Deep forests, wild rivers, endless views, unspoilt coastal landscapes, nice people and first-class regional cuisine. It’s easy to fall head over heels in love with the regions of Västernorrland and Västerbotten. During the day, guided hikes are on the agenda, in the evenings, lovers of Scandinavian cuisine will come into their own.
“Huskies first” is the motto after the first night in Umeå. A hike with Siberian huskies is one of the most active ways of exploring the wonderful landscape in Northern Sweden. If you drive your “own” husky team, you’ll have to prove your fortitude. The strength of these bundles of energy seems unlimited. After the tour – while the huskies get their strokes – a fire is lighted and a tasty lunch is prepared. In the afternoon, you’ll ramble through Mårdseleforsens Nature Reserve. Via several bridges, you can reach the islands in the middle of the Vindelälven river… the view over the rapids is spectacular. Other natural treasures take centre stage during the other two days. We’ll follow rivers whose waters are so clear that you can drink from them. And we’ll visit country estates which will delight you with naturally-prepared meals. Unforgettable moments step by step. All the way up to the Höga Kusten (“High Coast”) UNESCO World Heritage site. A dream tour of around two hours along the Höga Kusten Stigen will lead up to the Skuleberget summit with its fantastic views over the wonderful coastal landscape: Sea as far as the eye can see! Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll enjoy fresh waffles in an absolute dreamlike setting… A picture-postcard panorama (at least in good weather).
At the end of every day in the wild, we’ll return to comfort in Umeå. This mini metropolis in Northern Sweden provides several places where you can toast the experiences of the day. How practical that the chosen hotel is just a short walk from several bars and restaurants.
TRUE NORTH offers exactly the right dose of outdoor adventure for all active explorers who are in good condition for moderately difficult half-day tours and hiking times of up to 4 hours. The “Höga Kusten Stigen” tour requires surefootedness and a little bit of skill. It’s important to have sturdy shoes and weather-resistant clothing which can get dirty. For the husky hike, a normal, good physical condition is required; if you’re allergic to dog hair, you should skip this point on the agenda. The husky hike will also take place if there is rain. It will only be cancelled in extremely adverse weather conditions or very high temperatures.
Arrival: At your own discretion/e.g. flight with SAS via Stockholm to Umeå
Start & destination of the tour: Umeå (hotel)
Travel dates: July 12th – 16th 2020 | August 18th – 23rd 2020
Travel time: 5 days | 4 nights
Tour price: Per person in a double room: € 785,— | Surcharge for a single room: € 229,—
Participants: Minimum of 24 /maximum of 28 persons
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