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Equipment

Kayaking & Hiking the Lofoten Islands equipment

Supplied equipment
- Kayaking: Double kayaks, life jackets, paddles, drysuits and boots, a kayaking cagoule and waterproof bags
- Camping: Tent, sleeping mat, equipped mess tent including tables, chairs and cooking facilities (please bring a sleeping bag)
- Fishing equipment

Vital equipment
- A sleeping bag (comfort level of 0°C for camping)
- A thinner sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner is recommended for nights in rorbuer
- Sunglasses (high quality protection)
- A wind and waterproof jacket (breathable, sealed seams)
- Suitable underwear, t-shirts and walking trousers
- Hiking boots (high-rise, sturdy soles)
- Warm jumper(s) and jacket(s)
- Swimwear
- Sun cream
- A head torch and spare batteries
- Warm thick socks
- Gloves
- A warm hat
- Any personal medication
- Towel & toiletries
- A thermos/suitable water bottle(s)

Material
We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and it does not dry quickly. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.

Our advice for keeping warm
Norway can be very cold, please think carefully about what clothes you bring, although we will provide warm outer layers, the layers you wear next to your skin make the biggest difference.

We recommend:
- No cotton

- Bring dry spares of everything, even underwear and gloves

- Wear multiple layers including:
- A warm breathable base layer
- A second thermal layer
- Wind and waterproof protective out layer (we provide an additional quality jacket and over trousers.

Helpful equipment
You may also consider packing :
- A pair of comfortable shoes for evenings in towns
- Waterproof trousers
- Walking poles
- Tupperware and cutlery for picnics
- Extra layers
- Wet wipes
- Blister plasters
- A suitable camera
- Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing
- Tissues
- Toilet paper & a lighter
- Luggage : during the expedition, your luggage will be repacked into 20l waterproof bags which we provide.  Please bring a small backpack to use as a day bag. This backpack must be soft enought to fit into the kayak. You may also wish to bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, that you can store in a safe place in our base camp. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

Medicine
Your guide will have a first-aid kit during the tour. However, we recommend that you bring your medications:
- Personal medication
- Anti-pain medication, such as Paracetamol
- Diarrhoea tablets
 - Suncream with strong protection for the lips and the skin
- Eye drops for the eyes
- Moisturising cream for the treatment of superficial burns (blisters and sunburns)
- An adhesive elastic band box of adhesive plasters and disinfectant compresses
- Double skin for blisters

Summits of the Lofoten Islands equipment

Vital equipment
- A sleeping bag liner is required for nights in rorbuer
- Sunglasses (high quality protection)
- A wind and waterproof jacket (breathable, sealed seams)
- Suitable underwear, t-shirts and walking trousers
- Hiking boots (high-rise, sturdy soles)
- Warm jumper(s) and jacket(s)
- Swimwear
- Sun cream
- A head torch and spare batteries
- Warm thick socks
- Gloves
- A warm hat
- Any personal medication
- Pyjamas
- Towel & toiletries
- A Thermos/suitable water bottle(s)

Material
We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and it does not dry quickly. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.

Our advice for keeping warm
Norway can be very cold, please think carefully about what clothes you bring, although we will provide warm outer layers, the layers you wear next to your skin make the biggest difference.

We recommend:
- No cotton
- Bring dry spares of everything, even underwear and gloves
- Wear multiple layers including:
- A warm breathable base layer
- A second thermal layer
- Wind and waterproof protective out layer (we provide an additional quality jacket and over trousers.

Helpful equipment
You may also consider packing :
- A pair of comfortable shoes for evenings in towns
- Waterproof trousers
- Walking poles
- Tupperware and cutlery for picnics
- Extra layers
- Wet wipes
- Blister plasters
- A suitable camera
- Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing
- Tissues
- Toilet paper & a lighter

 Luggage
- Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You may also wish to bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a rucksack or holdall rather than a hard suitcase because it is more practical to transport. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

- We recommend to bring a backpack from 30L to 50L for the day hikes. 

Medicine
Your guide is a trained first-aider and will carry a first aid kit at all times during your trip, for use in emergencies. We recommend that you bring your own first aid kit containing any personal medication, blister plasters, painkillers and such like. Do not forget sun cream.

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Rachael Bode

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