction, our practical work also includes landscape restoration (erosion control), GIS mapping and tree planting. Our volunteer teams bring their own tents and we camp close to the mountain trails.

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 international volunteer teams include volunteers from all over the world and the working language on the programme is English.

  • Group 1: 30/05/21 – 17/07/21
  • Group 2: 13/06/21 – 17/07/21      
  • Group 3: 25/07/21 – 28/08/21

Participants must be 20+ years of age. Participants organise and pay their own travel to and from the meeting point in Thórsmörk and are also responsible for organising their own travel insurance. Once volunteers have joined the programme, food and campsites are provided throughout the placements (including weekends). There is no participation fee. 

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