Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
Description of Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
Sweden wildlife tours over a long weekend uncover an inordinate amount of animal life with moose, beavers, foxes and red squirrels all to be found if you know where to look. Following a guide on a four day Sweden wildlife tour lets you learn as you explore with bird calls deciphered and animal tracks uncovered, especially when tracking through the realm of the wolf.
What our four day Sweden wildlife tours features:
Three nights’ accommodation at a cosy lakeside guesthouse – 2hrs from Stockholm
Meals include 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 evening meals
Guided wildlife walks and canoeing instruction on the lake (equipment included)
Good chance of seeing roe deer, moose and beavers
Enjoy a hike through forest and track wolves
Meet our guide at Stockholm Arlanda airport at terminal 5 by Grand Café at 3 pm, for the two hours drive to Skinnskatteberg. You will be back at Stockholm Central Station or Stockholm Arlanda airport as you prefer at around 5pm on departure day. So don't plan for any flight earlier than 7pm, or stay an extra night in Stockholm before you return home.
This Sweden wildlife tour is designed for small groups (max 7 per guide) and participants aged over eight years old.
More about this short break in Sweden wildlife holiday:
Just two hours from Stockholm Arlanda Airport you’ll find Bergslagen Forest in Skinnskatteberg which features Sweden’s largest populations of moose, beavers and wolves living alongside other animals, such as roe deer mountain hares and, rarely sighted, lynx.
The accommodation that we use on this four day Sweden wildlife tour is slap bang in the centre of wolf country and situated on a pristine lake, surrounded by woodland. Meals at the guesthouse are home cooked and use ingredients that have been locally-sourced. All dietary requirements are catered for including vegetarians and gluten free guests.
Wildlife expeditions are guided and feature gentle walks, driving transfers, canoeing and boat trips in order to maximise the most of your time amongst the natural world. Small groups (max 7 per guide) are led by passionate and knowledgeable wildlife experts and the chance to return to socialise with like-minded nature lovers as you indulge in some delicious Swedish home cooking as well as views over the pristine lake, are always worth the journey home after a good day spent outdoors.
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8 Reviews of Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
Reviewed on 07 Sep 2019 by Jack TwymanThe most exciting part of the holiday was trekking through the forest to listen to and listening to Wolves howl. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019 by Phil MelvilleThe guides were incredibly knowledgeable & their passion for the environment & the wildlife was inspiring. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019 by Laura Culbert10/10 I would go back tomorrow, loved it! Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jul 2019 by Sarah WillisThe most memorable part of the holiday was the scenery, the peacefulness and of course the incredible wildlife. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jul 2017 by Martin LandApart from the obvious beauty and silence - unexpectedly seeing a mink and an grey owl was the highlight. enjoyed everything except sleeping in a tent - but I knew that I wouldn't enjoy that! Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Jun 2017 by Sheila JukesMany memorable moments but the image which will stay in my mind for a long time is canoeing back home on a Swedish lake in perfect conditions: no wind or rain, sun going down slowly... Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jul 2017 by Matthew CarrollBeaver watching from a silent electric boat. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Aug 2016 by David GreenThe best thing was hearing the wolves howl but the walk through the woods looking for signs of wolf and moose activity was also magical. Standing in the woods silently, in the dark waiting for the howl is an intense experience. Read full review
PlanetEncounters with wild animals is a way to connect people with nature, to educate people about the importance of biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem, and to inspire people to take action to save the wildlife and the environment. This is our contribution to make the world a little bit wilder.
In Sweden, as in most other parts of the World, forests are logged and replaced by plantations and wild animals are often just seen as problems and costs for farmers and landowners. What can we do to change this view?
It is quite simple…
When nature and wildlife provide income for local people and businesses, it is more likely preserved for the future.
We are proud to know that our small tour company is often used as a good example by others to prove that wild nature can be a substantial income for rural areas, and that wild animals are in fact worth more alive than dead.
Most politicians are already aware that tourism means substantial income. Now we just need to convince them that wild nature is Sweden’s main attraction and that is one more reason why we need to preserve more of it.
We received the Grand Travel Award as best ecotourism company in Sweden 2009. And then we received the Swedish Tourism Award as tourism company of the year in Sweden 2015. We are approved with the Swedish quality label for ecotourism, Natures Best since 2004.
• We respect wild animals by staying at respectful distance, never chase och deliberately disturb them
• We travel in small groups for less impact on the local environment
• We encourage our guests to travel by train
• We reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible
• All meals are based on locally produced ingredients and vegetarian is always one of the main options
• We don’t use plastic plates, mugs or cutlery
• Our electric boat motors are charged on local hydro-power
• These electric boat motors minimise disturbance for wildlife and locals
• We provide equipment and camping gear to reduce consumption
• Refillable water bottles is encouraged
PeopleWe work with local guides only. That is why we can take you to the very best places to see wildlife up close in areas of Sweden where most other visitors never go. To make your holiday complete, we cooperate with small, family run guesthouses in rural villages with friendly and engaged staff. This create local job opportunities in rural areas and also provides you with a much more authentic experience. All of our guesthouses have cosy and friendly atmosphere. The food is locally produced and the dishes are mainly from the area, often with sustainable meat like wild boar and free ranging lambs along with wild chantarelles and sweetened lingonberries. We always offer vegatarian dishes. Blueberries can be picked in the forest along the walks and we often bring hot drinks out into the wild.
• All inclusive tours contribute greatly to the local economy
• Local guides become ambassadors for nature and wildlife
• Local food and drinks contribute to the local community
• We contribute with data to the Scandinavian Wolf Project
• We are members of the local neighbourhood watch
• We grant Save the Forest Award each year to show respect and acknowledgment to young people who stand up for the biodiversity in Sweden’s wild and beautiful forests.