We crossed Iceland from the northernmost to the southernmost point on foot in 27 days. We started on August 5th 2018 in Rifstangi and finished on August 31st at Kötlutangi. We were hiking 'unsupported', which meant for us not to pick up food supplies on the road, all we needed was carried by us from the start. Additionally we carried a portable water turbine and a solar panel to power all our electrical devices. That's how we used the inexhaustible power of nature and showed what is possible with renewable energies.
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Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.