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Trip to Iceland - see what to pack!

Guide:

Here... an umbrella won't be useful. 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!

Travel Information

Cel Travel destination Leisure and hiking
Duration 13 days
Transport Transport Plane
Nocleg Accommodation Hostel and tent
Baga┼╝ Luggage Backpack 45-55l

 

Changeable weather, wind and rain - this is not the place for a suitcase. Here we'll tell you how to pack a backpack so you don't have to worry about luggage and enjoy the beauty of Iceland. We have prepared this list for an exemplary journey - Reykjavik -> Selfoss -> Höfn -> Seyðisfjörður -> Akureyri -> Reykjavik.

LIST OF THINGS TO PACK

Luggage (if you 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 you don't know if you can take more luggage - don't take it.

DOCUMENTS

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

FOOD

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

Packing with MyLuggage

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

  • Technical underwear x3
  • Technical socks x3
  • Underwear x2
  • Socks x2
  • Swimsuit
  • Sweatpants (for travel + as pyjamas 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

FOOTWEAR

  • Flip flops
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Trekking shoes

TOILET BAG:

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

FIRST AID KIT

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

ACCESSORIES

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

CAMPING

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

FOR PHOTOGRAPHER

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

Packing with MyLuggage App

Guide - trip to Iceland

Weather

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
  • backpack cover.

People and safety

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.

Packing

Make your trip stress-free by folding clothes in the right way. Take fewer things so hiking will be easier. Learn more about packing hacks in our article: 10 tips to pack a suitcase

Hitchhiking

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.

Entertainment

It's and 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 alcohol at the airport, because flying to Iceland we will not pay customs duties or other taxes that occur, for example, between European Union countries.