End of June 2018, I hiked the Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trails in Iceland – three days and 75km through amazing hills, vulcano landscapes, streams and fields of ice. Here’s my Fimmvörðuháls trail solo hike packing list (please note: if you’re not camping on your Fimmvörðuháls trek, you can leave out the camping and cooking gear obviously):

My Fimmvörðuháls trail solo hike packing list

  • Basics
    • Backpack (Gregory Z30 Iron Gray (L))
    • Backpack rain cover
    • Walking stick (Decathlon Forclaz 700)
    • Mobile Phone for pictures and communications
    • Battery pack Xtorm Power bank
    • Sea-to-summit Event Waterproof bag
    • Pocket knife
    • Sea to summit pocket shovel
  •  Camping (can obviously leave this out if you’re not campaing and doing the trail in one day)
  • Clothing
    • 2* Warm underwear (Icebreaker)
    • 3* Walking socks
    • 2* Hiking pants
    • Good, used walking shoes – Lowa Renegade
    • Shoes for crossing the rivers (Quechua Hiking Sandals Arpenaz 100)
    • Rain jacket
    • Rain trousers
    • Fleece or angora jackets
    • Gloves
    • Cap
    • 1* Swiming trunks (for the hotsprings … duh)
  • Other
    • 1* Towel
    • Toilet articles for personal use
    • Plaster for blisters and medicine for personal use (incl Norit ORS, Dafalgan Forte, Hygiene gel)
    • Watch/route tracker (Garmin 935)
    • 2* Wet toilet paper towels
    • Sun protection / sun screen
    • Sun glasses
  • Food & Cooking
    • 3* Adventure Food Expedition Breakfast
    • 6* Adventure Food Dinner
    • 6* Powerbar gel
    • 3* Powerbar Gelshots
    • 5-pack Bifi
    • MSR Titan Titanium Cooking Pot
    • MSR Seagull Cup
    • MSR Pocket Rocket
    • MSR fire spark starter
    • Optimus Heat Pouch
    • 2l Camelbak pack

Not on my Fimmvörðuháls trail solo hike packing list

  • Notable things I do not bring (not on my Laugavegur trail solo hike packing list)
    • Headlight – as in June, even during the night it never gets dark in Iceland, this did not make sense.
    • Gaiter – Really doubted about this. To either replace rain pants and/or keep stones out of my shoes. Decided not to bring.
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