What To Wear In Norway
To sum it up - wrap up and keep dry
- Norway can be cool even in the summer, so pack warm layers and be sure to pack a waterproof jacket as it rains throughout the year.
- Long trousers, long johns, long-sleeved tops and boots are good to pack all year round - with extra warmer layers including jumpers, fleeces and knitwear for the winter.
- The winter months (November-March) are freezing cold and, as well as layers, you need to be sure to pack a thick coat, gloves, hat and warm scarf, as well as really good boots with soft rubber soles.
- It is important that you get soft rubber soles because even medium soles get really hard in the freezing cold. Make sure too that they have large spaces between the tracks, or the snow will get stuck in them and make them very slippery.
- For extra warmth pack some long thermal underwear - you'll be grateful you did.
- Remember to pack your sun cream; the sun can be hot even when the temperature is cold.
- And take sunglasses as the sunrays reflect from the white snow.
- You may also wish to take something to protect your face and lips from the cold dry air.
- Children's faces in particular should be protected by using plenty of lip balm and clothing such as balaclava hats.
- If it's likely to be snowing when you plan to visit, pack snow goggles - they really will help.
- A day sack will be useful when out exploring, to carry your snacks, drinks, camera, map etc.
- Norwegians are really into woollen clothing, so with knitwear you will fit right in. Save room in your case to buy some there, as although it is expensive there is a fabulous choice of high quality items which will last you for years.
- If taking part in outdoor pursuits, look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee - this elasticated strap will secure it to your bag or pocket, so you don't need to worry about dropping it anywhere.
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