INTO THE WILD

UNNARYD, SWEDEN (7days) + COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (3 days)

Image from Vildmarksgymnasiet

Image from Vildmarksgymnasiet

How do Swedes seamlessly merge love and respect for the outdoors with the pressures of daily life? 

Ever wondered why Sweden is one of the most environmentally sustainable countries in the world?

From the pristine waters of South Sweden’s lakes to the breathtaking foliage of temperate forests, join us for an insider experience led by some of Sweden’s most respected environmental and wilderness advocates: Explore a sustainable pre-school, delight in the bounty of nature at sustainable fisheries and organic farms, and build camaraderie with like-minded individuals as you build up a toolbox of rugged real-world survival skills that includes fishing, canoeing and woodcraft.

This trip will deeply engage your senses in experiencing the natural environment, and spark conversations about what it means to live mindfully and closely with nature.*

Image courtesy of Vildsmarksgymnasiet

Image courtesy of Vildsmarksgymnasiet

*  A Certificate of Participation in Wilderness Skills will be issued by the Unnaryd Wilderness School upon completion of the programme.

 

detailed itinerary available HERE

Sunset Canoeing; Image courtesy of Vildsmarksgymnasiet

Sunset Canoeing;
Image courtesy of Vildsmarksgymnasiet

Engaging purposefully with the outdoors through activities like canoeing, trekking, or woodcraft, as well as interacting with wilderness living experts allow our participants to come away from the trip with a deeper understanding of living mindfully and closely with the wilderness and natural environment.
— Huijia Phua, Founder of Skillseed

 

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY INTO THE WILD

Under the tutelage of a local wilderness expert, learn essential skills of wilderness living such as starting your own campfire, woodcraft and fishing. Embark on a transformative journey of wilderness competency while harnessing nature's resources responsibly. 

NOMADIC LIVING* 

Take on the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of living as a nomad by pitching a tent under the stars and spending the night in a home beyond walls. If it gets chilly, you always have the option of returning to the warmth of the hostel!

* This experience is optional.

CLASSES FOR WILDERNESS LIVING

Jump in, get your hands dirty: here, learning takes place classrooms without walls, including going behind the scenes of a sustainable fishery and an organic bakery. These field visits will be complemented by simple lectures, workshops, and demonstrations.

Image from Vildsmarkgymnasiet
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OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Whether it is hiking on the beautiful nature trails, commuting by bicycle or navigating waters in a canoe, you'll experience the wilderness in vastly different ways and grasp the value of outdoor education and the importance of nurturing a close relationship with the outdoors.

EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE

Experience innovative outdoor pedagogy at a local preschool dedicated to instilling academic excellence and love for the environment in kids from a young age- where play, nature and learning are melded together!

COPENHAGEN CITY EXPLORATION

Spend two days in Copenhagen soaking up Scandinavian vibes in the capital of the World's Happiest Country, the home of hygge. Join us to explore our favourite sites or take some time out for a solo sojourn. All participants will be given a city pass for free travel on public transport so you can make the most of your time here!

 

accommodation 

IN UNNARYD

Stay in charming cottage-style or rustic inn accommodations, in double or quadruple occupancy rooms situated by a beautiful lake. As this is a small, family-run establishment, please let us know if you need single occupancy and we'll do our best to accommodate your request at an additional price, subject to availability. 

IN COPENHAGEN

Put up at a studio hotel (or equivalent) designed by a prominent Danish architectural firm, centrally located at the heart of the city - 200meters from Amager beach (known for its surfing), a 10-minute bike ride from the city centre, and a 5-minute walk from the nearest metro station. Facilities include free wi-fi, an onsite restaurant, gym, and a bar. Participants will be staying in double occupancy rooms, but single occupancy rooms may be accommodated for an additional charge upon request. 

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PRICing:

SGD 2,790 *

This price excludes the cost of flights, insurance, and your visa (if applicable).

* for those requesting single occupancy for Copenhagen, an additional SGD 150 will be charged.

SKILLSEED is able to help you book your flights, purchase travel insurance and/ or apply for a visa at additional charges, contingent on airline charges at time of booking.

Fees exclude:

  • Airfare *
  • Insurance coverage
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses

* Return flight costs departing from Singapore are estimated to range from $800 - 1500 for full service airlines, depending on your choice of carrier and time of booking.

Fees include the following:

  • Accommodation - more details are above.
  • All meals - except breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Days 8 and 9
  • All ground transport, including a Copenhagen 72 hour City Pass
  • All activity fees - except for self-initiated activities on Days 8 and 9
  • 24/7 first-aid trained and experienced facilitators
  • Engaging local experts & community partners
  • Guidebook, pre-trip briefing and travel assistance
  • A certificate for Outdoor Skills from the Wilderness school

 

Requirements:

This is a journey in the outdoors and involves moderate trekking as well as some water activities.

Travellers should be comfortable with swimming (life-jackets provided), cycling and general outdoor activities, with neither an inhibiting fear of tools (e.g. knives, saws, axes) which may be employed in the construction of campfires and other activities, nor aquaphobia.


YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS JOURNEY SUPPORTS

  • The local community through employment or job creation
  • Skillseed in developing socially-conscious travel journeys (we do intensive consultations with key organisations and project site visits!)
  • Opportunities for course alumni to further develop their skills and passions with us and our partner organisations.

 

THE SKILLSEED PROMISE

We always endeavour to pick socially/ environmentally responsible choices for meals and accommodation wherever possible, and every travel booking with us allows us to further our social mission by contributing to our community partners.

 
 

AVAILABILITY

OPEN

DATES*

JUne 5-14 2017

Participants are to arrive before 10am on June 5th in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

DURATION

10 days 9 nights

 

NO. OF PARTICIPANTS*

min. 11/ max. 15

 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

21 YRS OLD & ABOVE

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By registering at the link below, you're acknowledging the terms and conditions of this trip, stated here.

*If we do not reach the minimum no. of participants by 3rd April 2017, the full deposit will be refunded and the trip will not proceed.

Please note that this programme begins and ends in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Risk-free, 100% refundable deposit if the minimum number of participants is not reached. 

However, if you decide to cancel subsequently, your deposit will not be refunded, assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Photos credits: Skillseed, Vildmarksgymnasiet, CPH Studio Hotel Facebook page