Photo: Andreas Wälitalo
Photo: Andreas Wälitalo
Photo: Andreas Wälitalo
Photo: Andreas Wälitalo

Nordic Winter Skills – 3 hours including lunch

Winter life in Swedish Lapland is made comfortable by learning how to dress, behave and enjoy nature in the cold Subarctic climate. We change into warm outdoor clothing and go outside to strap on your snowshoes. Our guides will take you on a 3-hour journey into the forests near the lodge and lead you through an adventurous and educational excursion. You will learn how use the snowshoes, make a fire in the snow and how to make tea and coffee over your open fire. During the excursion your guide will convey stories about their arctic life and you will learn about the forest, sea and wildlife of Sweden’s northernmost region. At lunchtime you will take a break in a traditional Sami teepee, where together we will make a typical outdoor wilderness lunch. Here, on the reindeer pelts you will enjoy your meal around the fire and then relax. In Swedish Lapland it is important to relax, discuss, enjoy and appreciate our special environment.

Optional transfer: is available from and back to Luleå is available for the 10am tour. The half hour transfer departs Luleå at approx 0900 and returns to Luleå at approx 1500 daily. While at Brändön, after your nordic winter skills tour you have the option to explore the walking tracks on the frozen sea and/or hire snow shoes or cross country forest skis or perhaps even meet and feed the reindeer.

Daily pick up times in Luleå:

0845 Scandic Hotel
0850 Comfort Arctic
0855 Elite Hotel (Quality Hotel should also meet here)
0900 Clarion Hotel Sense
Brändön Lodge 1415
Returns to Luleå approx 1500