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What to Wear for Iceland in November: Family Edition

What to Wear for Iceland in November: Family Edition

Iceland’s weather is ever changing – wind, rain, snow, sun – so the task of packing for a family of four with a limited suitcase allowance was a challenge I grudgingly accepted šŸ™‚ My main concern was making sure the kids were warm while not being uncomfortable or too restricted. I also tried to keep our costs low, as we needed to purchase a decent amount of heavier clothing for this trip. In the end, IĀ over-packed, but still succeeded as everyone had what they needed.

Almost all of the places we stayed had laundry, but we only ended up doing it once at the end of the week as we had enough clothing to last us for the majority of the trip. If I were to do it again, I would bring less duplicates of items, such as the snow pants or heavy jackets to save some space. Our rental car was MAXED out on storage, and we had a 4X4 SUV. Try to pack as light as possible!!Ā 

Below is the clothing I brought for our family inĀ the recommended amount (not what I actually brought as we had too much!). I ordered most of the items from Amazon, mainly to avoid taking my children to the store, but also because of the low price and great reviews. IĀ always want to best price so I shopped locally too but Amazon, along with Costco, had the best pricing. The items I didn’t get from Amazon I bought from Costco, which ended up working out great.

 


Erin (Mom)

  • One ski pants
  • One pair of waterproof snow boots
  • One waterproof and wind resistant heavy jacket
  • Two Fleece zip jacketĀ (thisĀ one was very warm!)
  • Two pairs of black leggings
  • Two sets of thermal underwear
  • Two sets of thermal socks
  • Ski gloves
  • Thin waterproof gloves (wore when I was taking pictures)
  • Wool beanie
  • Two outfits for restaurants
    • Jean, sweater and boots
    • Black leggings, long sweater and snow boots
  • Sunglasses

 

How I dressed most days:

  • Base layer: ThermalĀ Pants & ThermalĀ Top
  • Mid layer: Ā Black Leggings with Fleece Jacket
  • Top layer: Ski pants & Heavy Jacket
  • Accessories: Snow boots, gloves, beanie

 


Mike (Dad)

 

How Mike dressed most days:

  • Base layer: ThermalĀ Pants and long sleeve shirt
  • Mid layer: Ā Fleece Jacket
  • Top layer: Ski pants & Heavy Jacket
  • Accessories: Snow boots, gloves, beanie
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How the whole family bundled up on one of the coldest days we experience in Iceland. Temperatures were in the 20’s with a strong wind added to the chill factor.

 


Emmie (5 year old)

 

How my 5 year old dressed most days:

  • Base layer: ThermalĀ Pants & ThermalĀ Top
  • Mid layer: Ā Black Leggings with Fleece Jacket
  • Top layer: Ski pants & Heavy Jacket
  • Accessories: Snow boots, gloves, beanie

 


Easton (Toddler – 20 month old)

  • One snow suit
  • One pair of ski bibsĀ 
  • One puffer jacket
  • Two fleece jackets with hoodies
  • One pair of snow bootsĀ (my 20 month old wore size eight)
  • Three fleece zip up onesies from Carter’s
  • Six pairs of socks
    • I could not find thermal toddler socks anywhere, so I brought his regular socks and doubled them up
  • Three set of thermal long sleeve shirts, and tight cotton pants
    • I could not find toddler thermal underwear either, so I bought the thermal long sleeve shirts from carters in 24 months, and then I bought their slim cotton pants in a smaller size than he normally wears (18 months) to make sure they fit close and would be comfortable as a base layer.
  • Woven gloves
    • His hands would get the coldest, so I put on a base layer of woven gloves with fingers, and then an outer layer of a ski mittens. When it wasn’t that cold out, he would just wear the woven gloves as he could move his fingers and was more comfortable.
  • SkiĀ mittens

 

How my toddler dressed most days:

  • Base layer:Ā Thin cotton pants & thermal shirt
  • Mid layer: Ā FleeceĀ Onesie
  • Top layer: Ski bibsĀ & Heavy Jacket or Snow suit
  • Accessories: Snow boots, woven gloves, ski mittens & beanie



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