Airline restrictions. Maximum size and weight of baggage.
Airline restrictions in one place. Check the maximum weight of hand and checked baggage.
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;)
ROUTE: Reykjavik -> Selfoss -> Höfn -> Seyðisfjörður -> Akureyri -> Reykjavik
ACCOMMODATION: Hostel / tent
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.
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.
7 February 2020