How it works

The water station

Suitable for 2 persons, the hide has been mostly built with recycled material. A 180 x 20 cm one-way glass provides extra comfort for observations. There is a customised foldable shelf so you can use your own tripod. Photo openings can be replaced by one way glass windows.

Photographing through the special glass does not interfere with contrast and sharpness of your pictures but you will loose around 1.3 stops in light.

  • Seats available : 2
  • Floor area : 230 x 210 cm 
  • Internal height : 170 – 230 cm
  • Recommended focal length: zoom lens (ideally 200 – 600mm)
  • Pond size / depth : 490 x 180 cm / 1 – 8 cm
  • Distance from the pond : up to 5m

 

Warm and dark clothes are advised. Please remember, there are no toilet facilities on the site.

The main hide

The hide for bear, buzzard and eagle watching has room for 4 people with its 12 m².

There are 9 photo windows, 6 of which are at normal seat height and 3 from a lower angle. The low windows are great for children to look out from.

There are two beds, 140×200 cm, and a simple toilet. Blankets, warm bags and pillows are also available, as well as warm slippers of various sizes and the floor has an insulating mat with cloth rugs on top. 

In winter time, there´s a gas fire for heating and also warm sleeping bags.

There is good mobile coverage in hide.

Tofsmes crested tit fågel bird watching wildlife

Adjustments Covid -19

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) 

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Public transport

Travel on public transport to get to Wild Nordic!
You are warmly welcome to stay a little longer, if needed to accommodate bus and train times. Take the opportunity to rest or look through your pictures. Or why not do a little hike on the Gästrikeleden trail that goes just outside the door!

Links to train and bus companies that are suitable for traveling to Wild Nordic

Bus nr 43 shall go to Kungsberg (Further than to Järbo ) and getting off at the bus stop Botjärn.

Bus (nr 43) stops/goes from 10 metre from Wild Nordic!

Gift cards

Gift cards for all activities is available

For order, send a mail to info@wildnordic.se

Who are we?

Sara

Ever since childhood, nature has been a big part of my life. When I was 15, I decided to never have a boring job and have since worked in the Northern Arctic Ocean with a killer whale safari company, as a whale counter and as a guide on Svalbard. After 18 years at sea, I longed to go home to the forest and realized what a fantastic nature we have in Gästrikland. After several years of early mornings and endless hours in the woods, I started nature and wildlife activities for guests. Since 2016 the business has been my full time job and I am extremely happy that I have the opportunity to showcase our beautiful animals, birds and nature in Central Sweden. 

For me it is an incredible benefit to sit in a sleeping bag on an early spring morning, leaning against a rock in a cozy atmosphere, watching as the sun rises and everything comes to life. Trying to blend into nature and become part of it enhances the experience. When the moose rises on its legs or when an owl silently passes over my head, I am filled with a euphoric feeling that is difficult to measure with anything else.

Sara Wennerqvist, owner and founder of Wild Nordic

Christine

In the spring of 2018, I stopped working as a Personal Assistant.
Experiencing the forest’s equivalent of silence is among the best I know.
Meeting the brown bear’s gaze through the hide’s window makes time stop.
Hiking in and among the trails that the wild animals have created long before us makes you feel a tremendous respect.

I started working as a Nature Guide in the spring of 2018.

It is often me that you will meet when there is a knock on the hide door and it is time to go back to Wild Nordic’s meeting place. I am often eager to take part in everyone’s experiences, so eager that I sometimes forget to introduce myself.meet when there is a knock on the hide door and it is time to go back to Wild Nordic’s meeting place.

Pierrick

I am the French man of the team, a nature lover, an enthusiastic self- taught photographer and tireless builder.

After putting aside my passion for a few years due to various work experiences, I decided to change my life in favour of adventure and discovery.

In 2018 I picked up my photographic gear again for my first Scandinavian road trip. It was the year I fell in love with Sweden and its biodiversity.

Then my plan was to find a way to combine photography and my interest for nature. Eco tourism is, to my mind, a good solution to raise public awareness. WildNordic Sweden is the perfect place for, so I came first as a volunteer.

2020 was my first season as a nature guide and now I am proud to be a part of the team. Living close to nature was always a dream for me.

My new lifestyle gives me the opportunity to improve my naturalistic knowledge and my photographic skills but above all, its allows me to scale down my general consumption and to unwind my life.

FAQs about bear watching

Send an email to info@wildnordic.se or fill in the form on our website. Enter the number of people / children and which date is best for you. We will reply within 24 hours. 

Families with children are warmly welcomed. If the child / children are small and make sounds, then the family may reduce the chances slightly and the bears may show up when the child / children sleep. It is usually a great experience for the whole family and although small children may not see bears, they have for example seen badgers, squirrels, foxes, buzzards and small birds very close up. If you are a family with small children, you get the hide to yourselves.

Sure, it goes well. You will be able to share the hide with 1-2 other people, because we never let anyone sit alone for safety (you can get sick, fall, get something in your throat etc)

Yes, that is fine. It costs 3000 SEK per person  

Yes, it works. The hide is designed for 4 people but as you know each other there isn’t usually a problem being 5 people.

A hearty and tasty sandwich is served on arrival and in the morning the following day a buffet breakfast is served.

Please indicate any special diet / food allergies when booking, and we will arrange it!

No, unfortunately it is not possible. We have routines for arrival / departure, departure / pick-up for many different reasons.

Every day we put out food for the bears. You can see it as a small snack as what is put out is so small that it does not affect or change the behavior of bears

It’s like a sleeping bag in dress style, a kind of long, lined poncho. It keeps you warm and is open at the foot end so you can walk and sit in it.

The door can blow open if it is not locked from the inside.

It is 400 meters to walk on a tractor road. We go very slowly and have sticks to lend if needed. The last 70 meters we walk on a small path with some stones and roots. We support you and help you if you want. Please mention this when booking so that 2 guides can accompany you.

FAQs about golden eagle watching

Send an email to info@wildnordic.se or fill in the form on our website. Enter the number of people / children and which date is best for you. We will reply within 24 hours. 

Families with children are warmly welcomed. If the child / children are small and make sounds, the families chances of seeing the eagle and other nature maybe reduced. It is still a nice experience for the whole family. Maybe it is easier to book nature watching if you have small children, since you only sit during the day and do not need to sleep in hide. If you are a family with small children, you get the hide to yourselves.

It only includes snacks and a thermos of tea / coffee. You can bring your own food or order a lunch bag containing pasta salad, sandwich, fruit, juice, tea / coffee. 175 SEK / person.

Sure, it goes well. You will be able to share the hide with 1-2 other people.

The hide is designed for 4 people so it will be very crowded if you sleep 5.

Please indicate any special diet / food allergies when booking, and we will arrange it!

Yes, it is possible to arrange but the conditions are best if you are in the hut before dawn and stop at dusk.

There is a gas fire, warm sleeping bags, slippers and socks of different sizes, warm pillows and sheepskin on the chairs. The floor has an insulating mat plus cloth rugs on top.

Due to fire risk, we prefer you to bring lunch bags that do not need to be heated, such as salad, sandwiches or soup in thermos.

It’s like a sleeping bag in dress style, a kind of long, lined poncho. It keeps you warm and is open at the foot end so you can walk and sit in it.

The door can blow open if it is not locked from the inside.

It is 400 meters to walk on a tractor road. We go very slowly and have sticks to lend if needed. The last 70 meters we walk on a small path with some stones and roots. We support you and help you if you want. Please mention this when booking so that 2 guides can accompany you.

FAQs about buzzard watching

Send an email to info@wildnordic.se or fill in the form on our website. Enter the number of people / children and which date is best for you. We will reply within 24 hours. 

Please indicate any special diet / food allergies when booking, and we will arrange it!

It only includes snacks and a thermos of tea / coffee. You can bring your own food or order a lunch bag containing pasta salad, sandwich, fruit, juice, tea / coffee. 175 SEK / person.

Yes, it works. The hide is designed for 4 people but as you know each other there isn’t usually a problem being 5 people.

There are warm “vaksäckar”, blankets, slippers and socks of various sizes. The floor has an insulating mat plus cloth rugs on top.

Due to fire risk, we prefer you to bring lunch bags that do not need to be heated, such as salad, sandwiches or soup in thermos. You can also book a lunch bag containing pasta salad, sandwich, fruit, juice, tea / coffee. SEK 175 / person. There is a relatively high chance to see both bear and fox. The chances of seeing these animals decrease as they do not like the smell of gas / fire / kerosene and other combustible liquids / products.

Sure, that’s fine. You will probably share the hide with 1-2 other people.

Families with children are warmly welcomed and this activity is suitable for families with children. If the child / children are small and make sound, the family may reduce the chances of seeing nature. It is still a nice experience for the whole family. If you are a family with small children, you get to hide to yourselves.

It’s like a sleeping bag in dress style, a kind of long, lined poncho. It keeps you warm and is open at the foot end so you can walk and sit in it.

It is 400 meters to walk on a tractor road. We go very slowly and have sticks to lend if needed. The last 70 meters we walk on a small path with some stones and roots. We support you and help you if you want. Please mention this when booking so that 2 guides can accompany you.

FAQs about Siberian jay watching

Send an email to info@wildnordic.se or fill in the form on our website. Enter the number of people / children and which date is best for you. We will reply within 24 hours. 

Please indicate any special diet / food allergies when booking, and we will arrange it!

It includes refreshments on arrival, if you arrive the night before. During the tour includes lunch over an open fire and refreshments before departure.

Yes, that’s fine. However, the price is a little higher.

No Unfortunately not. This is a daytime activity and Siberian jays are most active until approx 13:00. So, for the best chance for a nice experience, we need to keep the time.

We only have room for 4 guests in the car but if you have your own car it will be great.

Include a lot more clothes than you think you need. We are standing still quite a lot and although it may not be so cold temperatures, you get cold. The guide also has “vaksäckar” and warm pillows plus we can warm ourselves by an open fire during lunch.

The Siberian jays and small birds are only a few metres away so a zoom lens, eg 100-400 mm, fits well. Shorter focal lengths and simpler cameras also work well.

Of course, that is fine.

Since the Siberian jays are relatively fearless, this activity is suitable for children.

It’s like a sleeping bag in dress style, a kind of long, lined poncho. It keeps you warm and is open at the foot end so you can walk and sit in it.

Feeding takes place near a road so you do not have to walk many steps and therefore it is suitable for adults with reduced mobility.