Nordic Discovery - Specialists in outdoor activities, nature experiences, wilderness adventures and wildlife watching in Sweden

Life long outdoor tourism experience, the best suitable outdoor education, 42 years of  field knowledge in national and international tourism, excellent local knowledge in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve, a genuine interest and passion for outdoor activities, nature experiences, wilderness adventures and wildlife watching. A plethora of new, quality equipment. A dream location in the middle of the wilderness in one of Sweden's most wildlife-dense nature reserves. Close distance to the towns Stockholm, Västerås, Örebro, Uppsala and Eskilstuna.

Nordic Discovery - A certified Eco Tourism quality company

Nordic Discovery is a Eco Tourism 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 Society, and a Certified Canoe Center through the Swedish National Canoe Association.

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Nordic Discovery - Founded for 20 years ago

Nordic Discovery is an established outdoor enterprise which was founded by Mikael Nilsson year 2003. The company is built up after Mikael's personal interest and passion for outdoor activities, nature experiences, wilderness adventures and wildlife watching.

Our philosophy is to share the great knowledge and passion for the nature and the wild animals with our visitors.

Our story - 42 years experience in adventure tourism

Summery of  Mikael Nilsson's experiences before founding, building up and managing Nordic Discovery: 10 years' experience with adventure tourism in South America, with work as a guide on adventure tours and work as the South American manager, for the same overland tour company. 10 years' experience with winter tourism, with work as a skipatroller (A safety work on skis with snow and avalanche control, avalanche prevention, avalanche rescue safe off-piste guiding, first aid and transport of injured skiers in rough mountain areas) and a few 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 around the earth followed. 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. 10 years in Latin America followed with work at G-Adventures. G-Adventure is one of the biggest adventure tour operating companies in South America. Mikael worked for many years as a guide and tour leader on long overland adventure tours in all the Latin American countries. The guide and tour leader position was followed by several years as the South American Manager at 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
Wildlife tracker, Adventure coordinator, Founder and CEO at Nordic Discovery.

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. 

Mikael and Rosario married in South America year 2000. Nordic Discovery was founded in 2003, when Mikael and Rosario moved to Sweden.

Join Nordic Discovery's  guided tours or discover the wilderness by yourself on self guided tours. Mikael and Rosario Nilsson wish you a warm welcome to Sweden.

The grass is not greener on the other side of the river and the Sleeping Beauty

The grass is not greener on the other side of the river, but it took Mikael 23 years and 3 rounds around the globe to find out. The good thing was that the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve, remained the same as when Mikael left the area year 1980. The time had stood still like in the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, thanks to the protection in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve since year 1950. The forest, the rivers and the wildlife remained the same as always.

 Wildlife delivery - Nordic Discovery's most popular tour 

Nordic Discovery offers many high-level outdoor arrangements all around the year.

The most popular tour has proved to be the moose safari. The only ecological friendly moose safari in Sweden, with a moose guarantee. A guarantee that never has been in use  due to wild moose delivered for more than 20 years. Read about the moose safari >> 

Nordic Discovery on Facebook

Photos and movies are posted ongoing on Nordic Discovery's Facebook site. For direct and fast information, the recommendation is to follow the Facebook blog bellow:

Lectures in tourism: Read about lectures in tourism >>

Possibilities of work at Nordic Discovery: Read about work possibilities, internships, volunteer work and working holidays at Nordic Discovery >>

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 fulfill their responsibilities to a high standard and operate according to ecotourism standards. On bigger bookings, Nordic Discovery organizes high class wilderness adventures together with its cooperating partners.

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