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Equipment list

These lists were created as a guideline for your trips in Iceland but may not include everything you need so use common sense when packing. If you have any questions about how to tailor your equipment list feel free to contact Safetravel at safetravel@safetravel.is or send us a message.

Check before you go

  1. Submit a travel plan on safetravel.is
  2. Check the weather, road, and trail conditions
  3. Do you have enough experience for your chosen route?
  4. Are you well prepared to handle the unexpected?

Volcano Hike

Equipment

  • Backpack
  • Headlight with extra batteries
  • Hiking boots (waterproof)
  • Hiking poles
  • Water bottle
  • Food

Clothing

  • Base layer (wool or synthetic)
  • Mid layer (Fleece/down/wool)
  • Water/wind proof outer layers
  • Wool socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Buff
  • Warm hat
  • Extra clothing

Summer Backpacking Trips

Equipment

  • Backpack (30-75 L based on trip length)
  • 3 season tent with extra pegs/guy lines
  • Mattress with R-value of at least 3
  • Sleeping bag (down is warmest)
  • Hiking boots (waterproof)
  • First aid kit
  • Personal location beacon
  • Hiking poles
  • Cellphone and/or radio with LW
  • Compass, map and GPS, extra batteries
  • Personal hygiene and toilet paper
  • Cups, bowls, utensils, pots, and pans
  • Matches, lighter, pocketknife
  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Food

Clothing

  • Base layer (wool or synthetic)
  • Mid layer (Fleece/down/wool)
  • Water/wind proof outer layers
  • Wool socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Buff
  • Warm hat

Winter Backpacking Trip

Equipment

  • Backpack (40-75 L based on trip length)
  • 4 season tent with extra pegs/guy lines
  • Mattress with R-value of at least 5
  • Sleeping bag (down is warmest)
  • Hiking boots (waterproof)
  • First aid kit
  • Personal location beacon
  • Hiking poles
  • Cellphone and/or radio with LW
  • Compass, map and GPS, extra batteries
  • Personal hygiene and toilet paper
  • Cups, bowls, utensils, pots, and pans
  • Matches, lighter, pocketknife
  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Avalanche beacon, probe, shovel
  • Headlight with extra batteries
  • Helmet
  • Crampons and ice axe
  • Water bottle
  • Food

Clothing

  • Base layer (wool or synthetic)
  • Mid layer (Fleece/down/wool)
  • Water/wind proof outer layers
  • Extra warm outer layer (puffy jacket)
  • Wool socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Buff
  • Warm hat
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • River crossing shoes