Multi Activity - Equipment list

For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

Boots and Clothing:

  • Hiking boots – light hiking boots with waterproofing and ankle support are preferred. 
  • Long and short sleeve thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic. 
  • Rain Jacket with a good hood– Preferably waterproof and breathable. 
  • Hiking pants.
  • Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable. 
  • Gloves.
  • Socks – two to three pairs of hiking socks - Wool or synthetic.
  • Warm hat. 

Other gear:

  • Backpack for clothes and items used during the day. Size: 20-30 litres. 
  • Duffel bag for your overnight gear, preferably not a suit-case.  
  • Towel – A light weight and packable one. 
  • Sunglasses and sun protection. 
  • Water bottle. 
  • Casual clothes / change of clothes.
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc. 
  • Swim suit (depends on tour). 
  • Tours in huts: 
  • Sleeping bag – A basic sleeping bag with no specific temperature rating is sufficient for summer tours. Good summer sleeping bag will do for winter tours in huts (depending on tour).
  • Earplugs 
  • Headlamp /pen-light for reading and getting around the hut. 

Optional gear:

  • Walking pole(s). 
  • Pen knife. 
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. 
  • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks). 
  • Camera, spare batteries. 
  • Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down) 
  • Slippers for indoor use. 
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits (huts). 

Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.