What I’m Packing:
As the Hurtigruten literature advises, I’m packing “like an explorer”:
Thermal underwear – 2 sets
Snow boots and crampons – mine are good down to -20 degrees (fingers crossed!)
SLR camera and tripod with a wide angle lens (for the Northern Lights)
Two spare camera batteries , because the cold plays havoc with them
Kindle and games – the days are short up North!
Lipsalve and sunscreen
Warm hat with ear flaps
Merino buff – to pull up over my mouth and nose if things get tough!
Insulated gloves and silk glove liners – so I can operate my camera in the cold
Swimsuit (well, best be prepared – it’s on the Hurtigruten list!?!)