In Sweden You Can Ice Skate to Work

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The morning commute can be a drag, but for Joakim Malm, an ice guide based in Stockholm, getting around is always an adventure. Malm hits the ice on special long-distance skates.

With its unique Nordic landscape of frozen lakes and rivers, long-distance ice skating has existed in Scandinavia for centuries. But with every skate comes the very real threat of falling through thin ice, for which Malm and his friends must always prepare.

Ice conditions change regularly – your guide will know where the ice is best on a particular day. From your base at local hostel accommodation, you will head out each day to the most suitable area for your trip skating tour.

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At minimum some previous skating experience is required, but if you have never skated on long-distance skates before, don’t worry – you will be surprised how quickly you can learn to trip-skate calmly and safely.

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