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Bear watching from Sweden's southernmost hide

Address: Kungsbergsvägen Järbo Date: Tuesday 22 aug 2017 - Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 Show map

Address: Kungsbergsvägen Järbo

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. You are safe in the hide. The bears are very shy so try to be quiet to not scare them away.

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
For other dates, please contact Wild Nordic directly.

Price per person: 1900 kr
Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Ask about our family offers. Send and e-mail to

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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