HOW TO DRESS FOR

WINTER ACTIVITIES

It is winter in Kiruna from November to March when the "spring-winter" begins. To make your winter holiday in Kiruna as pleasant as possible, we want to give you some good advice on how to dress when being outdoors.

Dress according to the layer-on-layer principle when you go out. Air gaps between the clothes both insulate and ventilate. Underwear in wool, terry or microfleece will keep you warm even if you become damp. Wool will keep you warm even if it gets wet (whereas cotton binds moisture).On top of that you'll need one or two thick sweaters, preferably wool or fleece sweater or both, and then a windproof jacket or overall. If you're going to be out all day, you need more clothes than you can imagine! Freezing is not fun...

 

Do not wear socks made of cotton closest to the foot - then there's a great risk that your toes will get very cold quickly. Instead, choose a pair of thin woollen socks. On top of them take one pair of thick socks, preferably two. And remember: You'll need a bigger shoe than usual!

You can borrow suit, shoes, gloves and hat from us when you choose Giron Reindeer activities. We also have some extra winter clothes for children. We also have some extra winter

clothes for children. We'll be outside for a couple of hours and then sit by the open fire in the tent.

If you'll be out all day in wintertime, for example on a snowmobile or a reindeer or dog sled tour, you might need even more layers to stay warm when it is -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) outside. A tip is to use leg warmers on your arms and knees. Reindeer skin is excellent on a seat or in the sled.

Giron Reindeer is a family business that was established in 2003. Giron means ptarmigan and is the Sami word for the town of Kiruna. We are experts on reindeer, Sami culture & history, the mountain area and the weather conditions in the Arctic.

© 2003 Giron Travel & Products

Site design and images by Sara Brockmann

Giron Travel & Products

Box 196

SE-981 24 KIRUNA

SWEDEN

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

Phone: +46-70 649 18 87

Email: info@gironreindeer.se

GIRON REINDEER