What to wear on the glacier?

Packing for the Iceland trip can be challenging. You can experience so many weather conditions in one day even in one hour, from very good weather to heavy storm so it´s okay to say that the weather is unpredictable. It´s a common mistake that people leave their rain gear at home but pack their summer clothes, for the Iceland trip it´s better 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.

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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