As a Greeter, you create your own online profile on the website, in which you specify your areas of interest, in order to make your match with various visitors as rewarding as possible. "I actually have a broad spectrum of interests, but nature first and foremost."
This is how it works . A greeter will take you around town for a couple of hours, telling you about this and that and giving you a personal introduction to the place. At no cost. That’s a fine
example of local hospitality.
— To me it felt natural, Viveca Söderlund says, explaining why she is now one of Skellefteå’s Greeters. When I was a child we lived in many different places around the world and we always learned the location of the best beaches and markets from the locals.
An important part of Viveca’s motivation lies in meeting new people.
— I’m curious about new people and these encounters are enormously rewarding. Last time around I met a lovely couple from Poland, whom I would of course never have met if not for my role as a Greeter.
The couple had travelled by car through large parts of northern Scandinavia and had a good grasp of many of the important sights to see in Swedish Lapland.
— They had marked Sarek, Treehotel and Icehotel on the map, so it was great to show them what Skellefteå had to offer. We went up Falkberget Mountain, amongst other places, which they really enjoyed.
As a Greeter, you create your own online profile on the website, in which you specify your areas of interest, in order to make your match with various visitors as rewarding as possible.
— I actually have a broad spectrum of interests, but nature first and foremost. I feel that the natural environment has so much to offer, not least in our part of the world. Our history, culture and geography is all rooted in the natural environment.
If you are visiting and would like to book a Greeter, this can be done on the same website.
Being a Greeter also means that you have every reason to discover all the experiences available close to home.
— On a sunny winter day or an amazing summer night, things can just fall into place, however at other times, you will have to be more creative. It’s easy to forget that we live in a fantastic place, even when the weather is a bit grey and dreary. Skellefteå has so much to offer.