Varmland Summer Adventure

from £1029
including flights
7 nights Jun-Aug

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Float down a river on a timber raft - look out for beavers and otters
  • Spend the night in a teepee, cook dinner over a campfire
  • Paddle downstream in a canoe and swim in a lake
  • Hike along famous old trails
  • Soak up the views of unspoiled forest, lakes, rolling hills, historical sites and charming buildings along the way
  • Enjoy a scenic bike ride along beautiful stretches of river and lakes

What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Oslo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary

Full description

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.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin Price (PP) Child Price*
10 Jun - 25 Aug 2019 7 nights £1,029 £756

*Due to the nature of the activities we do not recommend this tour for children under 6 years old

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • 7 night activity package; activities as per itinerary
  • Return train tickets from Oslo Airport to Karlstad, via Oslo Central Station
  • Return transfers between Karlstad and Östanås
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

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.

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.

Day 3: Rafting on the Klaralven.

In the morning you will be taken to Munkfors where the rafts are waiting. After instructions you take to the river for a leisurely trip down the Klaralven where you can swim or try to catch some fish along the way. At many places the river can be shallow, so jump in and try the fresh water. It can be cold as it comes from the Norwegian mountains, but its certainly invigorating. The trip duration can vary depending on wind conditions but is generally between 4 to 6 hours. 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.

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.

Day 5: Time to relax

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.

Day 6: Day on the pedals

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 35km route taking you to Butorp. The roundtrip 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.

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.

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