Reykjavík What to Pack

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    Don't forget to pack....

    by sue_stone Updated Jun 8, 2005

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    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!

    Blue Lagoon - bring your camera!
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    Pack warm but not too warm

    by seamandrew Written Feb 27, 2004

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    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.

    Liz braving the cold sea winds

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  • It's Cold!

    by peach93 Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    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.

    Miss M Dresses for the Weather

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    Warm clothes!!!

    by acemj Updated May 6, 2007

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    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.

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

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    Comprehensive Guide to Events

    by kaloz Written Feb 14, 2015

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    Miscellaneous: Planning your trip to Iceland? Get all the happenings with the interactive calendar at the web site. Stop by Laugavegur 4 for free coffee and the monthly guidebook. The helpful staff can answer your questions, even if you are looking for something off the wall, like when I wanted to know if the Christmas Goat was up at the Ikea. Did I mention the free kaffi?

    Laugavegur 4
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    Swimwear is a must

    by kaloz Written Feb 14, 2015

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Icelanders love the hot water, so be ready to get wet, and I am not talking about the hotel pool. I am talking thermal beaches and outdoor public pools, or even the Blue Lagoon. Grab a towel from your hotel and go soak with the locals. Some pools will rent towels and sell suits in case you forget. The Blue Lagoon even rents bathing suits (yuck!!)

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    64 degrees North

    by kaloz Written Feb 14, 2015

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Reykjavík is the northernmost capitol city at 64 degrees North. With heat being almost free, Icelanders keep the indoors very warm, but if you go out for long periods of time, you may wish to bundle up, even in the summer. If you do not pack enough layers, stop in at a red cross (thrift shop) for extra clothing at an affordable rate. Be sure to donate any clothes that you do not wish to pack on your way out of the country. Airlines charge now for extra luggage.

    Aelish at Gullfoss
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