Dressing for Winter
22 March, 2018|
In Swedish Lapland they say that there is no such thing as bad weather, there is only bad clothing. Dressing in the right way with the right clothes will help ensure you stay warm even in our arctic winter temperatures which can be anything from 0 to -35
The secret to staying warm is having layers of clothing starting with wooden underwear and finishing with winter overalls, boots, gloves and hat
At Brändön Lodge and Pine Bay Lodge we provide guests with the last layer being winter overalls, boots, gloves, hat/beanie and sometimes even socks.
You should bring with you warm wooden underwear (long johns) in one or two pieces as well as fleecy pants and shirt/jacket and several pairs of warm, preferably woolen socks.
The clothing layers:
The base layer regulates warmth and moisture and needs to be soft, comfortable and breathable. It should take away any your perspiration, so your skin remains dry. We thing that (merino) wool is the best option. A long sleeve top and long-johns along with a pair of thermal socks should do the trick. Add layers of socks to your liking and an extra pair is always good to have within reach in case your feet get wet.
The mid layer is the insulating layer and should be designed to keep you warm, it’s optional and mostly for very cold conditions. A fleece jacket or a thick wool sweater are both good insulating layers. Thick warm pants of polyester or fleece will keep your lower body warm. The key is flexibility: adding or removing mid layers quickly, pulling up or down a zipper or unbuttoning a collar without a hassle will make your life easier.
The important outer layer protects you from the elements. These are provided by us unless you have your own of adequate quality. To stay dry in our snowy climate, your outer layer should be water and windproof and with additional insulation.
We provide winter boots for our guests that are made for our cold climate. You may be often walking or standing on snow and ice so the quality of the boots is very important. We will fit them so that they are are a little to big so that there is room for extra socks and there is an air later between your socks and the boot. This is important to keep out the cold.
We have balaclavas and hats that will help keep out the cold, especially on activities and of course we supply helmets for snowmobiling
If you have any questions regarding preparing for a visit in winter then you are most welcome to contact us and we will be only too happy to help answer your queries.