Nordic Discovery - Specialists in outdoor activities, nature experiences and wildlife

Long experience, suitable education, good knowledge, local knowledge, personal service, a genuine interest in outdoor activities, nature experiences and wildlife and a plethora of new, quality equipment. Dream location in the middle of the wilderness in a wildlife-dense nature reserve. Close to Stockholm, Västerås, Örebro, Uppsala and Eskilstuna.

Our story - More than 37 years experience in adventure tourism

Mikael Nilsson's CV includes 16 years' experience from founding, building up and managing Nordic Discovery, 10 years' experience with adventure tourism in South America, 10 years' experience with the winter tourism industry with work as a ski patroller and a couple of years' experience with work in a number of different countries.

 Mikael, who grew up in Sweden, was educated at the Sport Tourist School, above the Arctic Circle in the town Kiruna in Northern Sweden. The Sport Tourist School offers extensive education in the broad spectra of outdoor activities and adventure tourism. Several journeys to the four corners of the earth soon followed. Among these were three ‘round-world’ trips. Mikael stayed, lived and worked in many countries along the way: In New Zealand as ski patrol manager, in Australia as a life guard, in Hawaii as a photographer, in Japan as a ski teacher, in Taiwan as an English teacher and in Hong-Kong as a security guard. Ten years in Latin America followed with work at G-Adventures. G-Adventure is one of the biggest adventure tour operator companies in South America. Mikael worked for several years as a tour leader on long tours in all the Latin American countries. This was followed by several years as the South American Manager at the G-Adventure's South American office in Peru's capital, Lima .

“I have been privileged to be able to live my dreams and work with my biggest interest, outdoor activities. Something which has been, and is very fun and interesting”. 

Mikael Nilsson
Adventure coordinator/Wildlife tracker/CEO

Nothing was the same after the day that Mikael walked in to Rosario's shoe store in the neighborhood Barranco, in Peru's capital Lima. The store was located just a few blocks down the road from G-Adventure's office. Today, Rosario manages Nordic Discovery's Adventure Center. The shoes are replaced by canoes and kayaks, and one of the biggest cities on earth is replaced by a small village in the Scandinavian wilderness. 

Nordic Discovery was founded in 2003, when Mikael and Rosario moved back to Sweden.

Join the guided tours or discover the wilderness by yourself. Mikael and Rosario Nilsson wish you a warm welcome to Sweden.

The grass is not greener on the other side of the river

But it took 22 years and 3 rounds around the globe to find out. The nice thing is that the the  Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve was still the same (due to the protection since 1950), the forest, the rivers, and the wildlife.

Nordic Discovery - A certified, quality company

Nordic Discovery is a quality, certified nature experience company that is managed according the ecotourism principles and values. Nordic Discovery is a certified Nature's Best company through the Swedish Ecotourism Association, and a Certified Canoe Center through the Swedish National Canoe Association.

Read more about Nordic Discovery and ecotourism >>

Nordic Discovery believes in cooperating and working together with other companies to make the area strong and vigorous. A requirement of cooperating partners is that they fulfil their responsibilities to a high standard and operate according to ecotourism standards. For bigger bookings, Nordic Discovery organizes high class wilderness adventures together with its cooperating partners. Read more about Nordic Discovery’s cooperating partners >>

Lectures in tourism. Read about lectures in tourism >>

Travelling stories from around the world, told around around the camp fire. Read about travelling stories >>

Possibilities of work at Nordic Discovery. Read about work possibilities, interships, volunteer work and working holidays at Nordic Discovery >>

Thor Nilsson film creation

Thor spent his first year in Peru in South America, and his following 15 years in Sweden. Thor has learned how to create and edit movies at school. See Thor's film creations with relation to Nordic Discovery >>

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