We’ve heard a lot out there that dressing well in a freezing winter like Iceland doesn’t mean “being fashionable” or dressing in style.
And, as we know – and we explain a lot here – nothing could be so far from the truth. The Winter Workshop excels in the triad style, comfort and heating and we have pieces that, combined, withstand the cold of Alaska and Patagonia, just to name a few examples. With that in mind, we show you how to dress in Iceland’s winter while maintaining comfort and style can be very practical – if you have the right information!
Mamute Júlia Evangelista, one of the founders of the Winter Workshop, has just visited the American state, which is on the list of the world’s coldest destinations. There, she faced temperatures of -20ºC. He also passed through Boston, where the thermometers read -8ºC. In addition to testing the new products, getting to know these places and bringing tips to travelers who follow us on Instagram , she also showed in practice that it is perfectly possible to travel to cool destinations and keep the style up to date.
In addition to taking the Winter Workshop in the suitcase, the gold tip is something we have taught for a long time here: the use of the three layers of clothing. What we try to explain to frock design travelers who are looking for us in pain, concerned about the very low temperatures, is that, with the right combination of clothes, everyone has fun and no one gets cold!
GETTING STARTED, CLOTHING AND THERMAL STOCKINGS
Thermal clothing is the second skin. That simple. It must be the first piece to wear (blouse and thermal pants) – so it is the first layer. In the case of Iceland’s winter, the Super Thermal is the most suitable for intense winters. The main reason is the technological fabric.
The Super Thermal is produced with a double layer of protection.
It is composed of synthetic microfibers with a thread that accelerates the process of sweat evaporation. The inner layer of the thermal part has a velvety touch with wires that absorb sweat. In this way, there is no moisture in contact with the body and heat loss is minimized. Together, the weft was specially developed to retain the body’s natural heat. It is not just the composition that matters, but the way the threads form the weave. This is what will keep you warm.
And to ensure hygiene, the fabric has silver nanoparticles in its threads. This technology prevents the proliferation of bacteria that cause odor. With this differential, our travelers can use the same blouse and thermal pants for up to 7 days of travel. We recommend only airing the parts inside out during the night.
Complementing the first layer, thermal stocking is the best option. As we showed in this post, together with the wool insoles, it forms a powerful barrier against the cold and keeps your feet warm. Because of the khaadi sale humidity in environments where it rains and snows a lot, the feet tend to suffer a lot from the cold – the extremities of the body are the most sensitive parts.
THE SECOND LAYER, THE MIDDLE LAYER
Plus size cold blouse
Cold turtleneck blouse: a winter classic! (Photo: Winter Workshop)
Next, you dress the middle layer between the inside and outside of production, which is the second. In this step, choose warm items to enhance the protection started with thermal clothing. Thus, the pieces that make up this layer are: long-sleeved cold blouse (natural or acrylic wool, cashmere, especially high-necked), legging pants (acrylic, velvet or polyamide), wool insole and leather boot, such as Winter Explorer.
HOW TO WEAR IN ICELAND WINTER: THIRD LAYER
Blizzard thermal collar
Thermal collar + thermal cap of the Nevasca Line: double protection! (Photo: Winter Workshop)
As it is a period of intense precipitation – both rain and snow -, it is important to choose jackets that protect from wind, cold and humidity. In this context, it is essential that the traveler assess the climate to choose the best option.
The polyester case is ideal for situations where there is little snow and little exposure. Here, a good option is the doudoune coat. If it is snowing heavily and you are exposed for a long time, the waterproof jacket is a must. We recommend the Winter Explorer jacket for these situations.
To complete, the cold accessories: scarf, thermal collar, hat, ear protector and gloves.And since the topic is tips for dressing and protecting yourself from the cold in Iceland, nothing is more appropriate than talking about the country and its climate.
Iceland is one of the so-called Nordic countries –
a group consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and the autonomous regions of the Faroe Islands, the Åland archipelago and Greenland. The country’s capital is Reykjavik and the currency used there is the Icelandic krona.
We could also say that it is a place full of very difficult names – for us Brazilians, at least. This is the case with the capital itself and other extreme examples, such as the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. This CNN story , for example, shows how reporters were unable to pronounce their name when covering the chaos that erupted when the volcano erupted in 2010 and caused the cancellation of more than 100,000 flights because of the amount of smoke expelled in the air.
In Iceland it is also possible to enjoy the so-called midnight sun
– we talked about it in the post ” Unusual places: the restaurant under the sea in Norway “. It is a wonderful phenomenon!As for the climate in the country, Iceland is well known as a place where there are freezing winters and little sunshine during the season. In English, the name of the country is Iceland , or “land of ice” and this is not for nothing, right? But does the climate come down to that?
The climate in Iceland is subpolar and extremely unstable due to the Gulf sea current, and this happens throughout the year, regardless of the season. With this, you will most likely get different temperatures throughout the trip and even on the same day. The period from November to March records the lowest temperatures there. There, however, access to hot water is quite common because of the hot springs.