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Packing List For Iceland During the Summer


When packing for your summer trip to Iceland remember that summer does not always mean hot. Warm summer days in Iceland normally reach a high of just 15ºC. Beyond your normal travel clothing, there are many items that you can easily forget you will need in Iceland.

If you plan on camping in Iceland we recommend renting the equipment there, especially if you are traveling with a low cost airline and baggage sizes are limited. We recommend renting from Iceland Camping Equipment as they offer high quality gear perfect for every adventure.


We have created the ultimate 21 item packing list to make sure your adventure to Iceland this summer is the best it can be!

  1. A pair of hiking shoes
  2. Flip flops for the shower
  3. Swimwear for the hot springs
  4. Thermal t-shirts and thermal underwear for glacier hikes or ice caving
  5. Waterproof jacket or poncho
  6. Sweaters: bring layers
  7. Scarf
  8. Waterproof gloves
  9. Hat
  10. Waterproof pants for rainy days and waterfall hikes
  11. Sleeping mask as the days never do get truly dark
  12. Lip Balm
  13. Shirts
  14. Quick dry towels
  15. Power plug adapter if not coming from Europe
  16. Power strip
  17. Roadtrip Playlist
  18. More socks than you think you will need as there are many hikes were your shoes can easily get wet
  19. Camera with extra SD cards and batteries
  20. Telephoto lens
  21. Sweatpants for the chilly nights
  22. A great backpack! Read this awesome post about finding the best backpack for travel.

If you think we are missing something from our packing list or if there is anything you do not leave home without, please let us know in the comments below.

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Kanika Bakshi

Thursday 20th of June 2019

Thanks for this such valuable information many time people really don't know that what to pick up actually. This packing list will really help for those who want to go to Iceland for a trip. Really such a nice article by you and now would like to know more.

Stella Gough

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

I really loved this post. Thanks for sharing it...Seems Like it was well worth it...

Travel To Blank

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Thank you!


Friday 28th of July 2017

This is so helpful! Heading to Iceland in October, so definitely bookmarking this. Thank you for sharing =)

Travel To Blank

Friday 28th of July 2017

Thank you! We hope you enjoy your trip to Iceland!


Friday 28th of July 2017

Thank you so much for this list! I didn't even think to rent! I'll definitely save this for my boyfriend and I's upcoming Iceland trip :) Thank you!!

Travel To Blank

Friday 28th of July 2017

Thank you! It saves so much space and weight in your luggage by renting the camping equipment in Iceland.