What to bring

Below you will find a list of the equipment we think you will need for our trips.

 

Packing list for Spring, Summer & Autumn

Summers in Sweden are short and it often gets surprisingly chilly at night. We are often out hiking during late evenings when the grass is damp so waterproof shoes or boots are essential to avoid wet and cold feet. We never cancel a tour due to rain or wind, so please bring proof clothing.

 

Very important:

  • Rain proof clothing
  • Proper shoes, preferably waterproof. For example hiking boots, rubber boots or hiking shoes
  • Towel if you are staying at Kolarbyn Ecolodge

 

Also useful things to bring:

  • Outdoor clothing for hiking (if possible avoid white/yellow colours)
  • Warmer clothing for cold nights (for example thermal underwear)
  • Warm hat for cold nights
  • Extra pair of socks (in case you get wet)
  • Camera (turn off any sounds)
  • Binoculars (at least 6 x 32 recommended)
  • Head lamp (with new batteries)
  • Water bottle
  • Your favorite snacks
  • Cash for souvenirs

 

 


 

Packing list for Winter

When you pack for a winter trip to Sweden and Swedish Lapland, you mainly use the same list of equipment that you use for treks during the other seasons of the year, although there are a few things that are specifically needed to handle winter conditions.

One excellent method for dressing in cold conditions is the multi-layer principle. With this principle you will be able to adapt to both cold, wind and rain. The multi-layer principle divides clothing into four layers, each with its own purpose.

For more information we recommend you to read through this article and watch this video produced by our partners at Fjällräven.

Below you will find a list of the equipment we think you will need for our trips.

You can rent winter clothing: For our winter Lapland tours we offer you the chance to rent winter clothing. This must be booked in advance during the booking process. It includes a winter overall, a warm hat, warm gloves and boots, all made to keep you warm in Arctic temperatures. Please note that these items only represent the outer layer, and you still need to bring the inner and middle layer, see below.

 

Feet

  • Two layers of socks: Thin liner socks + thick socks: both must be mad of wool or synthetic, not cotton
  • One extra set of socks
  • Winter boots: Comfortable and warm boots. Choose one or two sizes larger than your normal shoes so that you can wear thick socks and still have plenty of space to allow air to circulate, preferably with removable insoles to allow them to dry faster. Note that Winter boots are included when you rent our winter clothing. But since these boots are large and heavy you will still want to bring some more normal boots, to wear in the car or when it is not freezing.

 

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Sports bra (for women)
  • Base layer: wool or synthetic
  • Middle layer: wool or fleece trousers
  • Outer layer: trekking trousers
  • If needed, snow gaiters (depending on the trousers and boots)
  • Another option is to use insulated trousers which combines the middle layer and the outer layer into one.
  • Note that a Winter overall is included when you rent our winter clothing on our Lapland tours. But since this overall is large and bulky you will probably still want to bring some more normal warm clothing, to wear in the car or when it is not freezing.

 

Upper body

  • Base layer: with long sleeves, wool or synthetic
  • Middle layer: wool or fleece jacket
  • Outer layer: shell jacket that protects you from wind
  • Extra down jacket for when we stand still

 

Hands

  • Five-finger wool glove liner (optional)
  • Insulated mittens (included when you rent Winter clothing)

 

Head

  • Insulated hat that covers your ears (included when you rent Winter clothing)
  • Thin hat

 

Other things to bring

  • Sunglasses and sunblock
  • Vacuum flask/thermos and water bottle
  • Camera (turn off any sounds)
  • Binoculars (8x recommended)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries or charger
  • Small backpack for day trips

 

Let us know if you need any advise on what equipment to bring.