Moose Safari – evening tour
1250 SEK (kids to 15 years 695 SEK)
Moose Safari evening tour with outdoor dinner, 5 hours on foot and by car.
Our popular evening trip to see wild Moose in their natural habitat is a real highlight on your travels in Sweden. The tour starts in Skinnskatteberg, just two hours out of Stockholm. We have seen Moose on every tour for more than 10 years and it is common to see as many as 10-20 Moose in one evening during the Summer season (April-September).
- Meet wild Moose in their natural habitat - we have seen Moose on every tour since 2002
- Walk in the forest with experienced guide
- Outdoor evening meal by the fire place
- Learn about Moose and other wildlife
- Chance to see other wildlife such as Roe Deer, Crane, Owl, Wolf, Lynx
Many travelers join this trip because they want to see some wild Moose when they visit Sweden. The Moose which is called Elk in British English, is also called the king of the Swedish forest. The Bergslagen forest is where you are most likely to encounter wild Moose in its natural habitat. During this evening trip you will get the chance to visit a Moose’s own home ground, a perfect environment to learn more about Moose and the other inhabitants of the forest in a practical way. Our guides share their skills of tracking as we search for hoof prints, fresh droppings and bite marks. We will also learn different ways of communicating with Moose, of which some have been used by hunters in the region for thousands of years. As the night falls the forest is brought to life and Moose awake from their daytime slumber to feed. This means prime time for Moose watching in the glades and meadows.
We travel together on foot and by van in small groups with skilled guides. During the tour we eat an evening meal together in the forest.
Itinerary for Moose Safari
Meet up with your guide in the afternoon. The tour begins with an introduction to Sweden’s wildlife as well as practical guidelines on how to act to increase our chances to encounter wild animals. We transfer together by van to a nearby lake and eat an outdoor dinner in the forest. We then spend the evening walking and driving through the woods in search of Moose and other wildlife. After dark we conclude the tour and return to the starting point.
Rates (valid until 31 October, 2014)
- Adults 1250 SEK
- Children 695 SEK (up to 15 years)
Included: Guided excursion, evening meal.
Lodging: This tour does not include any lodging, but you can book lodging here.
Guided activities: This tour includes a guided excursion which typically lasts for 5-6 hours in the evening/night depending on weather conditions and the group’s preferences. During most excursions we transfer by van and then walk through the forest.
Tour dates: See our tour calendar for scheduled dates. This tour can also be arranged on request at other dates at a minimum of 4 participants during April-October.
When is best: April-September is usually good for Moose watching although the chances to see many Moose may vary during the season. May means more Moose sightings because the calves are born. June and July have long sun hours. Second half of August and all of September means bigger chances to see Moose bulls with antlers because of mating season.
Times: The starting and ending time for this tour depends on the season as follows. Please make sure that you are at the meeting location in time. Give us a call if you are late.
- 1 April – 30 April: 16 – 21 hours
- 1 May – 15 May: 17 – 22 hours
- 16 May – 31 July : 18-24 hours
- 1 Aug – 11 Aug: 17-22 hours
- 12 Aug – 30 Sep: 16-21 hours
Location: This tour starts and ends at Kolarbyn Eco-lodge.
Suitability: Recommended minimum age is 10 years. Participants should be able to walk in the forest without difficulties. The amount of walking is dependent on the current wildlife situation. Walking level is medium. We may walk up to 1 hour in uneven terrain off trails. Walks include many stops along the way.
Group size: Maximum 8 participants per guide. With 2 guides there may be up to 16 participants.