Tipi Adventure in Dalsland

Tipi Adventure in Dalsland

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Tipi Adventure in Dalsland (Sweden)

A lakeside tipi holiday for families or adults with optional activities on land and water

Tipi holidays in Sweden: Dalsland

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Overview

  • Required: General good health. Suitable for the whole family. Some optional activities have minimum age 12 years.
  • Duration: 4 days/3 nights, additional days optional.
  • Accommodation: Tipi.
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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. Tipi Adventure in Dalsland features accommodation in a traditional Swedish tipi next to the lake. A tipi holiday suitable for couples, groups of friends and families with children of all ages and the perfect base for a variety of outdoor activities available (note that some activities are suitable only for children aged 12 and over).

Each evening you will cook your dinner over wood-fired barbecue (you are also welcome to bring camping stove, etc, if you prefer) before retiring to your own tipi to sleep beneath the stars on a bed of fir twigs covered with warm and comfortable reindeer skins, lulled to sleep by the lap of the water against the rocks.

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 wonderful way to relax at the end of a day in the outdoors!

Tipi Adventure in Dalsland is a very flexible experience, giving you the opportunity to be as active and adventurous as you wish, or simply to relax in your tipi and watch the world go by if you prefer.

For those hungry for adventure, there is a wide range of activities to choose from during your stay:

  • Canoeing and kayaking: Discover the lakes by Canadian canoe or take a beautiful river kayak tour through the forest with the possibility to see some of the rich wildlife of the area, including elk, beaver and deer.
  • High adventures: Test your nerves on Sweden's longest zip-line - an exhilarating 220m ride through the treetops, 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 family or friends in three events - the noble art of axe-throwing, archery and air-rifle target shooting.
  • Hot-tub: 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.
  • 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.

Tipi Adventure in Dalsland can be enjoyed on many levels - as a relaxing lakeside tipi holiday for anyone who enjoys nature and the outdoors or as an active and adventurous experience for those with a head for heights and a heart for new challenges!

Dates & Prices

Dates

Start day Mondays between 01.05-30.09.14. Optional activities are available from 16.06.14 to late August.

The Price

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: £390/tipi including use of rowing boat and session in lakeside wood-fired hot tub.
  • Additional nights: £75/tipi

Prices are based on up to max. 6 persons. For larger groups, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What The Price Includes

Accommodation

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.

Hot Tub

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.

Equipment

  • 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.

What The Price Does Not Include

  • Food: You should bring all provisions with you for your stay - further information will be provided with your booking documentation. There is also 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. These items are also available to purchase/hire 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).

Optional Extras

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

  • Zip-line: Whizz 600m down Sweden's longest zipline 40m from the ground. £27/person
  • Abseiling*: Abseil down a 25m cliff. £22/person
  • High rope course*: £27/person
  • Big Adventure*: Pole jump, Jacob's Ladder, Giant Swing. £45/person

Guide

  • Services of a guide can be added to the self-guided canoe and kayak activities below or can be hired for guided moose or beaver safari in the surrounding forest: £35/hour

Canoeing and Kayaking

  • Canoe hire: Includes Canadian canoe (suitable for up to 3 persons), buoyancy aids, paddles. £27/canoe/day.
  • Kayak tour on the river*: Includes kayak, buoyancy aid, paddle and local transfers. £37/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.

"Tre-kamp"

  • A chance to challenge your family or friends in a competition consisting of three events: axe-throwing, archery and air rifle target shooting. Who will be victorious? £33/person.

Animal Activities

  • 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 £15.

Sleeping bags

  • £6/person/stay. NB: Please bring your own sleeping sheet.

Practical Info

Health requirements/experience

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+.

Equipment/clothes needed

A detailed recommended equipment 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.

Groups

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.

Tipis

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.

Additional Notes

This tour has a detailed written environmental policy.

Location

Detailed information on travel options will be sent with your booking documentation. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.

By Air

Fly to Gothenburg. Travel by train or bus from Gothenburg to Brohögen (travel time 2-2.5 hours).

Without Flying

Ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg (Denmark) for onward train connections to Brohögen.

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