A 4-day wildlife watching tour in Bergslagen forest with focus on Moose, Beaver, Wolf and optional Brown Bear watching.
During the late Summer season (July – September) we offer good chances to see Moose and Beaver and to hear Wolves howl in their natural habitat. Join our experienced guides for a 4-day tour to the Bergslagen forest, one of the best places in Sweden for wildlife watching. Our tours involve various walking, driving and boating excursions in combination with sitting in hides which means you will get to spend a lot of time out in nature. However, you will always have access to a room at one of our partner guesthouses where you can sleep comfortably between the guided excursions. The following tour is designed to make the most out of your wildlife watching holiday during the Summer season.
- Big chance to see Moose and Beaver and to hear Wolves howl
- Learn more about Sweden’s wildlife from experienced guides
- Cosy family run guesthouse with local food
- Spend the night in Wolf territory
- Slide show presentation with researcher at Grimsö Research Station
Day 1 Arrival in Bergslagen forest, Beaver watching
Meet up with your guide at the guesthouse in the afternoon. We sit down for some information about the tour as well as an introduction to Sweden’s wildlife. Then we head out for a Beaver excursion using a rubber boat with electric engine that increases our chances to get near to the Beavers during sunset. Evening at the lake watching for Beavers and outdoor dinner on an island. Night at guesthouse.
Day 2 Bergslagen forest, Moose watching
Morning rest and time to explore at your own. You have access to our Moose and Beaver hides which are located near the guesthouse. Please note that for the Moose hide you will need your own transport. Lunch at the guesthouse. In the late afternoon we transfer to a nearby lake for an outdoor dinner before we head out for Moose watching. An alternative for better photo opportunities is to choose to spend the evening in one of our purpose built Moose or Beaver watching tent hides. Night at guesthouse.
Day 3 Bergslagen forest, Wolf howling tour
After breakfast you have some free time to explore the area around the guesthouse at your own or again use one of our hides. Lunch at guesthouse. After lunch we will visit Grimsö Wildlife Research Station where we are welcomed by one of Sweden’s foremost Wolf researchers who gives us an in-depth lecture on Wolves. In the late afternoon we head out to the nearby Wolf territory and set up a camp in the Wolf territory. We eat an outdoor dinner by the fire and then spend the evening and night watching and listening for Wolves. After a late night out we get some sleep in a traditional tent with warm sleeping bags.
Day 4 Departure day
Morning excursion in Wolf territory. After a long night we return back to the guesthouse for showers, rest and brunch. Departure or add the extra optional day of Bear watching.
Rates (valid until 31 October, 2013)
- 6950 SEK per person
- SEK 195 per person Single room supplement per night (applicable for the first 2 nights).
Not included: Travel insurance, travel to and from the starting point.
Tour dates: See our tour calendar for available dates.
When is best: July – September is usually good for the above mentioned wildlife.
Guided activities: All tours include at least one guided excursion per day which typically lasts for 4-6 hours in the evening depending on weather conditions. There are also some guided morning activities, please 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 at one of our partner guesthouses. You can choose between double or twin room. We will choose the most suitable guesthouse according to the current wildlife situation. During the Wolf excursion we stay out in a tent using sleeping bags.
Times: This tour starts late afternoon day 1 and finishes after breakfast on departure day. Please arrive day 1 between 14-16. 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 one of our partner guesthouses. Directions to the guesthouse will be given prior to the tour.
Suitability: Recommended minimum age is 15 years. Please note that the long sun hours during June and July means we have to stay out until late, often after midnight, but we often get 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 trails, even in darkness at night. Walks include many stops along the way.
Group size: Maximum 8 participants per guide. With 2 guides there may be up to 16 participants.
Wildlife information: Please note that Wolves in Sweden are very shy and difficult to see in the wild. Our main focus is to listen for howls, to see prints, territorial markings, killed prey and to feel their presence. If the situation is promising, we will also try to see Wolves at some strategic location. Although we rarely see Wolves it does happen occasionally. Our guides work hard and spend a lot of time tracking in several Wolf territories to be able to locate the Wolves all year around.