Packing, the stuff of nightmares. Normally, I would chuck 20 bikini’s, 7 pairs of sandals, a stupid amount of dresses and just hope for the best…but ICELAND- No clue! I’m going for 4 days and space in the suitcase is limited as everything is so big. My two favourite jumpers take up half the suitcase, that incidentally, I’m sharing with my boyfriend. So, out goes the ‘let’s chuck everything in and hope for the best’ method! I’ve actually put together a packing edit of 11 things you definitely need to take to Iceland…
WEAR YOUR WOOLIES
You lose most of your body heat through your head so, a hat is essential packing for a trip to Iceland especially if you’re exploring the beautiful scenery! My feet are always cold and if you’re anything like me, thermal socks are also a must. Last but not least, a big wooly scarf- Great for wrapping up in and keeping your face slightly covered as well!
GET COSEY WITH BIG KNITS
A fleece- not my favourite item of clothing but an essential one. They’re warm and great for layering under your coat. Don’t be fooled by their thinness- they’re great in keeping out chills from the wind. You want to be wearing something nice for dinner and drinks so, pack a few woolly knits as well. They’ll keep you warm and look nice for the evening- There really is nothing better than snuggling up in a big knitted jumper.
Lip Balm Nivea
Hand Cream L’occitane
Leave in Conditioner L’oreal
Hair Oil Kerastase
HAIRCARE & COSMETICS
Keeping your skin and hair protected and well looked after in the cold weather is so important. Keep your face hydrated with Cliniques Moisture Surge- it’s light but the intensity keeps your face hydrated (use once in the morning and once at night). In cold weather, your lips will become sore and cracked if not hydrated properly, make sure you drink water as well as keeping a lip balm with you! The same goes for your hands if exposed to cold weather they to can become cracked and dry.
If you’re planning on taking a dip in the blue lagoon, make sure you treat your hair and keep it well nourished before and after. If your hair is submerged in the water it can become stiff and hard to manage, so it’s advised to keep a conditioner in your hair whilst in the lagoon. I recommend the L’Oreal Botanicals solution. It smells like a spa and helps to repair damaged hair. Keep your hair silky soft throughout your holiday with Kerastase beautifying hair oil, which will help protect your hair whilst your out exploring.
Bikini Top Primark (similar)
Bikini Bottom ASOS
DON’T FORGET YOUR SWIMSUIT!
It might not be the most obvious thing to pack for four nights in a place named ICEland, but you don’t want to miss out on taking a dip in the blue lagoon! The blue lagoon is a geothermal spa and one of the most visited places in Iceland and for good reason, it’s absolutely stunning if the pictures are anything to go by. Tip: Take a waterproof case for your phone to capture the stunning scenes!
Let me know what you packed for your trip to Iceland!
Hello, I’m Samantha. A twenty-two-year-old fashion communication and promotion graduate. An avid shopper, lover of interiors and good coffee addict.