This is Awesome Summer Packing Checklist for US and Canadian visitors

Jetting this summer to Norway? Wondering what to pack? No worries! We have several useful checklist to help you choose the right items without overpacking. 

Summers in Norway are usually mild with temperatures ranging from 10° -25 ° C (50° F to 77° F). Temperature varies a lot throughout days. Some days can be sunny and warm whereas others can be rainy and cool. Mornings and evenings are chilly as compared to warmer afternoons, especially when the sun decides to pop-up that day. Norwegian wilderness is worth exploring and a lifetime experience. The country opens up and wakes up to the sunshine for long hours during summers. But prepare yourself with proper (especially warm) clothing and equipments. In this majestic land of midnight sun, especially during June and July months, it’s exciting to experience long days and short nights where people enjoy beer, late night gatherings, grilling and the setting sun upto 23:00 hours, outside restaurants and parks. We mean leave your headlamps at home and pack an eye mask instead. A sun glasses, ofcourse! You’ll need them.

Here’s a checklist to make things simple and short: 

  • Dress casual and comfortable
  • Clothing can include short sleeves and long sleeves 
  • Light water-and-wind resistance jacket 
  • Light cotton pants or jeans
  • Shorts for warm afternoons

Women might like to have:

  • A couple of skirts and dresses 
  • Comfortable shoes to walk all day
  • A handy bathing suit for a dip in the fjord, pools or for relaxing sauna sessions
If your trip to Norway includes visit to the cities of Bergen and Stavanger on the West Coast, don’t forget to bring your rain boots as well!
 

Planning hiking? Wonderful! That’s just a time to be. While you’re hiking, good quality outdoor gear is very crucial for your safety in the mountains. Pack comfortable clothing for your hiking and outdoor activities. 

  • Keep a woollen base layer or woollen inner, 
  • A few thin (can be cotton) layers depending on how much cold or hot you feel
  • Outer layer should be water-and-wind resistant hiking pants 
  • A windbreaker or windsheet
  • Grab a sweater or light fleece which you can put on whenever needed
  • Hiking boots
  • A pack of bandaids 
Always remember to stay on marked trails and carry a map as well as a compass for backup.
 

Other important accessories:

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses 
  • Umbrella or poncho
  • Insect repellent for long evenings and gloves and hat for cooler tempratures

Also, pack in a bag of toiletries!

For your electronics, Norway uses two-pin European plug, so bring an adapter to charge your devices. Double check the voltage on blow dryers or curling irons, if you’re planning to carry. The standard voltage in the US and Canada is 110v while in Norway (alongwith the rest of the Europe) is 220v. If you plan to bring electronics with different voltage requirements, make sure you take an appropriate two-pin adapter. 

So, are you ready to explore the Scandinavian nature? Pack smart and light with these quick tips. If you have any more questions, just shoot us an email. We’re happy to help.

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