Layers, layers, layers! Come prepared for all types of weather.
No matter the season, you should always bring a variety of sensible layers to add or remove according to the temperature. To get ideas how to dress well for the Nordic climate, we highly recommend checking out the stylish, durable outdoor clothing from Icelandic brand 66° North before you travel.
Don’t forget to pack at least one warm jumper or fleece, a waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes/boots/trainers, preferably with good grip for all sorts of terrain. An umbrella can also come in handy, and cruise passengers may wish to bring binoculars.
You can lighten up your layers, but keep in mind that summer nights can still be chilly, especially in the mountains or on the deck of a cruise ship. It cannot hurt to bring a pair of light gloves, a hat and scarf. Sun cream and sunglasses are also recommended, and a sleep mask may help with the light nights of summer.
Bring some warmer layers (preferably woollen) along with an insulated coat, scarf, gloves, hat and warm shoes or insulated boots with at least one pair of thick woollen socks. If your tour includes activities like dog-sledding or snowmobiling you may also wish to bring glove liners, a balaclava and maybe even hand/foot warmer heat packs.
FOR LIGHTER LOADS
We recommend bringing a rucksack or small backpack for your daily essentials (e.g., camera, wallet, water bottle, extra clothing layers, etc.) since you may not have easy access to your suitcase during the day as you travel between destinations. It can also come in handy for hiking excursions or picnics.