Wolf tracking tour on snowshoes in Swedish wolf territory

Guided wolf tracking tour through the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve in Sweden, 2,5 hours drive from the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Snowshoe hiking offers a brilliant way to enter the big forest covered by deep snow. The snow shoes support you and make sure that you will be able to walk without sinking. The native and experienced wild animal tracker, Mikael Nilsson, takes you during two daytrips on nice and exciting snowshoe walks in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve and wilderness area.

The wolf territories in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve right now

In January 2022 there was a wolf hunt in the wolf territories in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve and 12 of 20 wolves have been erased. At the moment new wolf territories are forming with the 8 reminding wolfs and new wolfs coming from the outside. An interesting process we follow on snowshoes on the tracking tours  this winters.

The  wolf tracks will lead us to skeletons of taken moose. There will be several moose resting pits along our way and many tracks from several wild animals. You get to know the basics of wild animal tracking, and you get to learn which animals have passed the way before us. One point in the tour involves wolf-watching over open lakes.

When the winter darkness covers the wild forest, we will eat a two-course dinner in the light of candles at Kloten‘s Wilderness Lodge. The food is always locally produced with many ingredients from the forest. After dinner, there is time for tales of wild animals and snowshoeing stories in the warm and friendly ambiance in front of the fire place. At the Wilderness Lodge, the participants will have a good night's sleep in comfortable beds.

Wolf tracking tour on snowshoes - 2 full days of wolf tracking with food & accommodation 

3750 SEK/person. Children under 15 years: 3250 SEK/child

The guided tour includes: 2 full days guided wolf tracking on snowshoes in one of the biggest nature reserves in Sweden, 2 wilderness picnic lunches with moose and reindeer wraps mixed with vegetables and berries from the local forest, fruit, tea or coffee, a two-course dinner, with many ingredients from the forest, a one-night in a double room, sheets, towels, a breakfast, snowshoes (including adjustment to the participant's boots) and seat mats.

Included if needed: transfers to and from chosen areas and safety nails (when the tours cross over ice-covered lakes).

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. Maps and road description >>

 2022 the wolf tracking tour is arranged on Saturdays and Sundays from 15 January to 6 March.

Number of participants in total on the tour: 2-8 persons. Parties with 4 or more participants can book on other days when snow is present.

Duration: 2 days. Start: 09:00 Day 1. Finish: 17:00 Day 2.

Equipment to bring: Sturdy hiking boots and a daypack. The backpack should contain extra clothes to put on at breaks and allow some space for the packed picnic lunches. Ski poles on option. Seat mats to use during breaks are included.

The snowshoes can be used with all hiking boots and ski hiking boots. There are some small backpacks to lend.

Information: At the start briefing detailed information about the tour will be held in front of maps. Basic snowshoe instructions, information about wolves and the wolf territories in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve are provided.

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The wolf tracking tour accommodation

The included tour accommodation is in the Wilderness Lodge. The Wilderness Lodge is located in the village, Kloten, at the heart of the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve between the 2 former wolf territories.

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Skeleton of taken moose along the wolf track

After wolf dinner

The wolf tracking tour is passing through the heart land of the Swedish wolf territories. We will track wolf tracks leading us to skeletons of taken moose. Sometimes we hear the wolves howling in the distance. With luck, wolves will be seen during the tour.

Wolf tracking tour - Wilderness picnic lunch, dinner, accommodation & breakfast

2250 SEK/person. Children under 15 years: 2000 SEK/child

Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without the  second day of wolf tracking.

2022 the wolf tracking tour is arranged on Saturdays and Sundays from 15 January to 6 March.

Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the tour on any other days.

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Wolf tracking tour with wilderness picnic lunch & dinner

1750 SEK/person. Children under 15 years: 1500 SEK/child

Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without the second day of wolf tracking, accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 10 hours (09:00-19:00).

2022 the wolf tracking tour is arranged on Saturdays from 15 January to 5 March.

Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the tour on any other days.

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The snowshoes are made out of modern hard plastic material and can be used with a loose or fixed heel. The loose heal is preferable for steep, uphill ascents. The fixed heel is preferable when the snow is deep. The sturdy straps give the possibility of a firm adjustment and the metal supports at the front and back allow for a good and firm grip.

snow shoe

The snowshoes can be used with all hiking shoes and ski hiking boots. The snowshoes are of good quality and in very good shape. The equipment is dated from 2020-2015.

Wolf tracking tour with wilderness picnic lunch

1500 SEK/person. Children under 15 years: 1250 SEK/child

Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without the second day of wolf tracking, dinner, accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 8 hours (09:00-17:00).

2022 the wolf tracking tour is arranged on Saturdays from 15 January to 5 March.

Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the tour on any other days.

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The wolf tracking tours are certified Nature's Best's arrangements

 

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The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve is snow safe

The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve is snow safe and it is very rare that there is no snow during the period for the scheduled tours. If there is not enough snow for hiking with snowshoes, the hikes are arranged without snowshoes. In case there is no snow at the day of arrangement, the tours are still arranged. Booked tours don't get cancelled.

Information about the current snow conditions

Photos and movies are posted ongoing on Wilderness Lodge's Facebook site. For direct and fast snow information, the recommendation is to follow the Facebook site below.

Next guided tour with vacancies

Next guided tour with vacancies is advised on the Facebook page bellow. Extra tours with short notice are sometimes only advised on the Facebook page below (and not in the programs above).

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