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Here is Iceland Packing List For Summer

Weather in Iceland in summer

In Iceland, the weather can change very quickly. One moment you might be hiking with freezing winds and around the corner, you might be sitting in your t-shirt having lunch in the sun near a waterfall. Expect sun, rain, snow and wind, lots of wind.

The summer period in Iceland runs from April to September. In mid-July, the temperature ranges from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius. If you are lucky, you will experience beautiful hot summer days with 20-25 degrees!

Layers of wear in Iceland

Expect to bring all types of clothing, regardless of the season. The most important things to add to your packing list in Iceland are; diapers! Take extra shirts, vests, socks, and underwear.

Having layers is a perfect way to keep warm and as soon as the sun appears, you can take off your big sweater and maybe even end your day by cooling off in your t-shirt at the campsite in Iceland. Such a good feeling! 🙂

Iceland packing list

What should you pack for Iceland in the summer? This list is based on personal experiences from a 12-day trip through Iceland and also depends on the activities you plan to do.

Camping in Iceland

The best way to see Iceland is by camping. Expect to bring more items that will keep you warm or make your trip easier. Camping is well organized in Iceland, with many campsites available with showers and toilets. We recommend that you add these items to your packing list for Iceland.

  • Take food (groceries in Iceland are expensive! We had peanut butter, protein shakes, energy bars, etc.)
  • Wearing diapers during the night
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Eye mask
  • 3 x Extra towels (for the shower)
  • Clothespins
  • Earphone

During the summer in Iceland, it is not dark at night. Grab some clothespins to hang extra towels in front of your car window and get ready for a good night’s sleep.

Photography in Iceland

Iceland is the absolute dream of every photographer, amateur or not. The next corner is even more picturesque than the one you came from. Taking photos in Iceland sometimes has to be done in difficult conditions.

Always carry a handful of cleaning cloths with you in order to clean your lens from fog or mist from the waterfall.

Backpack VS suitcase

Bringing a backpack or a suitcase depends on the type of trip you plan to take. Are you driving in a big car or a motorhome? Bring a suitcase that fits in your car. Or if you plan to hitchhike or rent a small car, just choose a backpack to be flexible with space.

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