Iceland Winter

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A tip on layers...

Don't have too many, you're better of with fewer big layers. This is especially true if you're doing excursions and will be in/out of a vehicle regularly. Outside you want to be nice and warm but when you get inside (hotel/bus/car etc) you want to be able to remove the layers quickly as it will be warm. I learnt this the hard way the first time I went when I had to strip off on a full bus to remove thermal leggings, I nearly passed out as they had the bus heating on full, I was dressed for standing outside in -12C for several hours (it was worth it!). The second time I went I refined my layering to fewer big layers and found it much better (and it was even colder, -15C some days).

GREAT advice! And what a great shot you created! I sooooo hope we get the see the aurora at least once (preferably without gail force winds. LOL!!)
 
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GREAT advice! And what a great shot you created! I sooooo hope we get the see the aurora at least once (preferably without gail force winds. LOL!!)

Thanks :)

The Aurora is pot luck, Feb should be a good time though. We saw it 3 times in 7 days, we met several people who had been to Iceland many times over several years and not seen them at all, we felt very lucky! I don't remember it being too windy anywhere other than the south coast at Vik where the beach was a little blustery, maybe we got lucky again?! I hope you have a fantastic trip, it's a photographers heaven!
 

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Re: layers. That's why I wore snowboard pants over my tactical pants. Easy to get on and off. I hate the feel of long layers under my pants and harder to get off and on.

Thanks! I have thermals and fleece pants and insulated ski pants. Hopefully that should do it - depending on conditions! I also have hunters wool socks and Sorel boots good to -25° with removable liners. Down jacket, thermals and thin wool sweaters. Rain coat. Vallarett photographers Ipsoot gloves. I bought Kahootla micro spikes but will return them :( since the guide says they will provide them and a helmet for ice caves. All I need is ability to create images of what I see! LOL!
 
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