Beaver safari in Sweden - A real nature experience
Beaver safari - A spectacular show. A large splash breaks the silence and water rises spectacular towards the sky. A few seconds later, the water droplets descend back and melt into the surface of the lake once again. A beaver dove- flicking the water up with his long, flat tail.
Canoe paddling through a beaver-rich wilderness area in Sweden.
At sunset, while the sun goes down behind undulating forests, we paddle out on a beaver safari. Through the beaver-rich wilderness area, we move as silently as possible in Canadian canoes (the Native Americans’ traditional canoe with space for two adults- which, in common language, is simply called, ‘canoe’). It is in the evening, under the shelter of the trees’ long shadows that the beaver is very active. With care, we glide in silence towards the beaver huts. Slowly, slowly, in order to get as close as possible without harming the beavers.
During the paddling a stop will be made on an island or a peninsula, were a wilderness pick nick will be served. To the picnic we listen to an experienced and knowledgeable beaver guide who let us know about the beaver and many other wild animals in the forest.
During the canoeing, everyone has to be absolutely silent. Then we only communicate with sign language (a necessary condition if we are to see the shy and hard-working nibblers).
The chances of seeing beavers are very high. Many beavers were spotted on most beaver safaris since year 2003. The success with spotting beavers has been very good. Nordic Discovery's best safaris delivers ‘beaver contact’ for the whole duration of the paddling trip (3 hours).
The tour includes: A 5 hour guided beaver safari, canoeing in a very beaver rich area, a wilderness picnic with crayfish wraps mixed with vegetables and berries from the local forest, mineral water from the local brewery, local fruit, tea or coffee, a one-night in a double room, sheets, towels, breakfast (with home-made bread and cereal), canoes, paddles, life jackets, water-proof sacks, seat mats and a shorter transfers in minibus from the Wilderness Lodge to a nearby beaver territory and back.
The safari is certified Nature's Best's arrangement.
2020 the safari is arranged on Fridays between the 8th of May and the 25th of September.
Number of participants: 2-8 persons/guide and group. Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the safari on any days.
The paddling is not physically demanding. We paddle very carefully and with as little noise as possible.
Equipment: Rain gear (in case of rain or as a backup against rain) and warmer clothes to put on after sunset, when the temperature often drops.
Information: At the start, a briefing containing detailed information about the safari and basic paddling instructions are provided.
Safety: The guide is very experienced and is a certified life guard, having passed all of the Swedish Life Guards’ Association’s tests for Life Guard Education. A first aid kit is brought on the tour.
Start and finish time: Depending on the hour of sunset, start and finish times vary throughout the season. We finish in full darkness and start 5 hours earlier.
Start and finish at Wilderness Lodge. Comfortable beds, personal touch and wild and nordic animals around the corner.
Nordic Discovery also organizes a variety of other active outdoor experiences in the Nature Reserve Malingsbo-Kloten. Read more on: www.nordicdiscovery.se
Faciliteter och service
The Wilderness Lodge is located in the heart of the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve along road 233 between Skinnskatteberg and Kopparberg. 2.5 hours drive from Stockholm.
Road descriptions from the airports.
From the airport, Stockholm Arlanda: Drive towards the city of Stockholm. Turn right at the sign for Enköping, Oslo and E 18. Drive through the town, Västerås, on E 18. A few kilometers outside of the city, turn right on route 66 and drive for 30 km. Turn left on road 233 and drive for 60 km. The Wilderness Lodge is located along the road. From the village sign Kloten you keep driving for 500 meters on road 233. Turn right at the red house with the sign WILDERNESS LODGE on the wall. The time of driving is 2.5 hours.
From the airport, Stockholm Västerås: Drive towards Oslo on E 18 through the town, Västerås. A few kilometers outside of the city, turn right on route 66 and drive for 30 km. Turn left on road 233 and drive for 60 km. The Wilderness Lodge is located along the road. From the village sign Kloten you keep driving for 500 meters on road 233. Turn right at the red house with the sign WILDERNESS LODGE on the wall. The time of driving is 1-1.5 hours.
From the airport, Stockholm Skavsta: Drive road 52 to Örebro. From Örebro, drive 70 kilometers on road 50. Turn right on road 233 and drive for 20 km. The Wilderness Lodge is located along the road. From the village sign Kloten you keep driving for 500 meters on road 233. Turn left at the red house with the sign WILDERNESS LODGE on the wall. The time of driving is 2.5 hours.