In My Bag, Shopping for Iceland

Summer Road Trip In Iceland, in my bag, what I'm shopping for Iceland.

I’ve been thinking a lot about our trip to Iceland, and what I’ll pack in my bag. I still have a little bit of shopping for Iceland to do, but here are a few items I’ve had on my mind for our trip in a few short weeks. Do you have any other suggestions for me? If so, I’d love to hear them.

Spiewak Aviator Eskimo Parka & Everlane Chunky Wool Beanie
The high during the summer is around 55F, which is pretty far from warm for this California girl. The parka should keep me warm enough so that I don’t need to always wear multiple layers, and the beanie should help when paired with a nice sweater.

Canon G9X Camera & CamDive Waterproof Housing
The potential for coming across water in Iceland is pretty high, whether it’s a big misty waterfall, or a hot spring to relax in. We also have a couple of other trips planned that involve water, so I thought it would be a wise investment to buy a camera that can go underwater.

The Canon G9X can shoot in manual mode, as well as output raw files which was a huge draw for me as a photographer and DSLR owner. The CamDive housing came highly recommended, and with the little bit of testing I’ve done so far, has worked out well.

Onia One Piece Halter Swimsuit
Since there is plenty of water in Iceland, we’re really looking forward to a dip in the blue lagoon or any other natural springs in the area.

Nike Free Running Shoe
I have one pair of athletic shoes, and since I’ve taken up running every day again mine seem to be wearing quickly. Not only are these stylish, they’re also light. Perfect for travel!

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16 thoughts on “In My Bag, Shopping for Iceland

  1. Your post came at the perfect time as I’m currently prepping to head to Iceland in about a month as well! One thing I can’t decide on: to get waterproof pants or not. The only other options would be mostly jeans and other similar trousers. Hmmm. And yeah – I definitely bought my plane ticket before I knew how cool it would be there during the summer… I assumed it’d be similar to an Alaskan summer… but nope.

    1. Ahh, yes! I think I am taking black leggings (will hopefully dry quick) and a pair of jeans. My husband bought waterproof pants. I’ve heard that once you’re walking around and exploring it doesn’t feel as cold.

    1. So far I’m loving it. It’s obviously not a substitute for a full SLR because the range is not broad enough, but I’m using it in underwater housing and I feel a lot better about putting it in the water instead of my 5DMKIII. It does shoot RAW photos and you can shoot in full manual mode. If you are not as picky about your photos or don’t shoot in manual most of the time then it won’t be as big of a deal.

    1. Ahhh, those are cute. I’ve considered my ankle rain booties. Do you think those would work? If I pair them with thicker socks maybe? I just really don’t see me using duck boots in California after our trip.

  2. Iceland is the best! However, I know you want to avoid many light layers but that’s exactly what you should pack. The weather changes so rapidly that in the morning you may be chilly and wearing a a sweater, another sweater and a coat and by afternoon you’ll be in a tee shirt and one of the sweaters unbuttoned. A rain coat with a padded insert you can remove is what I would recommend.
    Have a wonderful time!

    1. Hi Kallie! Thanks for the insight. I really just want to avoid packing a lot of bulky sweaters but lighter layers are ok. I’m bringing a windbreaker to go over my outfit if my parka is too warm and I picked up some waterproof lined tights and a pair of waterproof “duck” boots.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this! I’m leaving a few weeks after you and would love to get your whole packing list in case you haven’t done your official post before I leave!

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