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7 tips to not freeze!

When winter sets in in Northern Norway, the right clothing becomes essential to stay warm and comfortable in the cold climate. The layer-on-layer principle is the key to keeping warm, and wool is an important component of this. These steps mean that even degrees of -40*C have no significance.

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  1. The first layer should be made of thin, breathable wool that transports moisture away from the body and keeps you dry. This can be a woolen sweater and woolen trousers that lie close to the skin.
  2. The second layer consists of thicker woolen garments such as jumpers and trousers for extra insulation. Wool is ideal because it both insulates and breathes, and it retains warmth even when it gets damp.
  3. The third layer should be a wind and waterproof outer layer to protect against the elements. A good winter jacket and trousers made from weather-resistant materials will help keep you warm and dry even in the most challenging conditions. In inner areas, it can be an advantage to have a down jacket/trousers.
  4. In addition to the clothes, it is important to remember accessories such as hats, mittens, scarves and warm woolen socks, all made of wool or other warm materials.
  5. A pair of warm and waterproof boots is also essential to keep your feet warm and dry in the snow and slush. The shoes should not be too small, feel free to go up a size for winter shoes. ATTENTION! It is important to take off your shoes if you are visiting a local, this to show respect.
  6. Don’t dress too much! Two layers of wool are enough, if you wear too many clothes the clothes stop breathing and thus insulate cold air against the body.
  7. When you come in, take off a bit of your outerwear and you’ll warm up faster and it won’t be as cold going out again.
    By dressing in layers with wool as the most important material, you can be well equipped to face the winter in Northern Norway and enjoy outdoor activities even when the temperatures drop.

Foto: Ørjan Marakatt Bertelsen