April 28, 2015

What's in my Suitcase: Iceland Edition

Suitcase: Iceland Edition

Suitcase: Iceland Edition by steph-gregerson **there are affiliate links in this post

The excitement is real. We are heading off to Iceland soon. This trip will mark my first time leaving this continent and there was more planning in this trip than any that we've done in the past. I love nothing more than planning a vacation and making my lists.

Now that our packing lists are completed, I wanted to share with you the things that we knew we had to have in our suitcase for our Iceland adventure.

1. Rain Gear - The weather can change quickly, so we got The North Face Cloud Venture Jacket Womens because it's been rated the best of 2015 outdoor gear. Justin got the male version.

2. Hiking Gear - I have some old school New Balance shoes that are all terrain. I couldn't find the link to my exact shoes, but New Balance has been my favorite for years and every pair I've owned I have loved. I added a pair of hiking pants to my closet for this trip. Marmot Scree Pant Women's Black are the ones I found at REI and were recommended by one of their employees.

3. Warm Clothes - I couldn't live without my Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket for Women (Medium, Black). It is the best item of clothing I own. It was expensive, but it helps me stay warm all winter and is the best for layering in all kinds of temps. I'll be packing a good hat, gloves and a base layer. The temps currently are in the 40's, but we want to be outside as much as possible, so staying warm is important.

4. Swim Suit & Towels - Duh, this is the land of the geothermal pools. We have seen so many pictures of natural pools just a few hundred feet off the Ring Road, so we are planning to make a few pit stops and enjoy this part of the country.

5. Accessories and Gear - Sunglasses, FitBit, Backpack and the camera. Oh there will be pictures. You can follow along on Instagram with #fireiceandgregersons if you want to see the few we post when we find wifi.

6. Rangers Gear - It's playoff time. Even if I can't be at the game cheering them on in person, you better believe I will be representing my favorite team all over the world and checking in on the scores when I can.

Is there anything I'm missing? Have you ever been to Iceland? EEEEEEEEEK. I'm so excited. 


  1. I'm so jealous of your trip! You're going to have a blast. I've never been but it's been on my list for a long time!

  2. I am so excited for your trip, because I fully plan on living vicariously through pictures!

  3. Looks like a great list! Would you recommend the Patagonia over the Northface Denali? I'm always looking for the warmest jackets possible while still being able to layer. I think I've mentioned them before, but the Uniqlo Heattech line is absolutely awesome for layering, and is warm but also keeps you dry! Can't wait to see the pics!

  4. Rangers gear - ick. Sorry, Penguins fanatic here. Congrats on the win...I guess. Hmph. Seriously though, I'll be living vicariously through your pictures!

  5. ahhh i have never been to Iceland - how exciting!! love the rangers tee!

  6. I feel like you've been talking about this trip forever, and I'm so excited for you and Justin. I'm not really a cold weather gear kind of gal, but it sounds like you have the essentials plus!

  7. I'm so excited!

    And hawking better sweater jackets for the better part of the last year. I'm eventually pulling the trigger on one because I need good layering pieces for Europe next fall. Since I'm an idiot, I want a bright color and not black.

  8. Sounds like a cool trip! Never known anyone who went there.

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