Packing for Iceland in Autumn

Iceland has notoriously unpredictable weather so it can be a challenge to pack well, especially when you're limited on bags. We flew WOW Airlines and were only allowed to take one carry-on item less than 11 lbs. Here is how I managed the weather, comfort, and our luggage restrictions (I have no idea how my boyfriend did it. I'm not so creepy as to itemize my boyfriend's luggage.) 


  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 5 long-sleeved shirts
  • 1 blouse
  • 1 tank top
  • 1 camisole
  • 1 pair of cargo pants
  • 1 pair of fleece lined leggings
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots
  • 1 dress

Honestly, I didn't need to bring the pants. I could have done with another pair of leggings and been super comfy for the rest of the week. 


  • one European plug converter
  • Kindle
  • Camera and charger
  • Smartphone and charger

All of this easily fit into my Rickshaw backpack. On the way back, I added a poster and a container of Icelandic sea salt. What makes it all work? Eagle Creek Packing Cubes. I would recommend these for any traveler.