From mesmerizing waterfalls to vast cliffs, mars-like landscapes, and insane turquoise lagoons, Iceland has it ALL when it comes to nature trips. Our April trip had a little bit of everything — wind, rain, hail, sunshine, so when it comes the packing for Iceland, the best piece of advice I can give is to prepare for all the elements. I’d definitely shy on the comfort/function side of things to be ready to brave the outdoors. As soon as you get here and experience the beauty for yourself, I promise you’ll be thankful you’re comfortable, waterproof, and dressed for all that Iceland has to offer. For 4 days, 3 nights — here’s my full Iceland Packing List!
We all brought jeans and sweaters for dinner each night, and this ended up being unnecessary. With the exception of the first night in Reykjavik — we ended up getting to our hotels each night at around 8pm and went straight from checking in, to dinner, to showering, then bed. As a whole, Iceland is pretty casual. There were very cool people dressed up in Reykjavik (think maxi dresses and boots) and people more put together at dinner in FossHotel Glacier Lagoon’s main restaurant, but it’s totally up to you, anything kind of goes, and for a road trip with minimal time in hotels, it’s not fully necessary to bring additional outfits for each night! We kept our packing list very, “roadtrip – waterfall adventure” themed and were absolutely fine! Very comfortable, prepped for the elements, and truly had the most incredible time!
PLACES I SHOPPED FOR ICELAND
LULULEMON — Great leggings, poncho/rain jackets/gloves, backpack
BARBOUR — Great Durable Raincoats
J CREW – Where I got my puffer coat that I’ve had for years
SWEATY BETTY — Great Workout Tops | Hats | Accessories
BRANDI MELVILLE — Great place for inexpensive base layers — White T shirts, thermal tops, zip up waffle thermal pullovers
FREE PEOPLE MOVEMENT — Hiking shoes, pullovers, comfy but cute pieces
CUYANA – Where I got my go-to travel cases
EBERJEY — My favorite brand for cosy pajamas and sweat sets
AMAZON – If you don’t want to spend a ton, the best place to find hiking boots, ponchos, anything & everything