Swedish Winter Adventure now flying from Bristol airport.
2019 dates tbc,
Intrepid Expeditions offers you the opportunity to enjoy the following activities at a relaxed and chilled-out pace.
• Husky Dogs
• Snowmobile Safari
• Cross country skiing
. Snow shoeing
• Ice fishing
• Hot Tub
Please download our terms and conditions pdf.
10th-17th March 2019
Fly from the UK to Sweden from Bristol to Ostersund. Upon arrival you will be met by a member of Intrepid Expeditions staff who will have organised transport to drive you to the remote location that Intrepid Expeditions use for the winter. The cabin is very basic with no electricity or indoor bathroom, TV, phones or computers – fresh water is bought in…fantastic ! With the warm, comfortable glow of the cabin and the smell of a warm meal awaiting you – life’s troubles should soon be forgotten!
In the morning after a huge lie in the first thing that is apparent is the fantastic views , and the snow laden trees that happens to be right in front of the cabin . After a well deserved breakfast this day is all about getting outside and heading off on a gentle cross country ski led by UK guides, (no experience needed) and explore the stunning wilderness on your doorstep.
After another lie in:) breakfast we head off to the lake where we will meet the husky dogs. The peace and tranquillity soon disappears as you hear the dogs arrive who are excited, noisy and ready to go. The moment they start to pull you away you are thrusted back into total silence once more……………. Oh, by the way you are driving!
The journey takes you around the lake and over to an island where a hot lunch is cooked over an open campfire with a coffee pot always on the go.
Unfortunately all good things have to come to an end, so we travel back to the cabin. In the evening you can either chill out and relax, or you can go for a play or walk with snow shoes on at night with the instructors.
After another lie in, breakfast we take an hour’s drive by minibus to the mountains where you will be issued a snow mobile and after a safety briefing we set off on an 80km trek through the stunning forests and over the mountains. Snowmobiling is exhilarating and extremely enjoyable.
A hot lunch is then provided either in a mountain lodge or a typical Swedish open hut.
After lunch we head off again for several hours driving through some of the most spectacular scenery Sweden has to offer. Sadly, this experience has to come to an end at some point, in this case it is when you hand the keys to your snowmobile back.
We will then travel back to the cabin to relax and absorb the experience and the atmosphere.
Day five is snow shoeing around the local area, where we can stop for a campfire lunch – it is entirely up to you. Perhaps you could just opt for the sauna.
After yet again another lie in and hopefully you will have the hang of our relaxed timings by now, we will head down to the lake either walking or skiing or driving its your choice to do a spot of ice fishing, again lunch is provided and coffee is always at hand. If you catch some fish we can always cook them on an open fire by the lake as well.
Relaxation day:) So today is all about just chilling out as we will light the hot Tub nice and early, then the day is yours to explore, relax in the sauna and hot tub or just lie in some more with a good book.in the evening we will have ourselves a campfire and BBQ outside with food made by our local guide..
After this wonderful relaxing and unique experience its time to head back to the UK, and the real world!
Sun glasses/ski goggles
Set of thermals
Enough underwear and socks for the duration
Head torch and spare batteries
Small first aid kit
Toiletries bag and towel
Large bag to put all your kit in.
Transport within Sweden
Snow mobiles 2 person per snowmobile
Snow shoes />
Crash helmet/warm clothes
Use of cross country skis
Ice fishing equipment
Transport in the UK
The snowmobile hire company will make you sign a £1500.00 waiver incase you damage a machine.
You must ensure that your personal travel insurance covers you for this activity, and make sure that it covers you for damage as well as medical injury.
There is a maximum excess limit of £1500 if you damage a snowmobile as they cost in the region of £12000 pounds and are no older than a couple of years.
This money should be recouped from your insurance provider.
You must hold a full UK driving licence or a full motorcycle licence to use the snowmobiles.
January – April can vary between Temperatures 0c – to minus 30c
Although the temperature is extremely cold, the atmosphere is crisp and exhilarating, and not like cold days in the UK.