The Arctic parts of our world offer unique, breath-taking scenarios, but they also pose very real challenges to survival. Wilderness skills are a must if you’re planning an adventure in the great North, and now you have the chance to learn them hands-on.
A new tour organised by Off The Map Travel will bring you to the Luleå Archipelago of Sweden to learn survival skills while exploring the Arctic wilderness. The tour will be “a taste of life in Swedish Lapland,” the agency said, and will offer guests a chance to “experience the natural wonder of the Northern Lights.”
Guests will stay in the Brändön Lodge, built with logs and surrounded by trees right on the coast, and will be accompanied by a local guide that will teach them wilderness skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. Building a fire, setting up camp, following animal tracks and foraging for food are all tasks that guests will learn how to do by themselves.
The tour will very much also be a food-to-table experience since guests will prepare a traditional Arctic cuisine with the ingredients they will gather – including berries, a staple of Arctic cuisine, and fish they will catch during one of the many excursions included in the tour’s programme. After that, it will be time to walk out of the Lodge and admire the Northern Lights.
The tour will be available starting this fall until November 2018 and includes scenic boat tours, sea safaris around the coast of the Archipelago, including spots where seals love to bathe.
For more information, please visit the tour’s official website here.