As the world becomes more and more homogenised, with the same shops and products on every corner and in every centre we have grown to wish for something else. Something more genuine. Something with a unique and authentic cultural aspect and something breathing history. We wish to put you in contact with this in the form of adventure based travel experiences to the North of Sweden, Jämtland.
OUR TRIBE AND COLLABORATORS
Åsa Lind Chong
A Nordic nomad who has lived and travelled all over the world and who calls Jämtland her home. She has a particular love of the forest and foraging, cross country skiing & skating and also enjoys spending her time putting together multi-faceted adventures for our visitors. During some weeks of the year she can be found roaming the mountains with traditional bow & arrows as a shield maiden Viking.
WATER CULTURE, BOARD SPORTS & TRAINING
Laird is an Australian surfer who brings his love of water culture and passion for board sports and way of life to people. “Surfing and paddle sports have provided me with a deeper connection to the natural world. Using the elements to focus the mind, body and soul. Surfing and paddling not only provide me with physical benefits, but also a way of de-stressing and appreciating the moment I am in. I have always sought out water, growing up on a beach in Australia and traveling the world to pursue my love of surfing, it is hard not to want to keep up that connection up here in Sweden. The moment I moved here, the rivers and lakes of Jämtland drew me in through fishing and paddling.”
Laird’s other pursuits include fly-fishing, swimming, triathlons, ultra-marathons, snow- boarding, health, breathwork, hot & cold therapies, fitness & nutrition. (He has of course taken up cross-country skiing since moving up here =)
Outdoors cooking & Wild Food
Lena Flaten is from Norway but lives in Sweden where she founded the restaurant and production kitchen “Flammans Skafferi” in a small village in Jämtland, the heart of Scandinavia. Lena is also one of Sweden’s best outdoor chefs. Her love of organic, locally -produced goods is visible in all her menus, where she is proud to profile artisans and producers from her region.
Connect to nature
An expert at getting people closer to nature in a meaningful way. He aims to cure people of Nature Deficit Disorder whilst serving up a great Swedish wilderness adventure that speaks to all the senses. He is also certified within MovNat natural movement and knows how to use the whole natural environment as a source of fitness.
“I have a positive belief in nature, mankind and a sustainable future. And am proud to to have it as a part of my work. Stay curious!”
Husky dog sleigh adventures & bushcraft
Claire & Richard Rees
This couple run Husky experiences and dog-sledding tours as well as teach bushcraft. Apart from their love of Huskies, their biggest passion is the great outdoors and exploring the cultures of Arctic life and old Stone Age and in particular how our ancestors survived. Richard is also an experienced Musher and makes his own clothes of reindeer skin perfect for driving the Dog Teams in the sometimes extreme Swedish weather.
De åtta årstiderna - Sapmi adventures
Mirja & Daniel
This couple runs De Åtta Årstiderna Sami adventures in the middle of a Sami village right in the mountains. This is fishing, canoeing, hiking and reindeer territory. Being indigenous Sami, they are expert reindeer herders and they truly know how to get the most out of the seasons, from finding the ripe cloudberries to how to best enjoy the mountains and all they have to offer.
A total mountain man who is rarely found without skis attached to his feet or a climbing rope in hand. He is an expert on mountain conditions and educated in climbing as well as an avalanche technician. He finds top-tour skiing to be magic. During the summers he can also be found roaming around the forests, finding the most beautiful spots and the best paths to explore.