you can experience encounters with wild brown bears.
In northern Gästrikland stands a specially built forest hut
where both bears and other animals have been seen on many occasions.
The hide stands a little high up and overlooks three directions.
In the mossy pine forest with large boulders, a bear can appear at any time.
Experience bears at close quarters
Meet in Wild Nordic’s gallery. A medium sized sandwich is served and we go through all the practical information.
After a short walk through the forest, the guide shows you the right way to hide and on your own you begin the exciting search.
The hide has 4 places.
We do not mix companies in the hide. A company of 2 persons get the whole hide for them selves. We would like to avoid single bookings as our rules doesnt allow guests to sit alone in case of emergency. IF you would like to book as a single person, you have to be okay to share the hide with one other person (of course someone that is healthy)
Booking and the season
*Children refers to ages 5-15 years
The price includes
To think about
Adventurous bear viewing April 20-May 9
Bears are moving around the hideout from the end of March. As there may be snow remaining during this period and the thawing is in full swing we cannot use the road but must walk 1.5 km through the forest. During the walk we can encounter both exciting tracks and wildlife.
During this period the activity is suitable for healthy adults with relatively good fitness.
Our activities are done on the conditions of nature and there is no guarantee of what we will see / hear / experience.
A modest sandwich is served on arrival and we go through all the practical information. After a short walk through the forest, the guide shows you the right way to hide and on your own you begin the exciting search. In the morning you will be picked up by the guide and breakfast buffet is served in the gallery. Maybe you’ve been awake all night and need to rest before returning home. You are welcome to use one of our guest rooms.
The bears usually stay 20-30 metres from the hide (as close as 6-7 metres). For photographing, 100-500 mm lens work well. Of course, it is also possible to use simpler cameras with shorter focal lengths, when shooting directly through the windows. The hide has 9 photo windows on 3 of the 4 walls. There are “bean bags” for the cameras in the hide and smart tripod solutions. Your own tripod heads/tripods do not work. Flash is not allowed.
You are safe and secure in the hide. The bears are very shy and the smallest sounds can make them run away. The hide has 2 beds, 140×200 cm (you can lie 2 in 1 bed) and a simple toilet. Blankets, sleeping bags and pillows are available, also warm slippers of various sizes and the floor has an insulating mat as well as rag rugs on top. There is good mobile coverage in the hide.