Stay three nights at Kolarbyn Eco-lodge with Moose and Beaver Safari evening trips. A great adventure for families, friends or couples.
Kolarbyn is called Sweden’s most primitive hotel and a very unusual hotel. It is a natural refuge for silence, wilderness and adventure in a beautiful forest setting just a couple of hours away from the capital Stockholm. Parents with their kids come from all over the world enjoy true nature and to join our popular guided safari tours. Meet with Moose, Beavers and other wild animals in their natural environment.
- Good chances to see Moose and Beaver
- Let your kids learn more about Sweden’s wildlife and nature by our experienced guides
- True wilderness lodging in forest hut with access to floating sauna
- Outdoor cooking at the fire place
- Free activities such as hiking, berry- and mushroom picking
During the Summer season (April-September) we offer Moose and Beaver safari evening tours with Kolarbyn as a base camp. This bargain package is ideal for families and you will have plenty of time to explore the Swedish nature at your own as well as with our professional wildlife guides. You can spend the day hiking in the forest, swimming in lakes, picking blueberries or just relax by one of the camp fires. In the evenings you can join our wildlife guides to see some of Sweden’s most characteristic wildlife such as Moose and Beavers. This package is designed for nature loving families who are ready for a true adventure together with other families! If you think three nights at Kolarbyn will be too hard, then you can switch to a more comfortable guesthouse for some or all of the nights at a surcharge.
Day 1 Arrival in Kolarbyn Eco-lodge, Bergslagen forest
Arrival in the reception at Kolarbyn and meeting with one of our hosts for a short introduction to the facilities. Once you have moved in to your forest hut you get to cook your own evening meal over open fire together with your family. All necessary outdoor kitchen equipment and basic ingredients is provided for a full outdoor meal. For fresh items you may also want to visit the supermarket in the village 3km away. You fetch your own water in the nearby spring, chop your own fire wood, light fires and do the dishes in the stream. In the evening you can go hiking, fishing, swimming in the lake or just rest by the fire with the other guests. Night in forest hut.
Day 2 Kolarbyn Eco-lodge, Moose Safari
Self-service breakfast at any time. After breakfast you have a whole day to explore the surrounding forest. And Swedish nature is very safe! Large animals never visit the Kolarbyn site, no worries at all. You cook your own lunch. In the evening one of our wildlife guides will take you for a guided Moose Safari tour. The forest near Kolarbyn is exceptionally good for Moose watching and our guides have succeeded in showing Moose on every tour since 2003. The tour lasts 5 hours and you return to Kolarbyn after sunset late at night. An outdoor dinner is included during the tour. Night in forest hut.
Day 3 Kolarbyn Eco-lodge, Beaver Safari
Self-service breakfast at any time. Another free day of outdoor activities with your family and the fellow guests. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon you will meet up with one of our wildlife guides again and this time for a Beaver Safari tour on the lake with big chances to see wild Beavers. The tour takes 5 hours and we are using a rubber boat with electric engine to increase our chances to get near to the Beavers during sunset. An outdoor dinner is included in the tour. Night in forest hut.
Day 4 Departure day
Self-service breakfast at any time. Free time on your own, stay as long as you want, then departure.
Rates (valid 31 October, 2012)
- SEK 3770 per adult
- 2650 SEK per child up to 14 years.
Included: 2 guided evening tours with dinner. Lodging in forest huts 3 nights at Kolarbyn Eco-lodge with self-service breakfasts. Sleeping bag equipment. Life jacket/bouyance vest for the Beaver Safari.
Not included: Dinner day 1, lunches, travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, travel to and from the tour.
Tour dates: This tour has no fixed dates, but is offered every Thursday-Sunday during April-September. Other dates may also be possible. Please make a request for available dates.
When is best: April-September is usually good for the above mentioned wildlife. Second half of August and all of September means bigger chances to see Moose bulls with antlers because of mating season. Beavers can be seen during the entire period.
Guided activities: This adventure includes two guided excursions which typically lasts for 5 hours in the evening depending on weather conditions, see itinerary for details. During most excursions we transfer by van and then walk through the forest. The Beaver excursion is usually made by rubber boat with electric engine.
Lodging: This tour includes lodging in a forest hut at Kolarbyn Eco-lodge. Sleeping bag equipment is included. Please let us know if you prefer to stay at a more comfortable guesthouse at a surcharge during some or all of the nights.
Times: Since this tour has no guided activity on day 1 you are free to arrive between 12-16 and depart at 12 noon on the last day. Please make sure that you are at the meeting location in time. Give us a call if you are late.
Location: This tour starts and finishes at Kolarbyn Eco-lodge. See map below.
Suitability: Recommended minimum age is 10 years. Please note that the long sun hours during June and July means we have to stay out until late, often after midnight, but you have the chance to sleep in the mornings. 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 on gravel roads as well as in uneven terrain off track. Walks include many stops along the way.
Group size: Maximum 8 participants per guide. With 2 guides there may be up to 16 participants. Kolarbyn Eco-lodge has availability for 24 guests.