Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers

“Small group (max 7 per guide) wildlife tour in Bergslagen Forest, Skinnskatteberg, a haven for moose, beavers and wolves just 2hrs' drive from Stockholm - cosy guesthouse on Lake Storsjön.”

Highlights

Skinnskatteberg | Bergslagen Forest | Lake Storsjön | lakeside guesthouse | moose watching and canoeing | beaver watching and forest hike | optional wolf howling tour | home cooking and all dietary requirements catered for |

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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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Encounters 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
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The Impacts of this Trip

We 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.

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8 Reviews of Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers

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Reviewed on 07 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Treking through the forest to listen to and listening to Wolves howl.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Research the weather and plan/pack accordingly.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, it benifited awarness and the conservation of the animals. It also benifited the local businesses.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Drifting along at dusk in a near-silent electric boat searching for & finally spotting a Beaver swimming in the stream.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for late finishes on the 3 days looking for the Moose, Beaver &
Wolves. Take note of the suggested packing list. There's not as much free
time as you might think. Be prepared to be amazed.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. Locally sourced food, supported independent cafes for lunches. Minimising any disturbance to the wildlife supported conservation.


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable & their passion for the
environment & the wildlife was inspiring.

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


ALL OF IT!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


A good pair of Waterproof shoes are a must.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes definitely, and all the food was from the locals gardens and was delicious!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


10/10 I would go back tomorrow, loved it!

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The scenery, the peacefulness and of course the incredible wildlife

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take welly boots along with your other foot wear! Take plenty of spare dry socks...

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes definitely.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


5 stars. It was 5 days in total but only 3 full days but it felt a lot longer as we did so much. You could tell that a lot of thought went into the itinerary - from
visiting different local cafes for lunch to the talks of the various wild animas that we saw in the evening and the day activities, hiking in the forests and
canoeing on the lake to the Beaver island...

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


apart from the obvious beauty and silence - unexpectedly seeing a mink and an grey owl

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


make sure that you take the right gear and pay the extra to swap a train ticket for a taxi back to the airport

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


the impact on the locals was minimal as we only met the guides and guest house owners- the education from the guides does support conservation, but in reality anyone booking this trip would already support conservation

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


enjoyed everything except sleeping in a tent - but I knew that I wouldn't enjoy that!

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your positive feedback! It was great having you here with us. Just a note that all of our guides are local and we only work with locally owned guesthouses and restaurants, so our tours definitively have a positive impact on the local society. Hope to see you again, perhaps for a Lapland trip!

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Many 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, water absolutely still like a mirror, giving perfect reflections of the the forests and hills, the occasional fish jumping, osprey flying overhead. I didn't want it to end!

Most exciting: bears coming up to within a few feet of the hide we were in.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


This was a fairly 'full on' trip. You need good walking boots and wet weather gear. Be prepared to 'rough it' a little bit when camping and in the bear hides. Many of the animals you're looking for are nocturnal so a number of the activities started at about 5.00pm continuing well into the early hours. Remember June is 24 hours daylight in mid Sweden.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Totally, as far as possible. Most of the food was produced on the farm supporting the guest house or was purchased from local producers. The team were very aware of re-cycling/re-using or avoiding heavy packaging. Rubbish was always taken away and open fires exinguished thoroughly. We were encouraged not to use insect repellant.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


This was an excellent holiday experience. It ticked many boxes; our only regret is that we didn't hear/see wolves. They are very elusive! For outdoor, wildlife enthusiasts we would recommend our holiday provider wholeheartedly.

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Beaver watching from a silent electric boat

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take good binoculars and midge spray

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, it was thoughtfully packaged.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Expensive for what we got but put together with respect for the environment

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The 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.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Go determined to enjoy all parts of being in the outdoors with wildlife experts. Hearing or seeing wolves should be an extra bonus if it happens.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


A local Pension is used as one of the bases. The holiday provider has a clear focus on conservation and there was an informative lecture from a wolf expert. They were open about the tension between encouraging tourism and impacting on the wildlife.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Outstanding! This was a great part of our wider experiences in Sweden and we would have loved to spend longer with our hosts.

Read the operator's response here:

I am happy to see that you enjoyed the trip! It was great having you here with us. Come in winter next time! :)

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