Wild Escape Sweden in 2018

***EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT***

Book before the end of November and receive our Wild Escape trip for just £399.00

 

With 50% of it’s land covered in forest, thousands of lakes and rivers to be explored this is a true wilderness. This trip is perfect for adventurers, explorers, nature enthusiasts or anyone wanting to take a break from the daily grind of the city. With qualified instructors leading you into the wild be sure you are in safe hands from start to finish as we explore some of Swedens most stunning waters. One unforgettable experience!

One of our client experiences………….Going to Sweden with Adventure Fitness was a trip I would recommend to anyone, no matter what level of fitness or camping experience. I really enjoyed the stunning scenery from the canoes, which were easily mastered, also the camping, cooking and foraging led to some interesting culinary experiences! Travelling with like minded people makes for great team work and cooperation and it also matters that you can have complete trust in those that are leading as Dave, Stuart and their marine friends ensured our safety and enjoyment. A great expedition! Debbie Seazall

*Please note bespoke bookings are available for groups of 10 or more, get in touch with your dates and requirements

Wild Escape 2018

Overview

4 day Wild camping and canoeing Expedition.

Canadian canoe with your buddy in one of Swedens best canoeing waters in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Wild Escape has been designed to take you away from modern civilisation and into a tranquil undisturbed environment where you can explore rivers and lakes being led by fitness, Bushcraft and canoeing experts. As you slow down to the flow of the river your mind will be fully relaxed and present in the wilderness. Throughout the trip your instructors will teach you have to survive in the environment and also enhance your fitness and well being with morning yoga sessions. You may see the resident Elk and Beaver along the river sides if you are quiet enough.

This is an Adventure that will leave you rejuvenated in this serene and wild landscape.

Who’s it for?

Outdoor enthusiasts
Fitness enthusiasts
Nature lovers

You don’t need any experience on canoe, all training will be given.

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We offer a range of activities on the trip that are optional. The activities will be delivered throughout the expedition. Some of the activities include,

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Survival skills
  • Navigation
  • Natural cordage
  • Foraging
  • wood carving
  • camp fire games
  • Walks, yoga, stretch, fitness

Day 1 Meet on Wednesday at 14.00 at Oslo Gardemoen airport where you will be transported by coach or hire car to the region. On arrival you will receive a full briefing from the team and collect all your equipment for the duration of the expedition. There will be an opportunity to head into the local town to collect grab some food and relax in a local Swedish village. Spend the night under the stars with a camp fire to relax.

Day 2 – In the morning you will be able to have a quick dip in the river or take a morning stroll through the forest to adjust to the serenity of Sweden. The team will teach you how to make some great camping snacks using the camp fire and some top tips for your canoeing trip. Basic shower facilities are available should you want to freshen up for the journey. At around midday after a light lunch and you will be taken deep into the forests of Sweden and dropped off to your start point where we launch canoes. The next few hours will be spent getting use to the canoes on the water. and heading to the base camp for evenings supper. Here we will provide guidance on camp site selection, camp craft and hygiene. Time is then your own to be free in the forest, canoe, fish, swim or relax around the camp fire. We will have a few camp fire games for anyone who would like to get involved.

Day 3  Waking up to the sound of the birds and and smell of the camp fire you are now in Swedens best water. Each morning we will start the day with some gentle exercise being a walk through the forest, some yoga and stretching to wake up and revitalise your body and soul. We wilol also be teaching the interested about the local flora and fauna in the area and will find some natural herbs to make ourselves a morning brew. Join us around the camp fire for coffee and breakfast and take in the tranquil environment.  As we board our canoes we leave base camp and move on with our expedition through the winding rivers and lakes. As we transit we will find a nice sport for lunch and swim in the river or play some water sports.

The light nights mean you can paddle all day with the sun high in the sky, fish as you canoe or search for local wildlife.

Around late afternoon we will pitch up and share some camp fire stories. Martin our Bushcraft expert will teach you how to carve and work with wood. You will have to opportunity to sit around the fire and carve your own wooden spoon which you can take back with you on the trip. A great time to go out on canoe is at dusk where you may be able to see the local wildlife.

Day 4  Wake up? Is that the smell of fresh coffee by the fire….Mmmm yes please… Enjoy your time as you relax or take part in the morning fitness group class. Some of you may enjoy reading a good book while others want to stretch and train in nature. The choice is yours…….

After a light breakfast with push on through the very river and lake systems the Vikings would have dominated many years ago. Viking your way through these as you imagine what life must have been like for these warriors on the water. A relaxed final day we will stop to explore a range of areas where we can hike and forage for local herbs and medicinal plants.

Day 5 –  

It’s the morning we all didn’t want to come. A final breakfast and small paddle to finish the trip and meet our coach to be transported back to the canoe centre. After we hand back our kit we then take the transport back to Oslo. There maybe time to head into Oslo to get a drink prior to our flight home.

30.05.18 – 03.06.18

***EARLY BIRD OFFER*** BOOK BEFORE NOVEMBER AND GET ALL THIS FOR £399

Cost is £459.00 per person

Speak to us about our payment plans via direct debits. We are ELS approved for all Jaguar Landrover Employees.

 

 

 

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  • Qualified canoe, bushcraft, survival and fitness instructors
  • Transfers from Oslo Norway to Sweden (2-3 hour journey)
  • One night camping at the canoe centre and tents for the duration of the expedition
  • Canoes, paddles, life jackets, 2 barrels, 2 person tent, Trangia cooker + 1ltr of fuel, Canoe wheels
  • All training throughout the 4 day expedition

What’s not included?

  • Personal expenditure including travel insurance
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Rations for the canoe phase (you will need 4 breakfasts, lunch and dinners)
  • Flights are not included. Please book your flights to Oslo Gardemoen to arrive before 13.00 on the 30.05.18

Required

Flights 

Whichever flights that are booked transfers will leave Olso gardermoen airport at 15.00 on the start date and will return by 18.00 on the Sunday for departure. Most economical flight is from London Gatwick departing at 09.20 am and return flight on the Sunday is 21.45.

If you require any assistance in booking flights please let us know.

Health requirements/experience:

Swimming ability required by adults. All participation at own risk. Minimum 2 adults.

You should be in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness and strength. The tour takes place on calm, slow-flowing rivers with some lake sections.

***Denotes optional

Sleeping bag (ideally suited down to -50C)

Tarp / hammock – (Tents are included in the price so this is optional)

Thermarest or other ground mat.

Water bottle or Platypus, Dromedary or Ortlieb collapsible water container

Mug + billy can (not mess tins)

Fork or spoon

Sheath knife (to be kept in hold luggage)***

Folding Saw – please ask for advice if you are unsure (to be kept in hold luggage)***

Dry bags – everything must be waterproofed.

Rucksack or Northface style hold all, or Ortlieb Dry Bag Carrying System

Wide brimmed hat or cap with neck protection***

Insect repellent + insect head net. The mosquitoes can be a problem sometimes.

Travel clothing for 1st and last days on flights.

Canoeing clothing – we suggest – trousers, shorts, t-shirt, shirt, lightweight loose fitting clothing, ideally cotton, must be long-sleeved/ full-length legs. Quick drying clothes. Your feet will get wet and you will be walking on slippery rocks – do not take Gortex walking boots, or sandals

Spare dry footwear for the evening.

Fleece / down jacket etc

Waterproof coat

1 small roll of duck tape

1 whistle

1 Snap gate Karabiner (small but not mini) + 10m of cord (at least 3mm)

Torch with 2 sets of spare batteries

Sunscreen (Riemann P20 is expensive but effective and proven in extreme conditions. It only needs applying once a day and is available at the airport duty free shop)

Sunglasses

Personal effects; – wash kit, medication etc (it is probably worthwhile taking your own supply of analgesia and anti diarrhoea tablets as well as toilet paper)

Rations – 4 x breakfast – 4 x lunches – 4 x supper (super noodles, couscous, oat-so-simple – light weight dehydrated stuff – chocolate snacks etc….We will have chance to get these at base camp prior to setting off.

Tea / coffee / whitener

Fishing kit***

23kg maximum

Please ensure that ALL kit is carried in a waterproof bag. Any cameras, mobile phones etc should be kept in re-sealable plastic bags to keep out water… (which will get everywhere).

Money

The local currency is Swedish Kronor. You can put almost anything on a credit card but we would suggest taking about £50 in Kronor.

Health

There are three things to consider:

  1. Tick borne encephalitis – please speak to your GP about this.
  2. Tetanus – please be up to date before the trip.
  3. EHIC – European Health Insurance Card – you will need one of these. Please visit www.dh.gov.uk/travellers and apply online.

Please consult your doctor. It is worth taking antibacterial soap with you and washing your hands before eating. Even by taking these precautions it is still possible to get an upset stomach, so having your own supply of Imodium (and loo roll) is advisable – if taking wet wipes, ensure they are biodegradable (i.e. Kandoo)

Weather

The temperatures in the wilderness could still be over 300C during the day but may dip below freezing at night. Be prepared for all eventualities. The likely temperatures are a max of 25 and a min of around 10. It can quite windy though.

 

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About Us

 

Our MISSION: To positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible.

Our aim is to provide fun, challenging events to positively develop companies, teams and individuals.

Get in touch

 

To find out more about Adventure Fitness use the links below

Phone: 07870 908373
Email:  info@adventurefitnesslimited.co.uk