Korså Forest Camp

Back-to-nature is the new luxury! Truly experience the wonders of the Swedish forest, while staying amazingly comfortable in our lakeside canvas tents.
— Marcus Eldh, WildSweden
Words from one of our guests 2019:
Wonderful back to nature break! Lovely luxurious tent on raised decking with beautiful view of lake and sunset. Gorgeous location on lake a couple of hours drive north from Stockholm. We were so well looked after by Roald and Sara who provided great company and great food. We enjoyed a tour of the lake by Kayak and a wood fired sauna but most of all we loved the slow days, passing the time on the lake and by the fire, watching the wildlife and catching up with ourselves. Thank-you!
— David W, London, UK
 

The deep forests, secluded lakes and old villages of Dalarna are in many ways "the heart" of Sweden. These are the idyllic settings we have in our mind's eye when musing on a time long gone. A time when our people lived closer to nature, depicted in so much of our folk art.

Korså is a small historic village, picturesque as can be. Follow a trail down to the shores of the pristine forest lake and you will find two comfy and large luxury canvas tents.

Each tent has hotel standard beds and bed linen, a small wood fired stove for cold nights, oil lanterns and wool blankets. Everything you need for a couple of cozy nights in the woods. We provide lunch and dinner meals, and in the mornings we deliver a breakfast basket to your tent.

Recharge and wake up happier, spend your day leisurely enjoying your surroundings.

Two nights luxury camping by a pristine forest lake

This is a true nature getaway. A chance to unplug and disconnect. Relax and recharge.

  • Enjoy peace, quiet and late nights by the camp fire with loved ones

  • Go hiking, wild swimming and canoeing

  • Watch for Ospreys, Beavers and other wild animals

  • Try the wood heated sauna overlooking the lake

  • Forage berries & mushrooms

For who: This is a wonderful experience for nature loving families, couples and friends who are looking to do something truly different and memorable together. You will have plenty of time to explore nature at your own pace. And if you travel with kids, they will LOVE it here!

 

Before the end of October we will open for bookings for 2020

Book 1 night here

Book 2 nights here

 

Day 1: settle in by the lake

Arrive in the afternoon. Korså is an old historic village, a cluster of traditional red and white-painted houses where iron workers used to live back when the mines were still in use. Nowadays the few people who dwell here enjoy the slow pace and the beautiful surrounding nature. We take you for a stroll around the small village before walking down to the lake and your tent. Settle in, we hope you feel right at home.

This afternoon you can go for a hike, take a wild swim in the lake, enjoy a sauna or just rest by the campfire. In the evening, we bring ingredients for a delicious dinner and prepare it together over the open fire.

Watch the sun set over the lake, lay down and pull the duvet over you. Close your eyes. Fall asleep to the sound of the crackling fire.

Day 2:

Wake up slowly. Listen… the birds are singing. Take a deep breath. The air is so fresh and nature is all around.

Light a fire, boil some coffee or herbal tea, and enjoy breakfast from the basket your host delivered to your tent this morning. Hop in the lake for a refreshing swim.

You have the whole day to explore the natural wonders of this magical place! Your excursions can be small, slow and safe - an ideal setting for regular nature loving people like you and me.

On this day we would also like to do something together with you, if you like of course. Depending on the weather, the season and your preferences we can do one of the following activities:

  • Stroll through the forest in search for wild chanterelles, penny buns, edible plants, lingonberries and bilberries, all depending on season. We enjoy lunch together in the woods.

  • A canoe trip among the uninhabited islands of lake Hinsen. Paddling is the perfect way to experience the lake and the forest along its shores. We watch for birds and moor at an island where we light a campfire. Our canadian canoes are stable and safe and each fit two adults and two kids.

In the evening we bring a packed dinner meal to enjoy around the campfire. Another gorgeous sunset, another night to retreat into your luxurious canvas tent.

Activities your can do on your own:

  • Go for a hike in the woods

  • Relax in the hammock

  • Heat up in the wood heated sauna and cool down in the lake

  • Watch for birds and other wildlife

  • Pick endless amounts of berries

  • Meditate among the tall trees

  • Hang out by the camp fire

Day 3: Relaxing and goodbyes

Another delicious breakfast in the forest and a cup of coffee you made yourself on the open fire. Say your goodbyes and leave when you have to.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Two nights in a canvas tent with hotel standard beds and linen

  • Two breakfast baskets

  • Two evening meals

  • Guided canoe trip or forest walk with outdoor lunch

  • Canoes with life jacket/bouyancy vest in your sizes

  • Access to the sauna on both evenings

  • Towel

  • Candles & matches

  • Firewood, axe and access to fire places

  • Fresh water tank

  • Cutlery, plates, washing-up utensils, liquid

What to bring

>> See our full packing list here

WHEN CAN I DO THIS?

Arrival on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June - September. See calendar above for available dates.

GUIDED ACTIVITIES

  • Welcome session at arrival

  • Guided canoe trip or forest walk with outdoor lunch

ACCOMMODATION

Soft double/twin bed in a large tent at Korså Forest Camp. Bed linen is included.

There is an outhouse dry toilet 40 meters from the tents.

Traveling with children? Each tent has beds for 2 persons. With extra mattresses you can also fit two children in the same tent. There is no extra charge for that.

MEETING TIMES

Please arrive at Korså village 2 pm. We will meet at the main building, also called the “herrgård”, a white building.

You have access to your tent until 11 am on the last day, but you are free to stay as long as you like.

FOR WHO?

There is no minimum age, small children are also welcome. You don’t need any previous canoeing experience.

SMALL GROUPS FOR A MORE GENUINE EXPERIENCE

There are only two tents, so there will most likely be 2-4 persons. But with extra beds there can be max 8 persons at the same time.

LOCATION & HOW TO GET HERE

Korså Forest Camp is located in Korsån village in Dalarna.

The tents are located by lake Hinsen, a 10 minutes walk from a parking lot or a 15 minutes walk from Korså village. Our host will take you to the tents by a 5 minute boat ride.

Address: Korså Herrgård, 79015 Korsån
WGS84: 60°38'11.1"N 16°8'37.3"E
WGS84 decimal (lat, lon): 60.636405, 16.143685

Approximate driving times from Korså Forest Camp to:
Hofors: 20 minutes
Falun: 30 minutes
Brown Bear Watching in Sandviken: 45 minutes
Brown Bear Watching in Bollnäs: 1 hrs 45 minutes
Kolarbyn Ecolodge and Skinnskatteberg: 2 hrs
Stockholm: 3 hrs
Arlanda Airport: 2,5 hrs

By train: You can easily travel by train to Hofors where a taxi will meet you with a smile and take you to Korså village (20 mins). The taxi is approximately 500 SEK one way for a car for 1-4 persons. For the best taxi rates we recommend that you book and pay for the taxi yourself. If we book the taxi for you we are forced to add about 20% more taxes which makes it more costly for you. Order your taxi some days before arrival by Taxi Kurir info@taxi107000.com or phone +4629010041, or use the the mobile app called "Taxi Kurir”.

BOOKINGS & CANCELLATIONS

Our booking procedure is simple. Just fill in the booking form at this page. You pay a 10 percent deposit at the time of booking and the rest 45 days before you arrive.

We will manually review your booking to make sure that we still have availability. If everything is okay we will send you a confirmation by email within 24 hours. Until your booking is confirmed no payment or charges will be applied, and credit card details are held for security purposes only.

  • Cancellations can be made at no cost up to 7 days from the time of booking until 14 days prior to the start of the tour. We will provide a 100% refund.

  • Cancellations between 8 days from the time of booking and 46 days prior to the start of the tour will be charged at 25% of the booking’s total amount.

  • Cancellations between 45 days and 15 days prior to the start of the tour will be charged at 75% of the booking’s total amount.

  • Cancellations within 14 days prior to the start of the tour will be charged at 100% of the booking’s total amount.