FAQs

The goal is to create a camp where individuals can concentrate on their running and the trail ahead and not on competing with others or pace. The measure for our participants is perceived exertion and how to meet and master terrain. This is knowing when to take a steep incline with a power hike technique so you can start running again once you hit the top. It is also learning downhill technique to utilise gravity and speed instead of adding stress on your body by pounding down the hill. Participants should enjoy the group atmosphere of the camp, but feel that the runs are a personal challenge that you get to control. We want participants to test navigating and safety skills at the camp and feel comfortable using these when you head home.
Our goal is to run a safe and healthy camp on all accounts.  Tärnaby Trail follows Folkshälsomyndighetens recommendations. The camp is largely an outdoor activity and is considered lower risk, but of course not risk free. We will implement steps to follow social distancing and hygiene into all aspects of the camp and will cover this during our welcome meeting.

Currently, Folkshälsomydigheten is recommending that travel be restricted to a driving time of 1 to 2 hours from home.  If you are traveling from further away than this, we unfortunately cannot accept your booking. If the recommendations change, we will update our policy accordingly.  Given our location, we understand this will impact our ability to take bookings and are considering moving available dates to later in the summer and early September.

We offer a 90% refund for all bookings for the camp for July and August 2020 if you have symptoms or feel unwell. You can cancel and receive a 90% refund if you notify us before 16:00 the day before your camp begins. No doctor’s note is required.
We feel 8 is a good number of participants to have at each camp, to maintain a good atmosphere on the trail and for providing more individual attention to all participants.  A smaller group will give participants more time to interact and get to know each other.  8 is a good number, but we may squeeze in 1 or 2 extra in order to accommodate party size and available dates, so please be aware it is not strictly limited to 8, we like to be flexible. 
Like we said, we are flexible. If you are a larger group of runners  and would like to make a group booking get in touch with us via our contact form and let’s talk! 
All participants should meet up at the Tärnaby Fjällhotell on the first day. From there we will share the schedule and locations of all our activities.
A basic level of running fitness is required for the camp, and a good measure of this is that participants can run 8-10 km without stopping. How many minutes it takes is not as important to us as your ability to hold a consistent tempo. If you do register, we would like you to submit a 5 km or 10 km time – so just go out and time yourself – no official race time required. The purpose of this is only to help us plan our runs better and coordinate logistics.
We plan to run and hike between 50 and 65 km on varied terrain during the week. In terms of duration, keep in mind that trail running can take 1.5 to 2 times longer than running on a road.

If you are running regularly before the camp starts ( a few times a week) we suggest you add in some interval and hill work. Try 10 x 100m or 4 x 400m speed work and 4 to 6 hill sprints on a slope that is at an appropriate for you level – start easy and make sure you are warming up before any high intensity work. There are lots of interval programs out there so do a quick search to find something that suits your training level.

Think about adding some back to back days, where you run two days in a row, for the same distance. Pick a distance you find challenging. Repeat the next week but add 1 km.

If you haven’t been running very much, we believe that consistency is the best tool for you. Start out small and manageable and try running for time instead of distance. Start from your front door and run for 15 minutes, beginning slowly to warm-up. When you’ve run 15 minutes, turn around and run home. Try to do this 3 times per week and every third run add 1 or 2 minutes.

Next try increasing frequency to 4 x per week. The next step would be to introduce a short run, medium run and long run (20-30 min, 30-40 min, and 50-60 min total run time – out and back). Add some variance and begin experimenting with tempo.

If you are a total beginner we don’t think this camp will be as enjoyable as it should be for you. We welcome you to contact us to see if we can arrange an intro course that would be a better fit. 


When packing for the trip we want to remind everyone that we will be outside for a large part of the day. This includes the runs, development sessions and yoga (weather permitting). The summers can be cool and windy. It is good to have at least one extra change of running clothes so everything can dry at night. For the nights, a light down jacket and a base layer will help you stay warm and comfortable.  

On the trail, what you wear is of course up to you, but think about tights or long socks if you want more protection on your lower legs. Consider some layering options as well, but once we get moving we should have enough body heat to keep warm. You will need space to carry any layers you strip off. Wind has an enormous effect and that’s the reason we require a wind or light shell jacket and a foil blanket or a sleeping bag liner, the latter for emergency situations.

We have a list for what you should carry with you when we are running – “On the Trail.”  We cannot guarantee that all runners will finish at the same and want all participants to be comfortable, therefore we would like everyone to pack a bag to leave in the car – “Post-run Change Bag.”

Required: These are the items we believe are important for your safety out on the trail. Items marked with an “*” should be carried by at least one person in your group. 

Recommend:  These are items that we think are good to have.  If you have them at home already bring them along.  If you have any questions just ask us.

Download a copy of the packing list at the bottom of the FAQs page.

Conditioning and strength will focus mainly on body weight movements and exercises specific for helping runners.  Our body care is foam rolling, trigger ball work and yoga. We want you to leave with short and simple routines that you can incorporate into your daily training. 
We love yoga and think a yin yoga practice is great for recovery after a long day’s run. Yin yoga is a slow paced yoga that holds stretches for longer periods and focuses on connective tissue. It is great for tight hips and hamstrings. Our guide will lead the yoga with assistance from an app. We will have a 50 minute yoga session on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mats and blankets are available, but please feel free to bring your own. Due to the Covid-19 situation we will have yoga outside unless it is raining or wet.  We are looking for a indoor location that would be suitable in case it rains, but may have to cancel yoga

Ja, vi pratar svenska och engelska, även om jag är långsam när jag skriver på svenska. Campen kommer att hållas på svenska med en liten inblandning av engelska ord. And if you don’t speak Swedish we can also work in English or a combination of both.