Travel is a delight. Holidays in foreign countries provide everyone with new experiences, and it is always good to go well prepared. If you are planning a beach holiday in the middle of summer, your packing is likely to be minimal. Everything will be casual with beachwear for days and nothing too formal for night time. In contrast, if you are taking a trip to Iceland whatever the season you will need to plan more thoroughly.
A brief look into how to pack for a trip to Iceland
Visitors to Iceland will expect to see and experience a landscape of contrasts. While there may be the opportunity to swim during the holiday, your suitcase will need a far more varied wardrobe. Certainly, comfortable footwear is essential.
Iceland offers tremendous opportunity to walk in stunning surroundings with differing terrain. Having hiking boots for both comfort and protection is important. You will not be walking on pavements when outside of Reykjavik
There are traditional hiking trails to enjoy but also walks to waterfalls, inside caves and even craters.
Waterproof and warm
The climate of many islands is unpredictable. If you intend on spending much of your time out in the natural landscape on your trip to Iceland, some waterproof clothing will be useful. It tends to be lightweight and easy to carry around in a rucksack.
Likewise, temperatures vary, especially as the day progresses into the evening. Winter jacket, warm jumpers, gloves and a woollen hat will be needed. They certainly will be required at any time other than the height of summer on a trip to Iceland.
Remember, the Icelandic weather tends to change every 5 minutes.
Most travellers going on a trip to Iceland will plan well in advance. There are tours to introduce holidaymakers to the Island of course with time in the following days to explore places in more detail.
It would be a shame not to be suitably equipped for any of the possibilities which will include being in remote parts of the island away from the populated areas. It does not quite mean that survival gear will be necessary. Most importantly, bring a quality winter jacket and waterproof trousers!
Experienced people who regularly enjoy an active outdoor life will be well aware of what to pack for their trip to Iceland. Those new to the experience may forget a thing or two first time around.
Perhaps you have friends who have previously taken a trip to Iceland? If they have been your inspiration to visit, they will surely help you.
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