Kolarbyn Ecolodge wildlife adventure

Kolarbyn Ecolodge

Kolarbyn Ecolodge – Sweden’s most primitive hotel

With this wildlife package you get to stay three nights at lovely Kolarbyn Ecolodge with Moose and Beaver Safari evening tours. We have included all you need to survive in the forest: Food, sleeping bag equipment and transfers. A great wildlife adventure for families, friends or couples.

  • Stay three nights in a cozy forest hut
  • Chop fire wood and cook food over open fire
  • Good chances to see Moose and Beaver
  • Learn more about Sweden’s wildlife and nature by our skilled guides
  • 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 fire wood.

 

Program

Day 1  Arrival

Arrive at Kolarbyn Ecolodge and meet with your host for a short introduction walk around the huts. Move your stuff into your forest hut and feel like home. During this first evening you get to cook your own evening meal over open fire. You will find basic foods and all necessary outdoor kitchen equipment in the food shed. For fresh foods you may also want to visit the supermarket in the village which is 3 kilometers away. You fetch your own water in the nearby spring, chop your own fire wood, light the fire, cook your own food and enjoy it by the fire. Afterwards you do your dishes in the stream. In the evening you can go hiking, fishing, swimming in the lake or just rest by the camp fire at your own or together with the other guests. Night in forest hut.

Day 2  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. When you are hungry you can cook your own lunch at the camp fire. In the evening you get to join one of our wildlife guides 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 for about 5 hours and you return to your forest hut after sunset late at night. An outdoor evening meal is included during the tour. Night in forest hut.

Day 3 Beaver Safari

Self-service breakfast at any time. Another free day of outdoor activities. Another lunch at your own. In the afternoon you will meet up with one of our wildlife guides again. This time for a Beaver Safari tour on the lake with big chances to see wild Beavers. The tour takes about 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

Self-service breakfast at any time. Free time on your own, stay as long as you want, say goodbye then departure. You can also extend your adventure with our popular Wolf howling tour. Only on selected Saturdays during June – September.

 

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 from Skinnskatteberg train/bus station to Kolarbyn Ecolodge with return.

Tour dates: You can book this package every Wednesday-Saturday and 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 lasts for 5 hours in the evening. During most excursions we transfer by van and then walk through the forest. The Beaver excursion is made by rubber boat with electric engine.

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 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.

Travel by public transport: If you arrive by train/bus to Skinnskatteberg station, you get a free taxi transfer to Kolarbyn Ecolodge. Book your taxi transfer by email some days before arrival: info@taxiskinnsberg.se or by phone +46-222-10040 before arrival. At the time of booking, let them know that Kolarbyn will pay for the transfer. 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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