A family adventure at 3 days in Kolarbyn with exciting animals, nature and survival theme. We survive today’s modern society by purchasing finished products that we use, but to survive into the woods needed more than that – namely, knowledge and preparation.

During the activity, we learn in a playful way how to make fire with fire steel and what´s good to make fire with, find and purify water, what to eat in the forest, how to build a bivouac and what to do if you get lost in the woods. Let the children come out in a real forest and become comfortable with being in nature. The activity will start in the afternoon and we finish by together make a yummy dinner directly over the fire. After dinner, an exciting night in the charcoal hut waits for you. In all huts, you can light a fire (with your new fire steel, that all children got in the activity) in the stove and fall asleep to the sound of the fire. Next day you prepare your breakfast over the fire and go for a canoe tour on the lake. End the day in our floating sauna and a dip in the lake before dinner with pancakes and jam!

PriceAadult 2950 SEK & child from 1850 SEK

Arrange 2 nights on fixed dates in 2020 in English: 19-21 August
(And in Swedish: 15-17 May (full), 15-17 June, 13-15 July and 20-22 August)

Time & Location
Check in at Kolarbyn between 14.00-15.00.The family activity that starts 15.00 and finishes after dinner around 19.00. There is no staff in Kolarbyn 24 hours around but a host will meet you during the in check time. During the in check, you will get a guided tour in Kolarbyn and get instruction about how everything works and where to find everything. You have access to the charcoal huts from 14.00 arrival day until 11.00 departure day.

Include the price
The family activity that starts 15.00 and finishes after dinner around 19.00, 2 nights lodging in a charcoal hut with inflatable mattress and sheepskin to sleep on. Dinner that we together make over the fire, breakfast, lunch and dinner that you cook yourself over the fire, canoe for paddling 4 hour in the morning or afternoon, firewood to chop and to make fire with, candles, matches, drinking water from the spring, access to fireplaces, borrow primitive kitchen equipment and to cook food over the fire, washing facilities in the stream, recycling facility for rubbish, access to seats in the community hut.

Singel bed for 2 persons in the charcoal hut. The huts are made for 2 persons but we can put in an extra piece of wood between the fixed beds so you will get a whole bed in the whole hut. Then you can sleep 2 adults and 1-2 children under 12 years old in a hut.

Children under up to 4 years can participate, but fire steel and loan of equipment is not included, because of the safety. We recommend you bring weatherproof clothes and shoes. warm clothes for cold nights, sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, towel, swim suite.

Guest Reviews

“Magical enchantead fairyland. The hostess leaves you from about 5 and you get a lot of confidence in managing yourself. Everything is very well organised and nothing is missing. They also have the nices compost outhouse you ever have been on. – and YES they have of course a sauna, the coolest sauna ever”
Dorien, Belgium

“Thank you for the incredible place Kolarbyn is. It was amazing to be able to experience the Swedish landscape and to just get away from the craziness of life for a bit. It is one of my favourite places in Europe and I hope that many others get to experience its wonder”
Gabi, United States

Truely beautiful surroundings, really helpful staff and a great break from the norm”
George, UK

“Great place! The lodges are beautiful and the place is super charming. We really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was fantastic and everything is well organized in a way that it makes it easy to be outside even if you’re not too used to it”
Anonymous, USA

“I just wanted to say that it was a really wonderful and unique experience, one which I will remember and treasure for a long time
It was truly back to basics but truly wonderful stay just to relax and enjoy wild Sweden!
Especially the floating sauna was all kinds of wonderful (definitely last night when the lake was frozen and full moon was shining).
If the snow had come in yesterday it would have been even more magical but that would have been the cherry on top. I got a good look this morning with the snow already.
I wish you all the best and thank you again for an awesome stay, I truly enjoyed it!”
Marnick, Luxemburg

“Last week me and my girlfriend spent one night at Kolarbyn. Kolarbyn it’s a magical, stunning, unreal place. To those who ask me how Kolarbyn is I reply that “I’m agnostic, but if
there is a paradise, a Valhalla or something else I hope it looks like Kolarbyn”. I guess that many people will tell you how amazing Kolarbyn is and how fascinating your personality is in that forest. But I really left something of my heart in that wood”
Paolo, Italy

“A sauna dream
The Kolarbyn adventure is fantastic. Top of the list for me was the floating sauna on the lake, followed by swims in the lake – oh it was so good! but I also enjoyed cutting wood, tracking the progress of the charcoal burners’ pit in August – they were up all night watching.
I shall never look at an English wrap in the same light again – they do their picnic food properly in Kolarbyn!  We bonded well too with the other Kolarbyn adventurers and shared many a laugh at our attempts to live ‘wild’. Kolarbyn gave us lots of support in this gentle introduction to living in nature at the eco lodge -I particularly liked being greeted by two lit candles when we arrived at our hut, and the ‘hoover’ marzipan sweets Malin brought us on the second day for our dessert – unexpected little touches that made the moment special. The people, including Malin who greeted us and came every day to sort out food etc, were absolutely lovely – kind, friendly, polite, cheerful and almost courtly at times. A very special holiday indeed.”
Janet, UK

“It has been a week since we returned from Sweden – we had such a great time, meeting the nicest of people and seeing beautiful places. Our stay at Kolarbyn was definitely one of the absolute highlights, from the lovely hut to the beautiful surrounding and don’t forget the Sauna/bastu 😉
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for having us and for keeping this wonderful place alive
all the best”
Antoine, New Zeeland