The pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon, as Covid-19 cases are rising again, and many are bracing themselves for a long, lonely winter with limited opportunities for social interaction. We know that risk of infection is lower outdoors, however, so the key to success this winter might just be finding ways to socialize outside.
Luckily there are experienced guides to follow in the adventure of outdoor socializing all winter long. In Scandinavia, one of the coldest parts of the inhabited world, getting outside even on the coldest of days is a lasting cultural norm and treasured tradition. This winter, people in other parts of the world can look to Scandinavia for inspiration.
If this will be the first winter that you spend time with friends outside, even on very chilly days, you might not know how to plan and prepare for it. Here’s a guide to what you’ll need to get started. Even if you’re a seasoned veteran of outdoor winter activities, some of these ideas might be new to you, and will take your enjoyment of winter to the next level!