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Press coverage of Ice Skating on Natural Ice:

"Ice skating fanatics will love this four-day small group 'trip skating' adventure." Sainsbury's Magazine.

"Forget doing tight circuits of your local rink with thousands of other wild-limbed novices. How about skating on iced-over lakes and waterways?" The Sunday Times

"Gliding across frozen lakes and seas, Scandinavian-style, makes for a spectacular winter adventure.At sunrise and sunset the light across these empty landscapes is mesmerising." Outdoor Fitness magazine.

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"Skating on the frozen wastes of the Baltic Sea is an astonishing experience." The Week

"If you enjoy ice skating but have outgrown the endless circling of the local rink, head to Sweden post haste." Recommended by Lonely Planet Traveller magazine as one of Europe's "Ultimate Winter Experiences".

"Forget crowded rinks. Once you've skated on natural ice, there's no going back.As my confidence grew, so did my speed. The sensation was irresistible, somewhere between floating, falling and, yes, flying." Duncan Craig, The Independent

"Skating on an open sea in a Nordic winter landscape is an experience like nothing else. It's exhilarating. It's liberating.from now on, a sedate spin round my local ice rink just won't have the same allure." Lizze Enfield, The Sunday Times

"Simple, peaceful, meditative – so unlike a session at your standard ice rink.I don't want this to be over. My sea ice experience has gone far better than I had ever hoped." Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

"My relationship with ice skating had moved beyond the annual flirtation on the local rink at Christmas – I was ready for a full-blown holiday romance." Adventure Travel magazine

"This trip was one of the most memorable of my travels. The joy of gliding never dissipates, whether it is out into the open waterscape or along reed protected coastlines." The Irish Times

"Escape the circle-skating crowds at Somerset House and ice-skate with a sense of purpose on a four-day trek through south-eastern Sweden's vast network of frozen lakes, with Nature Travels. The trip also involves, if conditions allow, moon-skating." The Guardian recommends Ice Skating on Natural Ice as one of its top "European Breaks With A Twist".

"Accompanied by an expert guide, you can experience the thrill of speeding over the frozen lakes of south-eastern Sweden this winter, covering distances of up to 25km per day, followed by a sauna in the evenings." The Observer recommends Ice Skating on Natural Ice as one of the "best places to go and things to do" as part of its "Great Escapes" series.

"Ice skating through a marine wilderness is one of the joys of a Baltic Sea holiday." Ethical Traveller journalist Catherine Mack recommends Ice Skating on Natural Ice.

"Ice skating across Sweden's frozen lakes is about as gloriously close to nature as you can get - total Swedish silence. Thank you Nature Travels and thank you Nature." Ethical Traveller journalist Catherine Mack, February 2012

"Imagine the sun on your face, the crisp air all around you, and the smell of fresh ice - and now imagine gliding along on skates without being forced to go around and around in a tiny oval rink. Instead, you can experience the great outdoors on one of these naturally frozen skating spots: Just you, the ice, and your skates." Treehugger.com recommends our Ice Skating on Natural Ice tour as one of its "Stunning Spots for Natural Ice Skating Around the World".

"Soaring over frozen lakes is a godlike sensation." Recommended in Wanderlust magazine.

"Nature Travels are experts in outdoor and adventure travel." Recommended in 101 Amazing Adventures by Russ Malkin.

"Nature Travels is at the top of my 2011 wishlist with its ice trekking holiday in Sweden." Catherine Mack in The Irish Times.

"I was completely captured by the idea of traveling on ice skates". Swiss-Italian magazine Azione.

"Local guides ensure the safest and most enjoyable tracks, leaving you to perfect your prowess whilst experiencing the country's breathtaking natural beauty." Running In Heels recommends Ice Skating on Natural Ice as one of its "Best New Year Breaks For A New You".

"Trip skating gives you a mix of exhilaration and tranquility." The Guardian features Ice Skating on Natural Ice as one of its "20 Great Things To Do This Winter".

Customer comments on Ice Skating on Natural Ice:

"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Ice Skating tour - our guide was really good and we got three amazingly perfect days on the ice, as well as some moonlight skating on Fri, I would/will definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone! The accommodation was good, he was flexible with food and breaks and locations and I learnt so so much and felt safe and comfortable the entire time we were out, it's definitely one of the best things I've ever done." Sarah, March 2017

"Thank you for making our trip successful, we have really enjoyed it very much! We will be back with our plans for our next visit." Lenka, February 2017

"Ice skating + location awesome. Better than walking on the moon." Beatriz, February 2017

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"[The best part was] skating on beautiful lakes with a great group. Our guide and host was absolutely brilliant." Andy, February 2017

"Great guide firstly, laid back, fun and knowledgeable. Weather, sun every day and no wind so very lucky, everything was perfect! We had a wonderful time, thank you." Pauline, February 2016

"It was great - loved the experience." Tess, February 2016

"Ice skating outdoors was amazing, the scenery was spectacular, and the only thing you could hear was the ice booming as it cracked in the warming sun." Name not supplied, February 2016

"Just to let you know I had a great time in Sweden. John and his assistant Birja were brilliant. I loved the immersion into the culture through staying in the hostel and getting to know all my fellow skaters through cooking and living with them. The skating was fantastic, mainly I think due to John's careful consideration of weather conditions each night to then determine our destination. He was spot on every time. Thanks for your help in the lead up to the holiday. (Although I think 'holiday' is a bit inaccurate, I was frazzled! but never slept better!)." Darren, February/March 2015

"The location and scenery were fantastic. The guides worked really hard to give us a great experience. The trip leaders John and Karl were fantastic and worked very hard to make it a great trip." Rod, February 2015

"Just back from my ice-skating trip - I'm still buzzing! It was glorious, mesmerising and at occasional moments terrifying!! I really appreciate the lengths the guides went to, to make sure we found good ice." Joanna, February 2015

"Long stretches of perfect ice for skating; an amazing experience and a most enjoyable trip. Very many hours of skating every day. Nothing was too much for our guide and his two assistants, everything was well-organised. I believe that the ice was rather iffy on some places but I felt perfectly safe during the whole trip.as there was no snow on the ice you could see the different patterns/make-ups of the ice which was very interesting and our guide was more than happy to provide information on why there are different ice structures, why some ice is stronger than others etc. I also found it rather fun that on occassions we had to take off the skates and walk across some islands as there was no other way to progress due to ice conditions." Heike, February 2014

"Intelligent and nice guide team; splendid landscape." Bernard, February 2014

"Thank you for an excellent few days of skating. We so enjoyed our time with you and feel so lucky to have had you all to ourselves. We loved the "stashes" of ice that you found for us and the ease with which you handled our pace for photography etc. Your quiet way of having all the details covered was much appreciated and we truly enjoyed every moment of our time with you. You are a true professional and we would recommend you to any of our friends and family. We hope to skate again with you sometime. Thank you for a wonderful vacation in Sweden." Candra, private skating tour, March 2013

"Our guides were amazing and provided a fantastic holiday and memorable experience. We were lucky with the weather too." Sarah, Febuary 2013

"Just a quick email to say what a fantastic trip! The skating was just unbelievable - and the whole set-up superb. The guides on the ground are a real asset to you. Thanks for all your help in making it happen." Duncan, February 2013

"Now I have been on this experience for the third time, and have always enjoyed it, seen different areas of Sweden and the local guide is doing a great job making it a good experience for everyone. I am very pleased with everything. I was very happy with the business I did with Nature Travels before, so a clear choice." Wiebke, February 2012

"[I really enjoyed] skating on such big ice fields in the middle of the nature." Beat, February 2012

"Just to let you know we had a great time! Thanks for all your arranging and a big thanks to the guides. They were brilliant. It was a trip I will never forget." Anna, February 2011

"Great time - everybody should try it." Susan, February 2011

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