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

 

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, 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 through one of our partners. This must be booked in advance during the booking process. It includes a winter overall, a warm hat, warm gloves and boots for 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

  • Thin liner socks: wool or synthetic
  • Thick socks: wool or synthetic
  • Winter hiking boots: Comfortable warm boot with a good grip. Choose one size larger than your normal shoes so that you can wear thick socks and still have some space to allow air to circulate, preferably with removable insoles to allow them to dry faster.
  • One extra set of socks to change to make sure you always have a dry set

 

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.

 

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

 

Head

  • Insulated hat that covers your ears
  • Extra hat that you can use if the other gets sweaty

 

Other things to bring

  • Sunglasses and sunblock
  • Vacuum flask/thermos and water bottle
  • Your favourite snacks
  • 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.