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Sweden

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
Operations Manager

 

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Cabins at the LodgeCabins at the LodgeBear cubs, Sweden (Hakan Vargas)Brown Bear (Hakan Vargas)Boats on the lake (Sarah Mac)Group on wildlife boat trip (Marcus Eldh)Mammal watching group (Marcus Eldh)RavenLesser White-fronted Goose (Stefan Oscarsson)Lesser White-fronted Goose (Stefan Oscarsson)Bluethroat (Stefan Oscarsson)Birdringer Craig with a Bluethroat (Daniel Green)Great Grey Owl (Gordon Small)Ortolan Bunting (Gordon Small)Siberian Jay (Gordon Small)Ruff (Gordon Small)Pine Grosbeak (Stefan Oscarsson)Winter sunset (Daniel Green)

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

Mr & Mrs G.
Hampshire
Sweden's Bears

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.
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.

L.C.
London
Sweden's Bears

We had a most fantastic time with our hosts, they did so much for us to make our time with them perfect. Every day was sunny and warm with wonderful views to look at. The meals served were incredible and varied, and they couldnt do enough to make our stay a memorable one. To see a bear was the icing on the cake. I know all of us enjoyed every minute of the four days. Thank you Naturetrek as always for a superb holiday, looking forward to the next time!