Target audience Bear & Wildlife spotting
For anyone with an interest in nature and her wildlife, as well as amateur and professional photographers.
The hide-out (observation cabin) is located in the wilderness of the Ragunda Valley and is owned by our business partner, Andreas Göransson of Wildlife Experience. The hide-out is equipped for two peoples, offers all around wide windows for the best view, including a bunk bed with a sleeping bag and pillow, chairs, a wood stove and an outside toilet. There is a telephone range but moderate. For the photographers among you, the hide-out provides camera camouflage outputs and beanbags!
The animals that live here are in particular the Scandinavian brown bear, lapland owl, wolverine, eagle, marten, hawk, capercaillie, badger, crane bird, the moose, deer, red deer, fox, raven, black grouse and sporadic the wolf.
Your guide is Monique Vermeer or Andreas Göransson, or we are together. We welcome, inform and guide you to the hide-out.
We welcome you at 4 pm in our Cozy Cabin, at the location Wilderness Adventures Sweden. While enjoying a Swedish fika (coffee moment), Monique explains your overnight stay in the hide-out. There is an introduction video about the Scandinavian brown bear. After that you follow Monique with your own car or you meet Andreas and we take you to the area where the hide-out is located (45 minutes). We park nearby and during a short hike to the hide-out you will also view the winter stay of a bear, called a den. Further instructions follow at the hide-out. Monique or Andreas leaves and now you’re on your own you from 7 pm until 8.30 in the morning. Either we pick you up or you walk on your own back to your car.
Best time to plan
From mid-May to mid-June is the best time to plan this adventures. These are the longest days in terms of daylight. So therefore you have the best view to observe and photograph wildlife. There is almost 24 hours of daylight at the end of May and through out June!
Our 2022 bear spotting season runs from the 15th of May till the 9th of July 2023.
How to book
Bookings are by reservation. Make your 2023 reservation at least 2 months in advance to be sure you won’t miss your adventure. We ask that full payment be transferred in advance. For reservations and/or questions, please fill out the contact form or call us directly. We will try to answer you within 24 hours.
There is no money back, so make sure you have a travel ensurance.
Participation in this activity is entirely at your own risk. You also need to sign our “ownrisk form”. We do not hold ourselves responsible for any incidents, damages in any form. The observation cabin is located in the pristine wilderness of our Ragunda Valley and therefore is not a safari park! The bears are provided with minimal food and in a short period of time so they remain wild. There is no fence around the area. This choice is made out of love and respect for nature and its wildlife. Therefore we cannot give a 100% guarantee that you will spot bears or wildlife in general. However, there are feeding areas for bears and other animals close (25 mtr) to the hide-out. Thus, bears and other visitors are frequent, as well as in the immediate area around the lake. Bears appear in a range of zero to 200 meter around the hide-out.
What to bring
Enough warm clothing (including warm socks and a hat), binoculars, camera, (charged) phone, flashlight. The Scandinavian bear is shy so do not use perfume or other strong smelling liquids. Talk and act muted while on guard. Do not place food or leftovers outside the hide-out.
This Bear & Wildlife Adventure includes:
Welcome by your guide with coffee and explanation, guided hike to the hide-out and explanation, your overnight stay in the hide-out, a meal, coffee/tea and soda. Most guests book for 2 people. It is therefore guaranteed that you will have the hide-out all to yourself. Total based on 2 persons SEK 2.500 per person.
Are you alone and do not want to share the hide-out with a second person? Then the hide-out can only be booked/reserved for yourself (SEK 4.500). If you are alone and want to share the hide-out with another person, this is possible and it will cost you € 275. It is possible to stay overnight at Wilderness Adventures Sweden in advance or afterwards. In our Cozy Cabin we offer a place to sleep.
Tip: you can also book our evening Moose safari tour.
With adventurous regards on behalf of Monique Vermeer & Andreas Göransson.