Prices and requirements Fly Fishing

Price for the trip (Fly Fishing and Wild Foods Adventure in Northern Sweden, July 15-23, 2018) is $4450 (USD) per person based on double occupancy.  For use of a double room by a single person please add $800.

Price includes:

  • All accommodations with double occupancy. (Hotels, mountain lodges, and wilderness fishing cabin).  You will be assigned a room-mate if you are coming by yourself and don’t want your own room.
  • All transportation within Sweden by van during trip including transfers to and from the Lulea airport.
  • All meals including restaurants, hosted meals, and 3 course wild-food meals at the wilderness cabin prepared by chef Aaron Schorsch.  Wine and beer pairings included with dinners and some lunches.  Daily appetizers and drinks when at the wilderness cabin.
  • All fly-fishing gear (waders, boots, rods, flies, etc)
  • Fly-fishing lessons from professional guides.
  • All fishing licenses.
  • Transportation of personal gear by helicopter to Vidar’s wilderness fishing cabin.
  • 25% off plus free shipping on all gear from Madison River Fly Fishing Outfitter

Not included:

  • Airfare.  Please make arrangements to arrive at the airport in Lulea, Sweden before 1pm on July 15th.  This will probably involve going through Stockholm or Oslo.  Check Norwegian airlines and Wow airlines for low cost tickets.  Transfer back to the airport on Saturday July 23rd for afternoon flights.
  • Wine, beer, and other alcohol purchased at restaurants or bars is not included
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended). We recommend World Nomads.
  • Gratuites

Requirements/restrictions

  • Not suitable for people who are vegetarians or have a restricted diet.
  • Must be ready for long days with rigorous schedule (though we will have down time to relax as well).
  • Must be in good physical shape.  Able to stand for up to 3 hours and able to hike on difficult and rocky terrain (but not technical) for several hours while carrying a daypack.
  • Able to deal with occasional early mornings or late evenings.
  • Must have experience hiking and camping.  Knowing how to appropriately dress for variable conditions is a must.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, willing to explore a new culture and share your own.
  • Willing to work with the group to complete daily chores.
  • Flexibility-This trip is an “Adventure” and there is some flexibility left in the schedule to account for spontaneous opportunities (midnight hike, following a moose, chasing big fish, etc) associated with Adventures.
  • Beginner fly-casters welcome.  This trip is suitable for experienced fly-fishermen(women) as well as first timers.  Our guides will provide you with the experience you are looking for, from setting the hook on your first trout to stalking a large char or grayling.
  • You do not need to speak Swedish.  Swedes are excellent English speakers, so you better brush up on your grammar!

It is possible to travel in the Arctic and concentrate only on the physical landscape–on the animals, on the realms of light and dark, on movements that excite some consideration of the ways we conceive of time and space, history, maps, and art…But the ethereal and timeless power of the land, that union of what is beautiful with what is terrifying, is insistent.  In penetrates all cultures, archaic and modern.  The land gets inside us; and we must decide one way or another what this means, what we will do about it.

–Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams