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Packing for a trip can be stressful so hopefully our packing lists can alleviate a bit of that stress. If you do not have the gear on our equipment lists please let us know so that we can help you to make arrangements ahead of time.  

We understand that airlines sometimes mess up and your luggage may still be sitting on the ground in your departure city (or worse, taking a trip around the world without you).  We do our best to help you get set up with some replacement gear but are not able to guarantee equipment such as telemark skis or splitboards. We HIGHLY recommend that you pack your boots in your carry on (or simply throw them over your shoulder).  This way if your baggage does not arrive then at least your feet will be comfortable while you adjust to the rest of your borrowed gear.


The following equipment is required for all of our ski touring programs. Please visit the individual trip page for a complete packing list specific to your program.

  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Wind and waterproof pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Base layer (wool or synthetic) - Ski pants - Jacket (Soft shell, fleece)
  • Light down or fiber jacket - Hat - Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Ski socks
  • Backpack 30-40 liters (With ski attachments)
  • Ski Strap (or small rope to secure tip of skis on pack)
  • Thermos or water bottle (1-2 liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Ski touring skis, telemark or split board
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons (Ski crampons are not optional for Iceland programs!)  The snow can be quite firm towards the top of peaks and it is often necessary to use ski crampons for a small portion of the tour. 
  • Ski poles
  • Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Bathing suit for geothermal baths
  • Small first aid kit with personal medications, blister kit etc
  • Camera


We do carry a small amount of touring equipment should you require rentals. Again it is important that you let us know what equipment you need so that we can set it aside for you. You must fill out our Rental Equipment form and waiver. 

  • Touring Ski package (skis, skins, poles, and ski crampons)
  • Touring Boots (please bring your own boots, rental is for emergency circumstances only)
  • Transceiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe




  • Fire department in Akureyri: costs around 1000 isk Please contact directly and confirm they can service your canister.
  • Everest in Reykjavik:  Mammut bags, it takes 1 day to fill so no "same-day´" service  (drop off and pick up the following day).  The other option is to trade in your empty canister for a new one costing around 6000 isk