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Ultra runner and engineer is a good mix in Iceland.

Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson  grew up playing soccer during the long and snowy winters of eastern Iceland so he was never fazed by exercising outdoors. Soccer gave way to track and field but once he discovered ultra running in his twenties something clicked. An engineer by trade, on Iceland´s most popular cross country trail Þorbergur has the five best finishing times. He came 6th in the 2017 CCC and really tested his abilities in the 2018 Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc, a 104 mile race with a staggering 30,000 feet of ascent. 

When running in the cold

  1. You should be a little cold when you start
    “If you’re already warm when you start running, you know you’ll be sweating crazy before long. You definitely don’t want that. Dress well, but don´t overdress”
  2. Gloves and hats help you control your body temperature.
    “In winter, I always run 
    with gloves and a hat. They’re easy to put on or take off so they're great for moderating heat on the fly.”
  3. Know what you are getting into.
    “Winter is a lot of different weathers. Know today’s forecast and dress accordingly. A wet day, a windy day and a freezing day don’t call for the same gear.”

Keeping Iceland warm since 1926

At 66°North, we specialize in high-performance clothing for the most challenging conditions and being located in Iceland that can mean a hike in the mountains, going for a winter run or simply waiting for a bus.

For our running wear, we use high-quality fabrics from our great partners at Polartec®, one of the most progressive fabric innovators worldwide. By combining Polartec's innovative expertise and our experience in making durable winter wear, we offer a collection of winter running gear that can be put to the test in the most challenging winter conditions.

Stadarfell NeoShell® Sports Jacket
Stylish and slim fitted waterproof sports jacket designed for optimum performance in various outdoor activities. Stadarfell is made in Polartec® NeoShell® fabric, which is the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology. 

Read more about Polartec® NeoShell® here.

Adalvik Hoodie
Extremely light baselayer hoodie that helps the body’s natural system balance temperature by wicking away sweat and dispersing it evenly throughout the surface of the garment so that it evaporates quickly.

Ultra runner and engineer is a good mix in Iceland.

Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson  grew up playing soccer during the long and snowy winters of eastern Iceland so he was never fazed by exercising outdoors. Soccer gave way to track and field but once he discovered ultra running in his twenties something clicked. An engineer by trade, on Iceland´s most popular cross country trail Þorbergur has the five best finishing times. He came 6th in the 2017 CCC and really tested his abilities in the 2018 Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc, a 104 mile race with a staggering 30,000 feet of ascent. 

When running in the cold

  1. You should be a little cold when you start 
    “If you’re already warm when you start running, you know you’ll be sweating crazy before long. You definitely don’t want that. Dress well, but don´t overdress”
  2. Gloves and hats help you control your body temperature.
    “In winter, I always run 
    with gloves and a hat. They’re easy to put on or take off so they're great for moderating heat on the fly.”
  3. Know what you are getting into.
    “Winter is a lot of different weathers. Know today’s forecast and dress accordingly. A wet day, a windy day and a freezing day don’t call for the same gear.”

At 66°North, we specialize in high-performance clothing for the most challenging conditions and being located in Iceland that can mean a hike in the mountains, going for a winter run or simply waiting for a bus.

For our running wear, we use high-quality fabrics from our great partners at Polartec®, one of the most progressive fabric innovators worldwide. By combining Polartec's innovative expertise and our experience in making durable winter wear, we offer a collection of winter running gear that can be put to the test in the most challenging winter conditions.

Stadarfell NeoShell® Sports Jacket
Stylish and slim fitted waterproof sports jacket designed for optimum performance in various outdoor activities. Stadarfell is made in Polartec® NeoShell® fabric, which is the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology. 

Read more about Polartec® NeoShell® here

Adalvik Hoodie
Extremely light baselayer hoodie that helps the body’s natural system balance temperature by wicking away sweat and dispersing it evenly throughout the surface of the garment so that it evaporates quickly.

Featured Gear

Featured Gear

Stadarfell Jacket

Our lightest multifunctional jacket. Suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities. Stylish and slim fitted, designed for optimum performance. Made in  Polartec® NeoShell®.

Adalvik Hoodie

Extremely light baselayer in a hooded design. The quick-drying helps the body’s natural system balance temperature by wicking away sweat.

Vik Hooded Jacket

Fitted Polartec Powerstretch® mid-layer in a hooded design that guarantees lightweight warmth and provides quick-drying effect.

Grettir Zip Neck

Fitted long sleeve top made in Polartec Power Dry®, which is lightweight, quick-drying and has outstanding moisture management.

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