Icelanders have been dealing with the crazy weather on this island since the time of its settlement. Medieval records show that churches had to be rebuilt because the previous structures simply blew away. Although we have adapted to the often extreme weather conditions in Iceland, no one can deny that being caught in the midst of an Icelandic storm is an experience in which you feel the absolute full force of nature.
On a Stormhike we will take you on a short, safe, guided hike through the elements. These hikes take place on the days that other tours and excursions have to be cancelled due to bad weather. We will start by visiting a local Search and Rescue station, where we will get to see the high-tech equipment, vehicles, and facilities that are critical to Iceland’s Search and Rescue operations. A portion of the tour price is donated to Iceland’s Search and Rescue stations to support their very important work.
After this we will change into our Stormhike gear: we provide 66° North outerwear, but you will need to bring your own hiking shoes and warm underlayers. When everyone is bundled up, we will set out on our approximately hour-long hike through nature in one of its most extreme forms.
When you’re back in the city, stop in at the 66° North store because Stormhike participants receive an exclusive 15% discount on all 66° North products!
When the wind forecast is 10m/second or more, we will be hiking somewhere in the Reykjavík area!