Most of our tours depart from Skinnskatteberg, a small town just two hours out of Stockholm. You can travel by car or easily use public transport. This map shows all starting points for our tours as well as guesthouses and airports.
The places marked out on the map shown below are all mentioned in our tour descriptions. To find out where your tour begins please read the detailed information for each tour.
There are three airports to choose from in the Stockholm region, as marked out on the above map.
Stockholm Arlanda airport
Stockholm-Arlanda airport (ARN): The main airport with Worldwide connections. Located 20 minutes from Stockholm Central Station, 2 hours from Skinnskatteberg and 4-5 hours from our Brown Bear lodges.
Stockholm Västerås airport
Stockholm-Västerås airport (VST): A small airport with RyanAir budget airline connections to London Stanstead. Travel time by car is 1 hour from Stockholm, 45 minutes from Skinnskatteberg and 4-5 hours from our Brown Bear lodges. At Västerås Airport you can book a rental car. If you choose to travel by public transport a shuttle bus to Västerås central station is available outside the airport in connection to your arrival time. The fare for the shuttle is about 50 SEK one way, paid to the driver by credit card. Reservation is not necessary. The shuttle will take you to Västerås central station where trains and buses can take you to Skinnskatteberg. For onward travel with train and bus from Västerås central station, see below.
Stockholm Skavsta airport
Stockholm-Skavsta airport (NYO): A small airport with RyanAir and WizzAir budget airline connections to many European cities. Located 1,5 hours from Stockholm, 3 hours from Skinnskatteberg, 5-6 hours from the Brown Bear lodges. Take an airport bus to Stockholm or rent a car at the airport.
Travel by car
Your most flexible choice is to travel by car. Rental cars (Sixt, Hertz, Avis) are available in all towns and airports. Roads in Sweden are relatively in good condition and there is not much traffic. You will find that driving in Sweden is easy!
Driving to Skinnskatteberg: Skinnskatteberg is a 2 hours drive from Stockholm, 2 hours from Stockholm Arlanda airport, 45 minutes from Stockholm Västerås airport and 3 hours from Stockholm Skavsta airport. We can help you with detailed driving directions at the time of booking.
Driving to our Brown Bear lodges: Our Brown Bear lodges are located in two different areas in Hälsingland, a 4-5 hours drive from Skinnskatteberg or Stockholm, 4-5 hour from Stockholm-Arlanda airport, 4-5 hours from Stockholm-Västerås airport and 5-6 hours from Stockholm-Skavsta airport. We will give you detailed directions at the time of booking.
Travel by train and bus
To Skinnskatteberg: You can easily travel by train and bus to Skinnskatteberg from Stockholm (2,5 hour), Stockholm Arlanda Airport (2,5 hours), Stockholm Skavsta Airport (3,5 hours) and Västerås train station (1,5 hour). There are connections to Skinnskatteberg by public transport nearly every hour from most airports and nearby towns.
From Stockholm to Skinnskatteberg: Trains run from Stockholm Central Station to Köping (1 hour, 20 minutes), where a public bus (number 550) will take you to Skinnskatteberg (50 minutes). We pick you up in Skinnskatteberg for the 10 minute transfer to your guesthouse. Total travel time from Stockholm to Skinnskatteberg is about 2,5 hours.
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Positions for SatNav/GPS
WGS 84: N 59° 48.311′, E 15° 43.718′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.80519, 15.72864
RT90: 6631741, 1495706
SWEREF99 TM: 6629941, 540880
WGS 84: N 59° 53.415′, E 15° 37.549′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.89025, 15.62581
RT90: 6641229, 1489961
SWEREF99 TM: 6639354, 535022
Skinnskatteberg, train/bus station
WGS 84: N 59° 49.946′, E 15° 41.558′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.83244, 15.69263
RT90: 6634780, 1493690
SWEREF99 TM: 6632954, 538828
Grimsö wildlife research station
WGS 84: N 59° 43.715′, E 15° 28.312′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.72859, 15.47187
RT90: 6623252, 1481252
SWEREF99 TM: 6621280, 526535
Guesthouse Färna Herrgård
WGS 84: N 59° 46.809′, E 15° 51.937′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.78014, 15.86562
RT90: 6628950, 1503397
SWEREF99 TM: 6627244, 548602
Guesthouse Färnas Hjärta
WGS 84: N 59° 46.938′, E 15° 51.698′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.78229, 15.86163
RT90: 6629189, 1503173
SWEREF99 TM: 6627480, 548374
WGS 84: N 59° 41.752′, E 15° 44.619′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.69587, 15.74366
RT90: 6619561, 1496538
SWEREF99 TM: 6617777, 541859
Bear hide #1
WGS 84: N 61° 12.817′, E 16° 4.148′
WGS 84 decimal: 61.21362, 16.06913
RT90: 6788696, 1514190
SWEREF99 TM: 6787051, 557434
Bear hide #2
WGS 84: N 62° 3.967′, E 15° 47.109′
WGS 84 decimal: 62.06611, 15.78516
RT90: 6883670, 1498960
SWEREF99 TM: 6881794, 541035
Bear hide #3
WGS 84: N 61° 32.450′, E 16° 22.125′
WGS 84 decimal: 61.54084, 16.36875
RT90: 6825261, 1529979
SWEREF99 TM: 6823795, 572764