How to Keep Warm in a Scandinavian Winter

Woman in the snow
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If you’re heading to a Scandinavian country this Christmas, remember that it can get super cold! Temperatures in Stockholm, for example, tend to range in the high 20s, which is below zero for those on the metric system. 

If you’re not used to such chilly weather, you may be wondering how on Earth people in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway cope. Here are some tricks to keep you warm, even when it’s icy. 

Layer Up

It may seem obvious, but the key to keeping warm is to wear lots of layers. That said, the type of layers you put is just as important. Merino wool is a good material to invest in as it is lightweight but super warm. You can also layer leggings under your jeans and a good coat is essential.

Keep Your Head

According to science, most body heat escapes through your head. Keep the warmth in by wearing cozy beanies and woolen hats, especially when out and about. 

Get Outside

This may sound counterproductive, but the best way to deal with the Scandi cold is just to embrace it. Get out and explore the city you’re in—and go in search of some glühwein to warm you up!