Fjord ski and snowshoe packing list

Fjord Norway has a varied climate in winter depending on if you are at the Coast or more in the Fjords and higher up, and which month you travel. There can be temperatures from -15 °C to +5 °C.

Norwegians prefer woollen clothing above everything else (also because there are many comfortable items to buy here) rather than technical underwear because of the fact that wool isolates even when wet, and it doesn't smell so much.

What we advice to bring:
- Woollen (or thermo) underwear (long johns)
- Woollen (or thermo) jersey (shirt with long sleeves)
- Woollen socks (thick ones), at least 2 pairs
- Thick fleece jacket or woolen sweater
- Thin sweater
- If you have: a thin down jacket (to have under your windproof jacket)
- Wind and waterproof trousers and jacket (ski pants and jacket if waterproof)
- Gloves/mittens (mittens will keep your hands warmer) preferably wind and waterproof, preferably 2 pairs
- Gaitors (if you have them)
- Woollen hat (that covers the ears)
- Buff or collar (to protect your neck or to cover your face)
- Day backpack (big enough for food, drinks, spare clothing), including straps to attach your skies/snowshoes
- Thermo bottle (preferably steal so it cannot break)
- Big lunch box
- Sun glasses
- Sun cream (high factor)
- Torch or headlight (if you have)
- Sportstape, blisterplasters
- Toiletries and towel
- Photocamera
- Powerbank for your phone
- Avalanche equipment (depending on the type of tour, ask us)
- Waterproof hiking shoes/boots
- (warm) slippers for inside the cabin
- Comfortable clothing to wear in the cabin

It is a good idea to have several layers of clothes, with the woollen layer as close to your skin as possible. With several layers, it makes it easier to regulate your temperature if it's warm or cold.

In case of skitouring:
- Skies
- Poles
- Skins
- Skicrampons

In case of snowshoeing:
- Snowshoes
- Poles

Other interesting links:
Interesting facts about wool