six days (21st march - 26th March)
Join Wild Sweden for an adventurous week watching for Lynx in Swedish Lapland. Seach for Lynx in Swedish Lapland with other nature-loving travelers on this amazing seven-day trip.
Why are we doing this trip?
These elusive animals are very difficult to find when you need them. But many of our earlier guests have requested tours where there is a chance to watch for lynx.
Even if our guides and some lucky guests get to see lynx once in a while, I must say they are not easy to find on demand. That’s why we have chosen to not offer lynx tours.
I’ve talked to many people across Sweden. Trackers, Sámi reindeer herders and nature photographers. I’ve received some very valuable tips. And there are actually a few specific places where there is a chance to see Lynx. One of them more promising than the others.
I have finally chosen a promising location. Where the chance to see a Lynx may be better than anywhere else in Sweden. I’ve promised not to reveal the exact location so I can’t tell you where we are going until you arrive.
We are now planning for our first tryout trip, scheduled for March 2019. March means the mating season for Lynx, which makes it even more interesting. That’s the only time of year when they make calls. So that you can hear if they are nearby.
We have now worked for more than 10 years to take people from all over the world to see some of Sweden’s most remarkable wild animals such as moose, wolves, beavers and brown bears. Our aim is to offer genuine nature experiences that support wildlife conservation and creates economic opportunities for the local society.
We are proud to know that WildSweden is often referred to as a good example by both authorities and others. We aim to prove that sustainable nature-based tourism with a focus on wild animals can be a substantial income for communities in rural areas.
We have applied a strict policy to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible, for example:
- We work actively to reduce our driving distances by staying at local guesthouses close to the points of interest and on most tours we stay several days in the same areas.
- We inform and encourage our guests to choose public transport or our collective transfer services whenever possible.
- Our boats are run on electric engines and the batteries are recharged on clean energy hydro-power.
- We recycle almost all of our waste. We separate all plastic, paper, metal, electronics and batteries and take it to the communal recycling stations.
We work actively to track wolves and report our findings to researchers and county boards as an important contribution in the monitoring of the Scandinavian wolf population.
Our promise to support our community
We are as local as anything can get. We work www.mindanews.com/buy-ventolin/exclusively with local guides and locally owned accommodations and restaurants. This creates jobs in rural areas and also provides you with a much more authentic experience. We ask the restaurants to cook our meals made from locally produced ingredients, for example, smoked wild boar or vegetarian bean burgers along with pickled chantarelles or sweetened lingonberries.
We train local guides to understand the various forms of interaction between humans and wildlife. There are many conflicts that must be solved and it is important to understand the various aspects and to get the bigger picture in order to find new solutions. Our aim is that each one of our guests will return home with a deeper knowledge and understanding about our wild animals and how one can act to preserve nature.
The company that Wild Sweden uses for its dog sledding is a certified ecotourism company.
They have received Ecotourism company of the year in Sweden.
How are the dogs treated?
- They know all 50 dogs by name.
- Their fenced enclosures are bigger than required by law with 2-3 dogs in each
- They have a large ”garden” where they can be freer twice a day
- No dogs are in chains
- They use the best food they can get
- All dogs are checked by a veterinarian for regular health check once a year, more often in special cases
- They have all permits required and are regularly checked on by the authorities as well as by the Swedish Kennel Association.
- Tour leader
- Ski equipment
- 5 nights accommodation
- Full board with all meals included
- Round-trip transportation from Jokkmokk
What’s Not Included
- Single room supplement 400 SEK for the first and last night.
- Winter clothing can be rented at 1800 SEK for the entire trip
- Special transfer from Luleå airport with return SEK 1500. Note that there is also an option to use the public airport shuttle transfers.
Day 1 – Arrival in Jokkmokk
Take the night train from Stockholm to Jokkmokk. Or fly via Stockholm to Luleå and take the transfer bus from Luleå to Jokkmokk.
We all meet up in Jokkmokk in the afternoon. Welcome dinner with your tour guide and fellow travelers.
Each evening holds an opportunity to watch for Northern lights. If the sky is clear, we all go outside to look out for the aurora. Of course, since the Northern lights are a natural phenomenon, we are never guaranteed to see them, but Northern Sweden has some of the most frequent and intense auroral activity on the planet…meaning our odds are very good.
We will make sure you are well equipped so that you will stay warm during the entire week. We provide high quality winter clothing that we pick up and try out on this first day. Temperatures may drop as low as -20℃, but you will be well equipped so no need to worry.
Night at Jokkmokk guesthouse.
Day 2 – Into the wild
Big adventure day! On this day we will drive by minibus, then go on a snowmobile sledge, and finally go the last bit on nordic skis. Along the way we will hopefully see some moose and reindeer. We will reach our cabin in the late afternoon.
As we get to the cabin we watch for Lynx, and later for the Northern Lights.
We cook and eat together and stay the night in the cabin.
Day 3 and 4 – Searching for Lynx and having a good time
During these two days we will spend our days watching through spotting scopes, but also explore the valley on skis. To search for tracks and signs of Lynx and other wildlife.
We cook together, watch for Northern Lights each evening and stay in the cabin at night.
Day 5 – Watching, then return to Jokkmokk
We leave the cabin behind and start our journey back to Jokkmokk. This gives us another good chance to see more moose and reindeer.
Dinner in Jokkmokk.
Night at a guesthouse.
Day 6 – Departure
After breakfast you can take the bus back to the train station or to Luleå airport.
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