Map & Travel
This map shows the various starting points for our tours as well as guesthouses and airports.
Many of our tours depart from Skinnskatteberg, a small town just two hours drive or train ride from Stockholm. We also have tours starting in Swedish Lapland.
To find out where your tour begins please read the detailed information for each tour.
How to get here
Travel to sweden by air
There are three airports to choose from in the Stockholm region.
Stockholm-Arlanda airport (ARN): This is the main airport in Stockholm. Travel time is 20 minutes to Stockholm Central Station, 2 hours to Skinnskatteberg and 3,5 hours to Bollnäs which is where we pick you up for transfer to the Brown Bear lodge.
1 hour to Stockholm
45 minutes to Skinnskatteberg
4,5 hours to Bollnäs
Rent a car at the airport or use public transport. If you choose to travel by public transport there is a shuttle bus to Västerås central station available outside the airport in connection to your arrival time. The fare for the shuttle bus is about 50 SEK one way, paid to the driver by credit card, no cash accepted and no reservation needed. The shuttle bus will take you to Västerås central station (a 15 minute drive) where trains and buses can take you to Skinnskatteberg where many of our tours take place. More information about trains and buses below.
1,5 hours to Stockholm
3 hours to Skinnskatteberg
5-6 hours to Bollnäs
If you are traveling with us to Swedish Lapland you can fly to Luleå.
Luleå airport (LLA): This small airport in Swedish Lapland has several connections each day with Stockholm Arlanda airport (ARN). We meet you here for some of our Lapland tours.
Travel to Sweden by train or bus
You can travel to Sweden by train or bus from most major European cities.
There is a bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö, and there are ferry connections with Germany, Poland, Finland and Denmark.
Here are a couple of good examples:
>> Bahn.de – travel by train to Sweden
>> Flixbus – travel by bus to Sweden
Travel by train To Kolarbyn Ecolodge & Skinnskatteberg
You can easily travel by train and bus to Skinnskatteberg. There are connections to Skinnskatteberg by public transport nearly every hour from most airports and nearby towns. Kolarbyn Ecolodge is located just 3 km's or 5 minutes taxi ride from Skinnskatteberg.
Approximate travel times to Skinnskatteberg:
2,5 hours from Stockholm
2,5 hours from Stockholm Arlanda Airport
3,5 hours from Stockholm Skavsta Airport
1,5 hour from Stockholm Västerås airport
From Stockholm to Kolarbyn Ecolodge & Skinnskatteberg:
Trains run from Stockholm Central Station to Köping (1 hour, 20 minutes), where a public bus (number 550) will take you to Skinnskatteberg (50 minutes). Another route is via Avesta-Krylbo.
Just check www.sj.se and choose the train with the best connection for you. When you arrive in Skinnskatteberg a taxi can pick you up for the 5 minute transfer to Kolarbyn Ecolodge. Total travel time from Stockholm to Skinnskatteberg is about 2,5 hours.
Tickets: Tickets for the whole journey may be purchased at any train station in Sweden, but you will save money if you buy your tickets on-line in advance.
Travel by car
Driving in Sweden is easy. It also makes you flexible to explore a bit on your own.
Roads in Sweden are in relatively good condition and there is not much traffic. There will be some gravel roads but there is no need for a 4×4 drive to reach the starting points on any of our tours.
We always include a map, address with satnav-coordinates with your booking confirmation email.
Rent a car
Rent a car at Stockholm Arlanda airport
When you arrive at Arlanda you need to take a shuttle bus to get to the car rental centers. These shuttle buses leave frequently, the ride takes 5-10 minutes and there is a lot of room for large bags in the bus.
Shuttle bus Beta takes you to Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz from terminals 2, 4 and 5.
Shuttle bus Alfa takes you to Sixt from terminals 2, 4 and 5.
You can easily walk (indoors) between the different terminals. However, some of the car rental companies may offer you to pick up the car directly at the terminal at an extra cost.
Use our Transfer service
We can help you to book a taxi transfer. These are example rates from Stockholm Arlanda airport or any hotel in Stockholm to any accommodation in Skinnskatteberg.
2760 SEK for one car for 1-4 persons one way
4350 SEK for one van for 1-8 persons one way
For the best rates we recommend that you book and pay for the taxi yourself. If we book the taxi for you we are forced to add about 20% more taxes which makes it more expensive for you.
Order your taxi some days before arrival by email: email@example.com or by phone +46-222-10040
Positions for SatNav/GPS
Address: Kolarbyn Ecolodge, Skärsjön, 73992, Skinnskatteberg
WGS 84: N 59° 48.311′, E 15° 43.718′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.80519, 15.72864
Pensionat Udden guesthouse
Address: Pensionat Udden, Udden 1, 739 91 Skinnskatteberg
WGS 84: 59°53’24.9″N 15°37’35.6″E
WGS 84 decimal: 59.890261, 15.626551
Karmansbo bruk – starting point for Beaver Safari
Address: Karmansbo 21, 730 30 Kolsva
WGS 84: 59°41’40.3″N 15°44’55.7″E
WGS 84 decimal: 59.694518, 15.748811
Brown bear hide in Bollnäs
Address: Vargas Vildmarkslodge, Södra Stora Öjungen 231, 82192 Bollnäs
WGS 84: 61°12’45.5″N 16°3’53.7″E
WGS 84 decimal: 61.212637, 16.06493
You need a car to get here.
Driving directions via Falun
Drive via Falun, Enviken, Svabensverk, Skålsjön and Skräddarbo. About 10km North of Skräddarbo you will see a sign pointing to Edsbyn, continue 1km past this sign until you see sign to Grännäs. Don’t expect any mobile phone coverage after this. Take right towards Grännäs, drive on gravel road 8,5km, follow sign towards Annefors, drive 2,5km, follow sign to Vargas Vildmarkslodge, drive 4km, follow sign Vargas. You are now at lake Stora Öljungen and Vargas Vildmarkslodge.
Driving directions via Gävle
Drive via Gävle, Hagsta, Ockelbo, Åmot and Gruvberget. When you arrive in Gruvberget continue 15km towards Annefors/Alfta. When you see a red cottage with a stable,
you will see a small wooden sign Vargas. Follow that sign 5,5km and then follow sign Vargas Vildmarkslodge. You are now at lake Stora Öljungen and Vargas Vildmarkslodge.
Driving directions via Bollnäs
Drive via Bollnäs and Alfta. Just before you arrive in Annefors you will see a small wooden sign Vargas as well as a sign ‘Grännas 15’. Follow those signs for 4km, then follow sign Vargas Vildmarkslodge, drive 4km, sign Vargas. You are now at lake Stora Öljungen and Vargas Vildmarkslodge.
Brown bear hide in Sandviken
Address: Kungsbergsvägen 60, 811 95 Järbo
WGS 84: 60° 45′ 54.03″ N, 16° 28′ 44.94″ E
WGS 84 decimal: 60.76501, 16.47915
Most of our guests travel by car. However, you can take a train to Sandviken (2 hours from Stockholm, tickets: www.sj.se) and then book a taxi (approximately 850 SEK per car one way) by contacting www.taxi107000.com, phone: +46-26-274000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jokkmokk Guesthouse in Swedish Lapland
Address: Villa Asgård, Åsgatan 20, 962 31 Jokkmokk
WGS 84: 66°36’13.8″N 19°50’3.1″E
WGS 84 decimal: 66.60382, 19.834206
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