In Central Sweden, only a 2 to 3 hour drive northwest of Stockholm, there is a lot to do for active families. Beside wildlife safaris, you can also book other exciting activities in Europe’s densest wilderness. Go for a swim in one of the many lakes or go hiking through pristine forests. Those activities are only a supplement to you meeting the king of the forest or your nightly adventure in wolf territory.
You will do this!
- Go for a hike in unspoiled nature, the habitat of the brown bear
- Visit the copper mine of Falun, UNESCO World Heritage
- Meet the moose, king of the forest
- Camp in a wolf pack area
Route 8-day family trip Central Sweden:
Day 1 & 2: Korså Bruk
Day 3, 4 & 5: Skultuna
Day 6 to 7: Skinnskatteberg
Day 8: Färna
Day 1: By yourself you will travel to the first B&B which is situated in the middle of the forest. This inn located in a small hamlet is infinitely charming. The comfort level is rather basic but the environment is like waking up from an enchanting dream. Upon arrival I will welcome you and give you a lot of information about what to experience in this region. You will also get topographic maps and books with detailed one day walks which you can use during your stay. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy your first day of vacation, you will certainly be able to relax in such an overwhelming natural environment.
Day 2: Today you are free to visit the cozy city center of Falun or the copper mine that is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Not only the underground tour is interesting, above ground there is also a very instructive museum, interesting for young and old.
Day 3: On day 3 of your holiday you can walk around in the breathtaking area that surrounds the B&B. The pristine forests around Korså Bruk are teeming with wildlife and you can easily bump into a moose, beaver or bear. Swimming in the vast lake offers you a chance to enjoy the surroundings and with a bit of luck you can see an osprey flying above your head. In the afternoon it is time to travel on to your 2nd stay, a charming holiday home in the middle of a natural area in the province of Västmanland.
Day 4: Today you can rent the following on the spot: a rowing boat, bicycles or canoes. You can also book a beaver safari. The host has the knowledge of a biologist and tells you with great enthusiasm everything there is to know about beavers. Other options are a visit to the medieval town of Arboga, the oldest Swedish water action park Kokpunten, the cider and apple juice tasting in Köping or one of the many other attractions in the region.
In the evening you have an exciting activity planned. At that time you will go out to spot the king of the forest, the moose. First you will take a walk through an ancient forest, the guide will explain you everything there is to know about these impressive animals and their environment. Afterwards you will enjoy an outdoor meal by campfire and later in the evening you will join the guide in search of these animals from a minibus. This excursion lasts 5 hours, return is late at night.
Day 5: Today you can go for a hike in one of the many nature reserves of Västmanland. Would you rather admire the king of the forest from up close? Then you should really visit the Gårdsjö moose park. Did you like to descend into the copper mine? Then you should visit the 500 year old silver mine of Sala. Or just enjoy your holiday with a glass of wine and a good book, after all it’s your vacation.
Day 6: On day 6, you start the most exciting activity of your trip, the wolf safari, shortly after noon. You will travel to a hotel in Färna where you will spend the very last night. You can check in before the wolf safari starts. Please note that you must have had lunch before arrival, the wolf safari will begin at 1 pm.
An evening out in wolf territory is a fascinating experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. For many visitors it is the highlight of their visit to Central Sweden. The chance of seeing a wolf is not very big, the chance to hear wolves cry is considerable. During this excursion you will travel in small groups both on foot and by minibus through one of the many wolf territories of Sweden. You have a good chance of seeing wolf tracks and feeling their presence. Because you can never learn enough about wolves, an expert will share his knowledge during this wolf safari. In the late afternoon you will put together the tent camp. In the evening you will enjoy an outdoor meal by campfire. When the evening falls you will go closer to the wolves to increase the chance of hearing them howl. You must be prepared to walk for an hour through unspoiled terrain, often in the dark, in silence. After all you must do an effort to be able to spend time in the habitat of these imposing animals.
Hearing wolves howl is one of the most exciting natural experiences you can have. Although your guide can not guarantee that this will happen, wolves were heard on most tours.
In the evening you will return to the tent camp.
Day 7: In the morning you will be offered breakfast. Depending on the successes during the previous night and the location of the wolves, the guide will decide if you must get up early for a short morning stroll. After this you will break down the tent camp and return to the civilized world. This activity ends at 12 o’clock. You are free for the rest of the day.
A tip: The Färna eco-park is very close to the hotel: you can go for a walk, spot wildlife or take a last dip in one of the lakes before leaving Sweden tomorrow.
Day 8: The last morning of your vacation is to enjoy the lake view that you have from the garden. If you still can’t get enough of Swedish lakes, you can hire a canoe on site. Or you can get pampered in the beautiful wellness complex located on the same domain.
Price details Central Sweden family tour:
Travel duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Travel costs: from 13.062 SEK per person
Included: Overnight stays including breakfast, mentioned excursions, mentioned meals
Booking: Contact me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +46 (0)70 230 68 70