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What to pack for a trip to Iceland

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been counting down the days to your trip to Iceland for months. I began packing weeks before, as I knew it was a trip where I’d need some more alternative items. Here is a definitive list of what to pack for a trip to Iceland to make sure you don’t forget those all-important essentials.

I flew out to Iceland last month for four days of exploring the region (mostly West and South Iceland), and within the trip we planned in a trip to the Blue Lagoon, a road trip of the south, Whale Watching and much more. Read all my posts from Iceland here.

Top 10 Essentials 

1. Fat Face Yellow Raincoat – BUY HERE

2. Sweaty Betty Drift Long Sleeve Ski Thermals (base-layer) – I’d recommend in investing in a good base layer from somewhere such as Sweaty Betty, as it’ll make a huge difference! – BUY HERE

3. Boden ‘Jump In’ Swimsuit – BUY HERE

4. Fleece/jumpers for going on top of base layers (mid-layer) – I picked up a load from Go Outdoors, Primark and Fat Face.

5. Thermal Socks – I would recommend bringing one per day as they get hot and sweaty and again, I’d invest in a good brand! – BUY HERE

6. ASOS Black Dungarees – An essential comfy item which is great for road tripping and means the whole outfit is sorted!

7. New Look Hat and scarf – essential for staying warm alongside all of your other gear PS. It gets ready bloody windy here!

8. Mini Kanken Backpack – Essential to keep your ski pass, piste map, mobile phone, camera, water bottle, sun cream etc. – BUY HERE

9. M&S Brown Boots – Despite going in April it was still really cold, and there was snow and ice in places.

10. Other clothing – Make sure you bring a range of clothes for both when out and about and at the hotel after a busy day. I opted for an array of items, including jumpers, Breton tees, black jeans, a couple of dresses and a denim jacket. Keep it casual!

FULL PACKING LIST

HAND LUGGAGE

  • Passports – And check them before leaving the house!
  • Travel documents – including airline e-tickets, car hire information, airport parking vouchers, directions for getting to the resort and accommodation if self-driving.
  • Insurance documents
  • Currency and bank cards – don’t do what we did and wait until the airport!
  • Snacks for the journey – your journey to your ski resort can be long and tiring, especially if you have been up since the early hours of the morning. Take some food!
  • Magazines or book – for the flight and in the car
  • Camera – keep it in your hand luggage to keep it safe

HOLD LUGGAGE

  • Fat Face Yellow Raincoat – The perfect coat for a trip to Iceland, colourful and practical!
  • Sweaty Betty Drift Long Sleeve Ski Thermals (base-layer) – I’d recommend in investing in a good base layer from somewhere such as Sweaty Betty, as it’ll make a huge difference!
  • Boden ‘Jump In’ Swimsuit – This was perfect for the Blue Lagoon and our hotel hot tubs!
  • Fleece/jumpers for going on top of base layers (mid-layer) – I picked up a load from Go Outdoors, Primark and Fat Face.
  • Thermal Socks – I would recommend bringing one per day as they get hot and sweaty and again, I’d invest in a good brand!
  • ASOS Black Dungarees – An essential comfy item which is great for road tripping and means the whole outfit is sorted!
  • New Look Hat and scarf – essential for staying warm alongside all of your other gear PS. It gets ready bloody windy here!
  • Mini Kanken Backpack – Essential to keep your ski pass, piste map, mobile phone, camera, water bottle, sun cream etc.
  • M&S Brown Boots – Despite going in April it was still really cold, and there was snow and ice in places.
  • Sun cream and lip block is essential – The sun is very strong as it bounces off the snow/ice so a high factor is recommended.
  • Sunglasses – when you stop for breaks and are not wearing your goggles, sunglasses are great to help protect your eyes from the brightness of the sun reflecting off the snow.
  • Toiletries – try and avoid buying items like this in resort as prices can be very expensive.
  • Snow or outdoor boots – Make sure you bring some walking or hiking boots with you, with a big tread to avoid slipping over in the snow/ice when you are walking around.
  • Slippers – These are particularly useful in a hotel where you walk around in the public areas a lot.
  • Pants, socks, bra etc etc. you get it…

What do you think to this list? Have I missed anything off? Let me know in the comments!