Don’t know what to pack for Iceland? After traveling there, these are the items I’m glad I brought and the ones I wish I brought! So what’s in my luggage and what should be in yours if you ever visit the Land of Fire and Ice? Keep readin’
Waterproof iPhone Case
I ordered this universal waterproof case because I know that I will be visiting the Blue Lagoon and hopefully a few glaciers and waterfalls such as the Gullfoss Waterfall. Knowing that I wanted to use my phone to take photos and document my adventures, I knew I needed something to protect my precious phone.
I found this case on Amazon for only $7.99 with free shipping! Whaaat? It has great reviews and comes in many colors. I ordered the pink version, naturally.
In the same notion as keeping everything as waterproof as possible, I had to bring my only waterproof jacket out of storage just for my trip. I live in Charleston, South Carolina where it’s always sunny and the lowest temperatures in the winter reach 40 degrees fahrenheit.
I haven’t worn a winter coat in 3 years, can you believe that? My jacket has the functionality of being a heavy jacket for cold weather, and with the quick zip on the zipper, you can take the heavy lining out. Voila! A lightweight waterproof jacket!
Basically bring anything waterproof and you’re good 😉
Packing sunglasses for a trip to Iceland is smart for a few reasons.
Depending on what time of year you travel to Iceland, the sun can be out at all hours of the day – and night. In the winter, the sun is set really low in the sky which makes driving difficult. If you plan on doing the Golden Circle, sunglasses are a must!
With the reflection of the snow throughout the country, it’s also a great idea to protect your eyes with a pair of shades. And you’ll look cool doing it.
This one of not a joke, I promise. Iceland is filled with natural springs and thermal pools, including the famous Blue Lagoon. I can’t wait to take a dip in the geothermal spas during my trip! Many hotels and Bed and Breakfasts also have hot tubs – it’s a national favorite!
Also don’t forget:
Layers of clothes
Extra pairs of warm socks
HAIR CONDITIONER (Especially if you’re going to the Blue Lagoon!)