Moose Safari in Skinnskatteberg
- Duration: 5 Hours
Why are we doing this trip?
Moose are wild animals and we believe that they belong in the forest, not in a zoo or a farm. With this tour we aim to take you into the moose natural habitat, their own living room. Expect to see moose in the wild and to learn more about these fascinating animals and the forest that they live in.
Our local guides enjoy meeting guests from all over the world and to hang out at the camp fire. And they are usually the most excited when you encounter the first moose in the evening!
We have seen moose on these tours for more than 15 years now, an incredible success. Most locals don't believe this, but you will see for yourself when you come.
- Spend an evening out with a local wildlife tracker
- Learn the secrets on how to track and find moose in the wild
- Hike through a boreal forest covered in moss and blueberry bushes
- Enjoy an outdoor evening meal overlooking a secluded forest lake
- Also chance to see roedeer, fox, cranes, owls and for the lucky few even wolf or lynx
Meet up with our guide in the early evening. We travel in our minivan to one of best area in Sweden for watching moose. Here we sit down at a fireplace overlooking a pristine lake where birds like Golden Eye and Heron is often spotted. We introduce ourselves to each other and enjoy the beautiful view over the still and pristine lake.
We are now deep in the taiga, a place full of wild animals like Moose, Roedeer, Wild boar, Hares, Foxes, Badgers, Wolves and even Lynxes.
Before we sit down for an evening meal we will take a hike to explore the surroundings, a natural forest where the ground is completely covered by moss in all shades of green and scattered by various species of berry bushes. During the hike your guide will make several stops to share some interesting knowledge about Moose. Hopefully you will see that Moose are amazing creatures! And also understand that Moose are a vital part of the taiga ecosystem.
We return to the campfire and enjoy an outdoor dinner. Smoked lamb wrapped up in flat bread together with organically grown vegetables. Flush it down with a glass of berry juice or a bottle of beer crafted by our local brewery. There'll be organic coffee, tea and Amy's chocolate cookies for desert.
Later in the evening we will take our minivan and drive through the forest in search of Moose and other wildlife. We observe the animals from a respectful distance from the van, and whenever we get the chance we step out to get a bit closer and to increase the chances for better photos.
Keep in mind that Moose are shy animals. We don't feed them and they don't seem to get used to people. We aim to find them in their natural habitat. And we always do.
Hopefully you will return home with a better understanding and greater respect for Moose and the other wildlife that you have seen during this evening. After dark we conclude the tour and drive back to Kolarbyn Ecolodge.
- Moose watching with guide
- Outdoor dinner
When is best?
All of the season between April and September is usually good for Moose watching. End of April and May means moose feed in open areas which gives us lots of sightings, June and July have the best light conditions for photography, August and all of September is when the bulls have grown out antlers and we often see more Moose bulls during this time because of the approaching rutting season. Note that during September we see most of the moose when it is too dark to take photos.
The starting and ending time for this tour depends on the season as follows. Please make sure you reach the meeting point in time as we are not be able to wait for you if you are late. Note that are leaving the meeting point shortly after the meeting time and you will not be able to catch up if you are late.
- 1 April – 15 May: 17 - 22 h
- 16 May - 31 May: 18 - 23 h
- 1 June - 20 July: 18:30 - 23:30 h
- 21 July - 31 July: 18 - 23 h
- 1 Aug - 31 Aug: 17 - 22 h
- 1 Sep - 30 Sep: 16 - 21 h
Location & how to get here
Meet our guide at Kolarbyn Ecolodge, a 5 minute drive from Skinnskatteberg or a 2 hour drive from Stockholm. It is also easy to get here by public transport. Please see the page "How to get here" for more info.
Address: Skärsjön, 73090, Skinnskatteberg
WGS 84: N 59° 48.311′, E 15° 43.718′
WGS 84 decimal: 59.80519, 15.72864
Recommended minimum age is 8 years as we often stay out until late in the evening. Participants should be able to walk in the forest without difficulties. Walking level is easy. We just walk for about an hour at a slow pace in the forest with many stops along the way. If you are not able to walk in the forest you can wait by the campfire and still join the drive to see Moose.
There will be max 7 persons with one guide. With two guides there may be up to 14 participants in two groups.
Small groups for a more genuine experience
Bookings and cancellations
Book and pay online at this page. You will receive an instant confirmation by email. All departures are guaranteed.
- Cancellations can be made at no cost up to 7 days from the time of booking. We will provide a 100% refund.
- Cancellations between 8 days from the time of booking and 46 days before arrival will be charged at 25% of the booking’s total amount.
- Cancellations between 45 days and 15 days before arrival will be charged at 75% of the booking’s total amount.
- Cancellations within 14 days of arrival will be charged at 100% of the booking’s total amount.