Iceland School Trip Kit List

Last updated: Oct 7th, 2019

For the intrepid explorers out there embarking on an Icelandic adventure, there’ll be one question you want answering. What on earth should I pack?

Known for its variable weather and sometimes harsh conditions, the best way to describe the Icelandic weather is… unpredictable – so you’ll need to be prepared! After all, it’s not unusual to see sunshine, rain, sleet and even snow all in one day.

To help you out, we’ve put together the ultimate kit list, so you’re sorted for whatever Iceland throws at you!


  • Walking boots
  • Walking socks (thick, woolly)
  • Trainers
  • Socks
  • Sturdy waterproof
  • Cagoule/anorak
  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm jacket (e.g. ski jacket)
  • Jumpers
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Casual trousers
  • Thermal underwear
  • Swimming costume/trunks
  • Swimming towel
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Woolly hat
  • Passport
  • Plastic bags for dirty/wet clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Small self-seal bag for rock samples
  • Playing cards
  • A book/magazines
  • Rucksack
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash (sterling & Icelandic Krona)
  • Snack food
  • Medication
  • Lip balm
  • Mobile phone
Study Material
  • Field notebook to make notes/sketches
  • Pens/pencils/crayons
  • Rayburn Tours Iceland Workbooks


Download your kit list here


Top Tips
  1. It’s a good idea to use a rucksack for your one piece of hand luggage
  2. To help stick to the airline weight limitations, wear your walking/hiking boots for the journey to Iceland
  3. Since much of your time will be out in the field, think function rather than fashion!


“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

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