& Kit List
How fit do I need to be?
Winter tours are a very easy fitness level. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Summer tours a low - medium fitness level is needed.
What is the accommodation like?
The hotels are of a very good standard. In each hotel you will have your own double room with ensuite and breakfast included. Towels and toiletries are also included..
How much money will I need for my time in Iceland and do I need cash?
For a week in Iceland, you should expect to need around £300 spending money for food and snacks. Everywhere in Iceland accepts card payments. I always withdraw some cash, for my bank, the best way is to withdraw the cash from an ATM in Iceland in local currency.
How cold does it get?
In January and February, the average temperature is between -4 degrees Celsius to plus 4 degrees Celsius. It can occasionally be colder. See below for kit list.
While we are out, if you do feel cold, you can take the key to the car which is never far away and warm up.
What camera gear will I need?
A mirrorless or DSLR camera
Wide angle lens such as a 16-35mm, 24-70mm and if you have space a 70-200mm on full frame or equivalent lenses for crop sensor cameras. (any questions please ask)
A sturdy reliable tripod
Filters if you use them
A rain sleeve for your camera or a shower cap, plastic bag etc. Sometimes there is spray from the waterfalls
Cleaning cloths and air blower
Battery chargers and spare batteries
What clothing will I need?
The clothing list is a guide for you.
Long johns, thermal underwear for your base layer
A light fleece
A heavy fleece
Hiking trousers and a thin pair of windproof/waterproof over trouser. If you are on a budget, a pair of long Johns with fleece jogging bottoms and a thin pair of windproof/waterproof over trousers works very well. Denim jeans are a terrible insulator
Waterproof walking boots and a spare pair of boots
Ice cleats. (these are a must) There is often ice on the ground near waterfalls. These are the type you will require. Ice Cleat Link
Winter waterproof coat.
Hat, gloves and neck buff. I highly recommend Vallerret gloves.
Tea bags, thermos travel cup.
Each participant will be able to bring 1 suitcase & 1 camera bag.
What is the food like and do they cater for vegetarians?
Iceland does cater for vegetarians.
If we are on the move the food at the services is generally good (better than the UK's)
In the towns we'll be staying near, the food is very good.
The hotel breakfast is continental style.
We will also make regular stops at supermarkets for car/hotel snacks and drinks.
Should I have travel insurance?
Yes. You should have your own travel & health insurance.
Do the Icelandic people speak English?
95% speak excellent English. The Icelandic's are amongst the warmest & most friendly people you could wish to meet.
What is the cost & what is included?
All transportation, accommodation with breakfast & your own double ensuite room, tuition, pick up & drop off at Keflavik airport is included in the cost of £2,450
Can I telephone or email with questions?
Yes of course. I look forward to hearing from you.