Inspirational Outdoors is about adventures, large and small. It’s intended to inspire and help you to get outdoors. Explore your surroundings in a new way, connect with people, create social networks and opportunities for the future.

Company

Inspirational Outdoors came to life in the beginning of summer 2018. Registered for corporation taxation (F-skatt)

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This is a place for us adventurous people and former wilderness students who are social monsters and love to find new friends, in search for inspiration or a new job! 

Daniel Vilhelmsson Wesén

Education

Swedish Mountain Leader, 2017
Nols Wilderness First Aid, Crossing Latitudes, 2016
Friluftsliv – fördjupning på distans, Malungs Folkhögskola, 2015
Fjäll & Vildmarksledare, Malungs Folkhögskola, 2014/2015
Nutrition adviser, Pauluns Näringcenter, 2013
Running Coach, PT-School & Running Sweden, 2012
TRX Suspension Training, Concept, 2011
Licensed Personal Trainer, PT-School, 2010
Cardio & Endurance training, PT-School, 2010
Expedition Week, Mikael & Titti Strandberg, 2001

In my backpack

Sarek hike with wedding at Saltoluokta Mountain Station  2017
Porto – Santiago de Compostela, engagement walk, ~300km, 2017
Lisbon – Santiago de Compostela, ~620km, 2015
Nikkaluokta – Kilpisjärvi, ~310km walk, 2015
Björnturen, 3 times (1x trekking host, 2x guide)
Fjällräven Classic, Sweden 7 times (1x trekking host, 1x guide)
Saint Jean Pied de Port – Santiago de Compostela, ~800km walk, 2015
Fjällräven Classic, Denmark, 4 times (1x host, 2x guide)
Longest distance walked in one day, Sweden, 102km, 2014
Öresund loop, ~120km bicycle adventure, 2014
King’s Trail, Sweden, walked ~550km, 2013
REcycle Australia, a three month trip with MTB, 4000km, 2011
Karlskrona-Treriksröset, Sweden, 2200km long walk, 2009
Iceland, a magical adventure on MTB, 1 month 2007
Skåneleden Kust-kustleden, Sweden, ~230 walk, 2006
Skåneleden Ås-åsleden, Sweden, ~160km walk, 2005
Australia, 115 days and 5600km on MTB, 2003/2004
Svenstavik – Björkö, a ~500km midsummer bikeride, 2004
Smygehuk-Ytterhogal, a winter walk in Sweden, 2003

Today

Daniel is currently working at Naturkompaniet and has his own company on the side. He inspires people through meetings like Adventurers Gatherings’ and work on different events such as Fjällräven Classic and Björnturen. He also organizes microadventures and workshops around Gothenburg with small groups.

Testimonials

Even though Daniel has a great sense of humor and is always up for joking around, I would say still waters run deep! On the size of his little backpack – sometimes less is more – you could immediately see that Daniel is an experienced walker, hiker or pilgrim whatever you want to call it. You would never hear a complaint from Daniel, but only acknowledging the bright side of life!

Judith Ta, Germany

 

I participated in Fjällräven Classic Denmark 2017. It’s the first trek of my life. I had to walk 75km in 3 days, and it was too rainy by anomaly climate. Furthermore, my right knee was not working on the second day. But I finally hiked the whole trail. It was possible thanks to Daniel. He always encouraged me and helped me to keep my pace during Classic. We used to say it together like an incantation after break time. “Vamous! (Let’s Go)”. I wouldn’t enjoy hiking if I didn’t meet Daniel in Denmark. It was lucky for me.

Hyun Ko, Korea

 

I met Daniel from Sweden through his post on the Camino pilgrims forum. We met for an morning beer in Lisbon and decided that we would start our Camino together. Daniel speaks excellent English and made me laugh at everything. His comedic sense of timing was much appreciated as was the fact that I know he slowed his pace down dramatically so that we could walk together.

Kari Gale, USA

 

If your looking for someone who can show you how easy it is to access beautiful and serene places, Daniel is definitely the guy to do that. He is very humble with excellent social skills and humor. He knows what he is talking about when it comes to enjoying and experiencing the outdoors as well as knowledgeable on bushcraft and what equipment to use and not to use. I have joined Daniel for two micro adventures that took place at a hiking distance from the Gothenburg city centre and have absolutely loved it! Both times I slept with nothing but the sky above my head, woke up and went directly to work the day after, but not before having enjoyed a dip in a forest lake and some freshly brewed coffee from an open fire. If you need a guide who can inspire you, Daniel has all the skills you need. And if you are really lucky he might even fry you some pancakes on the open fire in the morning before you head off to work.

David Heigis, Sweden

 

We met Daniel at Fjällräven Classic Sweden 2017. As an experienced guide at this trekking event, he provided us with lots of useful suggestions with great delight before and during trek, it made us feel free to talk with him. In this 5 days, we talked about the magnificent landscape, had some juicy berries, shared some stories of native people, and moreover, he let us know the positive attitude in the wild. It was our pleasure to meet him here. We have an unforgettable adventure in Lapland.

Ya-Chi Yang, Taiwan

 

Under nästan tre månader våren 2009 hade jag förmånen att få fotvandra genom Sverige tillsammans med Daniel Vilhelmsson från Kristianstad. När vi skiljdes åt i Haparanda i början av juni valde Daniel att på egen hand fortsätta vandringen ända till Treriksröset. Daniel är en utmärkt vandringskamrat; allmänbildad, fysiskt uthållig, socialt skicklig, samt mycket erfaren av friluftsliv under extrema former. Jag hade själv förmånen att bo på hotell. Daniel levde under hela vandringen fältmässigt, bodde i tält och lagade mat på spritkök. Samtidigt tog han också i ur och skur tålmodigt hand om och hjälpte andra unga vandrare, som inte hade samma kunskap och erfarenhet som han själv. Jag kan med gott samvete varmt rekommendera Daniel till utbildningen till fjällguide, och utan att kunna ämnet gissar jag att de som blir hans lärare kommer att ha både glädje och nytta av att ha honom som elev.

Robert Aschberg, Sverige

 

During my Fjällräven Classic Denmark trip, our guide Daniel is very good at his professional ability. On the eve of the start of hiking, he will first tell us about the route of this trip and the matters needing attention; On the way to hike, he will also care about the status of each member from time to time, and tell me how long it is now and how far it will be until the next break. During the break, he chatted with the team members to relax everyone’s mood and assist the team members to complete the tent setting and take out the timely beer and we have a chat, I sincerely recommend him as a hiking guide, it will be the best choice.

Ming Ting Ding, Taiwan

I had the pleasure of walking with Daniel for a few days on the Camino Portuguese this October. During that time I came to realise he is quite an insightful person with the ability to be very task focused but at the same time thoughtful of other people. It was a walk where we shared interesting conversation and comfortable silences.

Peter O’Meara, Thailand

 

An adventure is like a cocktail. When the ingredients are right the taste is phenomenal, and sometimes I just need a slice of lemon. Daniel Vilhelmsson is like the bartender. You are in focus, and if nature serves an adventure cocktail, Daniel lets nature rule. If nature sends you a curved ball with rain or bad weather, Daniel finds the right ingredients to make the adventure complete. To have a bartender in world class, is an insurance that adventure is ahead. So trust your bartender and you’re in for a world class adventure.

Vidar Lyrstrand, Denmark

 

I met Daniel on Fyn at the Fjällräven Classic Denmark. My foot was broken and Daniel looked after me and brought me to the checkpoint. We had great conversations and he also took care of the organization in the hospital afterwards! A great guy! And super nice! He makes jokes and can comfort well when one is sad and does not know any more!

Lena Krumbeck, Germany

 

I had the privilege of meeting Daniel in June of this year while walking the Camino Frances. We became part of a group of pilgrims who chose to walk together during the day and to eat, drink and be merry during the evening. It was magical. The interesting thing about Daniel, though, is that he didn’t just walk, eat, and drink with the rest of us; he was also provided leadership in his calm, gentle way. He was always looking out for us; herding the straggler back into the group; making sure everyone was okay without making a big deal of it. I always felt confident when I was walking with Daniel and always felt that laughter was about to break out! I highly recommend him and his leadership skills for any outdoor venture that he undertakes.

Nancy Brown, Canada

 

It’s a nice experience to walk 110km trail in 5 days accompany with an interesting and experienced mentor. Daniel took care of team members who had discomfort during the hike and made sure everyone was OK. With Daniel as a guide everyone finished the hike successfully. And I also learned some useful Swedish from him, like how to order a beer, which is so important when you take a rest in the huts or at the finish line.

楊發發, Taiwan

 

Jag hade förmånen att träffa Daniel Vilhelmsson under 2009. Jag och Robert Aschberg hade tagit oss före att gå från Ystad till Haparanda i syfte att samla in pengar till och sprida kunskap om prostatacancer. Efter ett par veckor ute på vägarna anslöt sig Daniel och gick med oss upp till Haparanda. Vi var ute på vägarna tillsammans i nästan tre månader och tillryggalade över 150 mil tillsammans ute på vägarna. Den stora skillnaden mellan Robert, mig och Daniel var att han bar sin packning på ryggen och sov i tält. Att Daniel gjorde en prestation utöver det vanliga är ingen underdrift. Han bidrog i högsta grad till att vandringen blev ett glatt minne och hans goda erfarenhet av dylika ”expeditioner” bidrog i hög grad till att vi klarade oss utan vidare skavanker. Daniel klagade aldrig oavsett uppförsbackar eller ösregn, snö eller kyla utan peppade oss istället med glada tillrop. Han visade under resans gång prov på synnerligen goda ledaregenskaper och föregick alltid, oaktatat situation, med gott omdöme. Helt enkelt en kille att lita på!

Gert Fylking, Sverige