This post is more of a female-orientated suggestive packing list, however I’m sure that any guys reading this can follow suit or create their own.
I would suggest taking the following items as absolute basics:-
hat, scarf, gloves, huge snow-proof, rain-proof coat
socks-normal and fluffy bed socks
fleece leggings (jeans are NO GOOD)
vest tops for layering (as with the leggings)
And anything else you think may be necessary.
However, if you are going there for several months or to live permanently and are specifically wondering about winter time, then these are some further suggestions:-
candles- if you love a particular scent and don’t know if it will be sold there then I would say that it’s better to be safe than sorry and just take it
teas- as sbove, but about flavour. However, they do usually have many teas but not so many English brands like PG tips or Yorkshire tea at normal prices.
hot chocolate brands- as above, and they have their own which are really tasty, but again, if you prefer to stick with what you know, then take it rather than leave it behind
bathing/beauty products- again, as above, if you’re unsure if it will be stocked then bring it along
your Christmas stocking(s)- you never know what Santa may bring!
heavy duty lip balms- brands that spring to mind are:- Vaseline, Carmex, Soap&Glory, Burt’s Bees, Body Shop, etc
hot water bottle and/or heat wheat bag
hairdryer- it can be fatal for your hair/neck if you step outside with wet hair and a hat on in the snowy/wet conditions
therefore adaptor plugs, unless you decide to buy your own electrical products from Scandi
any favourite mugs that make you think of home or personalise your space a little bit- perfect for hot chocolate and marshmallows or spiced mulled wine
Christmas nail polishes- they don’t of course have to specifically be for Christmas/winter, but that kind of tone- for example, wine/berry/burgundy/aubergine/mushroom/light purple/grey/red/white
anything else that takes your fancy
There are also some more autumn/winter tips (not specific to Scandi but fantastic nonetheless!) from the lovely Zoella which you can take a look at. 🙂
So I hope that these tips proved quite useful, and if you have any other suggestions, then please feel free to comment 🙂