In late August of 2017 I wrangled the opportunity to visit the densest wolf population in central Sweden. I travelled with my equally madcap-sister Olivia. During our time in Vastmanland we walked in the tracks of wolf packs, slept in woodland hobbit-holes, hiked enchanted forests, shared ‘fika’, braved swamps, tracked moose, wildcamped around fires and were, er…whipped in a floating sauna.
The story is published now at Escapism Magazine on pages 95-100. You can read it below.e45_intrepid–wild-sweden
Many thanks to all the following for the hospitality that Olivia and I received on our journey through Vastmanland. We came into your homes as guests, and left by morning as friends: Ulvsbomuren Vildmark & Lantliv, Hellen Wistrand, Åsa Stanaway, Marcus Eldh, WildSweden, John de Jong, Edens Garden Cottages, Bed & Breakfast and Tourist Activities, VisitSweden