The Secret Language of Runners

The Secret Language of Runners. Photo: Nature Travels.

Do you run the run? Time to talk the talk! Here’s a list of some running lingo that can be useful to know. Nature Travels now offers a range of trail running adventures, a great opportunity to take a runfie during an LSR!!! Aid station/Water station – Where you get water and sometimes gels or

Top 20 Husky Pictures

Top 20 Husky Pics. Photo: James Veitch.

From Husky Hugs to Dozing Dogs…. We could easily have made this a Top 100 (you can never have too many husky pictures!), but have limited ourselves to just 20 of our favourite husky pictures sent in our by wonderful customers (plus a few from our own adventures!) and spanning our range of dogsled tours

Easter in the Nordic Countries

Easter in the Nordic Countries. Photo: Nature Travels.

While Easter here in the UK may be mainly about rabbits and eggs, Easter is celebrated differently all over Europe and in the Nordic countries they have their own traditions. In Sweden and Finland, children dress up as witches and go visit houses in the hope to receive some sweets in exchange for a drawing

Basic Norwegian Phrases

Basic Norwegian Phrases. Photo: Nature Travels.

As in other Nordic countries, English is spoken to a good standard by many Norwegians, so you shouldn’t need an intensive Norwegian language course to make yourself understood on your travels. However, if you would like to learn some words and phrases to practise on the locals, they will very much appreciate it! Here are

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

How to Travel from Stockholm Arlanda Airport into Stockholm City

How to Travel from Stockholm Arlanda Airport into Stockholm City. Photo: Niki, Nature Travels.

For many of our outdoor adventures in Sweden, Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) will be the arrival point for onward travel by train or domestic flight (we hope you’ll choose the train!). There are two other outlying airports, Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) and Stockholm Västerås (VST), both approx. 90 minutes from Stockholm and served by Ryanair, but Arlanda

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

Beavers in the Nordic Countries

A tree felled by a beaver.

The busy beaver has come back from the brink and numbers are now increasing. Here’s our guide to beaver facts and where to see them! Extinction and reintroduction Beavers can now be found in many parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway. However, this wasn’t always the case. During the latter part of the 19th century,

The Golden Eagle in Sweden – Grace Under Pressure

Photo: Håkan Vargas S/imagebank.sweden.se

The Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, is Sweden’s second largest bird of prey, the largest being the White-tailed Sea Eagle. It has a body length of almost a metre and a wingspan of well over two metres, making the Golden Eagle considerably larger than the more commonly-seen buzzard. Found throughout the country, Golden Eagles are most

The Lynx in Sweden – “Tiger of the North”

The Lynx - Tiger of the North. Photo: Nature Travels.

The lynx is Europe’s largest wild feline – the ”tiger of the north”! In Sweden, the lynx is the third most common large predator. Population estimates vary, but out of a total Scandinavian population of around 2000, approximately 1500 are thought to live in Sweden. Second is the brown bear. Top of the list? Humans

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