Brown Bear watching

Watch and photograph wild brown bears from our safe wooden hides.

We have a very high success rate and you often see them up close, between 15-75 meters. We have more than 10 years of experience of bear watching. Our guides work hard to give you the very best chances to see bears in Sweden.

  • High success rate to see wild Brown Bears up close (60-90% during the last few years)
  • Stay the night in a safe and comfortable wooden hide with chairs, beds and bathroom
  • Excellent photo opportunities, the hides are designed for photography
  • Learn more about the Brown Bear from our experienced guides
  • Local guides and small groups for a more genuine experience

 

We have hides in two different locations

You can read more about the hides at the links below.

So, which one should you choose? I will try to explain the difference…

The hide in Bollnäs is large and has room for 8 persons. It is constructed especially for bear photography. Your guide will be an experienced bear photographer and the background is excellent. Before and after the night in the hide, our guests love to relax at the rustic wilderness lodge overlooking a beautiful lake. The location is about 3 hours from Stockholm. If you travel by public transport you can get a transfer from Bollnäs train station at an extra fee.

The hide in Sandviken is smaller and has room for 4 persons. This hide is constructed for photographers, but with larger windows and camera slots in three directions. The beds are large and there is enough room to move around which makes it more child friendly. There are even some viewing windows close to the floor! Note that you never share with other guests who are there with children. Your guide is an experienced wildlife photographer. You will spend some time at the guide’s home in a small village before and after the night in the hide. The rate is lower since it is less remote, there is no lodge to maintain, the food is somewhat more basic and only one guide is required to take care of the guests. The location is 2,5 hours from Stockholm, but you need a car to get to the meeting point. No transfers are available. The success rate has been equally high in both hides during the last few years.

Book well in advance, often several months. But there may also be availability at short notice, say within some weeks.

>> Send me an email at marcus@wildsweden.com to see which dates are available for bookings.

In the email make sure you include the following information:

  • How many persons
  • Which date or period you would be able to come
  • If you travel with children
  • If you are a photographer with SLR-camera

I will reply within 24 hours to let you know which hide has availability.

 


Wild Brown Bear watching tour Sweden

Brown Bear watching from hide in Bollnäs

Large and well established hide, perfect for photographers
Any day at request, May – September
2875 SEK per person


Brown bear photography

Brown Bear watching from photo hide in Sandviken

Small and comfortable hide for watchers and photographers
Any day at request, May – September
2075 SEK per person, children 1075 SEK