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Tipi Adventure in Dalsland is an active break with a difference. There is something very special about staying in a tipi - the sense of space, the freedom and adventure - that sets it apart from other kinds of camping experience.
From your base in traditional Swedish tipi next to the lake, a variety of optional outdoor activities are available, giving you the flexibility to be as adventurous as you wish:
- Kayaking: Take a beautiful river kayak tour through the forest with the possibility try a short whitewater section.
- Horse Riding: The forests and hills surrounding the camp are wonderful for horse riding. Choose tours from 1 hour to full day.
- High adventures: Abseil 25m down a cliff face, navigate the high-rope course or try the "Big Adventure" incorporating pole jump, Jacob's Ladder and the giant swing!
- "Tre-kamp": A traditional Swedish competition where you can challenge your friends in three events - the noble art of axe-throwing, archery and air-rifle target shooting.
- Moose park and pike oasis: A chance to get up close and personal with Sweden's "King of the Forest" on a visit to see the moose at the camp or learn about the charismatic pike that inhabit the waters.
Included as standard is a rowing boat with each tipi, which can be used at your leisure to explore the lake or to go fishing (please bring your own fishing equipment if you would like to fish) and the surrounding forests offer wonderful opportunities for hiking.
Also included is a session in a wood-fired hot-tub by the water's edge - a Swedish outdoor experience not to be missed! Relax in the open air beneath the setting sun in a bathing barrel heated by wood fire, looking out over the water.
Each evening you will cook your dinner over wood-fired barbecue or camping stove before retiring to your own tipi to sleep beneath the stars on a bed of fir twigs covered with warm and comfortable reindeer skins.
Tipi Adventure in Dalsland can be enjoyed on many levels and is an ideal option for groups of friends as well as for active families.
Please let us know your arrival time in advance (latest 18.00 as reception closes at this time). You will normally have access to your tipi from around 14.00, but if you arrive earlier and your tipi is not yet available you are welcome to make use of the camp facilities.
Please check out by 11.00.
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Start day Mondays between early May and late September. Optional activities are available from mid-June to late August.
Prices are in British Pounds. If you wish, you are also welcome to make your payment by bank transfer in Euros or Swedish Kronor. If this would be of interest, please let us know and we will be happy to provide prices.
- Minimum stay 3 nights: £371/tipi* including use of rowing boat and session in lakeside wood-fired hot tub.
- Additional nights: £70/tipi*
*Prices are based on up to max. 6 persons. For larger groups, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Three nights' accommodation in own tipi with twig mattresses covered by reindeer skins. Barbecues are available for grilling food. Wood is provided for fires. There is a communal tent for meals. Toilet facilities at the tipi camp are dry outside toilets. WC and shower facilities as well as a small restaurant are located 10 mins' walk from the camp area.
Your stay includes a chance to relax during a session in a wood-heated bathing barrel by the water's edge - a wonderful way to unwind after the day's activities and a true Swedish experience! Your hosts will assist you to light the fire to heat the water in the barrel, and you will then continue yourselves. It takes approx. 2-3 hours to heat the water to be ready for bathing.
- Rowing boat (one boat per group of up to 6 persons) with buoyancy aids and fishing permit (please note that you should bring your own fishing equipment if you would like to fish).
- First Aid kit, knife and axe for firewood, matches and lighter fluid for barbecuing. You will also receive information on fire safety during your stay.
- Food: There is a small restaurant at the camp.
- Cooking equipment: If you wish to boil food as opposed to grilling, you should bring a camping stove (e.g. Trangia or similar) or suitable pan to use over open fire. You should also bring camping mealkit, cutlery, etc. Trangia is available to hire as optional extra and mealkit is available to purchase on site if you wish. Further information will be included with your booking documentation.
- Sleeping bags: Sleeping bags are available to hire as an optional extra if you wish (please bring your own sleeping sheet).
A wide variety of activities are available during your stay. Activities must be booked in advance.
NB: Activities marked * have minimum age 12 years.
Adventure track activities
- Abseiling*: Abseil down a 25m cliff. £21/person
- High rope course*: £24/person
- Big Adventure*: Pole jump, Jacob's Ladder, Giant Swing. £47/person
- Services of a guide can be added to the self-guided kayak activities below or can be hired for guided moose or beaver safari in the surrounding forest: £33/hour
- Kayak tour on the river*: Includes kayak, buoyancy aid, paddle and local transfers. £38/person. The kayak tour is self-guided. At the end point you will be met. Here there is a whitewater section, which you are welcome to try if you wish under the supervision of a guide.
- Canadian canoes are also available to hire locally on request.
- 1 hour £28/person, 2 hours £47/person, half-day* £70/person including sandwich lunch, full-day* £88/person including lunch.
- A chance to challenge your friends in a competition consisting of three events: axe-throwing, archery and air rifle target shooting. Who will be victorious? £31/person.
- Moose park: The chance for a close encounter with Sweden's most iconic animal - you might even give one a pat! There are also goats and fallow deer. An ideal experience for children. £7/adult, £4/child (under 15), family ticket £14.
- Sleeping bag: £10/person/stay. NB: Please bring your own sleeping sheet.
- Trangia camping stove (suitable for 2-3 persons, fuel not included but available to purchase on site): £10/stay
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This experience is suitable for anyone in general good health who enjoys the outdoors. Swimming ability required for all participants. You should be comfortable with heights for the high-wire and rappelling activities.
Please note that activities marked * in the programme are suitable only for children aged 12+.
A detailed recommended packing list will be sent with your booking confirmation.
NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip.
Detailed information on travel options to this experience will be provided in response to your enquiry. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.
Please ensure that you make a booking with us first and wait for confirmation that your spaces are reserved before making any travel arrangements.
Fly to Gothenburg. Travel by train or bus from Gothenburg to Brohögen (travel time 2-2.5 hours).
Ferry Dover-Dunkirk or Newcastle-Amsterdam for onward train connections to Brohögen.
This experience makes a good combination with the following:
- Back to Basics in Cosy Cabins (3 or more days, 1 hour by car)
- Canoeing in Dalsland's Lake District (4 or 7 days, 15 mins by bus)
- Canoe Tour with Skills Course in West Sweden (5 or more days, 45 mins by car)
- Discover Dalsland's Hiking Trails (4 or more days, 45 mins by bus)
- Lakeside Cabin Retreat in Värmland (8 days, 3 hours by bus)
- Log Cabin Escape in Värmland (8 days, 3 hours by bus)
- Sea Kayak Tour with Skills Course in West Sweden (5 or more days, 45 mins by car)
- Self-guided Sea Kayaking in Bohuslän (3-6 days, 1.5 hours by bus)
Prices are based on max. group size 6 persons. Larger groups can also be accommodated for this experience - please contact us to discuss your requirements.
This tour has a detailed written environmental policy.
The tipi, known as a "kåta" in Swedish or "goahti" in Samiska (the language of the indigenous Sami people of northern Sweden) is a traditional conical structure formed around a frame of wooden poles with a central fireplace.
Tipis in Sweden are used as areas for socialising, for eating and for sleeping. Flexible and spacious, a tipi is the perfect base for outdoor activities.
Photo: P. Gyllenberg
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