The huts come with a dust free 25mm granite stone chippings gravelly floor & comfy ship size beds covered with I think, a gel mat & definitely a sheepskin. Sleeping bags (my zip broken) with a skinny pillow are provided, but I took my own compact memory foam pillow for the correct neck support. Be prepared if you have neck problems. Fortunately I sleep on my back as that's just about all you'll manage, but we all slept much better than the lovely, but HOT hotel in Zinkensdamm Stockholm. Insects were down to a minimum & definitely no ants. Best not eat in the huts which will attract them. There are candles lit ready for your arrival, which was a great touch & an official tour of the site by Jonathan. Pee in the front of the toilet & No2's in the back!! Place a spade full of soil over your business. Haha, I held off until the last day.
One thing I think the staff should do though, is make the long journey to the clean spring to fill the water canister that EVERYONE uses. My partner did it once & was then greeted with it empty a 2nd time! Can the staff do this please if possible?
We found out that you paid for the floating sauna & then had to start & stoke the fire to get it warm....too much messing around & plus, you could be doing this for someone else to jump in straight afterwards! I suppose you take your chances with that, much the same way as with the communal cooking; every morning, we were lucky enough to take over the hot embers of the previous person. I appreciate my electric kettle now as simply boiling a kettle of water just took ages on a wood fire, but great fun. I didn't realize that 14yr old girls loved fire so much;-)
We used the rowing boat free of charge & explored Lake Skärsjön. We rowed to the island in the middle & a beach far away. Lazy days exploring & swimming in the lovely lake; Moose & Beaver safaris; cooking & washing pots & pans outdoors. The web site for Kolarbyn is accurate & most people's descriptions & positive reviews I would just repeat.
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