What is Parkrun?

What is Parkrun? Photo: Niki, Nature Travels.

Joining your local Parkun is a great way to maintain your general fitness for one of our trail running holidays or indeed any of our outdoor adventures! Parkrun celebrated it’s 15th birthday on 2nd October 2019 and if you’re a runner you’re probably at your local event most Saturday mornings. But if you’re just starting

What Is Marshalling All About?

What does a marshal do? A marshal can have many different duties during an event, but general a marshal helps to make an event safe and enjoyable for the runners. Here are some of the duties you can have as a marshal: Help with parking when the participants arrive to make sure everyone easily finds

Review of Osprey Rev Solo Hydration Belt

Review of Osprey Rev Solo Hydration Belt. Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team reviews one of her best-loved and well-used bits of running gear. I bought my Osprey Rev Solo back in 2013 and as a hydration belt/pack and I still love it! My main concerns with any hydration belt or backpack are that it’s going to jump around, or that you’ll

Six New Year’s Resolutions for Runners in 2020

New Year's Resolutions for Runners 2020. Photo: Nature Travels.

Ideas from the Nature Travels team to ramp up your running in 2020, perhaps in preparation for one of our running holidays! Taking up a New Year’s resolution can be a good motivation to get into a new habit – and if you’re like me and you love your running, it shouldn’t be such a

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

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