Hiking Tips

The hiking tips category consists of several subcategories, such as tips for doing Via Ferrata and hiking in Iceland as well as in the Alps respectively; advice on Planning a Trip, Navigation, Food and Hydration, Clothing Materials and suggestions for gifts for hiking enthusiasts; Hiking Gear Checklists and Hiking Gear Guide. Hopefully the articles will answer the majority of your questions for various hiking topics.

All Hiking Tips


Hydration Systems Vs Water Bottles

Since their introduction in the early 90’s, hydration systems (also referred to as hydration reservoirs and hydration bladders) have become increasingly popular among hikers, trekkers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts. This is mainly due to the fact that they, unlike water bottles, allow easy access to water and you have your hands free when drinking. The… Read More »

Hydration System

Comparison of Mid-Layer Materials

Mid-layers are an important part of a layered clothing system as they provide insulation and thus keep your warm in various conditions. The term “mid-layer” (also referred to as the insulation layer) is often confusing for those who are new to hiking as it can apply to various garments. Fleece jackets, woolen sweaters, down jackets… Read More »

Polartec Power Stretch

How to choose food for a hiking trip?

On a recreational hiking day trip, you can bring just about any kind and amount of food you wish – whether it is merely a light snack or a 4-course picnic – as you will probably have plenty of place in your backpack. But multi-day hiking trips require some nutritional planning and preparation, as it… Read More »

Chocolate bar vs. apple; first contains twice as much calories but is significantly smaller and lighter

Comparison of Base Layer Materials

A layered clothing system is widely adopted by hikers and mountaineers and the base layer is probably the most important part of it as it is in direct contact with the skin. You can wear mid- and outer layers of the highest quality, but if you are wearing a poorly-performing base layer, you won’t be… Read More »

Merino Wool Base Layer

How to Use Via Ferrata Equipment

Via ferratas (“iron trails”) are steep and exposed trails running up and along abrupt hills and mountain sides, where the risk of a fatal fall is minimized by having a steel cable run along the trail – to which you can attach yourself with a via ferrata set. In addition to that via ferrata trails… Read More »

How to Use Via Ferrata Equipment

Best 5 Hiking Trails in Iceland Reachable by Public Transport

Iceland is a beautiful country with many unique and interesting landscapes, which makes it a gem for hikers of all kinds whether they prefer the toughest hills or more recreational trails around the country. However, Iceland is expensive – even compared to the States or other Scandinavian countries and not least when it comes to… Read More »

Best 5 Trails in Iceland Reachable with Public Transport

Top 10 Things to Bring for Hiking in Iceland

In 2015 I executed 9 very different hiking trips in Iceland while staying there for 8 months. As soon as I arrived there in May I realized that I might be lacking some equipment such as for example crampons, ice axe and high-quality winter clothing. Being accustomed to hiking in the Alps I didn’t expect… Read More »

Top 10 Things to Bring for Hiking in Iceland

10 things you should know before going hiking in Iceland

As you might already know, I stayed in Iceland for the last six months of 2015 and while being there I executed nine very different hiking trips. Being accustomed to hiking in the Alps, I noticed that the Icelandic mountains differ from the Alps in many ways. In order to help you stay safe and… Read More »

10 things you should know before going hiking in iceland - Kjolur trail in July

10 Best Gifts for Hikers – Women

Jewelry, perfume and lingerie are classic choices when it comes to selecting a present for a woman. However, if your loved one is an outdoors person she might appreciate something with a more sporty and functional flavor. Below we have selected the ten best gifts for women who love hiking, trekking and other outdoors activities;… Read More »

CamelBak Spire 22

10 Best Gifts for Hikers – Men

Buying a gift is not necessarily the easiest thing to do as it should be thoughtful and match the person who is receiving it. It is always a good idea to try to cater to the interests of the receiver and buy him something which helps him to do his favorite activity better. Whether you… Read More »

Osprey Talon 22 Backpack