Nordic Skating - the guided tour for you
Gliding easily with the wind in your back over perfect ice, scenic shorelines on your left. The guide in front of you keeps his concentration on the ice and any change in the quality. We adapt the speed and the distance to the group. Taking a rest at some island for a lunch break. In small groups we travel with minibus to the best skating areas and stay in nearby hotels or hostels.
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2 - 5 February 2017
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Nordic skating in Sweden, an all inclusive guided tour. You travell in small groups of maximum eight persons. The guide pick you up at the airport/train station. All needed equipment are provided.
Where we skate depends on the ice situation, we always choose the area that provides the best skating conditions. The accommodations are located in the area but could change from day to day depending on where we choose to go skating.
Time for arrival and departure: Departure last day, not before 17:00.
Season: January - March
Pick up: At Skavsta airport (RyanAir - Stockholm South) or Stockholm/Arlanda. Other locations possible after agreement.
Get here: By air or train to Stockholm
Transport: We travel in a mini van.
Personal equipment: Clothing suitable for skating, a complete set of clothes to bring in provided pakpack, if you by accident fall in the wather.
Equipment included: Skates, boots, backpack and needed saftey equipment, thermos and lunch box.
Lodging: Hostel or Hotel, B1, B2, B3, C1 and C2 More information under accomodation
Included in the price:
Day I Transfer, dinner, guide, rent of equipment, share in double room
Day II Breakfast, lunch, dinner, guide, rent of equipment, share in double room
Day III Breakfast, lunch, dinner, guide, rent of equipment, share in double room
Day IV Breakfast, lunch, guide,rent of equipment, transfer
Not included: alcoholic drinks
Choices of extras:
1.) Extra days
It is possible to extend the tour with one or several days.
Price for each extra day:
2.) Arrive earlier, depart later
Guests that want to see more of Sweden can of course come earlier or depart later than what is stated in our program. Spend some more days out in the archipelago or take a tour to Stockholm, one hour away.
Price of extras: Guests undertake all extra costs themselves
Program Guided skating tour
Arrival at the airport. The guide will meet you and takes you directly towards the chosen skating area. Arriving to the hostel/hotel you check in and then depending on the time of arrival we might be able to do some skating. We start with a safety and security briefing and then hand out all equipment. In the evening we have dinner at the hostel/hotel.
Day II – III
We have breakfast and also time to prepare the lunch packages. Depending on the weather forecast and the ice situation on the lakes, we take off in the minibus towards the best possible skating area. At the lake we start by examining the ice before we get the gear on and step out on the ice. We skate in a row, the guide always first, checking the ice and looking out for weak spots. The speed and distance is adjusted to the group and the ice situation. Now and then we make short stops, to admire the beauty, chat for a while or just rest. During the day we make several stops when we go ashore to take something to eat or walk to another lake nearby. At the end of the day we return to the minibus and head back to the hotel/hostel. A nice sauna before the dinner is a pleasant experience. If the conditions are right we might go for another skating trip in moonlight late in the evening.
After breakfast we head off for another day on ice, skating as long as possible depending on the scheduled departure times. On our way back to the airport we stop for a shower and change clothes and maybe for something to eat. The guide then drives you back to the airport.