Join us for a three-days outdoor/survival course to learn from nature and our experienced Guide and Instructor. Learn basic wilderness skills that are priceless when a tricky situation occurs out in the wild.

You have just picked the last mushroom in a fantastic area in the woods. You feel excited about your full basket. But then you realize that you don’t recognize the surroundings; you are lost! With only 5% batteries left and no signal on your phone, the panic is starting to rise inside your head. What should I do? Will someone finds me, and when? Can I keep warm if I need to spend the night?

With the help of Bushcraft skills, you can read nature and live off the land when you find yourself in an outdoor survival situation.
During this 3-day course, you’ll learn the basics of Bushcraft and Survival in a northern boreal environment. You’ll be experiencing the magic woods of Bergslagen Sweden together with our skilled instructor and guide from Jonas Vildmark Bushcraftcenter.
In today’s modern society we mostly rely on services and ready-produced products. But to handle a potential survival situation you might need to rely only on your own skills and mindset. Together we’ll be covering subjects like; fire making, handling edge tools like knife, axe and saw, gear, navigation by nature’s signs, survival psychology & physique, building shelters, managing water, usable plants, fields like sloyd and wilderness safety.

The learning starts on arrival at Kolarbyn Day 1. Fire and gear are to be prepared for spending the first night inside one of Kolarbyn’s forest huts. Day 2 at 10.00, just after breakfast, the Instructor will join you. The course ends on Day 3 after our breakfast. Leave your stress back home to be able to take in the magic of the Swedish nature.

Price from: 3.950 SEK/adult, 3.550 SEK/child, single supplement 250 SEK/night if you travel alone (recommended from 12 years)

Date: Arrange for fixed dates 2021: April, June, July, September and October. Set dates are soon coming up

Time and Location: Check-in at the Kolarbyn reception between 14.00 and 15.00. A Hostess will meet you at Kolarbyn and give you a guided tour of the facilities, so you can see how things work and where to find everything. You have access to the forest huts from 14.00 on the arrival day until the activity ends. The first night is spent in Kolarbyn. The Instructor joins you after breakfast at 10.00 on Day 2. Lectures and exercises are held both at Kolarbyn and it´s surrounding woods. The course will end on Day 3 after breakfast, around 10.

Check out at 11.00.

Participants: A maximum of 12 participants

Include the price: A Bushcraft/Survival course led by an instructor, borrow tools and staying in forest huts, equipped with inflatable mattresses and sheepskins to sleep on. Rustic dinner Day 1, breakfast at Kolarbyn Day 2 and 3, simple dinner and lunch out in the field Day 2. You cook your own food in Kolarbyn, you’ll find the ingredients at our pantry and kitchen storage. Access to the floating sauna for 1,5 hours (time lots shared with others, you heat it up yourself).
During the overnight in the charcoal hut following are included; firewood to chop and to make fire with, candles, matches, fresh water from the spring, access to fireplaces, kitchen equipment for outdoor cooking over the fire, washing facilities by the stream, recycling room, access to seats inside the community hut.

Lodging: Singel bed in a 2-beds forest hut, an additional fee of 500 SEK per person if a single room is wanted. the second night you can choose to sleep inside your self-made shelter out in the woods, or in the forest hut.

Other, staying at Kolarbyn first night: We recommend you bring robust and weatherproof clothes and shoes for all kind of weather. warm clothes for cold nights, sleeping bag, inflatable air-mattress, headlamp/flashlight, power bank, swimming suit, towel, water bottle.

Other, due course and second day and night: We recommend you bring robust and weatherproof clothes and shoes for all kind of weather, warm clothes for a cold night, sleeping bag (if you rent a sleeping bag at Kolarbyn, you can not use it night 2 in the forest/bivack) camping mattress, headlamp/flashlight with additional batteries, binoculars, bathing suit, towel, water bottle (mosquito hat, mosquito balsam and covering clothing during) notebook.

Because of Covid-19, we have some regulations and recommending that we hope all our guests respect when you visit Kolarbyn Eco Lodge. If we all respect each other and think about these recommendations, we all stay healthy and safe, hopefully.
Thank you in advance, and remember – you are all a part of another guest experience!

We all want to stay healthy and be safe. The commitment to your stay, to be a pleasant stay for all guests is that

  • you as a guest need to feel completely healthy at the time and that the authorities do not impose additional restrictions.
  • all guests respect good hand hygiene, keep distance and that you are in good shape when you arrive.
  • at Kolarbyn it is never crowded and there is plenty of fresh air and the opportunity to be alone at a fireplace.
  • all cooking is done outdoors, where there is a good opportunity to keep distance to each other.

For your stay to be as pleasant and safe we possible, you need to

  • feel completely healthy at the moment.
  • respect distance and other guests, good hand hygiene
  • keep distance to staff and respects Kolarbyn’s told restrictions and regulations.
  • arrive in well time for the guided round tour and check-in. (we have no check in after 15.30 but you are welcome to arrive earlier and stroll around in the area)
  • come outdoor dressed, well before 15.30, when the first English tour usually starts. (The guidance takes about 20 minutes)
  • ensure that the whole group/family arrive on time for check in and that ALL guests (and in all ages) in the booking participate in the tour
  • not use the facilities at Kolarbyn before your guided tour.
  • know that no check in for your family/group will be done until your entire group has arrived.

For us at Kolarbyn, it is of the most important to inform you personally about Kolarbyn, how everything works and our routines regarding Covid-19.
Therefore, it is important that ALL guests in the group (and in all ages) arrive on time and participate in the tour.
We have all these regulations to ensure that all Kolarbyn’s guests have knowledge of routines and regulations for their stay in Kolarbyn as respect for other guests, volunteers and staff. If you suddenly don’t remember all that we tell you, we will also tell you to remember.

Welcome and hope to meet you soon in Kolarbyn and travel safe!





  One of the best things I've done
Excellent place! I will 100 percent returning in the future (hopefully not too distant)!
/from Joe, 2015-06-10

  I have traveled around the world but had one of the best experiences ever in Kolarbyn. Beautiful as a fairy tale …
/from Josefine, 2014-12-08

The second stay at Kolarbyn and we are pleased also this time. Everyone should experience at least one night in Kolarbyn! I write it reluctantly, because I would like to have it all to myself! The breakfast was worth every penny!
/from Wes, 2015-09-28