A snowshoe walk on the frozen sea

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Walking out on snowshoes into the completely white landscape, covered in ice and snow, is an amazing experience. After a couple of minutes’ walk through the windswept, snow-clad forest, the landscape opens up and all you can see is ice and snow.

We will walk on the frozen Gulf of Bothnia, aiming for one of the many uninhabited islands of the archipelago. We will find a suitable place, sheltered from wind, where we can set up camp with reindeer pelts and a campfire. You will get to drill one or more holes in the ice and fish for lavaret and grayling. The coast has always been important to man, both as a transport route and a source of food. The small fishing camps that line the coast are a testament to this, but today they are found quite some way away from the sea because of the land uplift. Today, fishing along the coast mostly happens in very shallow waters where lavaret and grayling come looking for food.

Whilst participants fish, the guide cooks a meal on the open fire, using local ingredients. The meal is then enjoyed sitting on reindeer pelts by the fire. If we are lucky, we will see the sea eagle circling above us looking for food. After our meal, we will put on our snowshoes once again and go looking for the pack ice, often found towering in spectacular formations just beyond the island.

 

Tour Details

Season: jan – mar

Tour lenght: 5-6 hour

Invludes: Private guide, transfer, snowshoe, pole, hot drink, locally produced delicacies, organic outdoor lunch.

Min/max persons: 2 – 8

Price: 1750 SEK per person

Booking: info@swenature.se
+4670-397 00 97

 

 

 

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