“There is no such things as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothes.”

There's a lot of truth to the old saying above, widely used by lovers of the great outdoors. The right clothing makes all the difference between comfort and discomfort, a great time and a less-than-perfect experience.

Most of the time seeing the Northern Lights means heading a good, long way north. The most reliable place to experience them is above the Arctic Circle, and that means it's never very warm. But you're not there for the sunshine, you're there to see one of the most remarkable natural phenomena known to the human race, one of the most fabulous sights on earth. And because the lights usually only appear in winter, the chill is an integral part of the package, part of the fun.

If you're travelling north to see the aurora, what's the most suitable Arctic Circle clothing? Here's what you need to know about the weather and temperature way up there, the clothing itself, and some handy tips to keep extra-warm.


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