Living an open-air life
Friluftsliv – or “open-air life” – is a centuries-old Nordic tradition of connecting with the natural and cultural landscape in everyday life. I like to think of it as the outdoorsy cousin of hygge. Open-air life revolves around feeling joy outside, regardless of the season or the weather. It’s about learning useful skills, without pressure to compete or achieve. Through open-air life, we can peel away the demands of modern life and let go of stress and anxiety. Whether we’re cooking a meal over an open fire, going for a walk in the woods, taking a dip in a freezing lake or foraging for wild berries, open-air life helps us restore balance within ourselves – and the planet. Nature is everywhere around us, so you don’t need to venture far to experience friluftsliv. Just open the door and step outside.