What to Wear in Finland – Northern Lights Trip

What to Wear in Finland – Northern Lights Trip

Hi! It’s a beautiful day in Saariselka. It’s only minus 12 degrees today which
means is relatively warm it gets down to about minus thirty or
minus 40 degrees Celsius here. So I thought I just run through quickly
what you should do in terms of clothing for a place like Saariselka (Finland)
where it gets down to minus forty. It may seem obvious to some people who
live in cold weather but it is not so obvious to people like
me who come from tropical weather. So first off underneath your pants you need thermal underwear or otherwise
known as long johns okay it it’s not a fashion statement but
that’s the point it’s on the inside no one will see it and you will thank me so much for it
so you can get thick long johns or thermal underwear from
most winter wear places now. On top of that get quilted or thick pants
they are like ski pants or just these sorts of thickened winter wear pants
nowadays. I got these for about eighteen or twenty
dollars pretty easy to get in the most wintry
places or winter shops. For your shoes you need to get boots that are padded, we will show you the
padding later on the inside they have some insulation on the inside
and that are waterproof on the outside so rubber, make sure it’s waterproof all the
way up these a Sorel boots which are fantastic
other brands like Ugg boots also make boots like this that I rated
down to minus thirty or minus 40 degrees. You can get these easily of course in places like Helsinki and any sort of shopping center or store On top you need at least three layers
so have some thermals on top as well. On
the inside you can either have short-sleeved or long-sleeved thermals then at least another two
layers so I have a turtle neck on and then a fleece
jacket like this – and then a thick jacket like this which is also rated to about minus 30
-40 degrees make sure it comes with a hood like this
with a bit of fur on the outside you really need this when it’s snowing. It
helps to keep some of the snow off your face and of your eyes. A scarf is great but even better are these neck things I don’t know what they called but
it’s made a fleece it’s nice and light goes around your neck and helps to
trap air under your torso and of course you can
do this when it’s snowing heavily or if it’s very cold
outside – it keeps your mouth and nose nice and warm. Other than that – you need a beanie
the head is where you lose most of your heat so make sure you get
something nice and thick either wool or fleece-lined, you can get thicker ones than
these of course. And also you need gloves. Now with gloves you need something that’s
waterproof on the outside and on the inside hopefully get something that’s wool,
fleece or thick enough. Now here I haven’t gotten wool so I i’ve used these gloves that I have from before
they just kind of cotton gloves I put them on the inside
to trap another layer of air It’s a cheap alternative to getting good gloves. And that’s about it! You look like a snowman or Michelin Man but you feel
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  1. you go little bit over… you don't need that much clothing in finland XD yes, winters are pretty cold but…. you go over

  2. That is the clothing you need when it is really cold and you are stationary.

    HOW to dress is more important than WHAT to wear. You should avoid getting your clothes wet. This also means sweating. You should not wear too much clothing when walking/skiing/moving. Add clothing when stopping for a break for more than just a few minutes.

    Instead of super thick, heavy (and expensive) winter clothing you need a windproof jacket with light to medium lining and a hood. The outer clothes have to be spacious enough to allow adding layers inside. The more air is trapped inside, the warmer. Tightening the hem of the jacket makes it warmer.

  3. The basic rule of thumb I learned in the Finnish Defense Forces: Skin -> material that breathes (like wool, prevents skin from getting sweaty) -> denser material to catch moisture from sweating (basic t-shirt fabric) -> heat insulation (wool or jacket layer) -> wind/water insulating material (overalls/jacket's skin etc) 🙂

  4. Our lowest temperature ever recorded in east Scotland was -minus 28.6 Centigrade, when I say lowest I mean certainly in the last fifty years or so. I remember my hair froze with my breath and we lost a lot of farm animals , nature can be really cruel sometimes.

  5. interesting… i live in maine, usa and i had to learn to dress for this cold. I see Finland would take more attention to detail.

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