Reykjavík Region What to Pack

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Reykjavík Region What to Pack

  • Swimming costume or miss out!

    Thermals and some good walking boots or snow boots when you visit Gullfoss waterfall. No hiking but the path up to the viewing point can be icey Anti shake camera for when your freezing and trying takes pictures Swimming costume for the blue lagoon, alternatively you can hire one there but much nicer to have your own.

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  • Leather hiking boots for lava fields

    Running shoes are no good on rough and sharp lava. Only leather hiking boots will do. Not necessarily heavy-duty stuff, but certainly with ankle support and a fairly stiff outer sole.

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  • Photo: bring more film!

    Bring about twice as much film or digital photo storage capacity as you would expect. Iceland is a very photogenic country.Bringing a super wide-angle lens gives sense, too, and a sharp telephoto lens for bird and landscape shots.

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  • Wine, beer and liquor

    Alcohol is very expensive in Iceland due to the heavy taxation of it. Be sure to bring some with you or buy it in the duty free store in the airport. For example a cheap bottle of wine in the state owned liqueur store will be about 1000krona (about 14$). One can of beer is about 3$ and a liter of Bombay gin is about 5000krona (about 90$). Note...

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  • Plenty of Money!!!

    A small rucksack is a good idea for putting all your daily needs into on excursions. A windcheater for this time of year, along with walking shoes. Layers of clothing are your best bet, as the temperature ranges from very cold to very warm, enough for just a t-shirt at times. It can be rather drizzley.

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  • Packing List

    Be prepared for all kinds of weather, depending on what time of year you travel. But remember that you can expect four types of different weather during a day. Don't know if it's due to global warming, but in the last couple of years the rain doesn't always come at you sideways so now you can take an umbrella out without it becoming a danger to...

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  • Warm clothes, Windstoppers:)

    It is easy to notice tourists in Reykjavik streets. They were goretex etc high-tech clothes, when Reyjavik residents dress trendy in jeans and high heels, no matter is it raining small men or snow. But the wind might make the better very bad, so if you want to enjoy nature and being outside, take wind resistan clothes with you. Don't wait to buy...

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  • Winter Travel

    The weather isn't as cold as some continental locations (like my own city of Minneapolis) but there is a persistant breeze and is quite changable so pack some layers of clothing and a weatherproof coat along with a cap or muffs for the ears...

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  • Packing List

    Clothes for all seasons. One can experience the 4 seasons well within 1 day! Lots of layers & a good windbreaker. Lots of opportunities for photography. So, bring enough films & batteries. Wide angle & zoom lens are essential. Digital camera as well. Iceland is ultra-expensive. So, lots of cash & credit cards! How expensive? Ok, a hamburger at...

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  • Layer

    It's probably best to layer as weather conditions can change rapidly. A light jacket & raincoat are recommended. We lucked out and had a lot of warm sunny weather. Temps were mostly in the 60's F/ 16 C. Those temps might be a little cool for some of us but to Icelanders it's considered very warm. Many of the local residents were wearing shorts...

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  • Pack warm but not too warm

    Be sure to pack for all kinds of weather (with the exception of very warm weather).Shorts will not be needed but a short sleeve shirt can come in handy in the summer. Be sure to bring a wind jacket, water proof (water resistant) jacket, and something warm.Gloves and hat can come in handy. Umbrellas on the other hand...they're of no use! Iceland...

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  • Unpredictable weather

    Be sure to pack warm clothes and waterproof clothes. If you wish to pack light, I would suggest the clothing you buy at stores like Eastern Mountain Sports or Pattagonia (if you can afford them). These are usually quite warm and they make many waterproof or water resistant materials. You won't regret having at least one outfit like...

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  • Packing List

    Iceland is cold in every season but not very cold.- 1°c in Winter, +11°c in Summer. The sea has a regulation role. You must have warm clothes.It often rains but for a short time because the wind takes away the clouds. Think to bring a rainwear or do as the natives who have no protection. The umbrella is a no-sens in a windy country. I do not...

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    The weather in Reykjavík is wet and even in summer it can be cool. So be prepared. Bring plenty of photo films. They are expensive and you will shoot more than you think. Light is so good in the North. From the top of this modern church (Halgrímskirkja) you have another beautiful view over the city and the Smokey Bay (That is what Reykjavík...

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    Hiking An absolute must, if you're staying in Reykjavik, is strongly scented toiletries - soaps, deodorant, shower gel and shampoo - because the hot water throughout the city has been heated geothermally, and absolutely stinks of bad eggs!

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  • Packing List

    Bring very warm clothes! Also try to bring clothes that can be layered too, as the weather changes VERY quickly!It can be cloudy,windy and snowing/raining and then be sunny in a very short amount of time! Although it can be rainy, an umbrella may not help you much,since it is so windy! It is a good idea to bring most of your toiletries from...

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  • Packing List

    Reykjavik is often very wet and chilly. Always prepare yourself for rain. So bring a rainproof/windproof coat for all seasons. An umbrella is sometimes useful, but I would not count on it for shelter from the rain in windy conditions. Bring along some woolen clothes; a sweater, a cardigan or woolen cap and scarf. Sturdy walking shoes are a...

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