Arctic Adventures uses only top of the line equipment for all its activities. We believe that by doing so we are not only improving customer safety but also improving the overall quality of our trips and your experience.
We are currently using:
Helmets // Black Dimond
Headlights // Petzl
and Black Dimond
Harnesses // Petzl
Lines // Sterling Rope
Ice axes // Black Dimond
Carabiners // Stubai
Ice Screws // Stubai
Crampons // Black Dimond
Neoprene wetsuits, shoes and gloves // NRS
Dry suits and tops // NRS
and Otter Watersports
Life Jackets (PFD) // NRS
Rafts // NRS
Canoes // NRS
Sea Kayaks // Hazle
Tents // Hel Sport
Sleeping bags // Marmot
Sleeping mats // Hel Sport
Hiking boots // Scarpa
Waterproof jackets // Cintamani
Waterproof pants // Cintamani
Surf boards // BIC
(for beginners) and various fiberglass (for experienced)
Mountain bikes // Specialized
For transportation we mainly rely on:
Land Rover Defender
Toyota Land Cruiser
or what is generally refered to as “Long
Johns”. Depending on the season or the type of trip they will either be
3mm thick or 5mm thick. Neoprene gets wet all the way through and then
with heat from the torso gets warm. Excelent for Icelandic conditions.
Under the long johns participants only wear swimwear.
or what is also called dry kags. These are
parkas that have seals on the neck and hand openings. Their purpose is
to keep water out and participants semi-dry on the upper body. Remeber
that on the river there is no such thing as a dry quarantee, it all
depends on the weather, conditions and the amount of time spent
swimming or having fun in the river. Under the dry-tops participants
should wear warm clothings such as fleece/wool sweaters and firstlayer
shirts (no COTTON).
or what is also called river booties. Made
from the same material as the overalls. They will get wet and then
warm. Under the shoes participants are advised not to wear any socks
unless they are made of wool.
Every participant is requiered to wear a helmet supplied by Arctic Rafting. Safety is our first priority.
or what is also called PFDs (Personal flotation
device) are given to each participant in accordance with individual
weight and size. Safety is our first priority.
which have tight rubber around the neck
and wrists to keep participants relatively dry whilst snorkeling /
diving. It will be required to wear something very warm underneath as
the dry suits only keep you dry but not warm. Recomended is
thick fleece or wool pants, sweater and socks.
Neoprene gloves and hood
are only needed at our
coldest watersport, snorkeling and diving at the crystal clear glacial
water lake of Þingvellir. They get wet and then warm.
we supply a harness, shoes for rock climbing,
crampons and ice axes for ice-climbing. We do not supply hiking shoes
for ice-climbing, participants have to bring their own.
: Arctic Adventures supplies everything
needed to have a safe and comfortable trip but participants need to
bring the following: Swimmingwear, warm clothing and a towel when
rafting or canoeing. For all trips please read the "BRING WITH YOU"
segment in the details of the trip you are going on.