The weather in Iceland can change abruptly. Good clothes are therefore a must. Most Icelanders wear layers of clothes so that they can easily take off a sweater if it gets too sunny. Due to the almost constant wind, many people wear hats or ear coverings.
Clothing should include lightweight woollens, a thick sweater or cardigan, rainwear, windbreaker and sturdy hiking shoes, but we also recommend that you bring lighter clothes for nicer weather.
For those heading for the interior or camping warm underwear, socks and a warm sleeping bag are a must. Rubber boots are also highly recommended.
There are many opportunities for swimming and bathing in thermal waters, so a bathing suit should be brought along at any time of the year.