Long term placement

Icelandic Conservation Volunteers

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.

The placement starts at the beginning of June with a training week programme in footpath maintenance and design, using stones and timber.

The ICV Trail Teams Programme Outline

Volunteer tasks

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 trail teams of summer 2024 are:

  • Group 1: 9th June – 17th August
  • Group 2: 16th June – 24th August


The application deadline is 15 February 2024 at 23:59