Apr, May, Jun, Jul
Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 min. prior to departure
- Distance: 22 km (14 miles)
- Elevation: >2000 meters (6500 feet)
- Estimated time: 12-15 hours
What you need to bring with you:
Boots and Clothing:
- Hiking Boots – Waterproof with good ankle support.
- Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
- Long Johns (early season – April / beginning of May).
- Light sweater, wool or fleece (2nd layer).
- Warm Jacket – Wool or fleece (3rd layer).
- Pants – light and fast drying – e.g. soft-shell.
- Jacket with a good hood – Waterproof and breathable.
- Rain pants – Waterproof and breathable material.
- Gloves – 2 pairs - different thickness.
- Mittens – insulated (early season climbs / April beginning of May).
- Socks – Wool or synthetic.
- Warm hat– Wool or synthetic.
- Puffy jacket – down or fibre.
- Backpack – 30-40 litres.
- Sunglasses – rated for glacier travel.
- Sun protection / face and lips. High SPF 30 or more.
- Headlamp (at times of year when it gets dark).
- Walking Pole(s).
- Sun/rain Hat or a Baseball cap for sun protection.
- Ski-goggles for ascents to the end of April.
Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.
You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.
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