Europe is a massive continent stretching from Asia to the Atlantic which is split into four ambiguous regions - North, East, South and West. Northern Europe includes the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, among others. With subarctic or arctic conditions known in the north and central part of this region, the phrase 'cold hands, warm heart' epitomises the travel experience of this vast and majestic land. With a long and varied history, Northern Europe stuns with cathedrals dating back to the 12th century, ice hotels situated within the Arctic Circle, theatres, ancient festivals and museums.

Dress Appropriately

Wear several insulating layers of clothing. Loose clothing allows warm air to be trapped next to the skin, while a waterproof outer layer will keep you dry. Wet clothing can easily freeze, causing heat insulation to be lost. Wear two pairs of socks in shoes or boots: Tight fitting shoes cause cold toes, leading to frostbite. Keeping hands warm is far easier in mittens than gloves. A lightweight glove inside a heavier mitten allows more movement and insulation.

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Head Wear

Around 80% of body heat is lost through the head. Wear a hat that covers the ears which can easily be frostbitten.

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Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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