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Iceland travel tips, tour packages Iceland

  1. By lisa
  2. On Nov 30, 2018
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

Icelandic nature is unspoilt, exotic and mystical with its spouting geysers, active volcanoes, tumbling waterfalls, towering mountains, vast lava plains and magical lakes. Iceland’s fjords, glaciers and highland plains present visitors with some of the most beautiful and enchanting places they will ever see, as well as a rare feeling of utter tranquillity.

 

WHAT TO PACK

Iceland’s weather is as varied as its incredible landscape. Pack smart and stay warm and dry with the quick tips below.

ALL-SEASON ESSENTIALS

Here’s a sample packing list of items you should bring with you regardless of the time of year you’re travelling:

 

* Fleece jacket/lightweight wool sweater
* Rainproof/windproof jacket
* Rain pants
* Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
* Gloves
* Scarves
* Hat (toque/beanie)
* Swimsuit
* Thermal underwear (specifically for highland travel/activities)
* Waterproof hiking boots (specifically for highland travel/activities)
* Warm socks (specifically for winter and highland travel/activities)
* Quick-dry towel (for visiting pools and hot springs; towels are availablefor rent at swimming facilities)

STAY WARM & DRY

Icelandic apparel store 66° North sells a wide selection of outerwear for any weather condition Iceland may throw at you. If you’re feeling cold or wet after arriving in the North Atlantic, we’d recommend paying a visit to their shops on Bankastræti in Reykjavík or at the Kringlan or Smáralind shopping malls.