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Hiking Partner needed in June!
Posted December 12th, 2012 - 4:19 pm by from Denver, United States (Permalink)
Hello Iceland!

I am going to be back in your amazing country beginning May 28, 2013 and will be leaving around June 26th. I am a freelance photographer and am looking for a couple really awesome hikes to do while (hopefully) taking some really amazing photographs along the way!

First, does anybody have suggestions on any hikes I should do (looking for two, 3-4 day hikes)?

Second, does anyone want to join me?!

Third, any essentials that I may be missing from my gear that I should have?

I have:
-Pack
-stove
-boots
-hydration bladder
-sleeping bag (32F/0C)
-gloves
-hiking trousers
-Tent


Thanks!


Posted December 12th, 2012 - 4:35 pm by from Aalborg, Denmark (Permalink)
Hi :)

I might be up for hiking with you but I am not really 100% sure I am available at that ppoint yet though!

But of cool trip I can highly recommend to go the Laugarvegur trip which is from þórsmörk (thormork) to Landmannalaugar a hike that will take you through a lot of different landscapes, like black deserts, mountains that look like something from mars and the amazing mountain Hrafntinnusker where you can find Black obsidian (volcanic glass) everywhere! the trip takes something like 3 to 4 days and is 52 kilometers long! and when you get to Landmannalaugar you should treat yourself in bathing in the natural lake there is there where the water is somewhere around 40 degrees celcious !
otherwise I can recommend going to the Myvatn area, also some truly amazing nature there !!

Hope you could use this :)

Posted December 13th, 2012 - 9:49 am by from Reykjavik, Iceland (Permalink)
hiking the "laugavegur" is very popular in Iceland. During summer you are gonna meet a lot of ppl on the way, don't expect to be alone the whole time. The landscape is very beautiful.
If you are looking for something more unique, area where you can only get by foot or somewhere you will most likely not meet a single person during your whole trip, I would recommend either the Westfjords (NW part of iceland) or Austfirðir (NE part) Simply, get a ride and a drop off point and start walking with your tent where ever you want to go and you will find the most isolated places in the world.

Posted December 16th, 2012 - 10:29 pm by from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Permalink)
Hope you have good weather protection for your cam and your self.

I have no plans for June yet, but it is to early for me to plan at the moment. So maybe I'll come back on this.

Posted December 17th, 2012 - 11:25 am from Goes, Netherlands
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Posted December 19th, 2012 - 11:45 am by from Isafjordhur, Iceland (Permalink)
Bring good quality waterproof everything. It rains a lot here and I swear, the rain makes it through your skin sometimes. GPS or at least a compass might be good to have, as trails are very poorly marked in some places and you can easily get lost in the fog if you're not careful. The Westfjords are the best place to go if you're looking for solitary time in the wilderness- although even here, tourist influx is beginning to get out of control. Laugarvegur is worth it for the scenery, but HEAVILY inundated with people, a lot of whom, unfortunately, are stupid, loud, and have no respect for the environment. I also might like to join you for a hike but am not sure of my availability in June. Feel free to keep in touch and we'll see happens :-)

Posted December 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm by from Denver, United States (Permalink)
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions!

I am more than likely going to be headed to the westfjords to do my hiking as it sounds like i'll have my best shot at seeing the true wilderness of Iceland (not to mention a good deal of isolation!)

I'd love to have anywhere from 1 to 3 other people joining me so if you're still interested once It gets a bit closer to, June send me a message!

I would absolutely love to find a beautiful place to camp during the Summer Solstice (21 June) if anyone has any specific suggestions!?

Thanks,
Austin

Posted March 23rd, 2013 - 8:16 pm by from Bassano del Grappa, Italy (Permalink)
Hi, my girlfriend and I are going to Iceland from 31 May to 15 June.
We are planning to do the LAUGAVEGUR trekking from THORSMORK LANDMANNALAUGAR.
Do you want to join with us?
I'm looking for transportation from LANDMANNALAUGAR and to THORSMORK, because buses from Reykjavik start to work after the 13th of June.
Let me know

Bye

Flavio

Posted March 27th, 2013 - 4:38 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
I was in the westfjords last year in July/August and loved it.

I used a 32 (f) sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, and a big agnus sleeping pad and on several nights I was on the chilly side. I'm going back this year, but with a much warmer 15 degree sleeping bag. You might want to add a sleeping bag liner to your gear.

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 10:54 am by from Hafnarfjordhur, Iceland (Permalink)
With a quality bag and a true temperature rating, I'd totally count on a 32 F (0 celsius) bag in summer. I bring my -1 celsius bag (Marmot arroyo, 800fp down) camping far into the autumn. The temperature shouldn't go below 5 celsius during the night in summer, and I'd be very surprised to wake up after a frosty night in summer except maybe somewhere in the highlands of Iceland and at good altitude.
Sure, there are places that have snow year round, but you'll notice if you're in or near such a place.
But being cold at night really really sucks, so if you want to carry the extra weight (or can't solve it with extra layers and stuff you've already got with you), bring a lower temperature bag.

Posted April 5th, 2013 - 3:01 am by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
I'm also going to Iceland in June and I intend to do some hiking as well. But I'll only be available for hiking from June 26 =/

Posted May 24th, 2013 - 5:07 am by from Newcastle, Australia (Permalink)
Austin my name is David Heaney (on couch surfing i believe my name is THE REVEREND) and i am most interested both in hiking Iceland and photography, I arrive in the capital on the 4th with a friend who departs on the 9th, i will be staying until at least the 18th, more likely longer. If you are interested i could give you my friends phone number or we could arrange to meet somewhere. Cheers mate and whatever happens i hope you have a grand time.

Posted May 24th, 2013 - 3:30 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
Ciao Austin,
as i said also to another guy with a similar post, I will be in Iceland from the 16 june to the 25 with a friend. We have a car so if you want to join us no problem. We love hiking too, but as we have just one week we would like to visit the most we can, so it won't be so relaxing :-)
Serena