Ahh Iceland is so pretty! That’s not incredibly cold but I’m sure it will be windy or very chilly in the mornings/afternoons. Definitely wear your heaviest layers on the plane, you can take them off once you get through security. Boots or rain boots, leggings, a thick sweater and scarf, and a jacket. If you’ll be there for longer than a week I suggest avoiding bringing a razor, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, face wash, etc. and buy it all once you get there. Just bring a travel size pack of makeup wipes! That’s what I do whenever I travel internationally, but then again when I do travel internationally its for 3-5 weeks at a time (plus I always start any international traveling in England at my boyfriends house so I know where to buy toiletries and things like that…Boots is life).
Rolling your clothes really helps and so do packing cubes. Most people think rolling your clothes doesn’t help that much but when I went to Greece I took a carry on and folded my clothes…it was so stuffed. When I flew back to England I rolled the same exact clothes I brought with me and I had so much more room for souvenirs. (Make sure you leave room to bring things back if you want). However it only works for lighter pieces…a thick sweater will take up less space lying flat, but a thin shirt or blouse will take up less space rolled.
This post about packing for London has some good tips for international packing as well as some clothing pieces that I recommend bringing (definitely the same clothes that I would recommend for Iceland…They’re so versatile). Also if you click on that link, it has some links attached for packing, international travel, and airport outfits in the post.
It definitely depends on how long you’ll be there and also if you’re bringing a suitcase or just a carry on, but I would bring a pair of leggings, a pair of black jeans, and a pair of blue jeans. Definitely utilize your carry on purse for space. Then I would bring a few staple t-shirts, some long shirts, some blouses, one or two sweaters, and one or two jackets. One or two dresses/skirts/fancy outfits, and a pair of tights is fine, don’t overpack. Bring a pair of brown booties or boots and a pair of black booties or boots because those two pairs of shoes will go with everything. Bring one scarf and don’t worry about bringing excess pajamas or comfy clothes (I always overpack that stuff but really one pair of pajamas, a sweatshirt, and a pair of leggings with a t-shirt or comfy sneakers (not workout shoes but maybe like Adidas will definitely do).
Definitely plan out each outfit before you go and take a picture of yourself wearing it, accessories and all, so you don’t forget it when you get there. Pack shirts or pants that can be used in so many different ways. When I go to England I only pack two pairs of jeans, and a pair of black jeans because I can wear them with everything!
Hope this helped! If you have any other international or traveling questions let me know, I love to help!
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