As many of you know, we took an adventure to Iceland during the beginning of February. For my first post in this travel series, I wanted to share the main outfits I packed during our stay. I feel like much of what I’m about to say will probably only apply to you if you’re visiting during the winter months. February had about 6 hours of daylight, and temperatures hovered between 35 – 45 degrees (Fahrenheit). I’m from Boston and honestly, it was warmer in Iceland than it was back in the US so, the weather didn’t really phase me.
As for my key list of ‘must have’s’ for the trip, I recommend:
+ Handful of comfy sweaters (I packed 3 and wore all 3 at one point)
+ Under Armor pants (or similar) that can withstand the cold/wind/rain (I wore a pair of thermal pants under my jeans the day we road tripped to Vik, highly recommend it!)
+ LL Bean boots (or similar) you will 100% need a pair of waterproof boots that can trek through the terrain of Iceland
+ Warm puffy jacket – North Face, Canada Goose, Patagonia, you know your favorite. Be sure to bring a water/windproof jacket to keep you warm and safe from the wind. Our last day in Reykjavik had 75+ mph gusts, you’ll want to protect yourself from the elements that can change at any given moment. Within a 2 hour drive I saw: hail, blinding snowstorms, rainbows, sun, rain, and plenty of wind – weather is a thing.
+ Mittens, hat, scarf – mostly common sense but, don’t forget them! Bring a backup pair of gloves if you have room!
+ Camelbak water backpacks are perfect when you go on a roadtrip – don’t spend your money on bottled water in the city, definitely bring your own waterbottle/camelbak. Some people hate the smell of the sulfur water but, I found it to be quite good… maybe I’m just a weirdo.
+ Hairties; ladies! The best advice I can give anyone with long hair – wear a long braid. The wind is brutal and you’ll want your hair pulled back, trust me on this!