Wild Scandinavia


Photographer, translator and writer Ben Love, originator of the popular Wild Guide books, has traveled to Scandinavia to explore its incredible hidden places. Over 800 adventures and wild experiences are covered in this spectacular photography guide with maps.

Follow Ben sea kayaking around Norway’s stunning Lofoten islands, or hiking to Sweden’s coziest mountain lodges and feasting on locally sourced regional specialties.
This book, published by WildThingsPublishing,is recommended for family explorers as well as romantic adventurers and includes informative descriptions and 24 detailed maps. Don’t miss it if you want to discover the best of Denmark’s golden sandy beaches.

Ben Love has been travelling from high above the Arctic Circle to the very south of Sweden and Denmark. He says, “The landscapes you will discover are as varied as they are idyllic.”

Gnesta Sodermanland, Sweden
Gnesta Sodermanland, Sweden

Although not in Scandinavia, the book includes adventures on Iceland as well.

If you are an adventurous person, you are about to discover fantastic hikes and canoe trips as well as mountain train and boat adventures. You will also be able to find special and unusual accommodation, and Ben advises you on local food and foraging.

Vingelen mountain range, Roros, Norway. Photo: Ingrid Eide
Vingelen mountain range, Roros, Norway. Photo: Ingrid Eide

This book is incredibly wild!

About Ben Love
Ben studied Scandinavian languages at university in London and Stockholm, spending his summers working as a river and canoe guide in Iceland and Sweden. He is a photographer, translator and writer, specializing in Scandinavia and the outdoors. Currently researching theSwedish right to roam, he is passionate about having wild adventures with his family and embracing the concept of friluftsliv (roughly translating as ‘open air life) – the Scandinavian philosophy of having a true connectedness with the outdoor environment.

Feature image (on top) Lofoten Islands by Kristin Folsland-Olsen

Wild Scandinavia, written by Tor Kjolberg