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The right equipment is very important when you travel in the wintry north, so we have gathered some information to keep you warm and dry. To get the best out of your trip we have also created a checklist list for each of our tours.

Dress properly, freeze less!

In the winter months we use a layer principle. Instead of one thick garment, it is better to combine multiple layers of clothing. The obvious advantage is that it is much more flexible; the colder you get, simply place another garment on top. The cooler you get, take one off!


Under no circumstances should you use cotton underwear or cotton thermals. Cotton absorbs sweat and traps the moisture close to the skin, which can then freeze. It can also prevent moisture evaporating between other layers of clothing, then the system of several layers will cease to have effect.

It is better to wear synthetic or 100% wool material. These form an insulating air layer that wicks the moisture away from the body.

Mid layer

The middle layer serves as insulation, both wool and fleece material are suitable. The great advantage of wool is that it keeps the body warm over fleece even when wet. However, wool can be thicker and dry slower. Personally, we prefer wool thermals before a thick wool sweater, and then a fleece jacket, because the level of inactivity you can have on a sled for example, is unlike other winter sports.

Outer Layer

This is the most important part of protection against the elements. It is important that the outer layer is made of material that is windproof, wicks moisture out and has a high degree of waterproofing (GoreTex, Dermizax, impregnated G1000 etc …). The jacket should also have a suitable hood especially for wind protection.

Our recommendation

  • 2x thick wool socks.
  • Winterboots
  • Winter overshoes
  • 2x long wool leggins
  • Waterproof bib
  • 2x long sleeved wool zip
  • 1x wool jumper with high collar
  • Shell jacket, big enought to have space for the insulation layer
  • Downjacket for extrem cold
  • Buff for the neck
  • Wool- or Skinhead with earprotection
  • Balaclava
  • Wool mitts and shell mitts

Equipment list for our husky expedition

Quantity Clothing
1 Shelljacket, – anorak (wind- and waterproof)
1 Shelltrouser (wind- and waterproof)
2 Thermal underwear, best is merinowool
1 thick woolsweater or thick fleecejacket (300)
5 thick woolsocks
1 Insolation- or downjacket
1 Buff pluss balaclava
2 Heads
1 Wool mitts
1 Shell mitts (windproof)
1 Working gloves (provided by us)
1 Shoes (f.ex. hikingboots, should be big enough to have room for 2 pair of socks) (windproof)
1 Scooterboots (windproof) (provided by us)
Quantity Sleeping
1 Winter sleepingbag (provided by us)
1 Winter sleeping mat (provided by us)
1 Reindeerskin (provided by us)
Quantity Miscellaneous
1 Skigoggles
1 Sunglasses (high UV-Faktor)
1 Kniv
1 Thermos (provided by us)
1 Cutlery + bowl (provided by us)
1 Headtorch + Batteries
1 Matches, lighter
1 Towel
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  • "The trip with the Vidda Runners was an unique experience. I could not wish for more during this week trip: 18 toptrained huskies, blizzard and sun, northern lights, wilderness of the vidda, fishing trouts on the ice. You will never forgett such a trip."

    Daniel L.
  • "What I liked most, was the fact that I never got the impression to be on a trip with an ordinary tour guide. Joining Ben on this sled dog trip, felt like being with an experienced friend"

    Daniel L.
  • An incredible experience! Vidda Runners Huskies offers not only a peak into the amazing world of dog sledding, but also a first-hand adventure into the arctic nature. The friendly hosts and good-natured dogs made us feel as part of the pack in no time 😉 Thank you for the memories!

    Amund H.