Packing List: Iceland in the Fall

 busyXploring | Iceland Packing List

If you're here, I am guessing you have a trip to Iceland planned! You are in for a real treat - Iceland's beauty is indescribable. The packing list below was created to diminish some of the pre-packing stress and to keep your bags light! 

Location: Iceland
Month: September/October
Weather: Rainy/Windy/Cloudy/Sunny, 50-60 degrees
Trip Style: Road-trip, Backpacking

Advice: Pack layers. Don't worry about fashion. Pack for comfort and warmth. Ditch the makeup and fancy hair - you'll be too busy exploring to care about it! Iceland is typically windy and wet, so an umbrella doesn't make much sense. Be sure to pack waterproof shoes and outerwear.

  • Toiletries:
    • Eyes: Glasses, Contacts, Contact Solution/Case, Extra Contacts, Eye Drops, Sunglasses
    • Hair: Shampoo, Conditioner, Brush/Comb, Hair Ties
    • Body: Soap, Lotion, Razor, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Lightweight/Fast-drying towel
    • Miscellaneous: Vitamins, Medications, Motion sickness medicine
  • Clothing:
    • Bottoms: Quick dry pants, Long underwear/thermal, Jeans, Leggings, Sweatpants, Pajamas
    • Tops (think 'layers'): Long sleeve shirt, Tees, Hoodie/Sweatshirt, Sweater
    • Outerwear: Warm Vest, Waterproof Jacket with hood (warm), Scarf, Hat, Gloves, Ear band
    • Undergarments: Bra, Underwear, Bathing Suit, Socks (warm), Boot Liners
    • Shoes: Waterproof and comfortable shoes (rain boots, hiking boots, etc.), Comfortable sneakers
  • Necessities:
    • Passport and passport copies
    • Drivers license
    • Health insurance card
    • Copy of flights and car rental reservation
    • Money: US cash, Credit Cards
      • Reminder: Check into international exchange fees on your credit cards. Set up travel notification for you bank account(s) and credit card(s). 
    • Phone: Cell Phone, Phone charger, Portable charger
      • Reminder: Check with your phone plan to add international plans. Most places have wi-fi; however, if you need to use your phone for navigation, it will need data.
    • Electronics: Headphones, Selfie stick, Small tripod, Camera, Memory cards, Camera batteries/charger, Power adapter
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Notebook and Pen
    • Small backpack (preferably waterproof) and/or a dry bag if you are hiking or exploring outdoors, as the weather changes quickly.

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