Highland driving

Kjölur road from the north to Hveravellir is now open as well as Kjölur from the south to Kerlingarfjöll. Roads to Landmannalaugar, Dreki, Hólaskjól & Kverkfjöll are also open. Note that the road from Landmannalaugar to Hólaskjól is still closed! Other highland roads are closed and are in general covered with snow. Contact your nearest info center or safetravel@safetravel.is for further info.

Highland hiking trails

Conditions in the highland are unusual. Much more snow than usual, wet and heavy to hike in. Good equipment and expirence needed. Contact your nearest info center or safetravel@safetravel.is for further info.

Westfjords

Low avalanche danger (level 1 of 5) is now in mountain areas in the northern part of the Westfjords.

Tröllaskagi & Eastfjords

Low avalanche danger (level 1 of 5) is now in mountain areas in Tröllaskagi peninsula & Eastfjords.

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Equipment Lists

The right equipment makes the different between good and bad trip expecially in a country like Iceland where otherwise beatiful nature can bring sudden surprises in the form of bad weather.

Here below we have made some suggestions of equipment list for different tours but you should always keep the following in mind:

  • Always prepare your equipment list in good time and in a written form
  • Use waterproof bags for clothes and other things
  • Always try out new equipment before, not in the tour
  • Bring enough equipment for your tour but not to much

Click here to download equipment lists as pdf
Click here to view equipment lists as a book