What should you pack for a trip to
Layering your clothing is a great way to combat against low
temperatures, and in our experience there's no better base than
proper thermal underwear and thick socks, made of a natural
material. And as there will be times when you're taking part in
activities you may even get a bit warm, so having something to take
off without leaving you completely at the mercy of the elements is
the ideal situation. Don't forget your sunglasses and sunblock
though, as any glare off the snow may be much stronger than you are
When you're indoors, normal clothing such as jumpers, skirts and
trousers will be absolutely fine as all your accommodation will
have adequate heating. Many hotels do have saunas and hot tubs
however, as is the Scandinavian way, so if you want that authentic
experience, you'll want to make sure there's some swimwear in your
Where can you see the Northern Lights?
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon famed across the
world, and every year many tourists enjoy the experience of a
lifetime as high solar activity and geomagnetic storms in space
collide with the earth's atmosphere, creating the most fantastic
light show you could ever hope to see. And to make the most of any
sightings, some budding photographers will want to try and capture
the moment for prosperity. For this a long-exposure is needed which
means a tripod is an essential piece of kit. Camera batteries also
have a tendency to drain quicker in cold temperatures, so remember
to pack plenty of spares so you don't miss the big moment!
Throughout the rest of the year, the climate varies and coastal
areas remain warmer than more mountainous regions that lie inland.
A good rule of thumb is to plan as if you were holidaying in the UK
and prepare for all eventualities! English is spoken widely, and
pretty much fluently, throughout and there are no travel warnings
in place or visas required when travelling from Britain.