“Small group (max 7 per guide) wildlife tour in Bergslagen Forest, Skinnskatteberg, a haven for moose, beavers and wolves just 2hrs' drive from Stockholm - cosy guesthouse on Lake Storsjön.”
Skinnskatteberg | Bergslagen Forest | Lake Storsjön | lakeside guesthouse | moose watching and canoeing | beaver watching and forest hike | optional wolf howling tour | home cooking and all dietary requirements catered for |
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Responsible tourism: Sweden vacations, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
We have now worked for more than 10 years to take people from all over the World to see some of Sweden’s most remarkable wild animals such as Moose, Wolves, Beavers, Bears and spectacular birds like Owls and Capercaillies. Our aim is to offer genuine nature experiences that support wildlife conservation and creates economic opportunities for the local society. We are so proud to say that our tours are often used as a good example by others to prove that wild animals can be a substantial income for rural areas, and that these animals are worth more alive than dead.
We are an awarded ecotourism company, we won the Grand Travel Award for best ecotourism in Sweden 2009, and we are approved with the Swedish quality label for ecotourism, Natures Best since 2004.
We have applied a strict policy to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible. Our boats are run on electric engines and the batteries are recharged on hydro-power. We also minimise driving and use carbon offset carbon emissions for our vehicles.
The return of the Wolves is a big issue in Sweden now. Our guides work actively to track and monitor several Wolf packs in the area and constantly report observations and collect droppings as an important contribution to the Scandinavian Wolf project.
We work with local guides only. That is why we can take you to the very best places to see wildlife up close in areas of Sweden where most other visitors never go. To make your vacation complete, we cooperate with small, family run guesthouses in rural villages with friendly and engaged staff. This create local job opportunities in rural areas and also provides you with a much more authentic experience. All of our guesthouses have cosy and friendly atmosphere. The food is locally produced and the dishes are mainly from the area, often with sustainable wild hunted meat like wild boar and moose along with wild chantarelles and sweetened lingonberries. Blueberries can be picked in the forest along the walks and we often bring hot drinks out into the wild.
Our guides like to explain the ecosystem and the interaction between humans and wildlife. There are many conflicts that needs to be solved, and it is important to understand the details to get a bigger picture. We hope that each one of our guests returns home with more knowledge and greater respect for our wild animals.
Group size: We operate small group tours where one guide work with a maximum of eight participants, simply because you get a better experience nature in a smaller group.
Reviews of Sweden vacations, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 20 Aug 2016 by David Green
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The best thing was hearing the wolves howl but the walk through the woods looking for signs of wolf and moose activity was also magical. Standing in the woods silently, in the dark waiting for the howl is an intense experience.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Go determined to enjoy all parts of being in the outdoors with wildlife experts. Hearing or seeing wolves should be an extra bonus if it happens.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
A local Pension is used as one of the bases. The vacation provider has a clear focus on conservation and there was an informative lecture from a wolf expert. They were open about the tension between encouraging tourism and impacting on the wildlife.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Outstanding! This was a great part of our wider experiences in Sweden and we would have loved to spend longer with our hosts.
Read the operator's response here:
I am happy to see that you enjoyed the trip! It was great having you here with us. Come in winter next time! :)