Björn Särnmark and his team, who operate our Log Cabin Escape in Värmland experience, have been awarded the prestigious Grand Travel Awards Ecotourism Prize for 2007.
The prize, administered by the Swedish Ecotourism Society in conjunction with the trade journal Travel News, is now in its tenth year. It is awarded to operators who display standards of excellence in their delivery of ecotourism products in Sweden.
Björn, who received the award, said, “This is an important demonstration that Swedish sport fishing can create employment in sparsely-populated areas…We have long prioritised quality, skill and responsibility in our fishing experiences, instead of providing cheap fishing licences and allowing people to fish in any way they wish.”
The company has been operating fishing tourism experiences in the area since 1995, and more than 90% of guests come from other European countries. Guests can be assured of excellent pike fishing conducted in an ecologically responsible manner, with full introduction given, the possibility of private fishing guide, and accommodation in log cabins on the shore of lake Stor-Treens. You have the opportunity to fish from shore or from boats with new, quiet, environmentally-friendly 4-stroke engines. Fishing is on a ”catch and release” basis, but as a guest you are welcome to eat from your catch during your stay.
But the wonderful fishing is not that only thing that draws guests to the area – the quiet of the forest and the rich plant and animal life of Värmland is an essential part of the experience!
The Nature Travels Team
Nature Travels offers Log Cabin Escape in Värmland all year round, although the best fishing is usually to be had between May and mid-June and end of August to early October.