Nordic winter skills

Nordic winter skills

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No experience needed. Just a sense of adventure.Photo: Per Pettersson

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
  • Snowshoes
  • 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)


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