Long Term Placement

This programme is designed for volunteers who want to spend 9 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 Environment Agency recruits directly the volunteers between January and February 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.


Application deadline is 16th of February 2020


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. 


The dates for the summer 2020 are: 


Group A:  7th June – 8th August

Group B:   14th June – 15th August

For further information and for submitting an application, please visit the following links: