About

Guide Rutger
Guide Rutger (photo by Lucid)

A Dutch tour guide in Lofsdalen, Sweden

Vaartoe, which means ‘mountain with a mile-wide view’ in the South Sámi language, Turguide offers nature experiences in Härjedalen.

Vaartoe Turguide is run by Rutger van Dillen. Rutger is a Dutchman who, out of love for the mountains and the different seasons, decided to move to Sweden in 2017. His passion for the outdoors and outdoor activities has only grown since living in the rugged Norrland.

In the summer and autumn you will most likely find him hiking the mountains, cross-country cycling or his absolute favourite: tracking and trying to spot brown bears. In the winter time he enjoys downhill skiing but has since living in Härjedalen also become fond of other winter activities such as tour skiing, snowshoe hiking and snowmobile touring.

Rutger lives in Glöte, a small farmers town just outside of Lofsdalen, together with his wife and his dogs. Besides Lofsdalen, Sonfjället National Park is his favourite hangout.

Our guide Rutger speaks Swedish, English, Dutch/Flemish and can understand German.

Vaartoe Turguide is licensed to arrange guided tours in Sonfjället National Park as well as Nyvallens and Nysäterns nature reserves.

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