About Us

Swedish Magic Tours and Troll Passages is run by a group of practitioners dedicated to the study of Trolldom and swedish folk magic. We are a mix of native Swedes and US based coordinators, with a mission to create more opportunities for people around the world to learn about this important piece of Scandinavian cultural history. 

Your Guides

Johannes Björn Gårdbäck

local guide, educator, and trolldom practitioner

Johannes is native to the West Coast of Sweden with an ancestral line stretching more than 500 years into the land itself. He is also a professional practitioner of Trolldom with 26 years of experience and the author of "Trolldom –Spells and Methods of the Norse Folkmagic Tradition” (Yippie 2014) and has published several other articles on the topic of Swedish folklore and magical practices.

Araminta Karlsson

coordinator, educator, and nordic roots practitioner

Minta is a Swedish-American magic educator based out of Portland, ME. She is a blog contributor for The Alchemist's Kitchen in NYC and a student of Kari Tauring. Minta does a regular series of workshops in the US, providing education and practical applications for integrating ancestral folk tradition into modern life.