How to dress for winter activities in Lapland

Last week we showed you how to dress in winter in Lapland, and gave some tips on what to bring in your luggage when you are planning a trip during the cold months in Northern Finland.

But hey, your next concern might be how to dress for the activities, and do you have enough clothes to jump onto the snowmobile (or the reindeer or husky sledge) and enjoy the activity.

Actually you have nothing to worry, since Lapland Safaris will provide you with the right equipment. Have a look at this video and then keep reading our tips!

Welcome to the overall world!

Snowmobile overalls for the winter activities in Lapland

Snowmobile overalls for the winter activities in Lapland

You come to one of our office’s dressing rooms as we showed you in the last post. At this point you can just leave your jacket (the outer layer, remember?) in one of our hangers, and take off your shoes or boots.

You can keep your base and mid layer on.

The guides will assist you giving you the equipment, normally in this order:

  1. WOOLLEN SOCKS:  put them on the top of your own socks
  2. BOOTS: At least one size bigger than your usual  size. Loose-fitting shoes keep your feet warmer! The boots consists in an outer boot and an inner boot of compressed wool.
  3. SNOWMOBILE OVERALL: You have already put on the socks and the boots. Now it is time to get the overall on. Unzip the overall legs and you’ll be able to put your leg through easily even with the boots on. Close all the zips!
  7. SCARF AND WOOLLEN HAT: Most probably you come to Lapland with your own hat, but in case you prefer to use ours, there they are for you.


The size matter

As said, the guides will help you to find the right size for you. If you expect to dress very tight and sexy clothes, you will soon realize that this is not a surf school: welcome to Lapland! Everything feels a bit bigger than your normal clothes, and it might feel a bit weird to walk around.

And don’t worry about sizes, we have for all. Children of 1 or 2 years old to big guys: just think about a shoe size 51-52 (European size) and XXXL overalls. So no worries, you’ll fit in.

Children first

In case that you are travelling with your kids, dress them first. As soon as you’re ready, tell it to your guide and wait outside before you start sweating.

Can I take the equipment to my hotel room?

Normally you will dress in the safari office before the departure of the activity and, as said at the beginning of the post, you’ll leave there your jacket and shoes. When the activity is over, you return the equipment and get back your own clothes.

But in case you book three or more activities you can take the equipment with you to your hotel room (or cabin) and return it after the last activity. To transport the equipment with you, a sack will be given to you.

Author: Lapland Safaris

This is the blog of Lapland Safaris, which is a company specialized in all sort of activities in Finnish Lapland both in winter and in summertime. In winter we enjoy snowmobiling, husky and reindeer-sledge rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing among other things. During the summer we cruise on river boats, visit the reindeer and husky farms, and hike in the forests. Do you have questions? Ask us anything in the comments of this post. We will be happy to help you!

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  1. Coming to luosto in february 2016,staying in gregory log cabins,Can I hire thermal outer clothing and snow boots from yourselves,we intend to book trips during our stay.
    many thanks

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    • Hi Sandra!
      Thanks for your comment! The equipment is included in most of our activities (practicly in all). If you book three activities you will be able to keep the equipment for the whole stay without any extra charge. However, if you book less than three activities you can rent the equipment from our Lapland Safaris office in Luosto.
      Welcome to Lapland!

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  2. Hi,

    Is it possible to rent clothing without joining any activities?

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    • Hi O.K,

      Thanks for your message. It is possible to rent the clothing without joining activities. For that you can contact Keep in mind also that in case you do three activities from Lapland Safaris, you will be able to keep the equipment for the whole stay without any extra charge.

      Welcome to Lapland!

      Lapland Safaris Team

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  3. Hi,

    I have already booked two activities at Rovaniemi and two activities at Levi. Can we keep the equipment for the entire duration and return the same after the last activity at Levi ?

    Many thanks

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    • Hi Puneet,

      Normally we dont move the equipment between the destinations, and you will need leave Rovaniemi equipment in Rovaniemi. But then, you can go straight to our office in Levi and get your equipment from the first day that you are there until the last one. So yes, you will have equipment during the whole stay :)

      Welcome to Lapland!

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  4. Just had a fabulous time in Levi
    Made even better with the experience booked with Lapland safari
    Thanks to everyone especially Laura very experienced and professional
    Well done !,,

    We would however love to purchase two pairs of the boots that we used can you please advise us how to do this or who supples them

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