Post-FAM Trips

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The following Blogger FAM trips are open for application. They range from single day trips to six days in length, and have varying departure and return dates. Unless otherwise specified, all trips depart and return to Stockholm.

You must be registered for TBEX Europe to apply for these trips. Before submitting your application, please review the requirements and process for participation in these trips here. Do not apply for a Blogger FAM trip until you have read and understood that information; non-compliant applications will not be considered. Take time to thoroughly review the trips and submit only ONE application. Please note that children under the age of 18 are not permitted on these trips.

These trips take place around Sweden and are presenting from the north of the country working to the south.

 

SWEDISH LAPLAND

Luleå : Archipelago

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Number of Participants:  8
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 20th

Explore Sweden’s northernmost archipelago by kayaking, rib-boat and regular navigation between the islands outside Luleå. You will experience who to cook your food outside, fishing, learn about the history of Luleå archipelago, stay over in cottage and hotels. And you will have daylight all night long!

Attire:  Outdoor activity gear and shoes fit for hiking.

Details:  Outdoor, Adventure, Nature, History. A high level of fitness is required as well as experience in kayaking.

Website: www.lulea.nu/en/

Photo credit:  Bergnasbridge, Luleå : Archipelago – The island of Swedish Lapland island adventures.

 

Luleå : Gammelstad Church Town

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Number of Participants:  8
Departure: July 17th
Return:  July 19th

Travel back in time at Gammelstad Church town, a UNESCO site, and get a Taste of Swedish Lapland.

Explore the history of Luleå in Gammelstad Church town,  on the UNESCO world heritage list, and the open air museum Hängnan. The guided tour will take you on a time travel back into Luleå history. You will make your food over open fire with the ingredient from the region. The trip continues with culinary offerings from the modern restaurant of Luleå, and once again you will be guided by chefs to make some great food with ingredients from Swedish Lapland.

Attire: Casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking

Details:  Culture, History, Culinary, light walking required and mobility to board a bus.

Website: www.lulea.nu/en/

 

Swedish Lapland – Touring route #1

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Number of Participants:  4
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 20th

Swedish Lapland is Sweden’s Northern most destination, and is famous for the midnight sun, beautiful vistas, and a rich culture. Fly to the seaport town of Luleå, pick up your own car and head into the back country. Stays will include:   Brittas Pension with the Treehotel and the upcoming Arctic Bath in Harads; a stay in Jokkmokk, a village rich in Sami culture, food and handicrafts and also a gateway to the world heritage Laponia; and the last night stay in Storforsen, one of Europes most impressive waterfalls. Then fly out from Luleå again.

Attire: Casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking. Windbreaker recommended

Details:  Culture, History, Culinary, walking required and mobility to board a bus. A driver’s license is preferred.

Website: www.swedishlapland.com

 

Swedish Lapland – Touring route #2

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Number of Participants:  4
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 20th

Swedish Lapland is Sweden’s Northern most destination, and is famous for midnight sun, beautiful vistas and a rich culture. Fly to the seaport town of Luleå, pick up your own car and head into the back country. This tour will take you through the region of Tornedalen. With one river, two countries, three cultures and four languages “the worlds most peaceful border” is a unique experience. The nature and the midnight sun, the food and the sauna is all there for you to indulge in. Stays will include Hulkoff in Karungi, Kangos Wärdshus in Kangosfors and ICEHOTEL in Kiruna.

Attire: Casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking. Windbreaker recommended

Details: Culture, History, Culinary, walking required and mobility to board a bus. A driver’s license is preferred.

Website: www.swedishlapland.com

Photo credit:  Graeme Richardson

VÄSTERBOTTEN

Skellefteå

Number of participants:  5
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 19th

Skellefteå is a small vibrant town in the magical region known as Swedish Lapland. In one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses and close to the Arctic Circle, the summer offers bright nights and an adventurous area for unique experiences in the nature. Not to mention the history and culture that shaped the landscape and the people living here. This tour will let you experience the nature and culture of the northern coast and waterways. You will get to try paddling, outdoor cooking and possibly even to take a ride with the husky foot bike or a bike, pulled by one or two dogs.

Attire: Casual clothes, according to weather. Comfortable shoes for walking. Bring warm sweater and/or wind breaker and a change of clothes.

Details: Walking in terrain required and mobility to board the bus

Website: www.destinationskelleftea.se/en/Destination/Do

Photo credit: Ted Logart

 

Gold of Lapland – The River as our beacon

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Number of participants:  5
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 19th

Gold of Lapland is a destination located in the Swedish part of Lapland that is bursting with a wide range of sights and activities connected to the nature and animals, Sami people and also of historical value.  The area around the river that flows through the region has been and is an important hub for the natives and also for the visitors in the area. In this trip you will visit and explore the surrounding of the two rivers – Vindel and Ume älv (river). We will make sure that when you leave our region, you will take with you a wealth of memories that will last you a lifetime. Welcome!

Attire: Outdoor gear, hiking boots and casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking. Bring wind breaker and change of clothes.

Details: Strenuous hiking and river rafting.

Website: www.goldoflapland.com/en

Photo credit:  Granö Lodge

 

Umeå – The River Country

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Number of Participants:  8
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 2oth

In the northern part of Sweden, six municipalities together form the region of Umeå,  a destination full of contrasts. Welcome to a vibrant city with outstanding nature just around the corner. Enjoy city buzz, wilderness tranquillity, trendy shopping, world awarded design hotels, nature adventures and first-class restaurants.  Did you know that Umeå was the European Capital of Culture 2014, that we are the home to one of the world’s coolest restaurants and that we have a world-unique collection of electric guitars and electric basses?  So much to learn and so much to do. Let us show you Umeå – The River Country.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather. Comfortable shoes for walking.

Details: light walking required and mobility to board the bus.

Website: www.visitumea.se/en

Photo credit: Umeå – The River Country

 

Discover Lapland

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Number of participants:  5
Departure:  July 18th
Return:  July 21st

The last wilderness of Europe stretches across Lapland. The wide ­open forest landscape and the majestic mountains provide attractive experiences shaped by the forces of nature and by cultural history. Here, you can set off on foot on marked out trails or through untouched wilderness.

We will take you on an easy­going tour along a part of the Kungsleden trail into the heart of the mountain world. We will fly by helicopter over the mountains and see a part of the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve from above. On this trip you will also get acquainted the high plateau of Stekenjokk on foot and bike, visit the unique Sami church and meeting place Fatmomakke, learn more about the Sami culture, meet interesting people and much more. We will of course stay overnight in hotels located in beautiful surroundings and enjoy good cuisine at some of our award­ winning restaurants. Lapland does the soul good, Welcome!

Attire: Outdoor gear with comfortable shoes for walking/hiking. Bring warm sweater and/or wind breaker and a change of clothes.

Details:  Hiking/walking in slightly mountainous terrain required, and mobility to board the bus

Websites:  www.hemavantarnaby.com/en/ and http://southlapland.com/

 

DALARNA

Wildlife and Culture

Fotograf: Per Eriksson www.fotografpereriksson.com +46-70-520 99 36 per@fotografpereriksson.com Tullkammaregatan 12 791 31 Falun

Number of Participants:  4
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 19th

Dalarna is often called “Sweden in miniature”. Much of the popular imagery of Sweden, culturally and geographically, is from Dalarna; a pretty red-painted cottage by a glittering lake, people in brightly-coloured folk costumes in celebration of Midsummer, the decorated Dala-horse. All very Swedish. All very Dalarna. The Dalarna landscape is one of mountains, waterfalls and rivers, deep forests with woodland lakes and open rolling farmland. It’s perfect country for hiking, cycling, skating, canoeing, skiing and other outdoor adventures. During these three days we will get a taste of holiday experiences in Dalarna for visitors travelling with or without children.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather. Comfortable shoes for walking.

Details: Light walking required, the tour requires that participants can walk long flights of stairs and be underground. Mobility to board the bus.  Bed and Breakfast style accommodation

Website: www.visitdalarna.se/en/

Photo credit: Per Eriksson/Region Dalarna

VÄSTMANLAND

Swedish Countryside

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Number of Participants: 25
Departure: July 17th (morning)
Return:  July 17th (early evening)

Welcome to the Swedish Countryside! This tour will give you a fantastic insight to the Swedish countryside, with a strong focus on food, sustainability and accessibility.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather. Comfortable shoes for walking.

Details:  Light walking required. Mobility to board the bus.

Website: vastmanland.se/en/experience/

Photo credit: Fallängetorp för folk och fä

 

Swedish History

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Number of Participants:  25
Departure:  July 17th (morning)
Return: July 17th  (early evening)

Swedish History – A journey from the Vikings to the Swedish Model. Welcome to this interesting day of Swedish history! The region of Västmanland offers great opportunities to learn more about the development of Sweden as a country, and the Swedes as a people.

Attire: Casual clothes according to the weather and comfortable shoes for walking.

Details:  light walking required and mobility to board the bus

Website: http://vastmanland.se/en/experience/

Photo credit: Kenneth Hudd

 

Swedish Wildlife

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Number of Participants:  8
Departure:  July 17th
Return: July 18

Welcome to the wilderness! This tour will give you a fantastic insight to the forests of “Bergslagen” – often called “Europe’s closest wilder­ness”.

Attire: Casual clothes according to the weather and comfortable shoes for walking. Bring swimwear and a change of clothes.

Details: light walking and canoeing required and mobility to board the bus. NOTE:  Shared accommodations.

Website: http://vastmanland.se/en/experience/

Photo credit: Mikaela larm

SÖRMLAND

Swedish Castles and Manor Houses

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Number of Participants:  12
Departure:  July 17th
Return: July 19th

The region Sörmland is located south of the capital city Stockholm, between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Castles and manor houses give the region much of its character.

There are some 400 castles and manor houses, surrounded by parks, tree lined avenues and meadows. Most of the manor houses are private homes, while others have become museums. Many have a completely new life as hotels, course centres and top class restaurants. Concerts, Christmas markets and other events take place a several manors every year.

Attire: Casual clothes, according to weather. Comfortable shoes for walking

Details: light walking required and mobility to board the bus

Website: http://www.svetur.se/en/visitsormland/

 

ÖSTERGÖTLAND

Kolmården

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Number of participants:  7
Departure:  July 17th (morning)
Return:  July 17th (early evening)

In southeast Sweden, just 1 ½ hours south of Stockholm, a pleasant surprise awaits you – the countryside of Östergötland. Tucked in between beautiful lake Vättern and the unspoiled archipelago of the Baltic Sea, you will find forests, friendliness, lakes, adventures and history.

The Family oriented one – the highlight on this tour will be a visit to Kolmården Wildlife Park, the largest one in Scandinavia. And you will also get to know  the city of Norrköping and what it has to offer. This day trip will help orient you on family friendly activities that Sweden has to offer.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather with comfortable shoes for walking.

Details: bicycling required

Website: http://visitostergotland.se/en/

Photo credit: Rikard Monéus/kolmården

 

Old Sweden

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Number of Participants:  6
Departure:  July 17th (morning)
Return:  July 17th (early evening)

In southeast Sweden, just 1 ½ hours south of Stockholm, a pleasant surprise awaits you – the countryside of Östergötland. Tucked in between beautiful lake Vättern and the unspoiled archipelago of the Baltic Sea, you will find forests, friendliness, lakes, adventures and history.

The Sweden seeking one – highlight on this tour will be a visit to the open-air museum Old Linkoping, you’ll see Sweden a 100 years ago. And you’ll see the cathedral, loads of airplanes and a canal or two!

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather with comfortable shoes for walking.

Website: http://visitostergotland.se/en/

Photo credit: Gamla Linköping

 

A Different Archipelago

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Number of participants:  6
Departure:  July 17th
Return: July 18th

In southeast Sweden, just 1 ½ hours south of Stockholm, a pleasant surprise awaits you – the countryside of Östergötland. Tucked in between beautiful lake Vättern and the unspoiled archipelago of the Baltic Sea, you will find forests, friendliness, lakes, adventures and history.

The archipelago one – highlight on this tour will be the kayak trip in the archipelago of St. Anna. And you are also promised a kick ass ice cream experience and stunning nature.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather with comfortable shoes for hiking and a change of clothes.

Details:  you need to be in physical condition to use a kayak/bike and hike in nature. It is a light adventure, but still an adventure

Website: http://visitostergotland.se/en/

Photo credit:  OstTur

 

Not So Hardcore Adventure!

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Number of participants:  6
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 18th

In south-east Sweden, just 1 ½ hours south of Stockholm, a pleasant surprise awaits you – the countryside of Östergötland. Tucked in between beautiful lake Vättern and the unspoiled archipelago of the Baltic Sea, you will find forests, friendliness, lakes, adventures and history.

The ”I’m an adventurer but not so hard core” one – highlight on this tour will be the feeling you get after challenging yourself in the Swedish nature. Mountain bike, hiking and/or SUP might very well be a part of this trip.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather with comfortable shoes for hiking and a change of clothes.

Details: you need to be in physical condition to use a kayak/bike and hike in nature. It is a light adventure, but still an adventure

Website: http://visitostergotland.se/en/

Photo credit: OstTur

SMÅLAND

Kalmar Castle

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Number of participants:  15
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 19th

Småland is a natural playground for kids and adults. Here you will meet the stories of Astrid Lindgren,  the artwork of glassblowers and the mysteries at Kalmar Castle. Our playground is full of shining seas, glimmering lakes, deep woods and open meadows. This tour offers a visit to a glass hut, a tour of the historic Kalmar and a chance to dine in a castle. We will get in touch with our inner child as we visit Astrid Lindgren’s world, her childhood home Näs and her hometown Vimmerby. The final stop of our tour will be to the seaside town Västervik and its archipelago

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather with comfortable shoes for walking.

Details:  light walking required and mobility to board the bus.

Website: http://www.visitsmaland.se/en

Photo credit: Kalmar

KARLSKRONA

Introduction to Karlskrona, a World Heritage City

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Number of participants:  15
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 19th

An exciting encounter with Sweden’s naval history from sailing ships to the Cold War. The city center of Karlskrona is uniquely situated in the middle of the archipelago, 6 km from the mainland. This gives a unique, spacious sense to the city and breathtaking views.

Experience beautiful Karlskrona from a kayak together with local guides. During the Cold War, a concept of ”total defense” was developed in preparation of the feared invasion by the Soviet Union. Join an exciting underground tour of one of the many civil defenses from the 1950s, situated directly under the Great Square! Go through the railway tunnel which the military used as a starting point for the underground facilities and end the adventure at the brand new and impressive Submarine Hall.

Come onboard on an actual cold war submarine.

Join a boat that will take you to experience the most popular tour – Kungsholm Fortress. This fortress has guarded the entrance to Karlskrona for more than 300 years without firing a single shot.

Attire: Casual clothes and walkable shoes. Required equipment and food is provided.

Details: Medium walking required and mobility to climb stairs to underground tunnel and board the boat. No kayak experience needed.

Website: http://www.visitkarlskrona.se/en

Photo credit: Visit Karlskrona

Camp out in the Archipelago in the bright Swedish Summer Night!

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Number of participants:  10
Departure: July 17th
Return: July 19th

Karlskrona consists of 1,650 islands and skerries in Sweden´s southernmost archipelago. Many of these are inhabited, but most are not. On this tour you´ll have explore both the beautiful city and its surrounding islands, as well as camp out in the wild in the bright Swedish summer night!

Explore the heritage city center and follow the wall that divides the Naval and the civilian part of the city, towards the water and the beautiful surrounding islands. The scenic route will bring you great photo stops, including the picturesque town of Björkholmen and the idyllic island of Brändaholm. We pass by farm shops and handicraft before a guided tour of Kristianopel, a small 17th century town.

Many of the locals like to take their own boats out camping in the bright summer evenings. Do you want to camp on your own island? Make a camp, build a fire and catch your own fish for dinner? Go for a swim or try a kayak? Join us for a 24 hour island adventure, an unforgettable experience!

Attire: Clothes and personal belongings fit for outdoor life, bicycling and walks, daytime and night.

Duration: morning day 1 until lunch day 2

Details: Medium activity level, light walking required and mobility to board the boat. Required equipment and food will be provided,  overnight in tent.

Website: http://www.visitkarlskrona.se/en

Photo credit: Visit Karlskrona

 

WESTSWEDEN & GOTHENBURG

Sweden’s Hipster City in combination with the West Coast Archipelago

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Number of participants:  8
Departure: July 17th
Return: July 19th

This two night/three day tour encapsulates the best spots in the hipster city of Gothenburg as well as highlights of the picturesque Bohuslän coast, which has more than 8000 islands stretching along the northernmost part of Sweden’s west coast, between Gothenburg and Oslo.

Attire: Casual clothes according to the weather with comfortable shoes for walking.

Details: Light walking required and mobility to board the boat

Websites:   http://www.vastsverige.com/en/ and http://www.goteborg.com/en/

 

HALLAND

 

Kattegattleden – Bicycle Tour

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Number of participants:  20
Departure: July 17th
Return:  July 19th

Kattegattleden – Bicycle tour with different experiences. A taste of a typical Swedish summer vacation.

Experience Kattegattleden (the trail of Kattegatt) – A 370 km long bicycle tour between Helsingborg and Gothenburg  in a unique coastal setting filled with treats.  Kattegattleden is Swedens first national  bicycle tour and wears the sign number 1. Kattegattleden runs through an amazing nature right by the beaches and ocean and breathtaking views. The trail passes through small picturesque fishing villages and cozy towns as well as many historical places and interesting destinations that each deserves a visit. Cafes, restaurants and accommodations are  well places all along the trail.  To bike is to be free! From the bike you will be able to see and experience much more at the same time as you fill your lungs with the fresh breeze from the ocean.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather;  swimwear, warm sweater, rain clothes and comfortable shoes for walking.

Details: light biking required and mobility to board the bus.

Website: http://www.halland.se/en/visit

Photo credit: Magnus Andersson

SKÅNE

Outdoors in the most Southern Part of Sweden

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Number of participants:  10
Departure:  July 17th
Return: July 19th

During these three days you will experience the outdoor of Skåne, the most southern part of Sweden. There are many ways to explore the nature and animal life of Skåne. Through hikes, bicycle tours and guided activities you will see Skånes varying nature; deep forests, beautiful coastlines, dramatic cliffs and rolling hills.

Attire: Casual clothes according to weather with comfortable shoes for hiking.

Details: Hiking and bicycling required.

Website: http://visitskane.com/en

Photo credit: Mikael Tannus

 

A Tour through Skåne, tempting your Gastronomic Senses

Picture by: Miriam Preis

Number of participants: 10
Departure:  July 17th
Return:  July 19th

Skåne is a region in Sweden where food is steeped in the traditions of the past and renewed by innovation of today. Well-known chefs collecting stars in the guide Michelin and passionate people working with local produce from the fields, lakes and forests. Join us on this tour to experience the culinary adventures of Skåne for yourself and it will make you understand why!

Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking.

Details: Light walking required and mobility to board the bus.

Website: http://visitskane.com/en 

Photo credit:  Conny Fridh/imagebank.sweden.se

 

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