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Forest bathing with Lisen Sundgren

Stress is something most of us unfortunately have experienced. People need to unwind, slow down and allow the brain to recover to feel good. Research has shown that the nature is an excellent environment to do this, which Artipelag now takes onboard during a few upcoming dates where herbal specialist Lisen Sundgren will hold forest baths in the surroundings of Artipelag.

Lisen Sundgren is famous as herbal specialist, forager (specialist in edible wild plants), writer and lecturer. For more than two decades, she has shared her knowledge through books and courses. Lisen has collaborated as forager with some of the best restaurants in Sweden and has made guest appearances abroad. She is a certified forest therapy guide and her passion and drive is to make people creating a relation to nature.

Forest bath, or shinrin yoku, is a method developed in Japan during the mid-1980’s where the effects of the large urbanisation led to stress and the doctors saw an increase in stress related diseases. A group of researchers started researching on the effects of nature in the human brain and body and came up with some astonishing results. The cause of ill health was found to be “lack of nature”. They developed a method where people walked with a guide in surroundings of natural beauty and open senses in what the nature offers.

During a forest bath, you walk into the forest with a guide who invites to different practices which are beneficial to the health and gives a great sense of well-being. With calm comes great empathy, more creativity and a better ability to cooperate.

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Participants of Forest bath will receive 10% discount on books by Lisen Sundberg sold in the shop at Artipelag.

Practical information

Upcoming forest baths

Sunday July 5th


11.40 am Meet up at the foyer
11.45 am–1.45 pm Introductory lunch in Bådan Café & Pâtisserie
1.45 pm Forest bath with Lisen Sundgren

Combine with plant walk

Same days as we arrange forest baths, we also do plant walks in the afternoon.

These are also led by Lisen Sundgren and in the plant walk you will get tip on how to use the plants found at Artipelag, try how they tastes and above all how to identify them.


Forest baths and plant walks are booked separately but via the same booking link.


Price SEK 395 per person.

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Limited number of 15 participants and first come first served applies.


Lunch consists of a ready packed bag containing a hearty vegetarian salad, a bottle of mineral water and a take away cup for coffee or tea.