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Wildlife holidays in Sweden with Naturetrek
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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.

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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Lesser 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)Scarce Copper (Thomas Mills)Apollo (Daniel Green)Eyed Hawk-moth (Daniel Green)Cranberry Fritillary (Daniel Green)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)

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

Mrs L.
Yorkshire
Sweden's Upland Birds

The quality of the picnic lunches was outstanding - the best I've experienced. If you ever have a Naturetrek Picnic competition, Daniel would win it.

H.P.
Aberdeen
Sweden's Mammals

This was my first Naturetrek holiday which I thoroughly enjoyed. The trip was greatly added to by Marcus' enthusiasm, humour and knowledge. He has set a high bar for future trips to live up to. I was also very impressed with the attention paid to all the meals as my strange dietary requirements were catered for at every meal, something which I greatly appreciated.
This trip fulfilled all my expectations.