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Articles relating to our outdoor experiences in Sweden or to Swedish culture and traditions.

A Husky Mountain Adventure – King’s Trail Dog Sledding in Swedish Lapland

Dog Sledding Tour on the King's Trail in Sweden. Photo: Nature Travels.

Trip report by Bob from Nature Travels from our 8-day Husky Mountain Expedition in Lapland tour in March 2010, a dogsled tour on the King’s Trail in the far north of Sweden. Before taking part in the Husky Mountain Expedition, my experience of extended dogsled tours had been a 7-day mountain tour in the Vålådalen

The Moose in Sweden – King of the Forest

The moose in Sweden - King of the Forest. Photo: Heather Green.

The moose (or elk), Alces alces, is an iconic animal for Sweden – a symbol of the wild, a symbol of the majesty and dignity of Sweden’s natural areas. The moose holds a particular fascination for overseas visitors, though in Sweden it is in fact one of the country’s most common wild animals. During the

Pancake day? Not in Sweden – it’s time for Fat Tuesday!

A delicious "semla", eaten on Fat Tuesday or Fettisdag in Sweden.. Photo: Amanda Lennstrand.

Pancake Day, Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday – as the start of Lent approaches, in kitchens nationwide, Brits will be scraping the aftermath of over-ambitious pancake-flipping contests from their floors and walls while a hot debate rages between lemon-and-sugar-traditionalists and ice-cream-and-chocolate-sauce progressives. Meanwhile in Sweden, a slightly different but no less serious ritual is underway: the

Getting to Grips with Ski Touring in the Swedish Mountains

Getting to Grips with Ski Touring in the Swedish Mountains. Photo: Nature Travels.

In March 2013, Bob from Nature Travels joined our Discover Mountain Ski Touring in Lapland experience (you can also see more pictures from the tour on the Nature Travels Facebook page). NB: Note that since the article below was written, the itinerary for the tour has changed slightly, travelling to the wilderness cabin on Day

Wolves in Sweden – Back from the Brink

Wolves in Sweden - Back from the Brink. Photo: Nature Travels

After centuries of persecution, the wolf was finally driven to extinction in Sweden in the 1970s. But, for this most resilient and wild-spirited of animals its Swedish story was not over, and in 1977 wolves again began to appear in Sweden. NA analysis has shown that these wolves originally crossed over from Finland and Russia.

Wolverines in Sweden – a predator on the edge

The wolverine's paws are well-adapted for running in snow. Photo: Nature Travels.

Wolverines are Sweden’s least known and most secretive large predator, and one of its most misunderstood. With such a confusing name, many people assume it must be some kind of wolf, perhaps a smaller cousin to that icon of the wilderness, the grey wolf. Actually, wolverines are mustelids, a family which includes badgers and otters,

The Arctic Fox – beautiful, elusive, mysterious, and critically endangered

The Arctic Fox. Photo: Asgeir Helgestad/Artic Light AS/visitnorway.com

The arctic fox, Alopex lagopus, otherwise known as the polar fox, is one of Sweden’s most threatened mammals and in danger of extinction everywhere in the European Union. In recent years, thanks to dedicated conservation efforts, populations of the arctic fox in Sweden have started to increase. However, numbers are still very small and the

Low Cost Adventure Holidays in Sweden

Low Cost Adventure Holidays in Sweden. Photo: Matt Womersley.

If you’re thinking that the words “Sweden” and “low cost” don’t go together, think again! Read on, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable a responsible outdoor adventure can be, whether you’re travelling as a family, an adult couple or group of friends. When it comes to low cost holidays in Sweden, there’s one word

What To Do in Stockholm

What to do in Stockholm.

Sofia from Nature Travels shares her top tips for enjoying Sweden’s capital, the “Venice of the North”. I grew up in a small town Waxholm (also spelt Vaxholm), a 45-minute bus ride from Stockholm, and have spent many days shopping, meeting friends and hanging out around the capital. These are my tips for what not

Huskies and Mountains – What More Can You Ask For?

Huskies and Mountains - What More Can You Ask For?

Sofia from Nature Travels joins our Husky Mountain Expedition in Lapland. It was going to be an eight day experience with six days’ dog sledding. There were six of us, me, two brothers from Belgium, a Swiss couple, Laura the dog handler from the kennel and Marcus, our guide. The day after we arrived, we

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