top of page

Iceland: Packing List

Updated: Aug 4, 2019

Iceland in the fall can be tricky to pack for. I visited in early October and we had about 10 hours of sunlight. While we were there, the temperature was usually the mid 40's; we only had one day in the 30's with lots of extreme winds/rain, but the rest of the days were actually pretty dry and sunny!

I brought 3 of my bags for this trip. I had my Osprey Tempest 40 to carry my boots, clothing, and accessories. I also brought my Kanken Mini and packed it full with my drone and its accessories. I then place my Kanken Mini inside my Kanken Classic

Packing List


  • Jeans (1-2)

  • Leggings (2)

  • Merino Wool Base Layer Pants (1)

  • Merino Wool Base Layer Long-Sleeve Shirt (2)

  • Merino Wool Socks (2-3)

  • Sweater (2)

  • Parka (1) - You'll need this for those random days where it's raining/snowing/windy, etc.

  • Rain Jacket (1) - Some days were warm enough to just wear my rain jacket with my base layers underneath. It was refreshing to have pictures outside of my giant, puffy parka.

  • One-piece Swimsuit (1)

  • Pajama Shirt (1)

  • Bra (1) + Underwear (3-7)

  • Gloves (1)

  • Scarf (1)

  • Hat (1)

  • Sunglasses + Contact lenses

  • Snow Boots (1) - Waterproof hiking and/or snow boots are ideal for Iceland's unique landscapes and weather; I love my Sorel boots!

  • Sneakers (1) - One pair of casual sneakers is great for walking around the city and going out to the bars at night; I chose to pack my slip-on vans since they're small!


  • Phone

  • In-ear Headphones

  • Camera and/or GoPro

  • Drone + controller

  • Drone Batteries - I de-charge them to 50% and store them in Lipo-safe bags

  • Portable Chargers (2) - Definitely pack a few of these because the car may only have 1 USB port, so you'll need to provide your own way to charge if there are lots of people in the rental car

  • MicroSD Cards - Bring a MicroSD card holder to keep organized

  • Travel Plug Adapter - If you're from the US you'll want to buy a few of these on Amazon so you can use the outlets there!


  • Hairbrush

  • Makeup

  • Makeup Remover Wipes

  • Sleep Mask - necessary for those overnight flights there

  • Water Bottle - the water in Iceland is so pure, even from the sinks, so you'll need this for your long days out traveling!

  • Ibuprofen

  • Detoxy+ supplements - These are great for digestion, so you can prevent bloating during your trip


Hi! I'm Jackie and my dog is Sora. I work remote as an engineer, but I love to spend my free time in nature and by traveling to new places. I take my camera wherever I go, and sometimes my drone.

Somewhere With Sora is a Seattle-based lifestyle and travel blog that provides helpful travel and adventure tips for all kinds of trips, with or without the dogs.

Let me help you plan your next trip!

  • Instagram
bottom of page