How to keep safe and happy in the north.
Sports and activities
What to wear
Layering for skiing
With ever-present threat of the unstable weather closing down Iceland’s ski resorts, Icelanders have to be ready as soon as they get the green light to heads to the mountains.
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.
What to do in Winter
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.