Winter Pack List

  • Suggested Pack List for Multi-day Winter Trips in Greenland

    In general when you pack for a winter trip in Greenland, you have to think practical and insulating. Find the warmest clothes you’ve got. The basis for an enjoyable trip is partly dependent on equipment selection. Here you will find a suggestion for a kit list.

    The latest outdoor wear is very focused on being thin and light, for example a Gore-Tex jacket. In Greenland you cannot keep warm with a shell jacket, instead you need a lot of insulating clothes like down etc. Gore-Tex fabric clothing sometimes has a hard time working properly in the cold and sweat turns to snow on the inside of the jacket. On a sled trip, to sweat means you’ll cool and soon be very cold, so it is a good idea if you can easily regulate the temperature by zipping clothing up or down, by adding a sweater/ fleece layers or taking them off etc..

    Always think in layers, especially when you switch between sledging and skiing, there is a big difference in the clothing.

    Nanu Travel provides a suit with lining for each participant best suited for sledging. The suit will normally be too warm for skiing.

    On the sled we recommend that you divide your personal belongings into two bags: a small one to use off the sled while traveling and a bigger one for the items you want inside your tent at night.

    If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us at

    Nanu Travel provides:

  • Suit with lining
  • Winter boots
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Tent
  • Cooking equipment, cutlery, cups and plates
  • Food
  • Thermos

    We recommend that you bring:

  • Underwear:
    We recommend wool. Devold makes really good products. Sweat transportable synthetic underwear will start smelling very quickly. Underwear in fleece / microfibre is fine.

  • Fleece trousers or thick track trousers:
    Fine as a layer in between suit and underwear.

  • Thin socks:
    Bring 2 pairs.

  • Thick wool socks:
    Bring 2 pairs.

  • Sweaters or thick shirts:
    Fine as a layer in between suit & underwear.

  • Warm sweater:
    With zipper and high neck. We recommend thick fleece, 300 Polar Tec. Wool can also be used, but it is heavy and takes a long time to dry. A synthetic like RAB’s Vapour Rise is good.

  • Hat:
    Wool or fleece are the most comfortable to wear. A balaclava hood which covers forehead, neck and chin is recommended. It is important that you also bring a windproof hat which can be worn on top of the balaclava .

  • Face/neck warmer/gaiter:
    Bring two. The first should be close fitting, the second big enough to fit over the first creating a warm wedge pocket between the two.
  • Thick gloves with removable liner:
    They should be so big that you can wear them on top of a thinner pair of gloves or mittens. Bring two pairs.
    It is possible to regulate temperature when you wear two pair of gloves. Thin, windproof shell gloves are good over knitted gloves.

  • Track suit:
    To sleep in.

  • Ear-plugs:
    If you are a light sleeper, it is good to bring ear-plugs so dogs & neighbours won’t disturb your sleep.

  • Personal medical prescription drugs
  • Sun-glasses
  • Snow goggles
    If you wear glasses, bring an extra pair.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb etc.
  • Sun screen, lip balm
  • Camera, with automatic wind, manual drives tend to shatter film
  • Binoculars
  • Extra film + batteries. We recommend Energizer lithium.
  • Headtorch

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