Varmland Summer Adventure

Varmland Summer Adventure

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  • 7 nights
  • Jun-Aug
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Varmland Summer Adventure

from £957 including flights

  • 7 nights
  • Jun-Aug

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Highlights

In pictures
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Spend quality time in the great outdoors

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Paddle downstream in a canoe and swim in a lake

Sunlight filtered through forest in Varmland

Explore under the long days of the midnight sun

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Stay in a teepee and cook dinner over a campfire

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Soak up the views of unspoiled forest, lakes and rolling hills

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Hike and bike along scenic wilderness trails

Why this trip...

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Activities included

This itinerary features a range of included activities

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Off-the-beaten-track

This holiday showcases places and experiences away from the usual tourist routes

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

Overview

This adventure holiday is based in one of the most picturesque regions in Sweden. With its sweeping forests, fertile farmland, lazy rivers and verdant valleys, Varmland is a hidden gem. It offers a wealth of stunning scenery and wonderful activities and provides the complete summer wilderness adventure for adults and families alike.

Enjoy the great outdoors and spend some quality time together on this active family wilderness trip. Discover the beautiful region of Varmland with its enchanting River Klaralven, one of the longest waterways in Scandinavia, in a myriad of adventurous ways.

Activities include floating down a river on a raft; hiking through forests; cycling in the lush countryside and leisurely canoeing downstream through picturesque scenery - at all times, keeping your eyes open for the local wildlife perhaps spotting moose and eagles.

This wonderful 7-night holiday starts and ends in the Norwegian capital Oslo, so why not extend your trip and spend a day or two exploring this fascinating city, making the most of the many attractions and places of interest it offers. There are regular trains from the airport to the central station, then change to a high-speed train whisking you across the border in two and a half hours to Karlstad where you are met and transferred to the accommodation. It is also possible to fly directly to Stockholm instead, and then a longer train journey to Karlstad. Speak to our specialists to discuss your options.

Itinerary

Day 1 travel to Karlstad

Fly to Oslo or Stockholm. On arrival take the train from the airport to the central station, then change and travel onwards by train to Karlstad. Leave the hustle and bustle of the capital city behind as the train heads inland into the peaceful Varmland region. Alight at Karlstad and from here you will be transferred to Fyrbo Guesthouse for a welcome dinner and information on the week ahead.

Fly to Oslo or Stockholm. On arrival take the train from the airport to the central station, then change and travel onwards by train to Karlstad. Leave the hustle and bustle of the capital city behind as the train heads inland into the peaceful Varmland region. Alight at Karlstad and from here you will be transferred to Fyrbo Guesthouse for a welcome dinner and information on the week ahead.

Day 2 trekking in the forest

Pack your back packs and get ready for a day trekking through the forests of Östanås. You are shown how to use a small GPS system and provided with maps of the area, then set off for a trek of about 10km. If you fancy something a little more challenging or a bit less, ask the guides who can recommend routes for you. Head back to the guesthouse to relax before the evening meal. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

Pack your back packs and get ready for a day trekking through the forests of Östanås. You are shown how to use a small GPS system and provided with maps of the area, then set off for a trek of about 10km. If you fancy something a little more challenging or a bit less, ask the guides who can recommend routes for you. Head back to the guesthouse to relax before the evening meal. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

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Day 3 boating on the Klaralven

In the morning you will be taken to Munkfors where you will board a small electric boat and take a leisurely trip down the Klaralven. There might be time for a swim along the way. On this 8 km trip the end point takes you to a small island near Ransäter, your home for the night where you sleep in a tepee tent. The guide will meet you at the island and cook dinner over an open fire. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, outdoor dinner.

In the morning you will be taken to Munkfors where you will board a small electric boat and take a leisurely trip down the Klaralven. There might be time for a swim along the way. On this 8 km trip the end point takes you to a small island near Ransäter, your home for the night where you sleep in a tepee tent. The guide will meet you at the island and cook dinner over an open fire. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, outdoor dinner.

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Day 4 canoeing from Ransater to Olsater

After a leisurely breakfast and packing up the gear, this time hop into canoes for a relaxing paddle downstream enjoying the scenery and wildlife as you float by. At the end of the 10km canoe trip at Edeby you will be picked up and for a short transfer back to the guesthouse. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

After a leisurely breakfast and packing up the gear, this time hop into canoes for a relaxing paddle downstream enjoying the scenery and wildlife as you float by. At the end of the 10km canoe trip at Edeby you will be picked up and for a short transfer back to the guesthouse. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

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Day 5 at leisure

A day to relax by the lake and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, For the more active, have a ride the horses suitable for complete beginners or go mountain biking in the area. The lake is always welcoming for a swim or a spot of fishing. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

A day to relax by the lake and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, For the more active, have a ride the horses suitable for complete beginners or go mountain biking in the area. The lake is always welcoming for a swim or a spot of fishing. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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Day 6 cycling around Lake Lersjon

Enjoy a beautiful cycle ride past unspoiled forest, pretty lakes and rolling hills. You have a choice of a 20 km route around Lake Lersjon or a more challenging 35 km route taking you to Butorp. The round trip takes you back to the guesthouse to rest before dinner. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

Enjoy a beautiful cycle ride past unspoiled forest, pretty lakes and rolling hills. You have a choice of a 20 km route around Lake Lersjon or a more challenging 35 km route taking you to Butorp. The round trip takes you back to the guesthouse to rest before dinner. Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

Day 7 hiking on the trails

Following breakfast, collect your lunch pack and GPS once again before making your way to the Butorp trail which leads you to a surprise location. Continue further on the Pino trail taking you through the forests and eventually heading back towards Fyrbo (11km trek). Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

Following breakfast, collect your lunch pack and GPS once again before making your way to the Butorp trail which leads you to a surprise location. Continue further on the Pino trail taking you through the forests and eventually heading back towards Fyrbo (11km trek). Meals included: breakfast, lunch pack, dinner.

Day 8 depart for Karlstad

After breakfast say goodbye to your hosts and join the transfer to Karlstad in time to catch the train to Oslo or Stockholm. Meal included: breakfast.

After breakfast say goodbye to your hosts and join the transfer to Karlstad in time to catch the train to Oslo or Stockholm. Meal included: breakfast.

Accommodation

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Fyrbo Guesthouse

Your base and accommodation for the trip is at Fyrbo Guesthouse with a beautiful setting next to the lake. It has seven spacious apartment-style rooms, all with a small kitchenette and private bathroom – making it perfect for families! Tea and coffee are provided, although guests tend to spend most of their time outside making the most of the long daylight hours. If weather permits, meals are served outside also, guests keen to mingle and share stories about their outdoor pursuits, and children eager to make new friends.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £957 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Oslo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • 7 night activity package; activities as per itinerary
  • Return train fares from Oslo to Karlstad
  • Return transfers between Karlstad and Östanås
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin Price Child Price (6-14 years)
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights £957 £625

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One of our specialists
Meet Bruno

9 Brown bears spotted

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3 Moose seen in the wild

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