There are a lot of amazing places that one can opt to travel to and one of those is Iceland. However, because of the unfavorable weather, most people could opt to go to anywhere else but not this haven tacked away and protect by the forces of nature. However, by ensuring that you pack the right things, you could be in a position to make the best out of this trip and be better prepared to face the unusually cold weather and still be able to have fun and enjoy the wide variety of amenities that this rugged gem has to offer.
The first thing you need to pack as with any trip is a valid passport and make sure you have a couple of spare passport photos in case you need them for immigration or visa purposes. The second thing that you have to pack when you come to this place is obviously the clothes. However, you have to keep in mind that as Icelanders put it, the most important clothes are the ones that are right next to your skin. The winds here can be a bit unforgiving and as such you may want to carry comfortable and warm undergarments and then you can throw in the heavy jackets. This will ensure that your skin is not irritated by all the warmth and that you don’t find it hard to survive under those circumstances.
One thing that you will realize after getting here is that availability to medication is an entirely new vocabulary to them. As such, you may want to carry your own sufficient supply of medication and a first aid kit in case of an emergency since getting some here is like looking for a diamond in the rough. It is made even harder by the rugged roads. Some of the medication that should feature prominently in that kit should be the ones for colds.
You should also note that food and drinks are quite expensive at Iceland. It is therefore advisable to make sure that you buy some of your favorite eateries at the off duty shop at the air port before you fly out. This will save you some money and also some trouble once you land since some of the products may also not be readily available.
On the last note, even though you might find this a bit hard to believe, Iceland does have a variety of weathers so it is advisable to pack for every weather. However, this does not mean that you should leave the sleeping bag behind. It could save you from all the cold at night. It is also your most cherished partner.
When you travel to Iceland, it is inevitable that you have to carry a map. The last thing that you would want is to get lost with all the cold around. Even if you have been to the place before carrying a map could save you a lot of trouble.