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Press coverage of Winter Wonderland on a Forest Farm:

"Experience life on a working Swedish farm and enjoy heaps of activities in the beautiful, snow-drenched countryside including ice fishing, sleigh rides and cross country skiing." The Ecologist recommends Winter Wonderland on a Forest Farm as one of it's top "eco-friendly February half term breaks".

"I spend the daylight hours exploring the surrounding forest – following animal tracks in the snow, ice fishing through hand-drilled holes in frozen lakes and kick-sledding along forest tracks with the farm's irrepressible collie bounding ahead. The peace all around is total.In its abundance [the snow] acts as a perfect sound insulator, allowing nothing more than the occasional muffled bark of a moose to break through." Richard Rogers in The Observer.

"We had amazing stories to tell when we got back. We're looking forward to doing something like it again." Adventure Travel magazine recommends Winter Wonderland on a Forest Farm.

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"Flee to the snowbound silence of Hälsingland, 2.5 hours north of Stockholm. Deep in a fairy-tale forest, Lasse and Åsa have turned their farm into a winter wonderland." The Sunday Times recommends Winter Wonderland on a Forest Farm as one of its top weekend breaks for 2010.

Customer Reviews of Winter Wonderland on a Forest Farm:

"The hosts' local touches and attention gave us confidence that we had made the right decision." Julia, New Year 2018/19

"We had a fantastic holiday - one of the best! Åsa and Lasse were excellent hosts. They work so hard, but make everything appear effortless, and nothing was too much trouble for them. Everyone at Nature Travels made it such an easy experience too...answering any questions we had quickly and efficiently. Definitely a 5 star rating!!" Andrea, February 2018

"[Pre-departure information] was very comprehensive. Kit list very practical and useful. Our favourite activity was the cross country skiing. The whole family could ski together with no previous experience needed. There was a huge amount of snow and Lasse was kind enough to go out and make tracks for us in the meadow and in the forest. We all had a fantastic time and it was everything we hoped for. Åsa and Lasse were fantastic hosts and made us feel at home. The food was amazing and we loved trying Swedish dishes. It was great talking to Åsa and learning more about Sweden. Åsa said she liked to think of our visit as being 'like a stay with Grandma' which it definitely was." Dan, February 2018

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"We loved it all! Wonderful location, lovely hosts, great food. Being able to toboggan from right outside the door...and a one-orse open sleigh ride to get the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve! Amazing... the campfire was also great fun." Rachel, Christmas 2017

"[The highlights were] the snow, the hosts and the kids had a great time. Lovely food. We would probably visit again, it was fantastic." Mark, December 2017

"I just wanted to pass on my thanks for helping to arrange the above holiday, me and the children had such a wonderful time. The dog sledding was a massive highlight and the hosts Lasse and Åsa were superb, very welcoming and helpful. The ice fishing was great too. A very peaceful place." Lucy, New Year 2016/17

"To say that the holiday was amazing would be a massive understatement! We loved every minute of it! It is not often that something that you are so, so looking forward to lives up to your expectations but this holiday far surpassed them for all of us. The location was a snowy paradise, like nothing we have ever experienced. The farmhouse was really comfortable and we felt very at home and extremely relaxed, which was the main goal of our break away. Åsa and Lasse were amazing people who made us feel so welcome and we had a lot of fun and laughs with them! They had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the farm and local area and lots of stories for the kids! We felt like we were staying with relatives! We will definitely be going back. As someone who would usually go on a package holiday with transfers, etc, included, I was initially daunted about having to arrange our own flights and train transfers in Sweden but the information that was provided was very clear and even the journey was very easy and completely stress free, thank you. I like the fact that you offer holidays that are a bit different and that you can do things that you wouldn't do on your usual 'sun, sea and sand' holiday (I never imagined that I'd ever do husky sledding but it was one of the best experiences of my life)! I am looking forward to having a look through your other holiday experiences for our next trip away! [I chose Nature Travels because] very competitive price, offering a very different type of holiday, and that we could tailor the holiday to our own requirements rather than have to follow a itinerary." Nicola, March 2016

"Lovely holiday at the winter wonderland forest farm. Åsa and Lasse were lovely, kind and generous hosts, the organic food was yummy and Lana really loved the animals. We all had great fun in the snow! Beautiful place and stunning surroundings. Thanks for all your help too!" March 2016

"Now back from an absolutely fabulous time in Sweden - the farm was awesome and Åsa and Lasse such wonderful hosts!!!! Thank you all so much for your help over the past few months - we definitely would love to go again, maybe a summertime trip. What an awesome time we had!!!! [The best parts were] the hosts, the food, the activities, the snow - oh and the animals. After comprehensive research and having spoken on phone, was impressed with friendliness and the fact you knew the country and had been to the places." Tanya, February 2014

"The hosts were really excellent, welcoming and very happy to accommodate the children in what they were doing. They allowed them into the kitchen to help with the preparation for meals and also outside the farmhouse to play in the snow and ice. They were friendly and easy to chat to, and also gave us space to do what we wanted to do. The children loved the experience and everything was pitched at just the right level for them. The accommodation was better than I had expected and was clean and comfortable. We had a wonderful time." Linda, Christmas 2013

"I was thrilled with the support we received at all times. We especially appreciated the advice given to help us book our train and flight tickets. We loved the pure beauty, great photography opportunities, our trip was more perfect than anticipated. Very friendly hosts. Plenty of equipment to use free of extra charge. The house was impeccably clean and lovely and warm. I am now the unofficial UK representative for this holiday - I have highly recommended it to many friends and family. The thanks really goes to you for organising such a special trip – I felt very blessed and privileged to have found such a perfect destination. My favourite moment was lying on my back in the snow one day and saying to Linda ‘sorry, I can’t leave yet, I am busy watching the clouds go by.’ It was a moment of pure happiness that I will cherish forever." Lucinda, February 2013

"Perfect - you couldn't have done better! [The best parts were] the peace/tranquility and the hospitality of the farm owners. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Åsa and Lasse. They were so welcoming, kind and always offering suggestions of fun things to do. A perfect snowy break!" Julie, January 2013

"Our trip was fantastic. I would like to thank everyone there at Nature Travels for your help and advice. Everything was exactly as we hoped it would be." Tim, February 2012

"Just wanted to let you know that we got back from our trip yesterday and had a fantastic time. It was everything you had promised - beautiful surroundings, excellent hosts, delicious food, lots to do for all the family… I could go on and on. Many thanks for making the trip possible." Elaine, New Year 2010/2011

"This holiday was real therapy for me.The hosts were fab in every way, and the holiday was everything you described. How refreshing. We were able to relax, completely. Even though our son was not well for most of the holiday, we were able to get out and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. We came back much more knowledgeable about nature and Swedish traditions. The food was lovely too." Penny, Christmas 2010

"We had a really fantastic holiday, thank you. Thank you for all your help and advice beforehand. Lasse and Åsa were brilliant hosts - friendly, informative and helpful without being intrusive, the setting was magical, the food was delicious and the snow was just perfect. We enjoyed all the activities and there was something new to try every day. We'd recommend this experience to all families - it was different from our usual family holiday but we are so pleased that we decided to go for it." Rosie and family, February 2010

"It was a lovely holiday, Åsa and Lasse were wonderful hosts, they made every effort to look after us, the food was great, the experiences fun. I would recommend these aspects very highly. Åsa and Lasse clearly work very hard to make the holiday enjoyable for guests. We were also (pleasantly) surprised that it was a completely organic experience." Katherine and family, New Year 2009/2010

"Nothing could be improved, the experience was everything we could have ever wanted. We were totally blown away by the warm family environment. The location is totally amazing, and being able to help out on the farm was so very special, thankyou so so much. Home cooked glorious food was delicious too." Daniel and family, December 2009

"Thank you for offering this trip. We had a fantastic time, it was different to anything we had done before. It's a perfect winter family holiday with children aged 4-5 and up. In addition to the extraordinary surroundings, meeting Åsa and Lasse was a great pleasure, they were fantastic hosts their presence was what really made the difference. Thank you.We don't usually do this kind of holiday but your site kept popping up and managed to sway us into trying something different. Your advice both on the site and over the phone over what to wear was especially helpful." Susan, February 2009

"We had a fantastic time and were sad to leave after only one day. Lasse and Åsa were very nice, friendly and warm people who welcomed us into their home and took the time to share a meal with us - I felt like we were friends after just one day - fantastic!" Cathy and Ian, February 2009

"The winter wonderland experience was fantastic. We enjoyed relaxing and Åsa and Lasse were perfect hosts. Even Tomten (Swedish Father Christmas) came to visit on Christmas eve. We loved the sleigh ride through the forest and cross-country skiing. All in all the perfect Christmas!.[The highlights were] the snow and the 'personal' attention to our family paid by our hosts." Ingrid

"I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Even with flights and train fares (the train was so clean and fast, what a joy!) it was still cheaper than booking at CentreParcs. The most amazing experience for adults and children alike. We would definitely consider rebooking.Tobogganing down the driveway, taking the sleigh ride, exploring the local woods. Even simple pleasures like watching the birds on the bird table. I think the top highlight has to be Åsa's superb cooking: we were spoilt rotten, as my waistline now confirms." Anne

"It was all absolutely fantastic! We loved every minute and are already saving up to go again. Åsa and Lasse were fantastic hosts, we loved the sleigh ride, the lumberjack hut trip, sledging." Rhiannon

"I just wanted to write and say what a lovely time we had with Åsa and Lasse - they were fantastic hosts, looking after us beautifully, making us feel welcome, comfortable and immediately at home. They seemed to have the balance right - they were around when you needed them, but not intrusive. Both of them were a mine of interesting information about the area, wildlife, Sweden, folklore, farming.you name it, one or the other of them were able to tell you. It was also lovely to see what they have done with the farm, returning it to a more traditional and natural way of doing things - it is fantastic work they are doing there. Åsa's traditional Swedish cooking was delicious and we loved all the 'home produce' on offer - honey, berries, juices, even home-made bread!

Our children had a great time - they allowed them to turn the sitting room into a dormitory with the Benton children, which of course delighted them. One of the Benton girls turned 13 while we were there and Åsa made her a wonderful home-made cake!!! All the activities were a great success for everyone, although we have come home with a few aches and bruises! Thank you for arranging the holiday and being so helpful - it was a huge success!" Sally

"We just wanted to say what a fantastic holiday we had in Sweden. Lasse and Åsa made us feel very welcome and had some great suggestions for activities to do while we were there. Thank you for helping us to organise our trip." Georgina and David

"We were entranced with Sweden and the children in particular loved all the activities on the farm. Åsa and Lasse were extremely helpful and hospitable and we were very sorry to leave the farm after our all-too-brief stay." Mark

"Thanks for sorting out a fantastic holiday! Åsa and Lasse were fabulous and none of us wanted to come home. We will be recommending you to our friends." Sue

"I want to thank you for organising our getaway weekend.we arrived at night (plenty of snow on the ground) and woke up the next morning to a really heavy snowfall. The sleigh ride along the forest tracks was magical, the only noise being the sleigh bell. Åsa drove her gorgeous 'love on four legs' horse while we huddled under sheepskin rugs.Åsa and Lasse were both wonderful hosts and the home cooking and laid-back atmosphere made for a wonderfully restful weekend. Many many thanks." Alessandra

"Emily and I had a fantastic Christmas, and I thank you for organising it all. When I have Em's camera, I will send you some snowbound pics.What lovely hosts they were." Peter

"We had the most wonderful and memorable holiday. Åsa and Lasse were just fabulous and their knowledge vast. We couldn't have asked for a more spectacular holiday. We're looking forward to returning!.It was lucky that we didn't have snow for the first few days as we managed to do so much which wouldn't have been possible if there was bad weather. However, we woke on 1st January to snow so we managed to have snowball fights and have a ride in the horse-drawn sleigh!" Shelley

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