This is a fantastic 8 day adventure with outdoor pursuits suitable for all the family and time to relax in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. Situated deep in the forests of central Sweden this guided inclusive program includes a range of activities ideal for families including a two day canoe trip, hiking in a nature reserve, archery and a multi activity day.
- Action packed family fun
- Based in comfortable cabins
- Located in wonderful nature
- Return flights from Gatwick to Oslo or Stockholm
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- All meals
- Activities as per itinerary
The holiday village is situated near the small town of Mora in the Dalarna region surrounded by forests, lakes and hills and has many facilities on site to ensure an enjoyable stay.
There is so much to do to keep you busy that a week is not enough time to fit it all in. Apart from the inclusive activities there are also other facilities available – take a walk through endless woods and past clear lakes, ride a mountain bike along narrow paths and canoe on the lake looking out for wildlife as you paddle.
For those wanting a little more action in your free time there are other optional extras which can be purchased locally such as a mountain bike tour, quad bike safari (driving license required), nature safari and a local tour of the nearby villages. But don’t worry, there will also be time to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Accommodation is based in family cabins with 2 or 3 bedrooms, some with bunk beds, bathroom and small kitchenette. On site there is also a reception open daily, small café selling refreshments and souvenirs, hot tub and sauna (additional cost), small football pitch, basketball, table tennis and barbecue facilities.
This is a great opportunity to spend quality time together as a family, forget the television and busy schedule back home, to learn new things and just enjoy nature.
Prices & Dates
Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise
|Departure Date||Duration||Twin Price||Child Price|
|Jul - Aug 2019||7 nights||£971||£771|
- Return flight from London Gatwick to Oslo or Stockholm
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom except for the nights camping where accommodation is based on a shared bathroom
- All meals (buffet breakfast, packed lunch, traditional Swedish meals and soft drinks)
- English speaking guide
- Lybergsgnupen guided walk with transport
- Two day canoe trip with overnight sleeping outdoors, all equipment provided
- Archery and climbing for children
- Multi outdoor day
- 1 x wood fired sauna for parents
- Transfers from/to Johannisholm resort
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
It is possible to fly to either Stockholm or Oslo airport where you will be met by a guide and transferred to Johannisholm (approximate journey time 3.5-4 hours), a small village in the province of Dalarna. On arrival you will have time to settle into your cabin accommodation before the evening meal and a briefing on the week ahead.
Transfer approximately 40 minutes to the start of the walk which begins through the beautiful nature reserve Gnupen, with about 4km through a very old forest. Keep a look out for rare plants and birds. Head to Lybergsgnupen, a rock outcrop 657 meters above sea level with magnificent views looking across towards Mora and Lake Siljan. At the top there is a shelter where a fire is lit and you can toast your sandwiches! The walk will take between 4 and 5 hours in total, depending on speed and conditions, arriving back at the accommodation mid-afternoon.
After safety instructions and a wobbly start you set off into fantastic surroundings in the aluminium Canadian canoes (these can take 2 or 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 smaller children). The first part of the morning is spent on a smaller lake getting used to the paddling and making sure everyone is comfortable. Then in the afternoon the canoes are packed with the equipment and you head to the larger lake. With luck you may even see a moose! After a couple of hours paddling with stops made along the way, you arrive at a beautiful location and help make camp, building a shelter or if you prefer small tents can be provided. Then help prepare a meal over the campfire. In the evening there may be time to go for a walk, have a late evening paddle or even try some fishing.
After waking up to the birds singing and then breakfast, you break camp and pack the canoes once again for the return paddle back to Johannisholm, arriving by midday. The afternoon is at leisure to catch up on some sleep, relax and enjoy the surroundings or play some games.
Today the children take part in activities at the resort. The archery range is located in the old barn nearby. First you receive safety information and instructions on how to use the equipment before a practice session using the bow. Then it’s time for some games and competitions.
After lunch, children can try the climbing wall, with different heights and routes suitable for all abilities. First put on the harness and under instructor supervision you are shown how to climb safely. Adults if they wish can relax in the wood heated sauna which can be arranged locally and included once during the stay.
The multi outdoor day includes several activities for everyone to take part. First you are divided into teams (depends on numbers) to build a raft which can take a couple of hours. Then after lunch there is a relay race where you paddle to a location on the lake and collect flags. Once all the flags are collected (four per team) the teams then move to other locations and different challenges throughout the day. A fun filled time for all the family.
Today you can choose from various optional activities (additional cost), explore the area, or simply have a relaxing day around Johannisholm. Activities to be booked locally and include the following (prices shown per person)
- Mountain biking (280 SEK)
- Lake Siljan tour (300 SEK)
- Quad bike safari (700 SEK, driving license required)
- Nature Safari (300 SEK)
Transfer from your family adventure back to the airport.
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