One of the things I personally used to hate when taking an out of town vacation trip is packing. Before, often times I find myself mulling over each item carefully, spending more time than necessary. And despite my efforts of choosing the lightest possible clothes and limiting the number of things that I bring, I always find standing over my pack and trying to figure out how come it’s still above the baggage limits set by the airport. But as you increase your travels you gain more experience in packing among other things. If you’re planning a Norway getaway, here are some tips on what to pack in a Norway holiday.
One way to know what things to bring is to research about your country destination. It helps to know when you will be arriving there, where exactly in Norway, when you will be leaving and what activities you want to participate in. Norway is a relatively peaceful country. It’s not crowded I tell you that. The population is not as large as other countries so can enjoy the sceneries without bumping elbows with someone. Crime rate in the country is low compared to other European countries. If you can have a travel and medical insurance that would be a good thing. Norway is a little expensive so bringing extra money with you is ideal. Although, you can use your credit cards in most restaurants and hotels, it won’t hurt if you bring cash around with you especially if you intend to go explore the small communities or fishing villages scattered all over the country.
If you intend to visit Norway during the summer it is best to be prepared. The beautiful forests, lakes and mountain paths offer a majestic nature view of Norway but they also give tourists mosquitoes and midges problem. So it is best to bring insect repellants with you. Be aware also that campfires are not allowed in many areas of Norway during summer so you might want to bring some equipment that will keep you warm during the nights if you intend to go camping in your summer trip.
Winter in Norway is long and cold. Temperatures can go as low as minus 25 degrees C and sometimes even below that. Not to mention the wind chill factor that you need to prepare for especially in mountain ranges. The weather in Norway can change very quickly so asking for weather forecasts from local experts would be a good idea before you head out to enjoy your activities for the day.
Essentially, what you should pack when you go to Norway are the right clothes. Since temperatures and weather can change drastically even during summer, it is best to pack some light clothes which you can add and remove as layers depending on the day’s weather. This is true even during the summer months. A few a must suggestions are long trousers, long sleeved shirts, warm jumper, a waterproof coat and comfortable walking shoes. If winter holidays are your thing, then an overcoat, scarf, gloves and warm boots are things that you should never forget to bring. Waterproof pants and shoes would be good to bring if you are traveling to Norway in autumn and spring.
What to pack in a Norway holiday trip are essentially the right clothes, the essential toiletries, the needed documents (e.g. passports, visas, IDs, etc) and the right equipment that you need for the activities that you planned out like skiing or island hopping. Most of the extra things you can buy there.