Personal Equipment list for Glacial Hikes

"If you don´t like the weather, wait five minutes..."

The weather is constantly changing in Iceland. In all seasons we must prepare for all weather.

Clothing (recommended)

  • Waterproof Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  • Waterproof Pants, Soft Shell (Gore-Tex)
  • Wool Sweater, fleece
  • Walking pants
  • Previously used Walking boots (Warning - Brand New Boots will rub and hurt your feet)
  • Gloves
  • Scarf or buff
  • Baseball Cap
  • Two pairs of outdoor socks
  • Gaiters (for very snowy or wet conditions)
  • Thermal Base-layers (in Winter)

Personal supplies

  • Suntan lotion/lipstick - factor 35
  • Sun glasses/Ski goggles
  • Toilet paper
  • Earplugs (for people really sensitive to cold or wind)
  • Camera

Food Supplies

  • Water bottle (minimum of 1-3Litres water)
  • Food (max 1 kg.) – An example:
    • High energy, low weight food recommended
    • Rye bread, butter/cheese
    • Salami / dry fish / meat
    • Nuts / raisins / potato chips
    • Biscuit /chocolate
    • Cacao / tee + energy drinks/powder

Liquid minimum 1-3 litres