Riga Region What to Pack

  • In the cathedral
    In the cathedral
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  • In the sun at Turaida
    In the sun at Turaida
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  • Group of VTers dressed for the cold
    Group of VTers dressed for the cold
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Riga Region What to Pack

  • Snow in Baltic

    The first snow in the Baltic States arrives in November, but the real skiing season begins only around Christmas time and lasts till the end of March. The average temperature in winter is -2 degrees (C) and with January being the coldest month. The heaviest snowfall in the Baltics occurs in southern Estonia and northeastern Latvia – and that’s...

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  • Winter in Riga

    Beware! You will need the warmest sweater you have, made from the wool of the friendliest lamb you know. Honestly. In winter, there is lots of wind in Riga. It always surprises me as soon as i step out of the bus. It has always been rather chilly when i go there after November.

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  • Nothing special to pack

    The train and bus stations are walkable from Old Riga, I was glad that I packed light. Since we were staying at the same hotel before and after Vilnius, we left most of our luggage at the hotel and just took the minimum of what we needed. A lot of the streets are cobblestone, so bring good walking shoes. It was only warm enough for sandals on the...

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  • preparing your self....

    ... is half enjoying it! Especially if you can get hold of the "In your pocket guide" in advance, you wil be well prepared getting there! Score of information, also on various other towns in central and eastern Europe.

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  • Packing List

    You can leave your luggage in a basement locker in Riga central train station We didnt need any jabs.

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