One of the many things that COVID-19 has taught us is to always consider buying a travel insurance policy. If you bought travel insurance for a trip you have to cancel during the travel bans, you may or may not be covered. Here's how to protect yourself now and on future trips.
Author and political consultant Stuart Stevens loves a good sufferfest, so he couldn't resist Border to Border: 420 kilometers of nordic sliding through a country that defines what winter is all about
Hike, fish, and ski Europe's last stretch of wilderness from Niehku Mountain Villa in Swedish Lapland
Yes, you should fly less, but it's complicated. Here's a guide to when you should take a plane, when you shouldn't, and how to be a more conscious traveler.
A promise of sustainability helped the bid from Cortina-Milan beat out Stockholm for the right to host the Games
A free trip to Sweden, apparel, lift tickets, a ski lesson, and a plus-one included
This film Laplanders from the filmmakers at Hooke encapsulates the arduous journey to hooking into a Baltic Salmon.
Compact, lightweight, and dependable, this little blade is capable of handling all your camp chores
On the border between Russia and Finland, a band of Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if the Bear decides to charge
Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.
Nine tips gleaned from the Swedish parenting playbook
It takes a certain kind of person to willingly stand outside in -20-degree temperatures.
A peaceful 5 day float down the Klarälven River shakes off the work mode blues.
The annual Fjällräven Classic is a trek tradition that the gear manufacturer has brought to Colorado for the first time
Two Swedish librarians traded the stacks for kayaks to become sustainable harvesters, lead seaweed safaris, and sell their fare to Sweden's fine-dining restaurants
Filmmaker Andreas Nilsson, of SuperStudio, spent ten days with friends exploring one of Sweden's most beautiful archipelagos
It starts with redefining concepts like spring break, recess, and access to nature
From epic skiing in Antarctica to a lazy beer-fueled canoe trip in North Carolina, these are the best places to visit this year
Fulfill that childhood fantasy and book one of these high-end treehouses, from Costa Rica to Italy to San Francisco
Don't plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.
The Swedish car company has partnered with outdoor gear maker POC to make helmets that communicate with cars. The goal: to end collisions between bikes and drivers.
In October, 12 women will compete in one of the world's oldest male-dominated sports. The race? A 38,000-mile monster through pirate-infested waters and rough seas.
Numbers. Rankings. Results. The data-driven mindset is preventing us from enjoying the outdoors.
A loppet is an unusually lonely muppet. Or so I assumed until Cross Country Canada, the umbrella organization for the country’s national ski team, set me straight. Cross country skiers take part in the world’s largest skijor loppet, part of the Cities of the Lakes Loppet. CCC’s…
Also: the only curling quiz in the world
We won the European Championship! And all we got was this crappy video.
Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.
Starting with a single Alaskan Husky named Derby, Kenth Fjellborg built a dogsled-touring empire that attracts 5,000 would-be mushers a year to a frozen patch of tundra 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. And he's not afraid to yell at you in bad words.
What do you want—a printed invitation? OK, here it is: We’ve scouted the year’s coolest travel offerings—from new classics like cruising the Arctic, exploring the wild Caribbean, and journeying across Russia’s heartland to bold new frontiers like trekking Libya and tracking wildlife (and luxury lodges) in Sri Lanka. Going somewhere?…
READY TO GRAB FRESH BIG AIR? We’ve got hemispheres of the white stuff—and timely beta on boosting your stamina, choosing the right equipment, and finding singular steeps close to home. Who says winter ever needs to end? Get Out There For more great worldwide skiing and snowboarding destinations,…
Iceland isn't the only place to revel in Nordic madness. Once the rest of Scandinavia has made it through another winter, the residents start to vibrate...they grin...they regress...and turn positively Viking. All you need to know is where and how to tap
Five recently designated World Heritage Sites worth your while
We’ve learned a lot in a quarter-century of roaming the planet. This month, to kick off Outside‘s silver anniversary, we’ve chosen 25 bold, epic, soul-nourishing experiences that every true adventurer must seek out—from the relatively plush and classic to the cutting-edge and hard-core. All that’s left for you is the…
No one knows how to cut loose in the summertime like Scandinavians
Going Beyond the African Safari
Outside's guide to the coolest trips and the world's top new adventure travel spots.