Beaver safari in Sweden - A real nature experience
Join Sweden's most popular beaver safari
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).
Beaver safari – Accommodation, wilderness picnic & breakfast
1750 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1500 SEK/Child.
The tour includes: A 5 hour guided beaver safari, canoeing in a very beaver rich area, a wilderness picnic with reindeer 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 shorter transfers in minibus from the Wilderness Lodge to a nearby beaver territory and back.
Where: Start and finish at the Wilderness Lodge in the small village Kloten. Comfortable beds, personal touch and wild Nordic animals around the corner. Kloten is located in the heart of the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve along road 233 between Skinnskatteberg and Kopparberg. 2.5 hours drive from Stockholm.
High season: 2019 the safari is arranged between May 11 and September 28. On uneven weeks Saturdays- Sundays, on even weeks Fridays-Saturdays.
Low season: October 1- May 10.
Dates with vacancies 2019: 11/5-12/5, 17/5-18/5, (25/5-26/5 with the three-course dinner program), 8/6-9/6, 14/6-15/6, 28/6-29/6, 6/7-7/7, 12/7-13/7, 20/7-21/7, 26/7-27/7, 3/8-4/8, 9/8-10/8, 17/8-18/8, 23/8-24/8, 31/8-1/9, 6/9-7/9, 14/9-15/9, 28/9-29/9.
Number of participants: 2-8 persons/guide and group. Normally 1 group/safari. Occasionally 2 groups/safari. Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the safari on other days.
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.
The canoeing is not physically demanding. We paddle very carefully and with as little noise as possible.
Safety: The main guide Mikael Nilsson is very experienced and is a certified life guard, having passed all of the Swedish Life Guards’ Association’s tests for Life Guard Education.
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.
Beaver safari – Evening tour with wilderness picnic
1250 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1000 SEK/child.
Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without accommodation and breakfast.
On uneven weeks Saturdays, on even weeks Fridays.
Dates with vacancies 2019: 11/5, 17/5, (25/5 with the three-course dinner program), 8/6, 14/6, 28/6, 6/7, 12/7, 20/7, 26/7, 3/8, 9/8, 17/8, 23/8, 31/8, 6/9, 14/9, 28/9.
Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the safari on any other day.
Beaver & moose safari combination
3500 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 3000 SEK/child.
Occurs according to the detailed standard program above in combination with the moose safari program.
2019 the safari combination is arranged Friday-Sunday between May 10 and September 29.
Dates with vacancies 2019: 10/5-12/5, 17/5-19/5, 24/5-26/5, 7/6-9/6, 14/6-16/6, 28/6-30/6, 5/7-7/7, 12/7-14/7, 19/7-21/7, 26/7-28/7, 2/8-4/8, 9/8-11/8, 16/8-18/8, 23/8-25/8, 30/8-1/9, 6/9-8/9, 13/9-15/9, 27/9-29/9.
Parties with 4 or more participants have the choice to book the safari combination on other days.
Beaver safari – Accommodation, dinner & breakfast
2000 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1750 SEK/child.
Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, except with dinner instead of wilderness picnic. The safari runs for 6 hours and includes a three-course dinner, with many ingredients from the forest. Parties with 4 or more participants have the choice book the safari on any days.
Dates with vacancies 2019: 25/5-26/5.
Beaver safari – Evening tour with dinner
1500 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1250 SEK/child.
Occurs according to the standard program detailed above but without the overnight stay and breakfast. The safari runs for 6 hours and includes a three-course dinner, with many ingredients from the forest. Parties with 4 or more participants have the choice book the safari on any day.
Dates with vacancies 2019: 25/5.
Next guided tour with vacancies
Next guided tour with vacancies is advised on the Facebook page bellow. Extra safaris with short notice are sometimes only advised on the Facebook page below (and not in the programs above).