Reykjavík What to Pack

  • Okay, so that's Greenland, but it's cold here too!
    Okay, so that's Greenland, but it's cold...
    by acemj
  • Miss M Dresses for the Weather
    Miss M Dresses for the Weather
    by peach93
  • Liz braving the cold sea winds
    Liz braving the cold sea winds
    by seamandrew

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    Warm clothes!!!

    by acemj Updated May 6, 2007

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    Okay, so that's Greenland, but it's cold here too!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget to bring warm clothes any time of the year here. Layering is the best way to go, but you don't want to be stuck buying your clothes here as the prices are extremely high.

    Also, if you're planning on going out at night, I'd bring some nice clothes since the locals tend to dress up for the nightspots.

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  • It's Cold!

    by peach93 Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    Miss M Dresses for the Weather

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Iceland is really close to the Arctic Cirlce,and although Reyjavik is in the southern part of the country it really doesn't get very warm there even in the summertime. We were there in early August and the temperature was in the high 40's and low 50's F most of the time with very little sun. It rained and was overcast most of the time. It was common to find locals walking around wearing heavy coats and hats and babies all had blankets and hats in their stollers. If you go be sure to bring lots of layers as well as waterproof clothing and shoes.

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    Don't forget to pack....

    by sue_stone Updated Jun 8, 2005

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    Blue Lagoon - bring your camera!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Warm clothes - even in summer it is not "hot".

    * Wet weather gear - or at least a water resistant jacket - it will keep the spray of waterfalls off you!

    * Comfy shoes for all that walking you will do.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * I tried to buy some Cold & Flu tablets in Reykjavik....apparently they don't exist there, so stock up before you go (never know what you might catch on the plane).

    Photo Equipment: * You will take many more photos than you predict - don't skimp on the films/flash cards/batteries.

    Miscellaneous: * In summer the sun doesn't really set, so you may need your eye-mask for sleeping.

    * Iceland is an expensive country - make sure there is plenty of room on your credit card - you can use it everywhere!

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Arts and Culture
    • Family Travel

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    Pack warm but not too warm

    by seamandrew Written Feb 27, 2004

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    Liz braving the cold sea winds

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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 is too windy, espcially in when it's raining.

    Photo Equipment: You should definitely bring every type of lens you have. Many things are beautiful in Iceland, but many are viewable only from a distance. It would take too long to get a close up view of certain things. You'll appreciate the telephoto and wide angle lenses. Polarizing lenses come in handy on ships.

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