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An umbrella will not be useful here. Changing weather will give you a hard time. Icelanders do not carry an umbrella with them, although they are always ready for rain. Check what to pack for a trip to Iceland


Changeable weather, wind and rain - this is not the place for a suitcase. The following entry will tell you how to pack a backpack so as not to worry about luggage and enjoy Icelandic beauty;)

General information

ROUTE: Reykjavik -> Selfoss -> Höfn -> Seyðisfjörður -> Akureyri -> Reykjavik
ACCOMMODATION: Hostel / tent
Goal: Hiking


Ready to pack list

LUGGAGE (if you intend to rent a car you can take more)

For ladies: 45l tourist backpack max 10 kg (without water)
For men: backpack 55l max 14 kg (without water)

If you don't know your options and don't know if you can take more - don't take it. Long routes and walking tours may be too demanding.



  • ID card / passport
  • Payment / credit card (the most popular payment method on the island)
  • Cash (basically unused)


  • All necessary items can be bought on site at the BONUS store chain.
  • Eating in local bars and restaurants is expensive.v

CLOTHES - it's worth investing in breathable clothes, it often rains, blows and the temperature changes quickly

  • Technical underwear x3
  • Technical socks x3
  • Underwear x2
  • Socks x2
  • Swimsuit
  • Sweatpants (for travel + as pajamas for cold nights)
  • Trousers with removable legs (in the summer may be useful)
  • T-shirt x2
  • Breathable t-shirt x2
  • Fleece / sweatshirt
  • Rain jacket
  • Cap
  • gloves
  • Shawl


  • Flip flops
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Trekking shoes



  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush + cover
  • Toothpaste
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Shampoo and shower gel
  • Protective lipstick
  • Wind protection cream
  • Wipes
  • Antibacterial gel



  • Slices
  • Bandage
  • Tweezers
  • Safety-pin
  • Throat remedy
  • Antidiarrheal drug
  • Painkiller
  • Antipyretic
  • Vitamins and drugs supporting immunity



  • Power bank
  • Charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare laces
  • Cup
  • Cutlery
  • Flashlight
  • Book / eBook
  • Backpack cover
  • Pocket knife



  • Tent
  • Mat
  • Lead
  • Whistle
  • Knife
  • Rope (string)
  • Torch
  • Insecticide
  • Mess tin (for cooking on a burner / live fire)



  • The camera
  • Spare battery
  • Memory card
  • Case
  • Tripod


MyLuggage tips


In Iceland, as in the mountains, the weather is very changeable. If you do not want to be considered a typical tourist, do not take an umbrella and it winds up so you will be all wet. Be sure to bring waterproof clothing and accessories: waterproof boots; pants in which you can walk in the rain; good jacket and backpack cover.


Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. People are confident, everyone says good morning. The locals don't even bother locking the door, they don't chase rents, and they're very helpful. Virtually all residents speak English. Apparently, during our stay in Reykjavik, someone had stolen an iPad, and the city bought it back as compensation.


Iceland is one of the most pleasant hitchhiking places. The average waiting time for transport for one person is about 20 minutes. Residents and other tourists are happy to take them in.


Expensive matter. If you plan to have a drink, take the bottle with you. You will pay around 10 EUR for a beer at the bar and around 50 EUR for a bottle of whiskey. It is worth thinking in advance what to pack to Iceland and stock up on % at the airport, because flying to Iceland we will not pay customs duties or other taxes that occur, for example, between European Union countries.