Lots of people worry about packing when travelling somewhere cold.
Unless you are going hiking, or skiing I don’t find it that different.
How cold are you going to get?
When I am in colder places I spend a fair amount of time indoors in museums and cafes.
When going between indoor venues I am generally in heated public transport, in a car, or walking briskly.
A warm coat and a thicker pair of pants will generally be enough to keep me warm.
What to Take
Here are the differences between what I typically take and when I am going to a city winter holiday:
- A warm coat rather than a light weight jacket. I wear this to board the plane, so it doesn’t count as luggage.
- Long sleeved shirts rather than short sleeves.
- Thicker pants rather than lightweight ones.
- A lightweight jumper.
- A scarf you can wear.
- Gloves, in the pocket of your coat.
For a cold mountain holiday; like the above photo on the Athabasca Glacier, I might add:
- A couple of vests, or plain T-shirts
- Pair of Long Johns,
- Down body warmer.