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.

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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 😉

Sunglasses

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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.

Swimsuit

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:

Power Adapter

Backpack

Layers of clothes

Boots

Extra pairs of warm socks

HAIR CONDITIONER (Especially if you’re going to the Blue Lagoon!)

 

Hi, I’m Chelse! I am a Digital Nomad obsessed with traveling the world and seeking adventure beyond the 9-5 office life. When I turned 25 I decided that I was going to stop making excuses and do what I’ve always dreamed. I went from having 0 stamps in my passport to 7 countries in 7 months. I encourage anyone who wants to live a Digital Nomad lifestyle to just buy the ticket first, and figure out the rest later!
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Hi, I'm Chelse! I am a Digital Nomad obsessed with traveling the world and seeking adventure beyond the 9-5 office life. When I turned 25 I decided that I was going to stop making excuses and do what I've always dreamed. I went from having 0 stamps in my passport to 7 countries in 7 months. I encourage anyone who wants to live a Digital Nomad lifestyle to just buy the ticket first, and figure out the rest later!

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