Yesterday we visited a business friend of ours – Helena at Renbiten. Renbiten is the name of the company, “ren” is the Swedish word for reindeer, and is run by this Sami family.

We took two of the reindeers out for a walk in the woods, and Helena talked about the animals and the nature around us. We stopped for a fika in a tipi and learned more about the Sami culture and religion.

I can really recommend a visit to Renbiten if you are in the area of northern Dalarna (Grövelsjön/Idre).

The past few days we’ve been in the archipelago of Santa Anna in the eastern parts of Östergötland. Here Do The North runs an impressive kayak center with guided and self-guided tours.

Together with Thomas from Do The North and Marcus from Wild Sweden we spent 4 days with Swoop Adventures from the UK – just kayaking around the islands and having discussions and a couple of workshops about sustainable tourism. It went really well, new ideas and new friends!

Back at our favourite accomodation/paradise at UrNatur – stayed in one of the tree huts, chopped wood and cuddled with the lambs. Going back here tomorrow, and I thought I’d write a longer presentation or blog post about Ulrika and HĂ„kan who runs this place. Check out www.urnatur.se