Monthly Archives: February 2017

Among castles and mansions on Lake Båven

Nordic Skating offers you exclusive experiences, from desolate lakes in deep forests to populated areas in cultural landscapes with buildings reminding us of days gone by. Our last great trip took place on Lake Båven, situated in county Södemanland, south west of Stockholm The lake is formed like an octopus, with a lot of islands, which makes it very interesting to skate around. We were skating on magic black ice and made our tour between castles and mansions from 1600’s. It’s a very special feeling to admire the beauty of all these buildings from the “water front”.

We couldn’t resist a short early morning trip on lake Mälaren to see Gripsholm Castle in the crispy and fresh sunny morning. The castle is known as our first king Gustav Wasa’s castle. He founded the castle in 1537. The colourful ice yachts were a special contrast to the solid castle. Close to the castle another beautiful building showed its inviting frontage.

Sometimes pictures tell more than words……

You never cease to marvel at the beauty of the ice.

And if you get tired of looking down on the ice , you can always look up at the sky and find new phenomenas.

Being out in nature is always something new. You can never imagine what you will experience!

Lake Sommen – a silent paradise

Sommen – a lake in the borderland of Östergötland and Småland – with an area of 132 square kilometers and as many islands as the number of days of the year. Formed as a shape of an octopus. The tale tells that the lake is created by the hoof of the prehistoric cow. With miles and miles of untouched shorelines. To skate in the numerous bays, over ice of clear waters and under steeps is an adventure. In summer lake Sommen is an eldorado for all kinds of outdoor life but now in winter you can experience the total tranquility.

Our pictures show that the day was fantastic. Blue sky, almost no wind and perfect ice!

Skating in this area takes you back to prehistoric times and you feel the giant forces from the inland ice.

Today’s skating was only a little, little part of the lake. There is so much more to explore!

We are always ready to search, explore and discover together with you!