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What To Pack For A Winter-Trip To Europe

29 Aug What To Pack For A Winter-Trip To Europe


What To Pack For A Winter-Trip To Europe

It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a Winter-trip to Europe. That’s why I have created this essential packing list that covers what to bring of clothes, bags, travel essentials and camera equipment. Think Berlin will be hot during Winter? Nope, when I was there January 2015, Berlin was even colder than Oslo. There is a saying in Norway and many other places in Europe that “It is nothing called bad weather, only bad clothing.”

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Rainlax Travel Umbrella Unbreakable Lightweight and windproof 

This stylish pink umbrella is a must-have for globetrotters. Nothing sucks more ruining your umbrella because of the wind. With this one, you don’t have to buy a new one every time.

DailyShoes Women’s Military Lace Up Buckle Combat Boots Ankle High Exclusive Credit Card Pocket

Stay safe and warm with these combat boots. An own pocket to fit credit cards and money!

GoPro HERO5 Black

You will regret not having an underwater camera if you don’t bring one. The newest Go Pro Hero 5 is the best on the market.  You have a screen so you will see the photos you take. You can shoot 4k videos and the photo quality is better than ever. It also automatically adds the photos to GoPro plus cloud so you can access the photos from your phone right away. Don’t forget to add at least a 64 GB memory card. You don’t want to have a full memory when you are already underwater.

Fujifilm X-T1 Weather Resistant Digital Camera 

This weather resistant camera is perfect for a trip to Europe. It is smaller than a DSLR camera and so handy for travelling without carrying a heavy camera bag, this camera is a lifesaver!


Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera 

This is the hottest of the hottest you can give to your travel-loving friend if you need a gift to a Couchsurfing host or Airbnb host. Not to mention it is so cool to keep a hard copy of your photos like the good old days. 



Skyroam Mobile Hotspot: Global WiFi is a MUST for travellers. The Skyroam is a personal WiFi hotspot to get fast, secure mobile data around the world at top destinations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Connecting up to 5 devices and you pay as you go. You don’t have to use a SIM, you simply just press start and you are free to surf the internet. It is possible to buy packages as little as $8 for 24-hour global day passes with unlimited data.

Pacsafe Venturesafe X30 Anti-Theft Adventure Backpack 

Is a must for the traveller that wants to keep your stuff safe inside your bag without going around and worry about it at all times. This bag is perfect for day-trips in many big cities in Europe as pickpocketing occurs. Pacsafe uses the newest method on locks, anti-slash, and RFIDsafe blocking pockets for sensitive data such as microchips.


The Smart Luggage Tracker. It embeds RFID/NFC/Bluetooth technology

allows you to make your luggage identifiable to all airlines with our unique partnerships with Lost & Found services (services with the management of lost luggage in places of transport).


Pacsafe Travelsafe 5L GII Portable Safe  

This tiny portable purse makes it possible to lock your expensive valuables to items such as to a bigger bag or the bed at the hostel.


USDA Organic Lip Balm by Sky Organics – 6 Pack Assorted Flavors

The weather can be quite dry in Europe during winter. Protect your lips with these organic lip balms!

Lonely Planet Europe (Travel Guide) These travel guides are my favourite. I don’t want to travel to a new destination without a Lonely Planet travel guide! It gives you ideas on where to go, what to do, where to eat and stay! If you only want to get one thing from this list! This is a must!





Valuker Women’s Down Coat With Fur Hood With 90% Down Parka Puffer Jacket Walking around in minus degrees in cities of Europe can be very cold. You would need a coat that also cover your bottom and that you can sit on. This super stylish coat can be bought in black, beige and green.




ORORO Women’s Light Weight Insulated Heated Down Vest with Battery Pack

Going hiking in Scandinavia or checking out the Northern Lights? You will freeze. This vest is the best of the best in heating clothes as it is insulated with heating and you can easily control it.

Kari Traa Rose Long Sleeve Womens Long Underwear Top
This base layer sweater is a must-have when you hike in cold weather. It is designed with 100% merino wool by a Norwegian skier and it will keep you warm but not sweaty. Ideal for hiking or skiing in Northern Europe.






ICEWEAR Brynja 100% Icelandic wool hand knitted Jumper with Zipper and Hood

North Europeans know how to dress for cold weather. This beautiful and hand knitted jumper is good for hikes and travelling in Northern Europe.


DexShell ThermFit Waterproof Gloves

Same as the beanie, it sucks to freeze on your hands and not being able to take that picture. Bring gloves. These are waterproof as well if you end up building a snowman and etc.

Norwegian Selbu Rose Mittens, Purple-White

These traditional hand-knitted mittens have kept me warm every winter in Norway. They are not waterproof, but they are the best when you often freeze on your hands, it is better to keep the fingers together.

Wrapables Thick Knitted Winter Warm Infinity Scarf

This winter warm scarf is easy to put around your neck and is a must-have anywhere in Europe during the Winter months. 

ATTCL® 2016 Vintage Fashion Round Arrow Style Wayfarer Polarized 

Going skiing in the Alps or in Scandinavia? You need to protect your eyes, you can be blinded by the sun and not see anything because of the reflection of the snow.



Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden Ii Snow Boot, Black, Columbia Going far north or to the Alps? you need proper snow boots. These snow boots will keep you warm and dry.


HyBrid & Company Womens Super Stretch 5 Button Hi-Waist Skinny Jeans Black is a must as well even though it is summer. Many places can get quite chilly when the sun is not out. So bring at least one pair of jeans.


  • Megan Indoe
    Posted at 11:26h, 31 October Reply

    Great tips! I can’t believe there are boots that have a credit card and money pocket! That is genius!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 20:10h, 31 October Reply

      It is so handy haha, they have many kinds of those shoes 😀

  • Candy
    Posted at 16:53h, 31 October Reply

    This is an awesome list. I have not heard of The Smart Luggage Tracker. I’m always concerned about my luggage and this will help put my mind at ease.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 20:11h, 31 October Reply

      yeah that one is so good to have, especially if you are having something valuable in the luggage 😀

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    Posted at 08:19h, 01 November Reply

    These are some great suggestions for packing for a winter trip to Europe. Both our trips to Europe were just before winter set in and hence we actually did not feel the pinch that much. But we plan to get there to experience the place in winter and these tips are definitely going to come in handy.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:21h, 01 November Reply

      That is good, Autumn is a good time to go too, beautiful colours 😀

  • thevikingabroad
    Posted at 18:58h, 01 November Reply

    Thank you. Oh yeah, layers is the the best idea for Europe 😀

  • Cat
    Posted at 22:04h, 01 November Reply

    I’ve not heard of the smart luggage tracker. It seems like a useful device to have. I’ll just need to figure out how to use it (I’m not very good with technology) 😛

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