My Arctic Packing List

I feel like it wasn't five minutes ago I wrote a packing list for Iceland. I kind of thought this one would be similar but longer, but alas, it's not really, especially since I have a luggage allowance! It turns out that Lapland is really, really cold(!), and for that sort of cold you need better gear. My allowance is 18kgs, and I have a backpack that I'll be using as hand luggage, so here's what I'm taking:

Hold Luggage

We actually found this black holdall when it came to my attention that no one in my house owns a suitcase anymore! This was a shocking discovery for me since my parents go on holiday for long periods of time three times a year. I'm using this instead of my backpack, mostly because I need things like work shoes and snow boots, which simply wouldn't fit into my backpack along with clothes.
  • Thick jumpers x 4
  • 1 sparkly jumper
  • Thermals x 4 (sets of tops and bottoms)
  • Jeans x 2
  • Fairisle leggings (for days off) x 1
  • 1 soft shell black snow pants
  • Snow boots
  • Black work boots
  • PJs x 2
  • Panties x 10 (this is probably my major over pack, you can never have too many panties)
  • Thermal Socks x 7 pairs
  • thin gloves to go under my snow gloves
  • thin base layer hat to go under my hat
  • torch (because it'll be dark most of the time)
  • reusable hand warmers x 1 pair

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Silica Moisturiser
  • Glycerin hand cream x 2
  • Glycerin lipbalm x 2
  • Miniature shave gel
  • Razor
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
Hand Luggage

  • Handbag (purse, mobile phone)
  • Camera
  • Laptop
  • Tablet
  • Chargers
  • Adapter
  • Extension Plug
  • Thermals
  • Black work trousers
  • Jumper
  • Thermals
  • Bra's 

Flight Outfit

To fly I will be wearing my 66 North polar tec trousers, a pair of boots, soft fluffy socks, a thick jumper, my scarf, neck gaiter, arctic gloves, and hat! I will feel like 100C in all that, but I gotta get it there somehow! 

Wow, considering I didn't think I was taking much, this list proves otherwise. I guess as I am working and I need work shoes, and work trouser, and clothes to be clean all the time I am taking a bit more than I would normally.

Is there anything you think I've missed? Anything you think I could leave behind?

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  1. I totally agree, you can never have too many panties!!! Except I hate that word... lets call them underwear.

    1. Now I'm questioning whether I usually call them panties or underwear.... haha!

  2. You might want to bring spikes but other than that, you seem well prepared!! :)

    1. Yeah, I was thinking that yesterday actually... but I'm pretty sure they supply our outerwear, but I might buy some just in case..

  3. It seems you have packed everything and you may need a lot of those sweaters (jumpers )in the artic!! And if all else fails, you have lots of clean underwear! :)

    1. Yup, I assume that I have washing facilities so I'll be washing stuff pretty regularly ;)

  4. 2 things: Have you tested your hand warmers? I had a set, but one was faulty. So I had one warm hand and one cold hand. #NotIdeal.
    How long are you going for?

    1. No, I haven't! Argh, I will do that tomorrow! I hope they're okay, if not they're everywhere now so I will buy some more if not.

      I'm going to be in Lapland for 5 weeks, and then heading south for 14 days after that (Baltics, Poland and Germany)

  5. OMG SJ! I also hate the word panties! hahaa but totally agree that you can never have enough! As a Canadian who is used to the cold weather I strongly approve of the multiple pairs of thermal wear- they really do help!

  6. Looks like a pretty detailed list here! Although given how cold I know I could feel, i'll probably need a whole lot more


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