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Bear watching from Sweden's southernmost hide

Date: Tuesday 22 aug 2017 - Tuesday 5 Sep 2017

Just under 2 hours from Stockholm airport (Arlanda) is Sweden's southernmost bear hide. In northern Gastrikland is a purpose-built forest cabin where both bears and other animals are seen on many occasions.

In the afternoon we gather at the Wild Nordics Gallery. A filling sandwich is served and we go through all the practical information. After transport by car, we go a short distance through the woods. The guide will show you the way into the hide, and on your own, you begin the exciting scouting.

The hide is on a small hill and has views in three directions. In the mossy pine forest with large boulders, a bear can pop up at any time.

Besides bears, great spotted woodpecker, grey-headed woodpecker and the jay often turn up.
Sometimes a buzzard or goshawk may even land. A fox could tiptoe past and sometimes a
black woodpecker sits in the pines around the hide. Great tit, blue tit, nuthatch, tree creeper,
chaffinch, brambling, robin and willow tit are also continuous guests.

The hide contains windows / photo openings and large bunk beds with pillows and blankets and a simple toilet.

In the morning you are picked up by the guide and a buffet breakfast is served in the gallery.
Maybe you've been awake all night and need a rest before the journey home. You are welcome to use one of our guest rooms.

The hide has 4 seats.

Dates 2016: 17th of May, 24th of May, 7th of June, 14th of June, 5th of July, 12th of July, 2nd of August, 16th of Augusti, 6 of September

Price per person: 1900 kr
Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Ask about our family offers.

The price includes:
Hearty afternoon tea on arrival
Transport to and from the hide
One night in the hide
Breakfast Buffet
Access to the guest room / resting place

To bring:
* Rubber Boots
* Binoculars
* Camera
* Food and drink for the time in the hide (at approx 17-08)
* Wollen lined slippers / thick wool socks

To consider:
* Do not take things with rustling packaging (eg, chip bags). Repack such things in lunch boxes / plastic boxes.
* No strong perfumes / detergent or other strong scents. Preferably come "neutral".
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This activity is done on nature's terms and there is no guarantee of what we will see / hear / experience.

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