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Ultimate Iceland Packing List

Packing for a trip to Iceland can be tricky. The weather is changeable. You might want to go hiking or snorkeling or swimming in a lagoon. It can be overwhelming to think of all the things that you might need. We’ve put together a list of the things that you should bring on any trip to Iceland and lists of what you need in winter versus summer. Use these packing lists then add any special equipment you need for photography or rock climbing or any other adventure and you’re all set.

 

Once you give the article a read feel free to message me any questions directly or ask an Iceland travel expert for help.

 


Any time of year:


Waterproof, windproof warm jacket/coat


Windproof, waterproof rain pants


Waterproof hiking boots


Thermal shirts (for layering)


Fleece jacket or sweater


Warm hat and gloves (it’s chilly even in summer)


Scarf


Bathing suit


Socks, underwear, pajamas, t-shirts, and pants (all the basics)


Toiletry kit including all your medications that you take regularly or might need on the trip


Toilet paper


Plug Adaptor/Power Converter


Camera


Lightweight travel towel


One set of nice clothes for enjoying Reykjavik's nightlife


Waterbottle

 

If you want to know more about Iceland, Hugo is a local expert and can help you out.

 


Summer:


Shorts


Tank tops/lightweight t-shirts


Thick hiking socks


Sunglasses


If you’re planning to camp in the summer, you’ll need a warm sleeping bag (it can get very cold at night), a windproof/waterproof tent, cooking gear, and hand and toe warmers. You can shop for food and a cooler once you arrive.

 


Winter:


Long, warm parka


Fleece-lined leggings/thermals


Wool sweaters


Thermal wool socks, enough to wear for the entire trip


Wool hat and gloves (extra set in case the first set gets wet)


Cleats for walking on ice (cleats like Yaktrax attach easily to your boots)

 

Have more questions about packing for your trip to Iceland? Here is a list of local Iceland Travel Experts who can help you or you can message me any questions you have.

 

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