Equipment lists

Here below we have made some suggestions of equipment lists for different tours.

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

Day Hikes Summer/Winter

Equipment

  • Backpack
  • Headlight with extra batteries
  • Hiking boots (waterproof)
  • Micro-spikes (in winter)
  • Hiking poles
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • A fully charged cellphone

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 Hiking

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)
  • River crossing shoes
  • First aid kit
  • Personal location beacon
  • Hiking poles
  • Cellphone and power-bank
  • 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
  • Jacket (down/primaloft) or woolen pullover
  • Wool socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Buff
  • Warm hat

Winter Hiking

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)
  • River crossing shoes
  • First aid kit
  • Personal location beacon
  • Hiking poles
  • Cellphone and power-bank
  • 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
  • Extra clothing

Highland Driving

Equipment

  • Backpack or duffel bag
  • 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
  • Cellphone and/or radio
  • 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
  • Food
  • Drinks

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

Vehicle Equipment

  • Tool kit and tire repair kit
  • Shovel
  • Motor oil and extra fuel
  • Jumper cables
  • Elastic tow rope
  • Spare fan belt
  • Leverage bar
  • Canvas tape

Cross Country Skiing

Equipment

  • Cross country skis, shoes, poles, skins
  • Pulka for the equipment
  • Duffel bags / backpack
  • 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
  • Cellphone and power-bank and/or radio
  • Compass, map and GPS, extra batteries
  • Personal hygiene and toilet paper
  • Cups, bowls, utensils, pots, and pans
  • Pocketknife
  • Cooking stove, fuel , lighter
  • Avalanche beacon, probe, shovel
  • Headlights and extra batteries
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle, thermo bottle
  • Food

Clothing

  • Base layer (wool or synthetic)
  • Mid layer (Fleece/down/wool)
  • Water/wind proof outer layers
  • Down/primaloft jacket
  • Wool socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Buff, balaclava, warm hat
  • Ski goggles
  • Gaiters
  • Extra clothing

Bike Trips

Equipment

  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet and all the necessary safety equipment
  • Tire repair kit
  • Tool kit for the bike
  • 3 season tent with extra pegs/guy lines
  • Mattress with R-value of at least 3
  • Sleeping bag (down is warmest)
  • Biking shoes (waterproof is good)
  • River crossing shoes
  • First aid kit
  • Personal location beacon
  • Cellphone and power-bank  
  • Compass, map and GPS, extra batteries
  • Personal hygiene and toilet paper
  • Cups, bowls, utensils, pots, and pans
  • Pocketknife
  • Cooking stove, fuel, lighter
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Food

Clothing

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