Try your hand at Swedish Lapland winter skills.
Are you a fan of Bear Grylls and other wildlife adventurers? Then this is probably not an activity for you. Or maybe you are just looking for a taste of it? Like the fun part of heading out into the woods, making your own fire, boiling your own coffee out of fresh snow, enjoying a meal outdoors, and then packing up and heading back to the comfort of your hotel room. Then, Nordic winter skills is an activity for you.
There is always a way to get the best of both worlds and for that wilderness feel, this is the way to go. Although there is no previous experience required, a certain amount of curiosity is needed. And patience. You see, walking with snowshoes takes time, learning how to make a fire takes time, and making that perfect cup of boiled coffee – has to take time.
But that’s the beauty of it.
The serene woodlands, the dry snow squeaking underneath your feet, sitting by the campfire on a reindeer hide sipping said coffee – rushing it would feel wrong.
And when returning to your hotel room, there’s this sense of accomplishment. You’ve learned something new, a skill set, and also, probably had a good time. A year later you might fondly remember the guide passionately sharing stories of his wildlife experiences and how you really miss the simplicity of living close to nature.
This 3-hour activity includes:
- Winter outer clothing
- A knowledgeable, local guide
- Learing how to make a fire in the snow and make a cup of coffee/tea
- A traditional wilderness lunch (smoked meat wrapped in bread) in a Sámi lávvu (tipi)