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wildlife & nature • 6 days, 5 nights

Rewilding: Tracking Wolves in the Forests of Sweden

Sweden
wildlife & nature • 6 days, 5 nights

Rewilding: Tracking Wolves in the Forests of Sweden

Sweden
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  • Group Size 14 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Travel Style
    Outdoor Expedition

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Trip Overview
Overview

Deep in Sweden's boreal forests, the haunting howl of the European grey wolf can be heard at night, echoing through the towering pines and curtains of moss. Join Atlas Obscura and Tastemade on a six-day adventure where you'll have the chance to accompany experienced wildlife guides as they track the grey wolf and bear witness to its otherworldly call. We’ll journey into the wild in search of Sweden’s spectacular flora and fauna, pausing to bathe in the quiet of the woods, swim and canoe in secluded lakes, forage for wild mushrooms and bilberries, and learn the history of fire-making. Later in the week, we’ll hike into the woods at sundown to spend a night camping in wolf territory, where we’ll huddle together, waiting for the wailing of wild grey wolves to surround us.

Highlights
  • Camp overnight in wolf territory
  • Fresh meals with hyper-local ingredients
  • Canoeing in secluded lakes
  • Wildlife spotting with expert guides
  • Experience Sweden's special outdoors culture
  • Stay at a locally renown manor retreat

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Sweden

Trip Leader

Simon Green
Being able to contribute to people's positive and memorable experiences of Scandinavian nature whilst working towards its conservation brings Simon both pride and joy. Off-season you'll find him training trains students in guide skills, solving various tasks behind the desk, and spending time in the great outdoors.

Additional Info

Pricing

The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room: You’ll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender. 

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $160. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.

Activity Level

This itinerary involves staying up late for nighttime adventures that often last past midnight (varies with the time of year and sunset).

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to three miles over the course of each day, spending time in nature, walking after dark in the woods with a headlamp, and sometimes walking on wet, uneven terrain. Since this is a wilderness trip, you should also be comfortable sleeping in a tent for one night.

Some of the walks will be difficult for example, rough terrain off-trail where it may be rocky, mossy, wet, and slippery (including some walks in the darkness with headlamps).

Accommodations

We’ll be staying at the Färna Herrgård (manor) for four nights of our trip, with one night spent camping in tents in the Swedish wilderness. All camping supplies will be provided, including a three-season Swedish sleeping bag. Please note that there may not be access to a toilet during the night spent in wolf territory.

Arrival & Departure

Our trip begins at Stockholm's Arlanda airport at 3 p.m. on Day 1. We recommend you arrive in Stockholm by 2 p.m. that day so you can meet the group at Terminal 5 by Tourist Information at 3 p.m. We will transfer together by road for two hours to Skinnskatteberg. We cannot wait for delayed flights, so you'll have to hire a taxi for the two-hour transfer to Färna village if you miss the transfer. If traveling directly to Färna by car or public transport, please arrive by 5 p.m.

Our trip concludes on Day 6, with drop-off at Avesta Krylbo train station near Skinnskatteberg. We will book you a train ticket to Stockholm Central Station or Stockholm Arlanda Airport, whichever you prefer. If leaving Sweden directly after our trip, we recommend booking a flight that departs no earlier than 7 p.m. or planning to stay an extra night in Stockholm before heading onwards. 

Included
  • Accommodation throughout the trip at Färna Manor and one night in a comfortable tent in the wilderness
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation throughout the trip
  • An experienced Atlas Obscura Leader to accompany you for the duration of the trip as well as special guests throughout
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events
  • A curious group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue (terms apply)
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences
  • All equipment required in the itinerary including canoes, tents, sleeping bags, and mats
  • Train ticket to and from Skinnskatteberg
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Stockholm,  including airport transfers
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable
  • COVID-19 testing requirements
  • Customary gratuities for Trip Leader
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Trip FAQ

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated including gluten-free and vegetairan.  However, in some cases, it might mean limited options.  If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.

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