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This Tour Will Give You the Skills You Need to Survive the Arctic Wilderness

Sweden Insider Guides
by Eben Diskin Aug 27, 2018

Even if you fancy yourself a rugged outdoors enthusiast, with some hiking trips and camping excursions under your belt, you’re likely unprepared to brave some of the harshest wilderness this planet has to offer — the Arctic. So, if you’re planning an epic foray into the frozen north, you’ll need to master some essential wilderness skills first. By equipping you with all the necessary know-how, this new tour, organized by Off The Map Travel, is designed to turn you into a seasoned Arctic explorer.

The tour will bring you to Sweden’s Luleå Archipelago to learn survival skills in the heart of the Arctic, under the Northern Lights. As a guest, you’ll be staying in a log cabin surrounded by trees, and accompanied by a local guide who will equip you with wilderness skills like building a fire, setting up camp, identifying and following animal tracks, and finding food sources. From the ingredients you gather in the wild, you’ll prepare your own traditional Arctic cuisine — usually heavy in berries and fish. The tour also includes some time in a traditional Sami tent and a wildlife safari around the archipelago’s coast.

You can sign up for the ultimate wilderness experience starting November 2018. For more information, check out the tour’s official website.

H/T: Lonely Planet

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