Pack for Iceland in the Winter

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Iceland. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

1. Cuyana Warm Cashmere Scarf * / 2. Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Gloves * / 3. Madeleine Thompson Waffle-Knit Beanie / 4. Sockwell Wool-Blend Compression Socks / 5. Fella Mad Max Paneled Swimsuit / 6. Cuyana Scoop Tee in Gray * / 7. Acne Studios White Cotton Tee * / 8. Black Long Sleeve Tee * / 9. Wool-Cashmere Crewneck Sweater * / 10. Baby Alpaca Oversized Turtleneck Sweater * / 11. Wool-Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater * / 12. Spiewak Aviation Eskimo Parka (with recycled down!) / 13. Mover Merino Wool Leggings / 14. Moncler Fleece-Lined Twill Leggings (Similar by J.Crew, Fleece Lined Leggings) / 15. Frame Le High Skinny Jeans / 16. Waterproof Hiking Pants / 17. Tumi 19 Degree International Carry On / 18. Herschel Supply Co. Packable Backpack / 19. Nike Free RN / 20. Ugg Cecile Waterproof Boots (similar by Sorel)

Ahh, Iceland! I don’t think I know someone who isn’t going to Iceland this year (ha!), so having been there before I thought I would share a packing list for a Winter trip to Iceland. Although Spring is officially here in California, it is still very cold and wet in Iceland. The temperatures average just above freezing, but my main concern for this packing list is moisture and wind. This packing list is very similar to my packing list for Summer in Iceland, with the exception that the layers are much warmer.

We spent last Summer driving around Iceland’s Ring Road, and most of our activities were outdoors. I think a Winter trip would warrant some glacier exploration, hunting for the Northern Lights, and more time at the Blue Lagoon.

SPIEWAK
Aviation Eskimo Parka
A warm and waterproof jacket will be essential during the Winter in Iceland. I wore this one during the Summer and was too warm, especially when layered. I think it’s safe to assume that it should be perfect for Winter. I have a size small and it’s a little snug when I wear it with a sweater.
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Cecile Waterproof Boot
I basically lived in these boots during my trip to Iceland. Not only are they waterproof, they are lined as well so your feet stay nice and cozy. We did quite a bit of hiking in them and they performed well. I wore my other shoes while in the city and for travel.
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Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on. Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Day 1 Travel to Iceland.
Day 2 Visit The Blue Lagoon.

Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on. Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Day 3 Go on an adventure, wear all the things.
Day 4 Explore downtown Reykjavik.

Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on. Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Day 5 See the Golden Circle.
Day 6 Visit the Blue Lagoon again. It’s worth a second trip.

Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on. Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Day 7 More adventures!
Day 8 Light exploring.

Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on. Outfit for Winter in Iceland | Travel Light - Pack for Iceland in the Winter. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Day 9 More city time!
Day 10 Travel home. Boo.

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Iceland. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Some dreamy inspiration:

2016 Travel Wishlist, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Southern Iceland Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, just off of Ring Road in Iceland. See the whole guide here!

2016 Travel Wishlist, Iceland

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Have you been Iceland in the Winter? What did you pack for your trip?

6 thoughts on “Pack for Iceland in the Winter

  1. Your pictures are stunning!! I’m one of those people talking about visiting Iceland but it probably won’t happen until next year. Your posts will be very helpful for when I finally do go.

  2. Great outfit selections! All the clothing looks so trendy but warm for winter in Iceland. I love to go there someday to see the northern lights that I heard so much about.

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