Safely Exploring Nature in Iceland

Safely Exploring Nature in Iceland

Iceland is dangerous. The weather changes quickly and dramatically, the terrain is difficult to walk through, and there are very few warning signs. Whenever you go out for a walk, no matter how far you intend to go, be sure someone goes with you or knows where you are going and when you are coming back. Always take:

1. a raincoat with hood (rain pants, too, if you’re going out for more than an hour)

2. a warm sweater or fleece

3. gloves and a warm hat or ear warmer

4. water

5. chocolate, a granola bar, or some emergency food

6. some form of identification and contact info

7. a cellphone if you have one