Summer

Articles relating to our range of summer experiences or to summertime generally.

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

Canoeing Questions and Tips for Beginners

Canoeing Questions and Tips for Beginners. Photo credit: Linus Behrmaan.

Canoeing is a wonderful outdoor adventure. Paddling on the water can feel like a world away and gives a great chance to disconnect from the everyday. Whether you’re new to canoeing but looking for a getaway in a remote location, a family wanting to introduce the kids to the wonders of the outdoors but stay

A Canoe Adventure in Kainuu

Blue skies and sunshine! Photo: Niki Nature Travels

Jayne and Niki from the Nature Travels office spent 5 days Canoeing on the Tar Route in Kainuu in eastern Finland this June. We landed at Kajaani airport at around 22.35 and stepped off the plane into bright sunshine – with midsummer just around the corner the sun would barely be setting during our trip.

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

Kayaking in Bohuslän, West Sweden

Kayaking in Bohuslän, West Sweden

Bohuslän county, on the west coast of Sweden, is perfect for sea kayaking. Few places offer waters that are so suitable for paddling as Bohuslän and with its unique, smooth granite cliffs and thousands of islands, it’s a wonderful experience to paddle here. You can go ashore on the islands and spend the night in

Canoeing in Skåne, Southern Sweden

Canoeing in Skåne, southern Sweden.

Skåne County is the southernmost county in Sweden and one of north Europe’s most productive farming districts. The Skåne landscape is characterised by farmland, deciduos forests and lakes. It was a strong seat of pwer during the Viking area with many relics from this time. In Skåne you find many open fields and broad horisons.

Lake Saimaa, Linnansaari National Park and Saimaa Ringed Seals

Saimaa Ringed Seal

Lake Saimaa is like an inland archipelago with waters clear and fresh! The water is so clean you can drink it directly from the lake! It covers a surface area of 4400km and the shoreline amounts to 13,700 km and there are about 13,710 islands in the lake. At the end of June I was

Hugging Huskies in the Taiga Forest

Hugging Huskies in the Taiga Forest.

In May 2015, Bob from the Nature Travels team travelled to the provinces of North Karelia and Kainuu in Eastern Finland to visit our new experiences in the area. In the article below, Bob visits the kennels which are the setting for our Private Dogsled Tours for Two in the Taiga Forest in wintertime and

Visit to the Lakeside Cabins in Värmland, Sweden

Visit to the Lakeside Cabin Retreat in Värmland, Sweden.

Niki, Jayne and Elky visited Värmland in May 2016 and their second stop after a canoe tour on Klarälven was to the cabins in Värmland. After a short Canoe Tour on Klarälven we headed to the location of our Log Cabin Escape and Lakeside Cabin Retreat in Värmland, where we were to stay for the

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