Scan Magazine, Issue 136, November 2021

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Scan Magazine  |  Holiday Profile of the Month  |  Denmark

Photo: Jens Thimm Valsted

guidance of Feriecenter Slettestrand’s certified eco-therapist. This can involve using stones, leaves, soil and other items found in nature to get to know yourself better. You can also experience forest bathing, a Japanese practice to help you relax. The method is simple: it is about being calm and quiet among the trees, and observing nature around you while breathing deeply. The practice is known to help destress and to boost health and well-being in a natural way. “Something happens to humans when we spend time in nature. We become more open-minded and less defensive. The barriers are being broken down,” reflects Skjødt.

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“The nature in this area is fantastic, and there are so many activities you can try as a team. We take great pride in the fact that we have activities for every company, every team and every person,” says Skjødt. Socially and environmentally responsible After all the team-building activities, you will probably have a bit of a rumbling belly. Luckily, the dining options at Feriecenter Slettestrand are plenty, and can even be part of your team-building experience. A foraging trip to gather wild ingredients that the team then uses to prepare dinner over a campfire is one extremely popular group activity. Alternatively, the restaurant serves delicious,

Feriecenter Slettestrand also has some of the best mountain bike instructors in Europe, and the trails in the area are phenomenal, making it a great team activity. It doesn’t need to be a wild or daring ride. Anyone who can ride a bike can join in, and your guide will ensure that everyone has a good time. If mountain biking is not your thing, there are plenty of other activities available. You could enjoy a gentle horseback ride through the forest to the beach, or go on a guided hike – both excellent ways to take in the dramatic scenery of the Danish west coast. A dip in the sea followed by a sauna experience can be an activity of its own, or make the perfect end to an active day.

home-cooked meals, made primarily from local, seasonal and, where possible, organic ingredients. “Sustainability is important to us – not just when it comes to being green, but also when it comes to being socially responsible. Therefore, we also have a residence for people with disabilities, who work alongside us and help take good care of our guests,” says Skjødt. Feriecenter Slettestrand is also a popular destination for families and groups of friends on holidays, and they have some of Denmark’s most accessible facilities for people with disabilities. “Feriecenter Slettestrand is for everyone. Here, you can come exactly as you are,” says Skjødt. Web: Facebook: Feriecenter Slettestrand Instagram: @feriecenter_slettestrand

Photo: Jens Thimm Valsted

Photo: Kristian Skjødt

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