In case you don’t know me that well yet; I’m an ultra-organized, mega-structured woman. Who really needs the stress of finding out you forgot to pack something? Ladies and gentlemen, take your pens and start checking off that list of things you probably forgot to pack for Iceland!

1. Tripod

If you’re a photography enthusiast there’s no need to remind or explain. But even if you just point and shoot and are not too worried about your pictures, I bet you still want that Northern Lights pic to show off. It also comes in handy to snap yourself with timer – nobody likes that selfie chin. GorillaPods are awesome: their flexible, wrappable legs allow you to secure your camera almost anywhere and their portable design is perfect for on-the-go.

2. Insulated flask / thermos

Thank me later. We forgot to pack this – imagine – and could only watch with envy as fellow travelers sipped their hot cocoa while we tried to control our chattering teeth.

3. Powerbank & USB car charger

To keep your phone and camera going as long as you do. The powerbank comes in handy on day trips while the USB car charger is your road trips’ best buddy. You will use these more often than you might expect, as the cold eats away battery life.

4. Reusable water bottle

Tap water in Iceland is like unicorn tears, less salty. It’s of such good quality that it would be a shame to buy bottled water. Helps to keep the budget under control too!

5. Swimwear

You might not have linked ice caves and glaciers to swimwear directly. I forgive you. Nevertheless a must if you want to benefit from Iceland’s geothermal pools.

6. Plastic container

This one might already be on the freaky side of the ’being prepared’ spectrum… It comes in so handy for packing lunches or waterproofing valuables.

7. Ice spikes

Do you fear you will feel and look like an idiot? Probably yes, but not as much as when your butt cheeks kiss the ground over and over again.

If you didn’t pack waterproof boots, rainproof and windproof jackets and thermal undies yet… you might want to go back to the drawing board.

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