What to wear on the glacier?

Getting ready and packing for that long awaited Iceland trip can definitely be a challenge. This is due to our unique weather patterns where you can experience Icelandic spring conditions, and hours later, heavy snow. It’s a common mistake to leave your  rain gear at home but pack your summer clothes; for your Icelandic adventure, its best to pack both😉 Actually when walking on the glacier in the summer and winter we do wear very similar clothes, in the winter your base layer should be wool or synthetic.

  • We provide crampons, without them, it would be dangerous, extremely hard or even impossible to walk on the glacier.
  • Ice axe, an extra point on the glacier.
  • Harness and helmet for your security.

How cold is it at the glacier?

The temperature on the glacier is usually 3-4 degrees colder than the temperature at our meeting point at Hali.  The weather in Iceland can change extremely fast so we always recommend you wear at least 3 layers of clothing and take them off if you get too warm. That´s why we highly recommend layers.

Glacier Walk Iceland Vatnajökull

What not to wear on the glacier:

Demin Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they get very heavy, cold and unpleasant to wear when wet.


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