Winter clothing for Iceland

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Hi, saved for up a trip to Iceland where I've always wanted to go in February. Anyone know of good shops and/or potential sales for appropriate clothing. Means I can also wear the clothes during UK winters at football games etc.

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  • Emmia
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    edited 20 September 2023 at 8:28PM
    I'd go thin layers, personally the heattech tops and leggings (for under trousers) from Uni Qlo would be my go to for a base - I've worn them in Iceland and a Norwegian skiing trip (and under jumpers /shirts in the UK). I've only ever bought the normal weight, but they also have warmer thicker ones too.

  • fatbelly
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    It's not as cold as you might think, even in February. I assume you're not going to be exploring high altitudes in February because the days are short.

    It'll hover around zero and you will get rain, wind and snow, so take hat, gloves and waterproofs - and good boots

    Also take a swimming costume because the main leisure activity is bathing in the hot springs that are everywhere

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    edited 21 September 2023 at 2:50AM
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  • HampshireH
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    We went in a January but it was cold (highs of 1or 2 lows of -8. Feb seems be slightly warmer.

    We took base layers but fleece lined leggings/thermals under waterproof trousers /snow boots (because we knew it was snowy at the time but walking boots or decent footwear is a must) thick jumper and thick waterproof coat. Hat snood /scarf and gloves.

    It was cold especially the evenings


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    If you have a workwear store go and see what they have. Outdoor contractors like to be warm when thye are outside for 8-10 hours every day.

    Far better value than some of the branded items in outdoor stores.

    If you have the funds a good place to buy clothes for Iceland is Iceland, especially the fleece lined woollen jumpers which are amazing and will last a lifetime.
  • Helly Hansen Lifa baselayer or similar or silk. I lived in  Canada which can get colder than that. Layers are great 👍 Hat as well. I got a Thinsulate beanie and gloves for husband from Home Bargains. Just picked up some Nevica black be neck warmers for £4 each this week from Sports Direct online. Try military surplus shops, they often have baselayers, fleeces, beanies, gloves, gilets, neck warmers etc.





     
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    Hi, saved for up a trip to Iceland where I've always wanted to go in February. Anyone know of good shops and/or potential sales for appropriate clothing. Means I can also wear the clothes during UK winters at football games etc.
    Hi DMtryingtobesavvy

    I agree with Emmia, layers are the way to go. When I went to Norway, inside the arctic circle, our guide advised us to wear five thin layers. Invest in some 100% wool socks. Wear as many natural fibres as possible, for warmth and comfort. I've heard people recommend wearing mittens rather than gloves. A wool headband/ear warmer is good for keeping hair off your face in windy conditions and will keep your ears toasty warm. Wear some thick (high denier) tights under your trousers.

    Enjoy your trip to Iceland.

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