How to keep safe and happy in the north.
Sports and activities
What to wear
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.
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 Iceland
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.
The Laugavegur trail is one of the most popular multi-day hiking routes in the world, spanning 55 kilometers across the highlands of Iceland.
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