Swedish Winter Adventure

7 days
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$1,705 USD
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Trip code: 
FEH
Way to Travel:
Guided Group Adventure Holidays
Activity:
Family Holidays
Min age:
8
Group size:
4–13

Family adventure in the heart of the Swedish wilderness

An exciting winter wilderness adventure in the heart of central Sweden.

Staying in the historic Villa Batstad, we enjoy a week exploring this beautiful landscape of spruce forest, frozen lakes and isolated trails. With a chance to experience snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and making some new friends with the local husky dogs – the best mode of transport in these parts.  We’ll also take a horse ride through the forest, try ice-fishing and camp beneath the stars on an adventure that has ‘winter wonderland’ written all over it. 

Highlights

  • Try dogsledding and icefishing
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Overnight in a tradititonal Sami tent (lavvo)
  • Horse ride through the forest
  • Cross-country skiing

Key information

  • 5 nights Swedish lodge, 1 night Sami Tipi
  • 5 days mixed activities
  • Group normally 4-12, plus leader. Min age 8 yrs
  • Travel by private minibus

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • Transfer for group flights

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa's and Vaccinations
  • Single supplement
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1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival and welcome dinner by a campfire.

    The Varmland region of Sweden is famous for its mountains, beautiful views and wilderness as far the eye can see.

    Upon arrival we enjoy a welcome dinner and a chance to discuss the exciting activities we will be taking part in during our trip.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Introduction to the Huskies and dogsledding trip

    This morning we transfer to the localyhusky farm to meet our dogs before being headnig out on a short ride through beautiful snow-laden landscape. On our return we will enjoy lunch and free time in the afternoon for further exploration of the area.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Snowshoe walking and horse riding through the pristine forests

    In the morning you will learn how to use snowshoes heading out throught soft deep snow of the Kvarnsjo mountain  marked routes with time to spend exploring the snowy landscape of the his beautiful area.

    If time and weather conditions are suitable, there may be a chance to go riding in the snow on NordSvensk horses (North Sweden horses), a truly exhilarating experience.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Snowmobile adventure trip to lavvu camp in the forest for overnight with dinner by open fire.

    After a more relaxing morning and a hearty lunch our guide will take us on a family friendly snowmobile journey into the Swedish wilderness to our lavvu wilderness camp, located in the heart of the forest. Here we will overnight (one adult and one child as a passenger per snowmobile) with cinner prepared on the open fire. 

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Morning snowshoe excursion with ice fishing. Return to villa by snowmobile

    Waking in our cosy lavvu's we head out to experience more snowshoeing in this magical winter environment, crossing frozen lakes and snowladen forests enjoying the peace and calm of being in the wilderness. By late morning we have arrived on the frozen lake to try our luck at icefishing - a typical Swedish tradition in these parts. After lunch we head back to Villa Batstad by snowmobile in time for our dinner. 

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Cross-country skiing on prepared tracks

    Today you will experience the Scandinavian-born sport of cross-country skiing. Our instructor will take us through the basics. There may be a few tumbles to start with but in the soft snow this is half the fun. After becoming more confident we then head out onto the frozen lake, gliding through the virgin powder, looking out for moose, deer or fox tracks in the forest. In the afternoon, keep hold of your skis as there is the option of further unguided skiing in the local area.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    End Villa Batstad.

    End Villahotel Batstad.

Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Sweden

UK passport holders do not require a visa for Sweden.

Vaccinations

Sweden

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 evening meals are included.

The food is a delicious range of local produce prepared on site daily by the in house chef. Popular ingredients include, reindeer, fish, wild berries and mushrooms. 

Weather

In central Sweden the winters are short and mildly cold with regular snow. The Arctic cold is a dry cold, there is usually no wind, and remember, we will keep you active.

Is this trip for you?

This winter trip is ideal for adventurous families looking to enjoy the great outdoors by day before relaxing in front of the fire or in the sauna each evening. The trip is graded leisurely/moderate, which means that no previous experience required. One night is spent in a Laavo Camp in the forest where there is a wooden stove inside to keep you warm, dinner will be prepared on an open fire.

The snowmobile excursion on flat or rolling terrain snowmobile accidents are rare, and the guides will follow prepared and signed trails for most of the time. As snowmobiles can reach high speeds, drivers must be responsible for safe driving, and must follow the instructions given by the guide to avoid injury and snowmobile damage. All drivers must be over 17 and have a valid (car) driving licence and carry this with you whilst driving.

Call us on
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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Accommodation

Villa Batstad

An authentic Swedish Villa from 1910 offering great views to the nearby mountains and the river Klaralven in the province Varmland.
The 6 large rooms share 3 bathrooms. The property offers a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, a selection of board games and a traditional Swedish wood heated sauna.

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1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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Call us on 1 844 227 9087