Varmland Winter Adventure

from £1064
including flights
6 nights Dec-Mar

Overview

This week long active holiday is the winter version of our popular Varmland Summer Adventure. Aimed at families and friends, you'll take part in some thrilling winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and snow shoeing amidst the picturesque surrounds of Varmland, Sweden's most southerly wilderness area.

Highlights

  • Stay in the historic Villa Batstad with a traditional Swedish sauna
  • Enjoy winter activities; dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross-country skiing
  • Spend the night in a heated Tipi and prepare dinner over an open fire
  • Immerse yourself in picture perfect winter landscape

What's Included

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

Full description

This winter getaway is ideal for adventurous families looking for something a little different. Enjoy the great outdoors by day before relaxing in front of the fire or in the sauna each evening.

With a host of fantastic excursions included, stay in a rustic setting in the historic Villa Batstad as well as experiencing a night camping in the icy wilderness in a heated Tipi.

Accommodation in Villa Batstad is basic but very comfortable - rooms are large, with up to four beds in each room making it perfect for families. Please note  there are no private bathrooms, instead shared bathrooms are split between every couple of rooms. There is a lounge area with plenty of seating to socialise in the evening and a large wood burner in the reception area to warm up after snowy activities.

The groups are generally small, so you get a real homely feeling and lovely atmosphere at the guesthouse and on the activities. This is a great value trip and the perfect introduction to a winter holiday.

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Prices & Dates

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

Departure Duration Twin Price Child Price*
23 Dec 2018 - 04 Apr 2019 6 nights £1,064 £798

*Child price is based on sharing with two adults. Due to the nature of the activities we do not recommend this tour for children under 8 years old.

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Oslo
  • Accommodation in rooms with a shared bathroom
  • All meals
  • 6 night activity package; activities as per itinerary
  • Return transfers between Oslo and Villa Batstad
  • Use of snowsuits (for snowmobiling only)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1 - Transfer from Oslo Airport to Villa Batstad

Upon arriving at Oslo Airport you will be met by your guide who will then transfer you to the accommodation - Villa Batstad in the village Holjes. In the evening after settling yourselves you will enjoy a hearty dinner. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours. Meals included: dinner

Day 2 – Dogsledding

After breakfast, you will transfer to the husky farm (approximately 45 minutes) and meet the eager huskies. It is very hands on, something the children will love! Help to harness the dogs and after receiving safety instructions and an introduction on how to mush your own team of dogs, take to the trails through the forest out in the wilderness. The actual dog sledding trip is a short 4km ride, but gives you a chance to experience the wonderful feeling of leading the sled. Time afterwards is spent having lunch around an open fire and learn more about the huskies – a very relaxed and enjoyable day out. Meals included – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3 - Exploring with snowshoes and night in Tipi camp

In the morning you will learn how to use snowshoes and go for a walk on the Kvarnsjo mountain, with different marked routes and distances to suit all. At the end of the trek you arrive at the camp where you will spend the night in heated teepee tents. With a lovely setting high up, you get fantastic views and clear skies. Each family has their own teepee, and can get involved with collecting wood, making fire and prepare the evening meal. The tents have a wood burner to keep them cosy inside - they need to be tended through the night to ensure they keep burning but this adds to the overnight adventure experience. Sleeping is on camp beds, with reindeer skins for comfort and well insulated sleeping bags. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4 - Free day in the snowy wilderness

After breakfast, a short journey back to the accommodation and the rest of the day is free to relax and catch up on some rest. There is a sauna on site to use, or if the weather conditions are suitable, there may be a chance to go riding on NordSvensk horses in the surrounding area. However, for the more active you can still continue to do more - there are some cross country skis, snowshoes and sledges to borrow if you fancy more time playing in the white stuff. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 - Snowmobiling

In the morning prepare for the snowmobile safari – first you receive safety information and instructions on handling the machines before a quick lesson with the guide. Then head out into the forest on marked tracks for a thrilling ride, stopping on route for lunch around an open fire and time to try your luck at ice fishing on Lake Havsjon. Return to the guesthouse for a well-deserved hot meal. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6 – Cross-country skiing

Today is another rest day after all the activities you have taken part in – but with a chance to learn the art of cross-country skiing. There are several trails you can use in the area and once you get the hang of it, it’s a great way to explore the area. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7 - Transfer to Oslo Airport

After breakfast you are transferred back to Oslo Airport for the return flight (approx. 3hrs). Meals included: breakfast

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