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

There are two things that stand out with Daniel; his vast knowledge about the great outdoors and maybe most importantly his humble and big-hearted personality. We consulted Daniel while planning for a 10 day trip through Sarek National Park. He did not cease to impress with his extensive knowledge about one of Sweden’s most isolated regions, which he knows as well as his own backyard. If we had done the research ourselves it would have taken days to find and even then there is certain information that you cannot find on the internet. Daniel could answer all of our questions from the tip of the tongue as well as adding extra tips of do’s and don’ts. We received reliable information and feel confident walking through one of Sweden’s wildest regions. On top of Daniel’s extensive knowledge he also has a really enjoyable personality and makes everyone around him feel appreciated. Clearly this is the result of a man who gives his passion everything and loves inspiring others.

Louise Elger and Konrad Pohl, Sweden

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

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

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

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

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

Jag och min far träffade Daniel första gången då vi gick Björnturen 2016. Blev grymt inspirerad och motiverad av Daniels meritlista. Daniel är ödmjuk och social samt mycket kunnig inom friluftsliv och löpning. Han drar sig inte för att hjälpa till. Var ingen nackdel då det visade sig att vi bodde i samma stad. Efter Björnturen har Daniel hjälpt till med info och kartor på olika resor jag gjort plus att vi även varit på en del mindre äventyr tillsammans. Daniel har blivit en riktig vän. Dessa åsikter delas av mig och min far.

Peter & Johnny, Sweden

We met Daniel at Fjällräven Classic Sweden 2017 and Fjällräven Classic Denmark 2018. He really is a great guide. He always reminded us of the safety to pay attention during trek and shared a lot of knowledge about the outdoors with us. Daniel is professional but still very humble and has a great sense of humor. He let us know the positive attitude in the wild and life. I learned a lot from him, like positive life attitudes and how to enjoy the outdoors. l feel very lucky to meet him. I hope to meet him again in Fjallraven Classic USA next year?

陳思蓉 Jamie, Taiwan

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

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

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

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

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. We have an unforgettable adventure in Lapland.

Ya-Chi Yang, Taiwan

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

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