KEY THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Let’s start with a key things to know when visiting Iceland:
THE PACKING LIST:
- Down/Insulated: This filler is the key to keeping you warm in the coldest of weathers.
- Mid-Length: Find a coat or jacket that goes past your butt. Trust me on this. It mades the world of difference!
- Hood: Because you will never know when it will rain or snow.
I remember the day we did a lava cave tour. The weather was very unfavorable – crazy winds, hail, snow, and rain all at the same time. Luckily, I had a waterproof jacket to protect me from the horrid weather. My pants, unfortunately, were regular cotton pants, not waterproof. My pants were SOAKED, and I was shivering like mad and couldn’t feel my fingers or toes! Bring waterproof pants for these kinds of weather as it will make things a lot more enjoyable.
- Wool Hat or Beanie
- Gloves: I almost wouldn’t consider this optional because it makes a huge difference, especially if you’re taking a lot of photo. I bought these on Amazon and they’re great at blocking out wind and cold.
- Scarves: This is optional, especially if you have a really good, warm thick coat. You may not need this as it would be too stuffy but bring your favorite pair just in case, or buy a snazzy one from Amazon.
- External battery pack or car charger: will be handy on long road trips
- Reusable water bottle
- Flip Flops
- Small daypack with rain cover
- Lotion & chapstick
If visiting in the summer, bring sun screen and a sleeping mask! The sun is out for almost 24 hours in the summer, so if you want good shut eye and your lodging accommodation don’t include black out curtains, a sleeping mask will help.
- The Basics: socks, underwear, bra, etc.
- Base Layers
- Waterproof Jacket
- Waterproof Pants
- Waterproof Hiking Boots
- Bathing Suit
- Warm Accessories: Hat/Beanie, Gloves, Scarves, etc.
- Miscellaneous: Battery pack, Car Charger, Reusable Water Bottle, Flip Flops, Small Daypack with Rain Cover, Lotion, Chapstick, Sun Screen, and Sleeping Mack