/ Written by Tommy Sollén

Axe throwing! – Outdoor Academy of Sweden 2010 May 7

The brothers from Gränsfors Bruks Axes had a suprise for us before the wild meat dinner: axe throwing!

They were kind enough to give all of us small forest axes to try out during these days but this evening they pulled out a huge double edged axe reminiscent of a viking axe! This, of course, was for throwing ;)

Some of us lined up to try throwing the axe with some helpful instructions from the axe brothers. It was a lot of fun and quite a sight to see. Most participants, I dare say everyone, hit the target. Except me. very embarrassing…

No pressure... Throwing a double edged Gränsfors bruks axe

Axe throwing instructions


/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Dalsland is aiming for Chinese tourists


The number Chinese tourists are growing rapidly in Sweden. Dalsland is among several areas in Sweden trying to catch the crowd. Personal connections is a key factor for success. Since last year the local outdoor company Dalsland’s Activities is organizing a Nature Worskhop for Chinese teenagers and their parents in cooperation with Lei Huang and […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Kids are doin’ it for themselves


It’s getting more and more popular – and kids love it. Bushcraft is a good way of getting young people out in the nature and learning about basic survival skills. Among all the activities at the recent Outdoor Academy of Sweden in Dalsland, fishing, wood carving and making fire with a fire steel was the favourite […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Dalsland’s Canoe Marathon


The long, narrow lakes and streams are Dalsland’s ”killer app”. They make for perfect canoeing. So it was no coincidence that Dalsland developed a Canoe Marathon. Sweden’s toughest canoe race through Dalsland’s countryside is 55 kilometers long. The DCM+ is held in the northern section of the Dalsland Canal lake system and starts by the […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

A hidden hiking gem

Dalsland 09 - Foto Lasse Forsberg

Dalsland is famous for its lakes, the canal and paddling. But there’s also a trail system to explore if you prefer to venture into the deep woods. At the core of this system of shorter trails, running in loops or from east to west (or the other way around) is the more than 100 km […]

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