Apart from packing pratical and warm clothes for Iceland, here are some essential items that you will want to make sure that you pack for your trip to Iceland.
Re-usable water bottle
Don’t be that tourist who waltzes down to the nearest convenience store and buys bottled water as soon as you are checked in at your accommodation in Reykjavík. Icelandic water is some of the purest water in the world. Drink from the tap in the city and from the rivers in the country side. Make sure you pack a re-usable water bottle and refill when you are on the road.
Light weight, fast drying towel
You will want to go for a dip while in Iceland. Apart from Icelandic drinking water being amazing, Icelandic geothermal waters are also incredible. If you go to Iceland without at least one geothermal dip, you are missing out. Bring a towel in your suit case. You will be grateful if you invest in one of those fast drying, light weight hiking towels. This is by far the best to bring with you on the road.
Proper hiking boots
Icelandic highland areas are a hiker’s paradise! You can go on a lot of great day trips by bus. However, in order to really experience Icelandic nature, you need to go where only your feet can take you. Make sure you pack proper hiking boots that are waterproof.
If you only plan on bus trips you should still make sure to bring more than just sneakers. In order to fully appreciate Icelandic nature you will get a little muddy.
Waterproof smartphone cover
There is a high probability that you will get some rain on your trip to Iceland. Apart from this you will probably want to see waterfalls up close. The spray from the waterfalls is guaranteed to get you phone wet, so you will want to be sure that it is protected. Also, by packing a waterproof smartphone cover, you can take pictures in hot springs without being afraid of dropping your phone into the water.
You will want to take pictures all the time. Make sure you pack a powerbank so you can charge your devices on the road. Also, be sure to bring extra batteries for your camera and/or GoPro. Remember that your devices will loose power even faster if you visit in the winter where it gets pretty cold to be on the road.