Kit list for a winter cycle-tour into the Russian Arctic Circle

Kit list for a winter cycle-tour into the Russian Arctic Circle

Here’s what I take with me on my winter cycle-tour to the Russian Arctic Circle. With this packing list I try to be as self-sufficient as possible, which means that I bring camping gear, cookware, and other items to sleep and eat outside.


1. Sleeping bag Culumus Teneqa 850
2. Inflatable pillow
3. Sleeping bag liner Sea to Summit Reactor Plus
4. Ringo the Rhino
5. Down jacket Patagonia from recycled down
6. Tent Eureka Spitfire Solo
7. Winter tent pegs
8. Ski goggles
9. Toiletry bag with shower stuff
10. Winter boots Sorrel 1964 Pac Nylon
11. Sleeping mat Exped M7
12. Gloves Icebreaker
13. Gloves gore tex
14. Basic layer merino Icebreaker
15. Gas stove
16. Spork eat tool
17. Knife
18. Cooking pans

19. Coffee maker
20. Head torch
21. Cup for vodka
22. Drinking cup
23. Windproof raincoat
24. Rain pants
25. Photo camera Canon G7X Mark II
26. Some stick to put the camera on
27. GoPro hero3 with multistick
28. Earphone JBL sport
29. Iphone 6s
30. Recharger Xtorm for GoPro and Iphone
31. Bike repair tools
32. First aid kit
33. Towel microfiber
34. Buffs neck and head protection
35. Water filter

What is not in the picture: bicycle helmet, cycling clothing, one pair of sneakers, duc tape, thermometer, bag with (spare) food and two insulated 1.5 liter bottles of water.

Furthermore, there is this bicycle with two Vaude front and rear bags, and an extra bag on the back. The bicycle has two bottle holders, bicycle pump, Schwalbe spikes tires and a Brooks B17 saddle.


Another two weeks and then it’s finally that time. On the fourth of February I’ll fly with bicycle and the whole list via Latvia to St. Petersburg!

Have any questions or advice? Please let me know in the comment section of this blog!