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What to pack for lapland

The best advice we could give is to prepare for all types of weather

Preparing for a visit to Lapland and not sure what to bring with you? We have a saying in the Nordics which, translated, says something like, "There's no such thing as bad weather. There's only bad clothing."

Read the following tips from our Nordic travel specialists and you should never have the 'wrong' clothes.

What to bring to Lapland

Weather conditions in Lapland can change quickly and often, so all travelers should bring many layers of warm, comfortable inner wear such as long johns, long sleeved t-shirts, sweaters and pants.

Although you'll be provided with warm outerwear for guided winter day tours in Lapland*, it doesn't hurt to bring some good, warm parkas and accessories of your own for when you have free time. For smart clothing that can handle all kinds of weather conditions, we recommend checking out 66°North, an Icelandic brand inspired by Arctic life.

We recommend bringing the following items for winter travel:

  • Thick woolen socks, ideally several pairs
  • Woolen underwear & base layers
  • Warm woolen sweater
  • Jeans or other casual trousers
  • Thin woolen or fleece gloves (ideal as a base layer under snowmobile gloves)
  • Warm gloves, scarf and cap
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Small backpack/rucksack for day tours
  • Heat pads for hands and feet
  • Flashlight if you are staying in a wilderness cabin
  • One-piece overalls
  • Warm gloves and cap
  • Thick socks
  • Insulated boots
Travelers 4 years old and older will be provided with a loan of warm garments for outdoor activities in winter.

* Please note that for day tours in Lapland, the tour operators are not able to include warm clothes for children younger than 4 years old.

Ready for any weather now? Then it's time to explore our winter tours in Lapland.

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