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Fall Hiking/Camping Essentials 10. September, 2018

The midnight sun is long gone and fall has arrived in Iceland. Now that the seasons have changed your hiking gear will need to change a bit as well. Below is a list of some essentials for hiking at this…

When Do the Highlands Close?

We are often asked when the Laugavegur / Fimmvörðuháls trail / the highlands open and close each year. Accessibility to the highlands depends a lot on the time of year so below is a guideline of accessibility to the highlands…

Drone Safety in Iceland 24. August, 2018

In recent years drones have become very popular and available to the mainstream public. Below is a video created by the Icelandic Transport Authority about the use of drones in Iceland: This video created by a French mountain awareness organization shows the importance…

Northern Lights Safety in Iceland 21. August, 2018

Autumn is coming which means that northern lights (aurora borealis) viewing season has arrived in Iceland. In this article Safetravel will advise you on how to view the northern lights while keeping your safety and the safety of others in…

A Guide for Hiking in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve 30. July, 2018

Hornstrandir Nature Reserve (established in 1975) in the Westfjords is known for its remote setting and dramatic landscapes. The 580 km² nature reserve is only accessible by boat during the summertime as there are no roads. The nature reserve is an…

How to Pack for Multi-Day Hiking in Iceland (Summer Edition) 14. July, 2018

Safetravel has detailed packing lists for hiking in Iceland as seen here. This guide will provide more insight into those packing lists as well as explain how and where to pack these items. The first step to packing for a multi day…

The Laugavegur Trail 9. July, 2018

For our first official blog post we will start with an intro to Iceland’s most famous hiking trail: The Laugavegur Trail. Landmannalaugar The Laugavegur is a 54 km well marked trail in the highlands of Iceland which starts in Landmannalaugar…

Welcome to our Blog! 2. July, 2018

  Welcome to the Safetravel blog! We want to bring you more in depth information on topics you are interested in. We will use this platform to talk about safety in Iceland, backpacking, camping, and any adventure topics you want…

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