Frequently Asked: How to Stay Warm in Arctic Lapland Winter?
Answer: Dressing in Layers for a Comfortable Experience
When preparing for your visit to Arctic Lapland, dressing in layers is essential to ensure your comfort in the cold winter climate. Here's a detailed guide on how to dress effectively for your adventure:
1. Base Layer: Keep Dry with Thermal Underwear
The base layer is the most crucial, as it's in direct contact with your skin.
Invest in a full set of thermal underwear, including a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, made of e.g. merino wool.
The purpose of the base layer is to keep your skin dry.
2. Mid Layer: Stay Warm and Dry
Choose wool and fleece materials for the mid layer.
We recommend wearing two layers: a thinner one closer to your body and a thicker one on top.
Both layers should have long sleeves and pants, and you can opt for a zip-up or turtle neck.
The thinner layer can be snug-fitting, while the thicker layer should be loose for insulation.
3. Outer Layer: Protect Against the Elements
For your lower body, opt for warm and loose ski pants, while a warm and loose windstopper jacket is ideal for your upper body.
4. Complimentary Overcoat
During your tour, you will be provided with a warm overcoat included in the tour price. This overcoat goes over your existing outer layers.
5. Footwear: Keep Your Feet Warm and Comfortable
Wear two pairs of socks for optimal warmth and comfort.
Start with a thin pair against your skin and add a thicker pair of loose-fitting wool socks on top.
Ensure that there's enough space between the layers to maintain warmth.
Your winter boots in Lapland should be at least one size, preferably two sizes, larger than your regular outdoor boots to provide ample room to wiggle your toes.
Tight boots can lead to cold feet, regardless of how many layers of warm socks you wear.
6. Hand Protection: Double Up for Warmth
Layering is effective for your hands too. Start with a pair of silk or thin wool gloves, followed by a loose-fitting pair of mittens rather than gloves.
7. Head and Neck Protection
Always wear a hat that covers your head and ears when outdoors in Lapland.
Ensure your neck is covered as well to retain warmth.
8. Additional Gear
For snowmobile transfers and driving, you'll receive a balaclava from us to wear under the safety helmet.
9. Renting Clothing
If your own winter clothing is insufficient, consider renting a set of Safari Clothing from us, including a snowsuit, mittens, boots, and socks.
By following these guidelines and dressing in layers, you'll be well-prepared to enjoy your Lapland experience comfortably, even in cold temperatures.