What do I need to take with me?
On each of our holiday pages you will find a trip dossier which details the full list of the items and clothing you should take with you. This will also be loaded into your online account at the time of booking.
Obviously to see the Northern Lights you will need to travel to some fairly remote areas at high latitude which means that you will need to be equipped for the conditions you will find there.
During the winter months the clothing you wear is of great importance and so in the vast majority of destinations you are provided with winter clothing for the duration of your stay. This will include the outer layers which are generally seriously warm thermal overalls as well as boots designed for the climate. In some destinations you may not be provided with the winter clothing for the whole holiday but it will be provided for the duration of the activities. This principally occurs during holidays where guests spend some of their time in a city such as Tromso, where you would not wish to walk around in such bulky clothing.
In Iceland the clothing is not typically required but any specialist equipment will be provided for the activities.
You will clearly see whether the clothing is included in the ‘What’s included’ section of the holiday page. Further information is also covered in the trip dossiers for each holiday which can be downloaded in the key facts box on each holiday. The dossiers also detail a comprehensive list of clothing that we suggest that you should take with you to supplement that which is provided.
There are however some items which, irrelevant of your holiday, you need to make sure that you pack. The information below is a good starting point but full details will be found in your trip dossier under the essential packing list.
Passport and visas – please see the passport and visa section of the trip preparation section.
Final travel letter – this letter contains vital travel information and contact details.
Airline tickets – if we have booked your flights for you then the tickets will be loaded into your online account around two weeks prior to departure.
Travel voucher – this outlines all of the basics of the holiday arrangements. The order of the activities is always subject to change however and you will be issued with your final itinerary on arrival. The order of all itineraries is subject to change, however, and you will be provided with your final itinerary on arrival at your destination
Trip dossier – these dossiers contain vital information that you should read BEFORE you travel
Travel insurance – this is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. Please see our section on Travel Insurance for further details
Full driving licence – if your itinerary includes a snowmobile safari and you wish to drive (guests typically travel two people per snowmobile) then you must take your driving licence with you. You either need to take your old paper licence or the photocard part of the new licence. This also applies if you wish to hire a car.
Money or credit card – Most major credit cards are accepted in our destinations. However, we would recommend you avoid spending on American Express, pre paid currency cards or Diners Club as these are less widely accepted. Cash points are not generally available to you in our destinations. It is generally worth advising your bank that you are travelling overseas to ensure that you do not have issues using your card abroad.
Glasses/Contact Lenses if required – you need to be able to see the Aurora clearly if you are lucky enough to catch a display.
First aid kit and medication - You should always carry a first aid kit with you when you travel and ensure that any medication you require is carried in your hand luggage. You will need to ensure that you have the relevant accompanying documentation for any medication and that it complies with all of the rules and regulations regarding items that you are allowed to carry on board an aircraft.
Toiletries – although some accommodation may provide the basics this is not the norm and so you should take all that you need with you.
Chargers for cameras and phones etc as well as adapters – you will want to ensure that you can charge your electronics and to do this you may need a plug adaptor. Details of what is required can be found in your trip dossier.