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What to Pack for a Trip to Iceland

Svartifoss Cascade, Iceland

 

If you are planning a trip to Iceland in the near future, you may be a little confused as to what to pack. This isn’t like traveling to Cuba where you know to bring shorts and tacky tourist shirts wherever you go. Iceland has a climate all its own. Here are some simple suggestions for your suitcase so you can figure out what to pack for a trip to Iceland.

Layers of Clothing

The western part of the country is where most people stay for vacation, and it is significantly warmer than the eastern half. If you are planning on taking a tour of the whole country, you will need to prepare for the climate changes. Bring a lot of jackets, pants, and long sleeve shirts to bundle up when you start to explore.

A Swimsuit

A swimsuit? In Iceland? Yes, you read that correctly. Even though most of the water is too cold to swim in, there are geothermal pools throughout the country that are heated by the earth. These are plenty warm to swim in, and they actually contain water that heals the skin. You could take a dip for health reasons, or you could just enjoy some time with your family. Either way, you need to remember to bring the bikini with you.

A Camera

The scenery in Iceland is absolutely stunning, so you may want to bring a camera to take pictures. You could always buy a disposable one when you get there, but that wouldn’t allow you to email pictures to your friends while you’re still in the country. You could make a whole photo album online commemorating your time here, and then you could look back on it later on for memories. All it takes is a decent camera to capture it all.

Good Walking Shoes

Much of Reykjavik is within walking distance to the large hotels you might be staying in. Thus it is logical to assume that you will be walking for at least part of your time in the country. Bring a good pair of sneakers that you don’t mind getting dirty, just in case it rains while you are there. All of this will help you set foot on a journey unlike any other.

Before you make a trip to Iceland, make sure you have the right items in your suitcase. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be for you to marvel in the wonders this country has to offer.

 

About the Author: Brooklyn Moseby is a travel agent that specializes in trips form America to Iceland. She sends all of her clients to Iceland Air Hotels to ensure that they have the best time possible in the country.

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