What to wear when coming to Iceland

As we say “ you never come to Iceland for a tan“. We also say “ if you don‘t like the weather in Iceland, wait 5 minutes“. You can experience all 4 seasons in a span of one day! It is advisable to wear layers in Iceland, hat and gloves all year round. Here are some important clothing items depending on the season.

When you travel in Iceland the weather can be unpredictable. Learn what you should pack for your trip to Iceland in this useful video. Knowing just a few basic principles will mean you are able to stay warm and happy throughout your trip, come rain, shine or snow storm.

Summer

  • Waterproof walking shoes

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Layers of short- and long-sleeved shirts, fleece jacket and sweaters

  • Hiking pants

  • Hat & gloves

  • Swimsuit

Winter

  • Waterproof winter jacket (parka)

  • Thermal underwear

  • Woolen or fleece sweaters

  • Waterproof hiking boots

  • Waterproof pants

  • Woolen socks

  • Hat, gloves and scarf

  • Swimsuit