Bucket list for Northern Light adventures

Bucket list for Northern Light adventures



What to pack for the Northern Lights tour

Don´t leave home without these seven Northern lights holiday essentials in your bag.

Find here a list of Northern Light holiday packing essentials

Assuming you realise you´re going to need regular clothes and toiletries, this list is made up of things you might forget – or simply didn´t know you´ll want to have for your Northern Lights holiday.

Thermal underwear is a good thing to wear

Hunting for the Northern Lights requires you to spend a lot of time outdoors in sub-zero temperatures. Many Norwegians are therefore wearing this warm underwear during the winter.

Camera for photographing the Northern Lights

Taking pictures of the Northern Lights is not as straightforward as you might think. Read our guide to photographing the Northern Lights for tips on techniques and equipment.

Heated insoles and gloves

Yes, this is all about keeping warm. These fantastically heated insoles will keep you warm even on the coldest nights. The same goes for gloves. Imagine not having cold fingers.

Do you need a travel adapter

In Norway they use the European standard plug sockets, so don´t forget to pack a converter plug for your iPad or mobile phone and a charger if you are from a country with another plugin.

You´ll be heading to the Arctic in the dark season, so it is going to be very dark. Pack a torch, just in case.

The face cream is recommendable

In the cold, our skin gets dry, and it is essential to use cream to protect from wind and cold.

Ice studs in your shoes

The ice studs are an absolute lifesaver, and you will see everyone wearing them on their regular shoes when the roads are icy – which they usually are in winter and it is easy to pack and put on any shoe.

Protect your head

You will see kids and grownups alike wearing these handy little cloth tubes all over town. Wear them with a scarf and headpiece under your beanie to stop that bitterly cold wind from getting in your neck.


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