Winter

Articles relating to our range of winter experiences or to wintertime generally.

Why the “Spring Winter” is the time to go dog sledding!

In the UK, by the time you get to March, the daffodils have been out for a while and we’re starting to dream about our next summer adventure. But up in the far north of the Nordic countries in Sweden, Norway & Finland, the winter season is still going strong and it’s arguably the best

Why Ski Touring is the New Hiking

Why Ski Touring Is The New Hiking. Photo: Catherine Kelham.

Bob from the Nature Travels team discusses why hiking enthusiasts should be taking to their skis in winter. Are you a keen hiker? Do you love exploring wild and beautiful areas under your own power, feeling the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the freedom and joy of outdoor life in

Fresh Tracks – Dog Sledding in Western Lapland

Fresh Tracks - Dog Sledding in Western Lapland. Photo: Nature Travels.

Bob from Nature Travels joined our Dog Sledding and Northern Lights in Vindelfjällen tour 9th-13th February 2014. To misquote Douglas Adams: “Lapland is big. Very big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just

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

To Ski Or Not To Ski – that is the question

To Ski Or Not To Ski. Photo: Maurice Strubel.

Why ski touring and cross country skiing offer a more environmentally-friendly alternative to downhilll skiing for your next winter holiday. Climate change is reducing the snowfall in many previously snow-safe resorts, and rising temperatures are leading to dramatic changes in snowfall patterns. “Alpine areas below 1,600m are now receiving 20 per cent less snow,” says

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

Husky Sledding in Northern Sweden

Husky Sledding in Northern Sweden.

Jayne from Nature Travels joins one of our Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland tours. The other members of my group were a mother and daughter and a family (father, mother and daughter), our guide Torben (all or whom were from Germany) and myself. The morning of our first day’s sledding dawned a beautiful sunny

How to Drive a Dogsled

How to Drive a Dogsled.

All our dog sledding tours in Sweden, Norway and Finland are based on adult participants driving their own dogsled with team of huskies. It’s quite common to be a little unsure when you begin, but you’ll soon gain confidence. After a few days on the trail, you will be well on the way to becoming

Ice Safety – How to Stay Safe on Lake and Sea Ice

Ice Safety - How to Stay Safe on Lake and Sea Ice.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team, who is from the Stockholm Archipelago in Sweden, gives some tips on staying safe on lake and sea ice: Here in England we still have warm temperatures during the days, but at night the colder temperatures are rolling in. It’s now time to start planning your winter adventure! One

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

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