Guided ice-skating tours in the Swedish wilderness

From firm solid ice to too much snow on the ice there is usually a golden period with perfect ice which makes fantastic good ice skating tours possible. Normally this period of time occurs between mid December to mid January.

Ice-skating tours on natural ice conditions

The native and experienced ice skating guide Mikael Nilsson take you during two daytrips to the best (after current conditions) ice skating lakes within the Nature Reserve Malingsbo-Kloten. When the winter darkness covers the wild forest, you will eat a two course dinner in the light of candles at the Wilderness Lodge. After dinner there is time for ice skating stories and wild animal talk in the warm and friendly ambient in front of the fire place. At the Wilderness Lodge, the participants will have a good night's sleep in comfortable beds.

Ice-skating tour – 2 full days of ice-skating with food & accommodation

3250 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 2750 SEK/child

The guided tour includes: 2 full days guided ice-skating in one of the biggest nature reserves in Sweden, 2 wilderness picnic lunches with moose and reindeer wraps mixed with vegetables and berries from the local forest, fruit, tea or coffee, a two-course dinner, with many ingredients from the forest, a one-night in a double room, sheets, towels, a breakfast (with home-made bread and cereal), ice-skates (including adjustment to the participant's boots), safety ice nails and seat mats.

Included if needed: transfers to and from chosen lakes.

Where: Start and finish at the Wilderness Lodge in the small village Kloten. Comfortable beds, personal touch and wild Nordic animals around the corner. Kloten is located in the heart of the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve along road 233 between Skinnskatteberg and Kopparberg. 2.5 hours drive from Stockholm.

When: The ice skating tour is arranged on Saturdays and Sundays from mid December to mid January.

Dates with vacancies the season 2017-2018: 16/12-17/12, 29/12-30/12, 6/1-7/1, 13/1-14/1.

Number of participants in total on the tour: 4-8 persons. Parties with 4 or more participants can book on other days when natural ice is present.

Duration: 2 days. Start: 09:00 Day 1. Finish: 17:00 Day 2.

Equipment to bring: Sturdy hiking boots and a mid size backpack. The backpack should contain dry emergency clothes packed in plastic bags, extra clothes to put on at breaks and allow some space for the packed picnic lunches. Ski poles on option. Seat mats to use on the breaks are included.

The ice-skates can be used with all hiking boots and ski hiking boots.

Information: At the start briefing detailed information about the tour will be held in front of maps. Information about ice safety issues, wolves, the Kloten wolf territory and basic ice skating instructions are provided.

Safety: The guide who lives at the spot has very good experience and very good local knowledge about the ice on the lakes in the area. The guide is a certified life guard after passing all tests on the Swedish life guard associations life guard education. Rescue lines, ice spears and a first aid kit are brought on the tour.

The ice-skating tour accommodation

The included tour accommodation is in the Wilderness Lodge. The Wilderness Lodge is located in the village, Kloten, at the heart of the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve and in the middle of the Kloten wolf territory.

The location of the Wilderness Lodge is between the two nice ice skating lakes Långvattnet and Klotensjön. If the ice conditions are good the standard program is one day tour on each lake system. From the Wilderness Lodge the walking distance is 50 meters to Klotensjön and 175 meters to Långvattnet.

www.wildernesslodge.se

Ice-skating tour – Wilderness picnic lunch, dinner, accommodation & breakfast

2000 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1750 SEK/child

Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without the  second day of ice-skating.

When: the ice skating tour is arranged on Saturdays and Sundays from mid December to mid January.

Dates with vacancies the season 2017-2018: 16/12-17/12, 29/12-30/12, 6/1-7/1, 13/1-14/1.

Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the tour on any other days.

The Kloten wolf territory

After wolf dinner

The ice skating tour is passing through the heart of one of Sweden's wolf territories (the Kloten wolf territory). Sometimes we see wolf tracks and skeletons of taken moose. It happens that we hear wolf's howling in a distance. We also see wolf's on the tours, the chance is there, but very limited.

Ice-skating tour with wilderness picnic lunch & dinner

1500 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1250 SEK/child

Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without the second day of ice-skating, accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 10 hours (09:00-19:00).

When: the ice skating tour is arranged on Saturdays and Sundays from mid December to mid January.

Dates with vacancies the season 2017-2018: 16/12, 29/12, 6/1, 13/1.

Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the tour on any other days.

The ice-skates can be used with all hiking boots and ski hiking boots

Ice-skates

The boots toe is fixed with a metal bow and the heal is fixated with a sturdy nylon string. The ice skates are of good quality and in very good shape. The equipment is from 2016-2012.

Ice-skating tour with wilderness picnic lunch

1250 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1000 SEK/child

Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without the second day of ice-skating, dinner, accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 8 hours (09:00-17:00).

When: The tour is arranged on Saturdays and Sundays from mid December to mid January.

Dates with vacancies the season 2017-2018: 16/12, 29/12, 6/1, 13/1.

Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the tour on any other days.

The ice-skating tours are certified Nature's Best's arrangements

 

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Ice skating tour - Back up

As the arrangement of the ice-skating tours are in the hands of nature conditions there can be occasions when the nature conditions change to the planned dates of the arrangements. If this happens the planned ice-skating tour will instead be arranged according to the wolf tracking tour program. Booked tours don't get cancelled. Read about the wolf tracking tour >>

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