"Had a fantastic time on the packrafting in Tiveden tour in Sweden organised by Nature Travels! Great experiencing enjoying the nature in an awesome place."
"Just had a brilliant canoeing holiday in the Rogen nature reserve in Sweden. We really enjoyed the quiet and lack of bright lights. We were fortunate to be there at the start of Autumn and it was great to watch the colour palette change to yellow (birches) and red (bilberries) over the week of our trip. Nature Travels work with some fantastic partners in Scandinavia. This wasn't our first trip with them and it won't be our last."
"Amazing packrafting experience in Sweden. Incredibly well arranged by Nature Travels and their in-country partner. Would definitely do another tour with them in the future and recommend them to anyone looking for an adventurous holiday!"
"Carmen has put together an amazing 6-day biking, hiking and canoeing trip. So well organised! We loved the accommodation that was chosen, especially Malby manor with all food grown on their farm. Thank you for such a memorable holiday!"
"Our 4-day canoeing and camping holiday in Finland was absolutely amazing! We were given all the kit we needed (tent, sleeping bags, canoe, cooker etc) along with some guidance on the route we might like to take - but we had complete freedom to choose whatever we wanted to do for our tour so so long as we ended up back at the canoe centre on our final day. Being able to pick an island for ourselves for the night was a brilliant experience - we stayed at two campsites and wild camped one night. We were also provided with fishing equipment so that we could catch ourselves some fresh fish from the lake for dinner! Would absolutely consider returning for another holiday with Nature Travels - and have recommended to many of my friends and family who enjoy active outdoor holidays."
"Adding a further 5-star rating, not that they need it, as they have plenty, but well deserved. I chose this company based on the positive feedback I read, and was not disappointed. I had a very quick response following my initial enquiry, and during my subsequent contacts I found them very accommodating, responsive and helpful, despite my at times tedious questions. It all resulted in a most wonderfull 2 and a bit days dogsledding trip (officially it is the family trip, but can be adjusted by the guide depending on the abilities of the participants; plenty of snowy paths to choose from). Rebecca, our guide, was fantastic, very personable and very skilful in handling the dogs, and the expansive, silent and peaceful white landscapes (forests, frozen lakes) were just fantastic. An overall delightful and unforgettable experience."
"The 8-day mountain dog sledding experience surpassed my expectations. Our guide was fantastic. I felt safe at all times and he made me feel confident. The scenery was incredible, the food was plentiful and delicious. The best bit was the gorgeous friendly dogs whom I fell in love with. Great trip, great group of like-minded people and wonderful memories."
"This March I had a wonderful ski tour through Kasivarsi Wilderness Area. Our guide looked after us excellently and was very knowledgeable. The days were full of gliding, more often walking, through stunning landscapes. The aim was skiing up Halti, one of the highest mountains in Finland. The downhill run was great and not too challenging. It was quite a demanding tour with pulling sledges and carrying a backpack. The daily distances were just right with uphill and downhill bits. The huts were warm, once the stoves were lit, and comfortable. We carried all our food, and it was mostly very good. Our group, Brits, Americans and Germans, worked really well together and it seems we all had a wonderful time. I can recommend this trip to everybody, but you need to have a good degree of fitness and stamina. I look forward to the next trip in 2024."
"My 6-day lavu tour in the Abisko mountains was truly outstanding. Our leader kept us safe and motivated throughout the trip."
"We did the 8-day northern lights dog sledding tour over Christmas and had the time of our lives. I'd looked forward to doing this trip for years and still it surpassed anything I could've imagined or dreamed of. Everything was so perfect it was like being trapped inside a Christmas card for a week, right down to the northern lights appearing in all their glory complete with shooting stars, on my actual birthday! Just magical. The northern lights were only an added bonus though as for me, it was all about the dogs. Everyone involved with our sledding trip looked after us and the dogs very well. Nature Travels provided us with a very personal, individual service answering every question and query with a sound and thorough knowledge of our trip. I can't recommend this trip and this company highly enough. I'm so glad we found them, it couldn't have worked out better."
"A fantastic bucket list holiday for all the family. Nature Travels were a joy to deal with - always at the end of the phone, incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and the holiday was a wonderful adventure. Highly recommend."
"We have just come back from the most amazing 4-day trip to Vindelfjällen in Northern Sweden. Angelina was our brilliant guide who had bundles of energy and made it such a great experience (along with the delicious home-cooked food!). The dogs were just incredible but definitely don't have an off button. They had as much energy as Angelina! I get cold (with Raynauds in fingers) but managed absolutely fine even in -28 degree temperatures. The clothing and equipment provided are all excellent quality but just make sure you pack plenty of layers (and hand warmers if you do get cold hands like me!). Don't miss the chance to do this - it really is a magical adventure. We will definitely go back!"
"Fantastic kayaking in Sweden. Very well organised and provided top quality kit for our wild camping. Would thoroughly recommend booking through Nature Travels!"
"Wonderful time staying at the Romantic Cabin Getaway in Paijänne Tavastia. The peace and quiet was outstanding and the cabin itself perfect for two. The accommodation was very well equipped, and the sauna and hot tub a real bonus. Although the area feels very remote, the cabin is an easy two-hour drive from Helsinki and only a 10-minute drive from Sysmä, where you can find well stocked supermarkets and lovely cafes. There are lots of well marked walking trails in the area, but I would recommend hiring a car to make the most of the outstanding scenery. A perfect and much needed break following the difficulties of the past two years - we really did not want to leave."
"We took part in a dog sledding tour and when I tell you it was an experience of a lifetime, that is an understatement! Nature Travels were great at organising the trip for us and were always there for any of our silly questions, sorted out allergies, and helped with transport once in Sweden. The dog sledding itself has always been a dream of mine and it felt so surreal to be out there in the wilderness with my family, the guide, and the dogs. The scenery of mountains, rivers, forests and iced over lakes was beyond stunning. The hardest goodbye on a holiday yet, we will definitely try and come back - for more hugs from our canine friends!"
"From the moment I inquired about this adventure to the day I left, everybody who is part of Nature Travels helped me experience the best 9 days of my life. I will definitely be coming again with you for another incredible adventure!"
"Nature Travels helped me to organise a week in the far north of Sweden on The Husky Mountain Expedition in Lapland (Sweden). Bob at Nature Travels was really helpful throughout the entire booking process. They were very understanding and accommodating when all trips were moved from 2021 to 2022. A devastating time for all but the transfer was smooth. We felt well prepared before setting off for what turned into an adventure of a lifetime. The dogs were in glorious condition and evidently love what they do. Thank you to all of those involved, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - I'd drop everything to do it again!"
"I booked an ice skating trip! Fantastic, very well organised: detailed information before trip, brilliant guides who were friendly and supportive. great accommodation and meals. a friendly bunch of like-minded people on the trip. A great experience to ice skate on a frozen lake. Will certainly book with Nature Travels again."
"Our three-day dog sledding adventure was incredible. Stunning scenery and a personal "Call of the Wild" bucket list experience. Perfect for anyone wanting to experience working with your own team of huskies travelling across frozen lakes and snow laden forests. The dogs are affectionate and perfect companions as they work hard to get you to your destination. Each night we bedded down in warm, candle lit cabins nestled in frozen forests with hearty and delicious food cooked and served by our wonderful guide. To cap it all we experienced two nights of the magical Northern Lights, which added to an already perfect adventure. We all want to go again for longer and further! I cannot recomend enough."
"I had the adventure of a lifetime! Bob and Sofia from Nature Travels were extremely helpful and responsive throughout, making the entire booking process as seamless as can be. Words cannot describe the magic and pure joy I felt this entire trip. This experience blew any expectations I had out of the water. Over the course of the trip, you are actively involved in the preparation and care of the dogs, as well as the cabin in which you are staying. 10/10 — cannot wait for my next adventure!"
"I had booked the Discover Wilderness canoe trip for the summer of 2021 but had to postpone due to covid travel restrictions not long before we were scheduled to leave. We were worried about losing our money or problems rebooking but Bob and the team at Nature Travels could not have been more helpful. We didn't lose any of the money we had paid and were able to move our booking to this year with no hassle at all. We have been really impressed with the quality of communication and support the whole way through this difficult period and can't wait to get out there this summer."
"Unfortunately my husband and son were not able to travel to Sweden as planned for their adventure due to current restrictions - however the support they received from the company whilst making the initial booking and information provided was outstanding, they couldn't have been more helpful. They have accommodated the various changes that were necessary due to travel restrictions and have agreed to re-schedule the trip for 2022 when hopefully the situation will have improved. They certainly can't wait and would highly recommend Nature Travels just based on the service alone received so far."
"We booked a canoe trip in Sweden in 2020 which unfortunately had to be postponed because of Covid. We hoped to travel on the same trip again this year but again it has had to be postponed. On each occasion we have had great understanding and support from Bob and his team. Each time Nature Travels have offered us a choice of options and we have been able to transfer the trip to the following year. They have made sure we have all the information we need to make the decision of our choice. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy our planned trip in 2022. Thank you Nature Travels."
"We were sadly unable to travel due to COVID-19 but Nature Travels were an absolute pleasure to deal with - friendly, understanding, and flexible - we really look forward to travelling with them next year instead. Really exceptional customer service."
"We've used Nature Travels twice in the past - wilderness canoeing in Rogen in Sweden and the Finland five day husky wilderness safari. Both absolutely brilliant experiences and well organised and would highly recommend. We had booked to do another dog sled trip in 2020 in Sweden which has been thwarted by Covid 19. We were allowed to reschedule to 2021 and now offered a full refund as we still can’t travel. We’ve had horrendous experiences with other companies trying to get information and refunds. Nature Travels have been informative, professional, polite and honest throughout. Highly recommend - when you can travel book with them you won’t regret it!!!"
"I wish every travel company had as good customer service as Nature Travels. It would have made life much easier over the last year! Really helpful. Great service. Will be re-booking!"
"We have been hoping for months that we would be able to go dog sledding in Kiruna with my friend and to see the Northern Lights. But alas, Corona has conspired against us and we can't go as we were supposed to. Throughout all of this Bob has been incredibly supportive and responded to my e-mails on the same day. Right from the start last summer when we booked our trip, he assured us that if Covid did disrupt our travels, then there would be no issues to accommodate rebooking or a refund and true to his word, it has been all sorted without any hesitance, dispute or delay. In times like these, I have been very grateful for the professionalism and incredible helpfulness from this company. I can say with a 100% conviction that as soon as it is possible to travel properly again, I will be choosing this company to go on our planned trip!"
"I booked with Nature Travels to go away to Sweden for my 30th in Jan but Covid had other plans and Bob has been very helpful in rebooking me for 2022. The information and advice has been top-notch throughout and the team helped me massively without any additional charges when my sister fell ill and I had to swap personnel details. Thank you and look forward to getting on the trip in a years time!"
"It was challenging planning a holiday in 2020! Nature Travels were superb - when it became apparent that our original plans could not happen, they came up with a fantastic alternative, and were full of helpful information and totally flexible about our cancellation options. In the event, we got away just before the new restrictions came into force on 20 December and we were able to spend Christmas in Swedish Lapland, snow-mobiling and dogsledding with Nature Travels' excellent local partner JVT. What an amazing place, and what a wonderful experience, we would recommend it to anyone!"
"We have had an incredible challenge trying to arrange and then rearrange (twice!) a family holiday to Lapland through Nature Travels; the Covid pandemic has thrown every plan in disarray! But throughout the whole process, Bob has been so unbelievably helpful and constructive in getting things sorted for us. I can't recommend NT highly enough therefore."
"Ice Skating on natural ice on the lakes around Stockholm was absolutely magical. From the traditional cabin accommodation, to the group dinners, to the amazing quality of the light on the ice and the sounds of skates carving the changing surface - it was the most memorable holiday for a long time. The need to focus on technique combined with beautiful peaceful surroundings completely distracted me from everyday concerns and I came home from four days feeling like I'd had several weeks of relaxation. The two local guides were highly knowledgeable and managed the group well, the flow of information from them and the NT office was just right. Could not recommend this firm highly enough and will definitely be adventuring with Nature Travels again."
"We were planning a special family trip to Finland but COVID has got in the way.... However Nature Travels have been fantastic and its all sorted for 2021/22 fingers crossed. We've started training already! Thank you."
"The Nature Travels team were responsive, understanding and professional throughout their communication with us as the COVID situation constantly evolved. They even extended the deadline for our balance payment to give us the flexibility to go ahead if we felt safe to do so. Sadly in the end, my group had to postpone our canoeing trip to Sweden but our deposit has been moved to join a trip in 2021. If this kind of service is a sign of what we can expect to receive on the trip itself, I very much look forward to travelling with them. Thanks for all your help during these difficult times Nature Travels!"
"Although our trip has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so far our dealings with everyone in the company have been very satisfactory. Queries by email or phone are answered promptly by friendly staff, information is comprehensive, and changes have been accommodated with no issues. Looking forwards to a trouble-free trip in a year's time instead!"
"We booked a self-guided kayaking adventure in Sweden through Nature Travels. Sadly this has had to be postponed this year due to the ongoing travel restrictions, but Nature Travels have been professional and helpful throughout - providing comprehensive information on our options and allowing us the flexibility to postpone our trip to next year."
"I booked an adventure with Nature Travels as a treat to myself, the team were fantastic from the start, sending relevant information, list of equipment and travel suggestions. Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 pandemic my trip has been cancelled, during these uncertain times Bob and the team have kept me updated, made suggestions of other possible trips and refund options. I should be disappointed about missing my trip but the positive way they have dealt with it has left me excited re-booking in the future. 10/10 for customer service and staying positive in the face of adversity."
"Booked a tour with Nature Travels and from start to finish, their service has been fantastic. Very quick to respond, provided lots of helpful local information for the tour and made it a really personable experience. I would book again with them and recommend them in the future."
"This ski tour was excellent in every way. Skiing on narrow tracks through woods and marshes was so peaceful. The food and accommodation exceeded my expectations. I can recommend travelling by Finnish trains. Both the local guide and the people at Nature Travels were unfailingly knowledgeable and helpful. This is my third trip with Nature Travels. It will not be my last."
"We had a great trip self guided kayaking the Lysefjord in Norway booked through Nature Travels. They were great getting things organised and liaising with the local kayak rental centre. They were very easy to communicate with and responded very promptly to any questions. I would highly recommend booking with them and especially kayaking the Lysefjord. Stunning scenery, wild camping and friendly locals, couldn’t have been better!"
"Highly recommend west coast Sweden guided kayaking. 3 great days on the water, amazing to wild camp with great food and company! Professional guide who adapted routes to suit weather conditions. Would definitely use Nature Travels again."
"I had the most amazing experience dogsledding in Northern Sweden. The mountain scenery was spectacular and we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. Our guide enabled me to feel confident sledding but also safe. The dogs were of course the best thing, super friendly and we worked together as a team. I will definitely book another experience with Nature Travels. Great communication and organisation. Thankyou."
"What an absolute joy to book a trip through Nature Travels. I booked this pre-pandemic and so it was rolled into 2021. Then my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer so we didn’t want to be away, and Bob very kindly rolled it over for yet another year. But we finally made it - and what a trip it was. Super easy and the local crew were so lovely, flexible and helpful. The route was spectacular — each lake having its own character, and most days we saw no one. Highly recommend this, as long as you're pretty strong and fit, oh, and able to navigate well too!"
"Nature Travels helped us organise my lifelong dream of dog sledding! They were always there for silly questions and assisted us hugely with travel to and from the kennels. We can't recommend them more. The overall trip was beyond incredible. And of course the dogs...We loved our canine friends so much and it was a tough goodbye with many promises that we'll be back for more hugs! Dog sledding shouldn't be underestimated at the physical challenge it is, but the scenery, sense of achievement and of course the dogs overshadows it all! Thank you once again Nature Travels for helping organise a trip of a lifetime."
"This was the most amazing trip skating in Sweden in February this year. Very well organised, great guide, great group, very comfy accommodation and just lots and lots of skating in stunning surroundings. Highly recommended!"
"I had a great backcountry skiing trip with Nature Travels in northern Finland, superbly organised by Bob and his team and with expert local guides. For anyone wanting a taster of 'expedition' backcountry skiing treks, remote arctic wilderness and a healthy dose of living 'back to basics' then I'd thoroughly recommend this trip. Long days on the skis with packs and pulks but hugely rewarding, great views of the northern lights, and for our small group with a truly international mix, sharing our adventures in the comfort of stove-warmed huts at the end of each day. Attentive and timely input without fail from the NT team meant a very smooth trip from start to finish!"
"I very much appreciate the way Nature Travels was handling our booking which was messed up by Covid-19-Pandemic (change of tour dates, several other discounted options, refund). Bob and his team are really enthusiastic for making us feel good with this special situation."
"I had booked a dog sledding trip with Nature Travels for Easter 2020 and due to COVID related issues we couldn’t go on the trip. All throughout the disruption of our trip, the team at Nature Travels have been amazing at giving us options to rebook or refund. The information for the trip to Sweden was very thorough and I have felt supported and cared for during each communication I had with Bob and his team. I would recommend them without hesitation and I am really looking forward to our trip next year.."
"We were due to travel this year with Nature Travels. Due to covid restrictions we’ve had to postpone but Bob and his team couldn't have been more helpful. Would throughly recommend them to anyone wishing to book for 2021/22."
"Have dealt with Bob throughout arranging a trip to Finland with my daughter and he could not have been more responsive, knowledgeable or helpful particularly during these odd times - thank you Bob and Nature Travels !!!"
"We have booked twice with Nature Travels to do canoeing and camping in Sweden. Both were fantastic holidays. The standard of the equipment was very high, communication from NT before and during the trips was excellent and it was all very well organised. We were booked to go to Finland this summer but have had to cancel due to the Covid situation. NT have offered various alternatives and I am happy to say we have deferred our booking until 2021 - can't wait! Would highly recommend them."
"We had a holiday booked for July to go to Sweden with Nature Travels. They have been brilliant in helping us to move the holiday and reschedule it for next year. Thank you Bob and the Team!"
"We went on a Nature travels kayaking holiday 2 years ago that was amazing and were hoping to go on a canoeing holiday this year. Unfortunately due to covid19 that's not going to happen. However Nature Travels have been really helpful with a variety of options to move our booking. Really can't thank the staff enough for their help in what must be a really challenging time for them."
"My husband and I have just returned from the cross country ski week in Finland - what an amazing holiday. The skiing, landscape, people, food and of course saunas were all fantastic. We even were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. Thank you Nature Travels for finding us this gem."
"Excellent communication re trip. Good value for money. Amazing trip had with this company."
"This year was our third year booking through Nature Travels (which says it all really) and yet again they did not fail to deliver: from the booking, organising, answering the many questions we always have beforehand (normally regarding the equipment or maps) to the wonderful centres they use. Niki or Jayne have always been extremely quick to respond. This year we spent six days kayaking around Bohuslän's southern archipelago and, although the weather wasn't always on our side, we had the most amazing time. So much so that we are already planning our next trip to explore Bohusän's northern archipelago. The centre were extremely helpful before we set off, they contacted us to check we were ok whilst on the water and were also really interested in hearing about where we had been when we returned (they even showed up with a flask of coffee for us at the end)."
"Been back now 2 weeks from 6 days dog sledding in Sweden - still not adjusted to normal life after an amazing time. Great Guide who looked after a bunch of very different individuals really well - by the end of the week we where a team. Dogs super and really well looked after - true athletes. Location was breathtaking - so pristine yet a true wilderness with the luxury of cabins. Back office support meant everything went exceptionally smoothly. A great experience and one to treasure."
"I have just returned from the Beginners Cross Country skiing tour to Finland. The hospitality, patience, beautiful scenery, wonderful food and not too mention the daily relaxing saunas were all experiences not to be missed. Thank you for a wonderful trip."
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