What am I going to pack into my suitcase?


We prepared a packing list which we sorted by type of travel. But nevertheless, you should not forget to bring:

- a valid passport/identity card
- enough film material / data medium / spare batteries /etc. as this is relatively expensive in Iceland


Hotel-based holidays

- warm, wind- and rainproof outerwear
- light outerwear for warm days
- scarf, gloves and hat
- warm underwear
- solid shoes with grip sole, best: hiking shoes
- sunglasses and binoculars
- bathing cloths!
- penknife
- personal first-aid-kit


Hotel-based hiking tours

- see "Hotel Holidays" but in addition
- firm, good broken hiking shoes
- sneakers or mid-height footwear
- good raincloths (e.g. Goretex or Sympatex-pants and jacket)
- towels


Sleeping bag accomodation and camping holidays

- see "Hotel Hiking Holidays" but in addition
- training suit
- moskito spray, scissors, torch
- alcohol (for the grog in the evening!)
- rucksack for daytours
- pegs and kitchen towel
- sleeping bag (if not rented)


Hiking or Trekking Holidays

- see "Camping Holidays" but in addition
- good broken, water proof hiking shoes
- light shoes for wading (sandals, surf shoes,...), sandals (for the accomodation)
- Transtex-underwear (no cotton!)
- fleece sweater, hiking trousers (no jeans, e.g. Goretex), hiking socks
- hiking sticks (to protect the knees and secure while wading)
- bottle, sun blocker, handkerchief, blistering plaster


Riding Holidays

- waterproof shoes, (riding) boots (best: rubber; as rivers are been crossed quite often)
- warm jacket or riding coat light shoes for wading (sandals, surf shoes,...), sandals (for the cabin)
- warm woolen or fleece sweater
- warm socks, gloves, scarf and hat
- warm, preferably long underwear
- riding trousers
- for female: jogging bra
- jogging suits for the evenings in the cabin
- comfortable slippers for the cabins; it is unusual to wear outdoor shoes inside the cabins
- bathing cloths and towels
- small camera which you can carry with you on the horse
- chocolate or grape-sugar for exhausting riding days
- moskito spray, moskito net for the head
- plaster and blistering plaster
- sun blocker for lips and face (alpine sun exposure)

Hint: Rather use travelling bags than suitcases as the luggage is going to be transported by a utility vehicle! Pack wisely, as the space in the vehicle is limited.


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YM, Buckinghamshire, UK September 2018

Just to say ‘thank you’. Fabulous few days and loved Reykjavik and all went to plan!

Kevin Murphy, Kent. January 2018

I liked the three accommodations, getting stronger from the cold, eating lamb most days and and indulging an appetizer w/ mayonnaise & dill, raw salmon, & ginger ice cream. WOW! So good on the eyes as we traveled across the beautiful

Arlene Jordan. November 2017

Dear Bergey, I wanted to write to thank you all at Iceland ProTravel for arranging our five day stopover.  We had a wonderful time and both fell in love with your incredible country. The trip to the Blue Lagoon was er - interesting!  We

Shelagh Boughton. November 2017

Dear Bergey and all involved with planning our trip to Iceland last month. We had the best time, and all went without a hitch. What an amazing and varied country it is; each region so different. so interesting, and friendly folk. We wanted to send

Happy travellers. October 2017

Hi Stefania. Just wanted to let you know our holiday in Iceland was absolutely fantastic. We loved the amazing ever changing landscape. All our hotels and trips worked well. Our guides at Grimsey (Raghnahildur known as Gaga) and on the superjeep

Anne and Richard, London. June 2016

Hello Stefania. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for organizing our trip to Iceland last week. We had the most fabulous time and have fallen in love with the country and can't wait to go back ! Everything was perfect

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I am writing to thank you for the great Northern Lights City Break you arranged for us in Iceland last week. Everything was arranged to perfection. The Hotel Fron exceeded our expectations, the location was just perfect, surrounded by those

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I wanted to thank you for booking and guiding us with our booking for Iceland. We had the best time. We would love to go there again. All the tours we booked were excellent!

Sherry Kanwar, London. January 2014

Many thanks for organising our recent holiday to Iceland.The hotels/ farm guesthouses were comfortable and had everything we required. Most of all, we found the scenery spectacular in its variety and beauty, whatever the weather. We packed as much

Claire, Manchester. July 2013

Well, we're back from holiday and had a really good time. It was a pleasant surprise that the weather was much better in Iceland than here in the U.K! And the Hotel Borg and it's staff were excellent.

Howard, London April 2013

Just to let you know we are back from Iceland and we had a marvellous time. The tour was excellent, very full and well organised, we really felt we had seen a really good part of Iceland , can not fault anything, the hotels were as described, 2/3

Neill and Kathleen, Sleaford. March 2013

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....thanks for organising my trip for me to your beautiful home country. My camera was red hot! The capital is also a perfect size to spend a few days in and see the sights and sample the lovely food. All the connections and pickups were on time

Iain Wyllie, Scotland. July 2012

We had a great time. Both Alison and I absolutely fell in love with Iceland. Thank you so much for all your help !

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