Long term placement

This programme is designed for volunteers who want to spend 10 weeks in the wilderness, visiting and doing projects in several protected areas around Iceland, including the highlands. It represents the heart of our activities. The Environmental Agency recruits directly the volunteers between February and March each year (See the links below). The placement starts at the beginning of June with a  training week programme in footpath maintenance and design, using stones and timber.

The application deadline is 15th of February 2024 at 23:59

Trail Teams will do projects involving building, repairing and maintaining small bridges, boardwalks, drains and stone steps in remote natural trails. Trail Team support the activities of local rangers, take part in wilderness restoration actions, such as the removal of invasive plants and obliteration of tracks left by illegal off-road driving. 
Pictures of the work done by the volunteers are available on our Facebook page


Dates for the summer of 2024 are: 

Trail team group 1: 9th June – 17th August

Trail team group 2: 16th June – 24th August

For further information and to submit an application, please visit the following links: