Nordic Ski Touring & winter camping expedition – ‘Lodjur’ (the lynx) Sweden

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Description

A self supported nordic ski touring expedition to Jämtland (Northern Sweden) designed to provide you with the confidence to undertake a basic ski tour under your own steam in the future.

Experience:  Novice


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Specifically on this trip we will cover the following:

Nordic ski touring techniques – efficiency on the flats and ascents, and control and balance for the descents and icy conditions.

Basic avalanche awareness and winter survival techniques.

Navigation/ route planning and execution (including planning strategies for an expedition with long-term weather forecasts/personal ability etc).

Winter campcraft and snow shelter construction.

Risk management in an arctic environment.

A chance to see the following wildlife:  Reindeer, Deer,  Moose, Capercaillie, Lynx and possibly the northern lights (aurora)


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

All Ski and group safety equipment

3 x Evening meals in the huts

Accommodation

Bushcraft equipment

Transport from and to Sundsvall train station


NOT-INCLUDED

Flight to and from Sweden (contact us if you require advice on travel options)

Transport to Sundsvall train station

Meals in transit

3 x Nights/Days Expedition food

Personal clothing and equipment

Personal Travel Insurance


SUMMARY

Våladalen in the Northern part of Sweden is an amazing location for your first Nordic Ski Tour expedition!  The atmospheric ancient pine forests offer security and shelter in your first couple of days on skis, before skiing above the tree line to experience life in a tent and snow shelter in real ‘Arctic’ conditions.  This is a trip which will give you all the skills to run your own ski tour in the future and is not to be missed!