Pack for Iceland in the Winter

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

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.

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