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NORÐUR Journal
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What to wear

Layering for skiing and snowboarding

Icelandic winters produce some of the most extreme weather on the planet. They also produce avid skiers. To Icelanders, the moment a blizzard passes is a signal to rush to the slopes. But to do that, they must have the right gear.

Winter running

Whether it’s winter time in North America or Europe, or a cold Icelandic May morning, training through cold weather will help you progress far better for when spring and summer come, and there’s no one better to learn from than Icelandic ultra-marathoners.


Visiting Iceland

What to do in Iceland

Hiking

We met with the local hiking group "Lífskraftur", which is comprised of experienced Icelandic female hikers, and asked them about what motivates them to hike, what is good to keep in mind when starting out, and what routes they recommend.

All sides of Iceland in one day

The Laugavegur trail is one of the most popular multi-day hiking routes in the world, spanning 55 kilometers across the highlands of Iceland.

Arctic Glow

24 hours of light during Icelandic summer — the opportunities to explore are endless


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8 articles
Trail running

What to wear for trail running

16/07/2021Read
Emilie Lilja's city guide 2.0

Copenhagen

15/06/2021Read
Arctic glow

Benjamin Hardman

06/07/2020Read
Lilja's City Guide

Emilie Lilja

15/06/2020Read
Stay safe, stay active
24/03/2020Read
Layering for skiing and snowboarding

06/01/2020Read
Winter Running Guide

14/01/2019Read
What to wear in Iceland

Ása Steinars

28/05/2018Read