I was able to rely on passing vehicles for water when I was walking along heavily traveled vehicle tracks like F910 and F26.
Food is ludicrously expensive in Iceland, and I was very happy that I brought almost all of mine over from the US. I had to pay an important tax since my food weighed more than the permitted limit. I think the limit was 3kg and every kilogram beyond that was taxed at about $1. Given the price of food in Iceland ($13 for a pint of Ben & Jerry’s) this was an excellent investment on my part.
Hey Andrew, I’ll be hiking a similar route to Jonathan Ley this July. With the scarcity of information found on backpacking Iceland, I’m reaching out to everyone I can. So far, your website and information has been very helpful with planning my Trip. What exactly do you mean by “relying on passing vehicles for water”? Did they have water on hand?
I’ll be walking a decent amount of F910 and from the maps it seems pretty barren. Any help is much appreciated!
Hi Michael. My husband and I are also planning a similar route this July and currently battling with the logistics. Get in touch via Twitter (@The_Fowlers) 🙂
My friend and I are hiking across Iceland this June. The route is a bit open because of all the snow up north and in the highlands.
Anyway, get in touch if you want to share some info both ways.
(my user name).ha***@gm***.com
I have the same question. I will walk a large part of the F26, so I am wondering how you manage water during the days in the desert.
Tips will appreciated,
Thakns for your website,