Saturday, 29 August 2015

Sweden on the rocks


Ever in search of the offbeat my eye was caught by a walking package in West Sweden's Ramsvikslandet Nature Reserve. It's a small area (5km x 2.5km) but with fascinating glacial rock formations including the granite Giants' Kettles, the burial cairn of a Viking king, hardy coastal flora and a wide variety of seabirds. You spent a night close to the shore in a fisherman's cabin that has a sauna with a view of the sea. That, plus dinner and breakfast in the nearby restaurant and a packed lunch are included in the price of approximately £200 for two people (you have to get yourself there. Gotherburg is the nearest airport). So is a map of the walking trails, a folder with details of the area's plants - and the loan of walking poles. The package is available until September 27. You have to get yourself there. Gotherburg is the nearest airport. Flights there from the UK are available with several airlines including British Airways, and Norwegian from Gatwick.

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