Pack for Iceland in the Summer

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

1. Prada Timeless Sunglasses / 2. Aesop SPF Moisturizer / 3. Everlane Chunky Wool Beanie / 4. Spiewak Aviation Eskimo Parka / 5. Swimsuit / 6. Cuyana Scoop White Tee / 7. Cuyana V-Neck Tee / 8. Heidi Merrick Drake Tee / 9. J.Crew Chambray Shirt / 10. Waffle Sweater (similar at Aritzia) / 11. Cuyana Classic Alpaca Cape (doubles as oversize scarf!) / 12. K-Way Windbreaker Jacket / 13. Long Sleeve Black Dress / 14. R13 Dark Denim / 15. VS Sport Highrise Knockout Tight / 16. Waterproof Hiking Pants / 17. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack / 18. Ugg Cecile Waterproof Boots / 19. Nike Free RN Athletic Shoes / 20. Havianas Slim Flip Flops (optional)

Our big Summer trip this year is to Iceland, so I thought I’d take this Travel Light post to share my packing list. I packed everything on this list for our trip, plus a few extras like quick-dry travel towels, lightweight gloves, and snacks.

During this trip my favorites have definitely been the Ugg Cecile Waterproof Boots, and the Spiewak Aviation Eskimo Parka. The boots have been warm and kept my feet dry through all weather conditions, and the parka has been warm enough with cold and windy conditions as well as when hiking (unzipped).

Travel Lighter
Ditch the flip flops and sneakers and bring a pair of street shoes if you’ll be in town more often. You don’t need hiking boots there and in town people dress much more fashionable. If I left anything at home on this trip it would be the flip flops, and the windbreaker. It’s been cool enough that I haven’t used the windbreaker and the flip flops were near useless at the nature baths.

The Outfits:

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

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Have you been to Iceland in the Summer? What were your must-haves for the trip?

23 thoughts on “Pack for Iceland in the Summer

  1. New reader here! I’ve been loving your blog, and I’m finding the travel light series especially inspiring. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks, Ellen! I hope you read my notes on it! I feel like I’d switch a couple of things out like the flip flops/athletic shoes. I’ve barely worn them and they are space hogs. Have a great time on your trip!

  2. Hi Jessica- I’m ready to Iceland in about a month and was wondering how warm of a jacket you’d recommend?

    Love this series! It’s one of my favorites when planning a trip.

  3. Love the post! I tried to click on the swimsuit link but it says the webpage is invalid. Where is it from?

  4. Love the pieces you picked for your summer trip. Can you please do another post (or just a list of links) for pieces you’d pack for Iceland in the winter? Thanks in advance!

  5. Hi Jessica,
    Going to Iceland in June and found this post from 2016.
    Did you use the waterproof hiking pants much and did they fit true to size?

  6. Hello, I’m packing for a trip to Iceland in the Spring and I was wondering- do you feel like a big jacket and weatherproof boots are necessary? Or would I be okay with a packable puffer and normal boots? Thank you!

    1. I felt like in some areas a big jacket was necessary in the Summer. If you layer up right you should be ok. Boots will depend on where you are going and how much it is raining.

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