Kolarbyn Ecolodge wildlife adventure

Kolarbyn Ecolodge

Kolarbyn Ecolodge wildlife adventure. Photo: Claudia Deglau

With this wildlife package you stay three nights at Kolarbyn Ecolodge with Moose and Beaver Safari evening trips. Guided tours Transfers and all meals are included. A great wildlife adventure for families, friends or couples.

Kolarbyn Ecolodge is 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. Nature loving people come from all over the world to visit Kolarbyn Ecolodge, to enjoy Sweden’s pristine nature and to join our popular guided wildlife watching tours. In the evenings our guides will take you to meet with wild Moose and Beavers 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 Ecolodge as a base camp. This package is ideal for families, couples and friends who are looking to do something different and back-to-nature. 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 berries or just relax by one of our camp fires where you can cut your own wood. If you think three nights at Kolarbyn Eco lodge will be too hard for you, then you can upgrade to a more comfortable guesthouse for some or all of the nights at a surcharge.

Itinerary for Kolarbyn Ecolodge wildlife adventure

Day 1 Arrival in Kolarbyn Eco lodge

Arrival in the reception 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 Ecolodge, Moose Safari

Self-service breakfast at any time. After breakfast you have a whole day to explore the surrounding forest. Swedish nature is safe and large animals never visit the Kolarbyn site, we have never had any incidents at all. When you are hungry you can cook your own lunch over an open fire. In the evening one of our wildlife guides will take you for a guided Moose Safari tour. The surrounding forest 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 your forest hut after sunset late at night. An outdoor dinner is included during the tour. Night in forest hut.

Day 3 Kolarbyn Ecolodge, Beaver Safari

Self-service breakfast at any time. Another free day of outdoor activities. 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, say goodbye then departure.

 

Rates (valid until 31 October, 2014)

Included: Lodging in forest huts 3 nights at Kolarbyn Ecolodge with 3 x self-service breakfast, 2 x self-service lunch, 1 x self-service dinner. 2 guided evening tours with 2 x served outdoor dinners. Sleeping bag equipment. Life jacket/bouyancy vest for the Beaver Safari. Transfer Skinnskatteberg return.

Not included: 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 Ecolodge. 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 arrive in time for all activities. Give us a call if you are late.

Location: Kolarbyn Ecolodge. See map below. How to get to Kolarbyn Ecolodge.

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 Ecolodge has availability for 24 guests.

 

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