Packing for Men: Iceland

Updated June 23, 2020.

It’s What I Wore Wednesday! Well, not so much what I wore, but more about what my husband wore on our trip to Iceland last weekend! If you’re a man who hates to pack, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s what we came up with:

On the Plane

Overnight flights in economy are not a part of the trip people look forward to. Luckily for us, we’re hoping to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights on our flight from Toronto to Iceland! That said, everyone wants to be as comfortable as possible on an overnight flight, no matter your views. For my sweet husband, this is what’s comfortable: short-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved pullover, jeans, and compression socks to help with swelling.

Airplane clothes

The Blue Lagoon

You only need two things for the world-famous Blue Lagoon: a bathing suit and flip flops!

Hot red for my hot honey!

Hiking and Exploring

Temperatures in Iceland are in the 40s and 50s in early fall, so it can be tricky to get a wardrobe just right when you’ll hiking around much of the time. The solution is long-sleeve, quick-dry shirts. These will go with the jeans and black pullover from his travel day clothes, but also with the quick-dry pants below as well. The ones without the collar can also work for running or working out as well.

Four long-sleeved shirts
Two pair of quick-dry pants


Our hotel included a wake-up service for Northern Lights sightings each night, as well as warm clothes and blankets to keep guests warm. These airplane pajamas are good for sleeping or layering up to see the Aurora Borealis!

Comfy Pajamas

Keeping Warm

And speaking of staying warm, here are the packable warming essentials! My sweet husband’s Christmas gift from my parents last year was a gift card to an outdoors store, and he got this ultra warm down coat with that. The head ring keeps his ears warm, hat keeps heat contained from the top, and gloves keep fingers and hands nice and warm.

Warming Elements

Big Packing Tip!

Last but not least, do not forget socks and undies! But also don’t forget to use that dead space inside your shoes. I always suggest wearing your heaviest pair, but sometimes it’s just easier to get through security with sneakers. Either way, one pair of shoes needed to be packed for this trip, and the socks and undies fit nicely inside.

A few items not to be forgotten!

What would you pack that’s not on this list? Let me know in the comment below!

For all things Iceland, you’ll want to check out my Iceland Page! And for more about packing well, you’ll find all my tips and hacks on my Packing Page!

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