Before the trip

Naturguiden skating trips gives you the opportunity to experience the unique adventure of skating on natural ice on some of Sweden’s many lakes or the Baltic Sea. It is an activity that closely interacts with the conditions that the nature and the weather give us. It could be a question about finding the limits for what is possible. How fare can we go before the ice breaks, when is it safe to continue and when is it time to go back? To be able to judge and make the right decisions you need experience and a safety oriented approach. The Naturguiden guides have that experience and always consider the safety aspects. This short information gives you all the practical and safety information you need to get right equipped for a safe and comfortable skating weekend.

 

Weather

The weahter is always difficult to predict. It could be well below ten degree or it can be just above zero and rain. You can get an idea by check the weather forecast before you leave, but you do not know exact where we will skate. Can be decided by very short notice depending on the situation.

There could also be water on the ice, not nice to fall into that.

 

Equipment that you NEED TO bring VERY IMPORTANT!!!

There is always a small chance that the ice will break and you fall into the water. Even during extreme conditions with severe cold and being far out in the wilderness it should not involve any safety risks for you. It should even be possibly to continue the skating trip as planed. To be able to achieve that it’s an absolut need to bring a complete change of clothes. If it happened you can not live without it!

All clothes SHALL be packed in the dry sack (provided by us) and should include the following. It shall be packed in the same order as it is listed, first things at the bottom.

HINT: Make it easy for yourself and pack the stuff in a plastic bag that you just put down into the dry bag.

  • Gloves
  • Socks and the plastic bags
  • Trousers
  • Long underpants
  • Underwear
  • Cap
  • Sweaters
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Towel
  • Jacket (also good to use during our breaks)

 

We will provide you with the following equipment

  • Skates and shoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Rucksack including ice nails, rescue rope and a whistle
  • Dry sack (to put your change of clothes in, see below)
  • A towel
  • Thermos, a lunch box and a bottle
  • Seat Pad

Other things, could be nice to have

  • Waterproof jacket (if we get rain)
  • Rain trousers (nice to have if it is water on the ice)
  • Sunglases

About money

We still don't use Euro in Sweden. But you can use credit card almost everywhere. Everything you need (except alcoholic drinks) is included in the price. But if you want to buy something you can always redraw money at the airport when you arrive.

The currency is approx 10 SEK = 1 EUR.

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