Velkomin – Välkommen – Tervetuloa – Velkommen – Welcome to the Nordic Outdoor Therapy Network

This is a homepage of Nordic Outdoor Therapy Network. This is a forum for inspiration, discussion, learning, and sharing the ideas for everyone who is into Outdoor Therapy in its broadest sense. We are eager to explore and conceptualize a Nordic approach to Outdoor Therapy and to promote the use of nature and the outdoors for therapeutic purposes in our part of the world.

Here in the north, our traditional and simple connection with nature and life in outdoors still thrives alongside urbanization and technological development. Some form of wilderness is seldom far away and many of us remain avid outdoor enthusiasts.

Freedom to roam or literally everyman’s right is unique to the Nordic countries. Foundation of the law is a respectful relationship between people and nature, allowing us to spend time in the vast mountains, forests, lakes and sea with countless islands. We are inspired to develop therapeutic modalities where we honor the mutuality between what nature offers, and what we can give back.

On this website, you will find a short introduction of the network, what is going on in different member countries and frequently updated list of Nordic publications on the field. Our network is emerging, thus activities and even concepts are developing.

Are you working with or studying Outdoor Therapy, or otherwise interested in it? Please, feel free to contact us!

We also recommend you to join our Facebook group: Nordic Outdoor Therapy Network.