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How to Spot Wildlife in Sweden

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How to Spot Wildlife in Sweden
Sweden is among Europe’s most compelling wildlife destinations, with large areas of unspoiled wilderness— sprawling forests, abundant lakes, and vast wetlands—playing host to a wide array of impressive species, including moose, bears, and wolves. See below to find out more about wild animal sightings in Sweden. 

Best Ways to Spot Wildlife in Sweden
  • Kayak or sail around the Stockholm Archipelago for the best chance of seeing seals and white-tailed eagles.
  • Head to the taiga forests of Bergslagen near Skinnskatteberg in central Sweden (two hours northwest of Stockholm) to search for moose, roe deer, owls, and wolves.
  • In winter, venture to the valleys of Lapland in Northern Sweden, where moose and reindeer are known to congregate. 
  • Consult a professional tracker; their intimate knowledge of animal habitats and behavior patterns ensure you are in the right place at the right time. 

What You Can See
Among the most commonly spotted animals in Sweden are moose, seals, beavers, otters, wild boar, and deer. Predators, such as brown bears, wolves, arctic foxes, and wolverines, do live in Sweden but can be difficult to spot, with lynx proving to be the most evasive.

Tips for Wildlife Viewing
  • Be quiet and still; loud noises usually spook wildlife.
  • Listen carefully; you will usually hear a wild animal before you see it.
  • Bring binoculars or a camera with a good zoom so you can see the animals clearly, even from afar. 
  • Lay low; animals are more likely to show themselves if they are unaware of your presence so avoid brightly colored clothing and consider using a hide. 
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Experience the Northern Lights from top of Mt Ednamvárri with 360 degree views

Experience the Northern Lights from top of Mt Ednamvárri with 360 degree views

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Are you eager to see the Northern Lights? We'll guide you by snowmobile through the dark arctic night to a place where the light pollution can't reach us.  Experience the Northern Lights from the top of Mt. Ednamvárri with 360-degree views * Local guide * Local food * Great areas to watch the Northern Lights * Point and shoot camera with tripod
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Nightly Aurora Photo Tours

Nightly Aurora Photo Tours

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Even if you’re a photographer yourself, it can be hard to find a good place to take pictures of the northern lights. Travel with a guide who knows the best areas to photograph the lights in Abisko National Park during this aurora borealis night tour. Your group is limited to ten, so your guide can give you their full attention and teach you how to snap pictures using the provided equipment.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Husky Sled Ride Northern Lights Tour from Kiruna

Husky Sled Ride Northern Lights Tour from Kiruna

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Spotting the Northern Lights is notoriously tricky. Greatly increase your chances on this tour that takes you into the wilderness, far from light pollution—even better, your mode of transport is a pack of huskies. Soak up the views of the snow-blanketed landscape as your guide drives the huskies toward a cozy tipi where you can warm up with a hot drink and cuddles from the dogs and hopefully spot the magical aurora borealis light up the sky.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Wildlife Safari in Stockholm

Wildlife Safari in Stockholm

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You are in Stockholm for a long weekend and would like to get a larger experience of what Sweden has to offer. You know that we have majestic animals in our wilderness and you would like to get the chance to see these creatures in real life. Well we got it all ready for you. We propose you this great safari that will give you the chance to spot many different animals iconic to Swedish wild nature. What about coming back home with experience of Swedish culture in Stockholm city but also having seen the wildlife in its natural habitat. In the evening when the forest is starting to get mystical, comes the time for us to go out there. Indeed the wildlife is very often coming out from dusk to dawn. That’s when we bring you in nature to observe the wild life.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Evening Wildlife Safari from Stockholm

Evening Wildlife Safari from Stockholm

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Explore Sweden's forests and view the native wildlife on this 4-hour sunset safari. Departing from Stockholm with a local guide, travel by comfortable minivan from the city out into the more rural landscapes surrounding the Swedish capital. Delve into the dense forest to track wild boar, hares, deer and elk. Take a short forest hike and pause to check out some ancient Viking runes. Embarking on the safari at sunset ups the chances of coming upon these creatures, who are most active during the beginning and end of the day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Exciting Wildlife Safari Down A Scenic Snowy Road

Exciting Wildlife Safari Down A Scenic Snowy Road

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Explore dramatic, Arctic wildernesses, and spot local wildlife, on this immersive safari experience. Meet your guide in central Kiruna, and hop aboard your comfortable SUV. With a hot beverage in hand, you’ll set out into the snowy scenery. Thread your way between mountains to visit the Sami village of Nikkaluokta, and look out for reindeer and moose along the way. Upon arrival, explore the village and take photos with your professional-photographer guide before making the return trip to Kiruna.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Stockholm Nature Hiking - Winter

Stockholm Nature Hiking - Winter

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Swap the hustle and bustle of the city for the serene nature that surrounds Stockholm. This small-group tour (maximum eight) takes you into the forest of Nackareservatet national park where you'll learn about the local flora and fauna and discover some little-known, and less-visited spots. Includes lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Stockholm Archipelago Kayaking Day Tour

Stockholm Archipelago Kayaking Day Tour

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Paddle your way through Stockholm's archipelago on this full-day kayaking tour. Whether you are a novice or an experienced kayaker, this excursion allows you to immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the unspoiled wilderness found just offshore from Sweden's cosmopolitan capital city. Kayak to a secluded island for a refreshing swim, lunch and a traditional afternoon coffee break, or 'fika'. Paddling instruction from an expert guide and all kayaking gear is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Morning hike in Abisko National Park

Morning hike in Abisko National Park

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Would you like to enjoy a morning hike in the Arctic wilderness with one of the best outfitters in Abisko? Let one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional guides take you for a short, 4-5 km guided hike in Abisko National Park! During this spectacular adventure, your guide will lead you down one of the beautiful local trails. A good example is the trail which meanders along the scenic Abisko river canyon. You will wander through an ancient mountain birch forest, enjoy stunning open views of the Abisko river delta, marvel at soaring mountain peaks, take in all the beautiful scenery around the incredible Lake Torneträsk and much more. All of our guides are highly trained and will share their deep pool of knowledge about tracks left behind by our local wildlife, local indigenous people of the region and what it is like to live in the Arctic.
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  • 2 hours
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Moose Safari

Moose Safari

We think that the best moments in life are the one you have with your friends and family, and we offer to give you and your group of friends or family a nice moment, maybe one of the best that you gonna remember and want to redo.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Landscape photography adventure

Landscape photography adventure

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Enjoy a four hour landscape adventure with one of our professional photography guides! Abisko National Park is one of the most beautiful and accessible Arctic wildernesses in Lapland and we are delighted to offer one to one photography workshops here with one of our professional photography guides. The session will start with a meeting to assess what you would like to learn from the session, your professional guide will then take you to a number of stunning locations chosen to match the type of photographs you would like to capture.
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  • 4 hours
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Green Malmö - Environment and Sustainability ( Private Tour)

Green Malmö - Environment and Sustainability ( Private Tour)

Are you a group or a business with the environment as focus? Then this tour is for you! Learn about our efforts in West Harbour, Hyllie and New Harbour
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$717.83
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Hiking adventure through the Stockholm archipelago

Hiking adventure through the Stockholm archipelago

An 8-day hiking adventure that combines the sights of Stockholm with the beautiful scenery on its doorstep. Visit the county of Sörmland with its rolling hills, deep forests, coastal views, inland lakes and charming villages. The trip also takes you out to a handful of the islands that make up part of the Stockholm archipelago - a wonder comprising 30,000 islands made during the last ice age and right on Stockholm's doorstep. Here you hike coastal paths and admire sea views stretching to the horizon. Use boats to transport you between the different areas of the trip, each trip enjoying beautiful views of the wooded coasts and archipelago's unique scenery. A well deserved chance to rest your legs between hikes. Hiking is easy to moderate with flexible days that can be adapted to suit your needs.
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  • 8 days
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Uppsala Nature and Landscape photography Workshop

Uppsala Nature and Landscape photography Workshop

Explore Uppsala’s beautiful nature with a professional photographer. Limited to 4 people to ensuring personalized attention and an intimate experience. Visit one of many nature reserved areas with the best view of the lake. Learn tips and tricks about how to best capture the scenery. Get the best out of your visit to Uppsala an enjoy being surrounded by the nature. We will pick you at Kungsgatan 93 (by Willys grocery shop) and we will drive to the selected spot by the photographer guide. The workshop starts with explanations of camera's basic setting. Then we will hike to the final destination (not more than 15 minutes walk). In this workshop You will learn how to improve your image composition with a one-on-one, on-site guidance from a pro photographer. In a creative and exciting evening, you will experience the beautiful Swedish nature. Any camera and any skill level is welcome.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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4 Day: Experience a unique stay in a Glass house by wilderness lake of your own!

4 Day: Experience a unique stay in a Glass house by wilderness lake of your own!

Experience Glamping in a Glass house in the wilderness! Have a whole lake to yourselves! Hike among forests and lakes so clean so you can drink the water! Listen to the silence and the birds singing - Relax! Enjoy quality food and wines! Comfort and Nature! Sweden for real! Relax in a private hot tub while the sun sets over the fields! Enjoy comfortable hotel room with private bathroom
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  • 4 days
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Northern Lights and wildlife in Swedish Lapland

Northern Lights and wildlife in Swedish Lapland

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Immerse yourself in the wildlife of Swedish Lapland on this 8-day tour from Lulea. You'll set out deep into the wilderness, which may be daunting on your own, but is made easy with the leadership of a guide. Stay in a tented Sami camp, take a Northern Lights safari, go dog sledding, and search for animals such as moose and reindeer. Your photographer guide will help you get the best possible photos of the Aurora Borealis and the local flora and fauna.
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  • 8 days
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Wolf howling with night in tent

Wolf howling with night in tent

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Hearing a wolves howl in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. During this trip we travel together by foot and by van in small groups in one of Sweden´s wolf territories. You will have good chances to hear Wolves howl, see tracks and feel their presence. While few of our participants actually get to see a wolf, many of our guests have listened to wolves’ howling. We run our tours in close cooperation with researchers from the Scandinavian Wolf Project based at Grimsö Wildlife Research Station as well as with the rangers at the local county boards. For these trips we always invite one of their experts to share their knowledge with us.
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  • 23 hours
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Guided Kayak Tour in Stockholm Archipelago

Guided Kayak Tour in Stockholm Archipelago

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The Stockholm Archipelago consists of more than 26,000 islands and its natural, rugged beauty will blow you away. From sandy beaches, rocky shores to forests, this is something not to be missed! Kayaking is the best eco-friendly and most adventure way to explore the Archipelago. Highlights / Itinerary: Eco-friendly tour operator Kayaking with an experienced outdoor guide (12-18 km) Basic safety and paddle introductions Listen to interesting stories and information about Stockholm and Sweden Enjoy a delicious freshly prepared organic campfire meal Maybe go for a swim, into the Baltic Sea Explore the Archipelago from a local perspective Small Groups: Personal groups size (small tour operator) Average 2-5 ppl per guide Fitness level Easy to Normal (no special requirements) Approximately 12-18 km distance Beginners are welcome (first-time kayak experience)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$170.53
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Guided 5-Day Kayak & Wildcamp the Archipelago of Sweden

Guided 5-Day Kayak & Wildcamp the Archipelago of Sweden

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Embark on a rugged kayaking and camping experience through the wilds of Sweden on this tour curated specially for solo travelers. Spend five days in the deep forests and islands of Sweden's Saint Anna Archipelago, comprised of 6,000 islands. Learn about the local ecosystem and the abundant wildlife through guided commentary and enjoy the silence as your paddle dips into the water over and over.
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  • 5 days
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Beaver Safari in Skinnskatteberg

Beaver Safari in Skinnskatteberg

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Join a local wildlife tracker for an evening at a secret lake. Enjoy the sunset, learn how to find beavers and other wildlife. We travel together in a small boat with silent electric motor. We have seen Beavers on nearly every tour during the last 10 years! Good opportunity to photography Beavers and the sunset landscape.
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  • 5 hours
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Wilderness safari

Wilderness safari

The Malingsbo Kloten eco-park, located on the border of the provinces of Dalarna and Västmanland, is one of the largest nature reserves in Sweden. This eco-park is classified as Europe’s densest wilderness and includes more than 100 lakes. Due to limited building development, the eco-park has the largest moose population in the world and is also the home of a large wolf pack. Other animals also roam the park, such as deer, lynx and bears while beavers enjoy the many pristine lakes and waterways. You will do this! - 4-hour safari through Europe’s densest wilderness - Enjoy a picnic at sunset - Unique ‘away from civilization’ experience
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Night Kolarbyn Ecolodge Wildlife Adventure with Guided Moose and Beaver Safaris

3-Night Kolarbyn Ecolodge Wildlife Adventure with Guided Moose and Beaver Safaris

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Explore Sweden's wilderness on this 3-night adventure at Kolarbyn Ecolodge. Located in the scenic Bergslagen forest, the lodge features cozy huts, open cooking fires and tons of outdoor activities. Walk the nature trails to view wildlife and pick berries or swim and fish in the bucolic lake. Head out on Swedish-style safaris, which track moose and beavers instead of lions and tigers. Take a steam in the floating sauna and enjoy the fresh woodsy air. Upgrade to include round-trip transportation from Stockholm's Arlanda Airport or Central Station.
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  • 4 days
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Great Grey Owl safari

Great Grey Owl safari

On this safari we will be spending some hours in the area where great grey owls breed most years. With the guidance of a local nature photographer you will hopefully meet the great grey owl from up close. Your first meeting with a great grey owl will be something you will always remember, those majestic birds simply blow your mind away.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$143.06
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Dogsledding with Outdoor Dinner

Dogsledding with Outdoor Dinner

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Our dogs take you on an unforgettable and silent ride into the Swedish wilderness, where we travel by the moonlight and stars until we arrive at our camp and enjoy a traditional Swedish outdoor dinner. (Transport included).
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  • 2 hours
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