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Q: What equipment should I bring with me for kayaking?

As conditions can change rapidly, make sure you have clothing and equipment suitable for the worst weather. Weather in the polar regions is around the freezing point (between -2 and +3 °C), so good kayak clothing is essential. Kayakers need only bring their personal thermal clothing to keep warm, but passengers will also need suitable clothing and equipment for non-kayak activities.

Please bring this kayaking gear yourself:

  • Thermal underwear, top to bottom
  • Fleece vest or jacket to wear over thermals
  • Warm fleece hat that covers the ears
  • Turtleneck, scarf, or neck gaiter
  • Gloves (Gore-Tex outside and Thinsulate inside, preferably ski gloves with grip)
  • Thick socks and thin under-socks
  • UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Sunscreen or sun block
  • Waterproof bag (for camera, etc.)

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