Wardrobe essentials for a winter wonderland tour in Europe!


Enzina Scarcella

Wardrobe essentials for a winter wonderland tour in Europe!

Travelling to Europe in winter can be an exciting experience, with the snow-covered landscapes and festive celebrations. However, it can also be challenging to pack and prepare for the unpredictable weather conditions. The key to staying warm and comfortable during your trip is to use clothing layers effectively. Sometimes referred to as the "Onion Strategy", this type of clothing layering is a versatile approach that can be adapted to different temperatures and activities.


  • Start with a base layer

The base layer is the foundation of your clothing layers. It is the layer closest to your skin and helps regulate your body temperature by wicking away sweat and moisture. Choose a base layer made from synthetic or natural materials such as merino wool, silk, or polyester. These materials are breathable, lightweight, and quick-drying, making them ideal for travel. A long-sleeved thermal top and leggings are a good starting point for a base layer.


  •  Add a mid-layer

The mid-layer is the layer that provides insulation and warmth. It should be thicker than the base layer and made of materials such as fleece or wool. A mid-layer can be a sweater, cardigan, or a lightweight jacket. Choose a mid-layer that is easy to pack and can be worn alone or layered under a coat.


  • Top it off with an outer layer

The outer layer is your final layer and provides protection against the wind, rain, and snow. Choose an outer layer that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable. A good winter coat should have a hood, adjustable cuffs, and a zippered front. Look for coats made of materials such as Gore-Tex or similar materials for optimal protection against the elements.


  • Accessorize with hats, gloves, and scarves

Accessories such as hats, gloves, and scarves can make a big difference in how warm you feel. These items help protect your extremities from the cold and wind. Choose gloves made of wool or fleece and a hat that covers your ears. A scarf made of a warm material like wool or cashmere will keep your neck warm and add a stylish touch to your outfit.


  • Don't forget about your feet!

Your feet can get cold quickly, especially if you're walking on snow or ice. It's important to choose the right footwear for winter travel. Boots with a rubber sole and waterproofing are ideal for winter travel. Add wool socks for extra warmth and comfort. 

Dressing in layers is the key to staying warm and comfortable during winter travel in Europe. Start with a base layer, add a mid-layer for insulation, and top it off with an outer layer for protection against the elements. Don't forget to accessorize with hats, gloves, and scarves, and choose the right footwear to keep your feet warm and dry. With these tips, you'll be ready for any winter adventure in Europe.


To find out more about Albatross Tours European Christmas, New Year and Northern Lights tour programmes, download our digital brochure or contact our European Tour Specialists!

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