What to Wear
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is about the appropriate clothing for aurora chasing and other parts of our trips.
When it comes to clothing for aurora chasing and other outdoor activities in the Arctic, it’s important to remember that the weather can be extremely cold and unpredictable. Dressing appropriately will ensure that you stay warm and comfortable throughout your trip.
Suggested clothing options
It is uncommon for individuals outside the Arctic Circle to own complete wool suits, which can be expensive to purchase. So to cater for all types of visitors we have prepared two lists – the ‘Ultimate List’ and the ‘Budget List’.
The Ultimate List
* (wool is always superior but more expensive). The most important thing is to have room in your boots to move your feet about to allow a warm air layer. You can also “double up” on socks but not if it means your boots are too tight as that will actually make you feel colder.
It’s important to remember that layering is key in cold weather. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer, add a mid-layer for insulation, and finish with a waterproof outer layer. This allows you to adjust your clothing as needed and stay warm and dry.
Don’t forget to bring accessories such as gloves also, hats, scarves, and hand warmers. These can make a big difference in keeping you comfortable in cold temperatures.
If you get cold while out on tour with us
If out on tour you start to get cold (even if just a little) then please say so. Once cold it is difficult to get warm again but if caught early you can stave off the feeling either by taking measures to get warm.
Be aware of what your body is telling you. Remember no-one else is experiencing what you are so don’t be shy to speak up.
Do you have more questions about clothing?
If you have any questions about clothing or what to pack for your trip, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to provide guidance and ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.