TREKKING AND CRAFTING JOURNEY

6 Day nature experience at Jotunheimen Nationalpark, Norway

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Experience the Norwegian Mountains with our 6-day program adjacent to the stunning Jotunheimen National Park area. This program is for those who want to connect deeper with nature, learn new skills and crafts, and experience the beauty of Norway in a simple and natural way.

Duration: 6 Days
(1 night in mountain hut, 4 nights camping out)

Dates: 3.9.2024 – 8.9.2024 (Week 36)
(Tuesday – Sunday)

Cost: 885€ (*Under 15yrs: 50%, 0-3 free*)
Includes mountain hut stay, organisation, food, crafting material, group equipment

Journey Facilitators: Manuel & Marie

Language: English (we also speak german/dutch/norwegian)

Group Size: Maximum 12 participants

Children: Open to, read more below on conditions

Booking terms & cancellationGeneral T&C apply

Location: Start & endpoint is at DNT Mountainhut Gjendesheim

Duration: 6 Days
(1 night in mountain hut, 4 nights camping out)

Dates: 3.9.2024 – 8.9.2024 (Week 36)
(Tuesday – Sunday)

Cost: 885€ (*Under 15yrs: 50%, 0-3 free*)
Includes mountain hut stay, organisation, food, crafting material, group equipment

Journey Facilitators: Manuel & Marie

Language: English (we also speak german/dutch/norwegian)

Group Size: Maximum 12 participants

Children: Open to, read more below on conditions

Booking terms & cancellationGeneral T&C apply

Location: Start & endpoint is at DNT Mountainhut Gjendesheim

Crafting
You will have the opportunity to make for example a knife handle from antler, sew a leather pouch, make cordage, and more. Crafting projects are taught in a way that is suitable for beginners.

Camping
Throughout the program, you will sleep under a tarp & mosquito net, that you can borrow from us (or you bring your own trekking tent).  We will camp at beautiful spots along our hiking trail near lakes or creeks.

Board
Dinner and breakfast are included in the price, while lunch and snacks are individual. We will eat mostly ecological and we will have some regional specialities for you. Expect simple outdoor suitable food. At day 3 we have a resupply point (food cache) so we do not have to carry all the food with us for the entire hike.

Group & Guidance
We will move together as a group, adapting the rhythm to the participants’ needs, weather conditions, and terrain. The focus is not to go fast and far but to reach a deeper connection and appreciation of nature as well as connecting to each other.

We will teach the following topics:



  • orientation with map/compass
  • wild camp building
  • knowledge on flora & fauna, edible plants
  • outdoor cooking
  • crafting with natural materials such as wood, antler, sinew
  • Optional bonus: fishing for trout
What is included:
First night in mountain hut (& board) 
Two meals a day: breakfast & dinner
Local & organic food where possible
Group gear, cooking gear
Safety equipment; transponder etc.
Pictures/ video documentation
Certified & experienced guides
Different learning modules & practice
Detailed packing & gear list
Crafting tools & material
Tarps & mosquito nets for all
✓ 

What is included:

✓  First night in mountain hut (& board)
✓  Two meals a day: breakfast & dinner
✓  Local & organic food where possible
✓  Group gear; cooking gear
✓  Safety equipment; transponder
✓  Pictures/ video documentation
✓  Certified & experienced guides
✓  Tarps & mosquito nets for all
✓  Detailed packing & gear list
✓  Crafting tools & materials

Requirements and equipment:

  • Good physical condition is necessary. We will be walking partly off-trail, and mostly on uneven, sometimes slippery terrain. You will be required to carry your own luggage plus some group gear. To test if you are fit enough for participation, complete a T10 test: In one day walk 10km with a 10kg backpack covering about 1000 altitude meters (freely divided between up / down). You should be able to do this and feel that you could do this again the next day.
  • You will need to bring your own equipment, including good clothing for all weather, a 3-season sleeping bag, sleeping mat, eating utensils, and personal medicine. Good comfortable hiking boots are also required.
  • We invite you to a media- and clock-free time. We want to do without phones during these days together, even though they will be turned off with us in our luggage for safety reasons.
  • Children / U18: This trip can be done with children with the needed preparation and the right mindset. We do want to make sure that those who attend without children still get everything they want from the journey so we have certain conditions that need to be met:
    1. Pre-call with us to assess your individual situation.
    2. Under 18 year old need to be in company of a responsible.
    3. The journey is not suitable between (approx.) 3-10 year olds.

Itinerary:

  • Day 1

     

    The cabin

    We sleep at a DNT mountain hut that is reachable by public transport, check equipment, prepare, and connect with each other.

  • Day2

    The Pass

    We cross over a mountain pass into a secluded valley with wild grazing horses. The first crafting project is introduced in the afternoon.
    ↔ 10km, ↑ 300m, ↓ 300m 

     

    Day2

  • Day 3

     

    The Valley

    We hike along the valley through beautiful mountain birch forests with great views. In the afternoon, we introduce the next crafting project.

    ↔ 11km, ↑ 250m, ↓ 150m 

  • Day 4

    The Peak

    We hike along a stunning mountain lake and climbing a peak with panoramic views. In an area with ancient pine trees we introduce you to crafting with antlers.

    ↔ 9km, ↑ 350m, ↓ 450m 

     

    Day 4

  • Day 5

     

    The Half-Island

    We hike off trail through the wild to reach a half island. In the afternoon and evening there is time to complete crafting projects and we introduce you to a form of nature meditation.

    ↔ 6km, ↑ 100m, ↓ 150m 

  • Day 6

    The Circle

    We complete our round trip by walking a bit more wild off trail along the lake, before meeting more and more established trails. We reach a camp site with public transport access around lunchtime and its not long until we are back at the DNT mountain hut where we started off.

    ↔ 9km, ↑ 100m, ↓ 100m 

     

    Day 6

Here is where we are based:

Testimonials from previous participants:

Everyday is different. Walking on trails and finding new paths through swampy land, rocky areas and light birch-land: What a lonesome and gorgeous landscape!
What a correspondence to inner journeys…
Thanks a lot!

Fjell. Hiking between contradictions. Rough rocks emerging grey and lichen-overgrown, soft moss beds between countless little creeks. Pine forests, heath landscape and light birch groves, the mirror of the lakes…
Above the endless Norwegian sky that never becomes really dark.
The gentle wildness scenery quiets down, lets you breath…in addition the handsome crafting. The everyday life is left behind. Thanks a lot!

Great mentoring! You listened, built confidence, and motivated us to surpass our own perceived limits. We learned a lot from you, especially when you sensed our eagerness to learn and showed us new things. I believe I could have learned even more, but even with the 14-day period, time still felt too short

Meet the journey leaders:

Meet the journey leaders:

Manuel Sturm

Manuel Sturm

Guide in Natural Outdoor Life, Crafts & Leadership

Manuel has a degree in Natural Outdoor Living, Crafts and Leadership and has done additional courses in primitive outdoor living. He is also a NOLS Wilderness First Responder.

During his studies, Manuel has been living outside for almost 2 years, one year in a Tipi tent on an island in a lake, and the other year in a treehouse.

Manuel has been guiding trekking groups since 2020 in Scandinavia and also hiked a long distance trail himself. He is the founder of wildernessvision.no and lives in Norway in a small log cabin with his family.

Manuel speaks German, English, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian.

Marie Eckart

Marie Eckart

Guide in Natural Outdoor Life, Crafts & Leadership

Marie has a degree in Natural outdoor living, craft and leadership and has additional training in primitive survival skills all year round. Marie has been guiding trekking groups in Scandinavia since 2019.

She loves to create things herself such as wooden skis, canoes, her winter sleeping bags and winter tent. She also has been working for a traditional leather tannery sewing high end outdoor clothing from reindeer leather.

She lives in Norway in a small log cabin and is also a mother of a child.

Marie speaks German, English, Swedish, Norwegian and Spanish.

In doubt? Or do you want to organise an adventure for a group of friends? Contact us and we can discuss your questions!


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