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Wildlife holidays in Sweden

Tell me about Sweden …

Sweden is a Nordic country in Scandinavia. Stockholm is its capital and largest city. Sweden became a member of the European Union in 1995 and it is the third largest country in terms of area in the EU. It has a low population density – 21 inhabitants per square kilometere, and about 85% of the population lives in urban areas.

Famous for its Viking past, today the Kingdom of Sweden is a highly developed democracy and a peace loving nation.

Sweden has a long coastline to the east, while to the west is the long Skanderna mountain chain. 15% of Sweden lies north of the Arctic Circle and about 65% of the country is covered in forest. Gotland and Oland are its largest islands, and Vanern and Vattern are its largest lakes. Most of Sweden has a temperate climate.

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Our Sweden specialist recommends...

"Sweden in Autumn is a great time to go in search of the migrating Common Cranes, geese, Bluethroats and other birds. We also look for mammals, dragonflies, butterflies and moths on this all round wildlife holiday."

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

 

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What’s special about the wildlife?

Sweden is home to large mammals such as Brown Bear, Wolf and Elk, as well as an interesting bird and butterfly fauna.

Naturetrek tours to Sweden

Naturetrek offers a wide selection of natural history tours to Sweden. These include winter and spring bird watching holidays in search of special resident and wintering visitors, a short break to watch Brown Bears, and birding and botany tours to the islands of Oland and Gotland.

What might I see?

  • We search for Elk, Brown Bear, Wolf, Beaver & Mountain Hare among the dense forests of central Sweden
    A chance to track Wolves through spectacular winter scenery
  • Owls, woodpeckers, grouse & other mountain bird specialities of Lapland
  • A mix of Scandinavian & Eastern European butterflies such as Reverdin’s Blue & Assman’s Fritillary as well as moths on our dedicated butterfly holiday to central Sweden
  • Spectacular flowering orchids & other wild flowers on Oland & Gotland

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Sweden HOLIDAYS

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Sweden in Winter

Daniel was a fund of information and very accessible, his cooking at the barbeques was excellent also. There were so many advantages of having Daniel as a local expert.

G.H.
Cheshire

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Sweden's Upland Birds

Alan and Paul were good humoured, hard working and dedicated to the comfort and well being of all of us clients. They were both extremely well informed and drove well and safely on difficult roads. The picnics were wonderful.

M.P.
Berkshire
Sweden in Winter

Delicious Moose stir fry on (a) log fire in (the) woods! Fresh Lynx footprints in snow a particular highlight. Most enjoyable stay, thank you.