Closed for Maintenance, Open for Voluntourism

JOIN US IN MAINTAINING THE BEAUTIFUL FAROE ISLANDS

 

Over the weekend of 26-27 April, ten popular tourist sites in the Faroe Islands will be closed for regular tourists but open for everyone who wishes to help maintain them. In return for a helping hand, volunteers will be gifted both accommodation and food over the three-night maintenance period by the Faroese nation.

The Faroe Islands is one of the most unspoiled and unpolluted places on earth and we are keen to ensure that our green islands remain so. Therefore, we have invited volunteers to come and join us in maintaining the Faroe Islands.

Projects will include creating walking paths in well-trodden areas, constructing viewpoints that help preserve nature and birdlife sanctuaries and erecting signs that help with wayfinding.

On the Saturday night, there will be a celebratory meal for all those who have helped. You are also very welcome to extend your trip to the Faroe Islands if you wish to do so.

All you need to do to participate is to sign up below and buy your plane ticket to the Faroe Islands (note that you must pay for your flights to/from the Faroes through our partner, 62N, in our registration process). We will take care of the rest, including accommodation, food and transport during the maintenance period.

We hope you will come and help us maintain the Faroe Islands in April.

 

UPDATE: MAINTENANCE CREW FULL

 

Since we launched the campaign on 20 February, we’ve had thousands of registrations from people of all ages from all around the world. We’re so thankful to all who have shown an interest in helping us preserve the Faroe Islands.

Unfortunately, we only have 100 places on the Maintenance Crew, and we have – sadly – closed for, not maintenance, but registration.

If you have not received a confirmation e-mail from us, you have not been admitted to the Maintenance Crew this year.

For those who have registered but not paid, we hope you will sign up again next year, as we plan on making this an annual event.

For those who have registered and paid for flights through 62N or asked for other travel dates than the ones we offered, you have either already heard from us or will hear from us within 24 hours.

We’re positively overwhelmed – a huge thank you to all who have shown an interest.

We hope this project may inspire other countries to follow suit, and to set up their own Maintenance Crews, thereby encouraging tourists to help in whatever way is needed to deal with the particular challenge/s affecting that destination.

JOIN US IN MAINTAINING THE BEAUTIFUL FAROE ISLANDS

 

Over the weekend of 26-27 April, ten popular tourist sites in the Faroe Islands will be closed ...

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