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.
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
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
The knowledge, enthusiasm and local contacts of the tour leader, Daniel Green, really made this holiday special. We were able to see all the major species at close quarters and yet get a feel for their habitat and breeding behaviour. An outstanding holiday and experience.
As with all the holidays we have been on with Naturetrek, everything was very well organised. Our tour leader, Marcus, was excellent. Our hosts at the guesthouse and bear lodge were very welcoming and friendly. Sweden is a beautiful country, and where we stayed, the peace and quiet was wonderful. Elk and beavers were new for us, and it is always a thrill to see wildlife for the first time. As for the wolves howling, what a fantastic experience.
Hakan and Eva were most welcoming hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip and were lucky enough to see a Brown Bear albeit we had to wait until second night at 4:30am.