SUMMER TOURS 2018

In the summer there are very exciting experiences to be made in the forests of Tiveden. We offer you moose safaris, beaver safaris, wolf safaris, night jar concerts, deep forest walks, cray fishing, forest trips, overnight stays and much more. Read more below!


Moose safari

Join in on a real moose safari in the forests of Tiveden! We start with dinner out in the woods by the campfire wehre you get to learn more of the moose. Followed by a walk through moose territory where we look for track. Finally we go safari to look for moose.

The moose – the king of the swedish forest is our focus of attention during the evening. You will also get to learn more about the moose, it´s life and habitats. As well as how you improve your chances to find it. Did you know that the moose bull drops it´s antlers each year and new one´s grow the next year? Or that the moose has a very developed sense of hearing? That and a lot more you will learn more about, and also to sound and to call for moose.

The guided tour starts out in the forest by our camp, where you enjoy a dinner by the campfire. During the meal you will get exiting know-how of the moose and be able to ask all types of questions. Full and satisfied we head out on a easy and short walk to experience the realm of the moose. We follow their tracks in the marsh. Look for sundew and cloudberries. Visiting the beautiful pond pf Tranquility.

Finally we head back to camp for the safari looking for the king of the Swedish forest.

This includes

A typical Swedish dinner is included as well as drinks. And of course our famous dessert. Guided tour. Walk in the wild to track for moose. Safari tour in mini bus. Binoculars.

 

Duration: 5 hrs
Starts: See start time info on dates available for booking
Meeting place: See info at the bottom of the page
Price: 1 000 SEK/person, kids 0-15 yrs 400 SEK/person

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Meeting place

The guided tour takes place in the forests outside Tiveden national park. Tiveden is situated right between Stockholm and Gothenburg in south Sweden. We meet up at Tiveds skola (Tived school). By car – follow the signs for Tiveden national park. From Karlsborg: 25 km. From Askersund: 30 km. From Laxå: 38 km. Train station in Laxå. Transfer is possible from Laxå, Laxå train station and nearby airports. All transports are included during the safari.

Dates available for booking

Sundays from 18-05-01 to 18-05-31 | Start Kl. 17:00
Sundays and Thursdays from 18-06-01 to 18-06-30 | Start Kl. 18:00
Sundays and Thursdays from 18-07-01 to 18-07-31 | Start Kl. 18:00
Sundays and Thursdays from 18-08-01 to 18-08-10 | Start Kl. 17:30
Thursdays from 18-08-11 to 18-08-30 | Start Kl. 16:00
Thursdays from 18-09-01 to 18-09-10 | Start Kl. 15:30
Thursdays from 18-09-10 to 18-09-20 | Start Kl. 15:00
Thursdays from 18-09-20 to 18-09-30 | Start Kl. 14:30

 

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Beaver Safari

Come along and go looking for beaver, from land or in a boat. In our waters lives the interesting beaver which with it´s big teeth can fell enormous trees. During an evening in which a simple meal is included we head out to find the beaver! In streams, rivers and lakes lives beavers, which with their big teeth fell small as well as big trees. With great haste and will the beaver builds dams and floods areas which creates new living areas for not only beavers but also birds, insects, plants and animals.

Here´s your chance to experience this shy animal in nature. We start with a presentation where you get to learn more about the beaver, it´s home range and ecology and life. Did you know that the teeth of the beaver continues to grow throughout it´s life? Or that it has a big tail with which it paddles?

This includes

The tour is made with a boat with electrical motor on open water. A simple and tasty meal is included. Of course there is vegetarian alternatives. Coffee, tea or syrup. We then head out to find the beaver during the summer evening. Life vests are included. All transports included during the safari.

Duration:  5 hrs
Starts: See start time info on dates available for booking
Price:  1 000 SEK/adult, 400 SEK/child
Participants:  Max 5 persons

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Meeting place

The guided tour takes place in the forests outside Tiveden national park. Tiveden is situated right between Stockholm and Gothenburg in south Sweden. We meet up at Tiveds skola (Tived school). By car – follow the signs for Tiveden national park. From Karlsborg: 25 km. From Askersund: 30 km. From Laxå: 38 km. Train station in Laxå. Transfer is possible from Laxå, Laxå train station and nearby airports. All transports are included during the safari.

Dates available for booking

Wednesday evenings 18-05-09 until 18-09-12.
Start May 18:00 hrs | June 18:00 hrs | July 18:00 hrs | Aug 17:00 hrs | Sep 16:30 hrs

 

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WOLF SAFARI IN TIVEDEN

Join Naturguide Tiveden to get the chance to experience the wolves howling in the territory of the Tiveden wolves! We go out into the wolves territory to experience their lands. We track for tracks, droppings and maybe we are lucky to find a prey that they have slain. By the light of the fires flames we listen for the wolves howling.  During the wolf safari we safely and secure stay overnight in tents. Welcome to experience the wolves of Tiveden with us !

During the afternoon/evening we go into the territory of the Tiveden wolves to stay in their realm. 2013 a finnish-russian wolf couple were tranfered from Tornedalen in Swedish Lapland down to Tiveden, where they settled. It is these wolves we will watch for and listen to. The latest brood in 2017 the Tiveden wolves got 5 pups. We start with a dinner by the campfire where you get to learn about the wolves, their lives and habitats. The experience continues with a shorter walk where we look for the tracks of the wolf.

It can be foot tracks, dropping or even a slain prey. During the night we set camp and listen to the wolves by the camp fire. We stay overnight in tents, safe and secure. You will fall asleep in the wolf territory. All equipment for the overnight stay is provided by Naturguide Tiveden. On Saturday morning we have breakfast and then head back. To hear one of several wolves howling nearby or in the distance is an experience and a memory you will take with you for the rest of your life!

This includes

Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, pillows and blankets are provided by the guide. All meals are included in experience (1 dinner and 1 breakfast). We have binoculars for all guests.

Info in short

The deadline for booking is 20 00 o clock the day before. The tour starts at Friday afternoon/evening and ends at Saturday morning. Good shoes – rubber boots, hiking boots or good sneakers. Warm clothing needed to bring. Rain clothing is good to bring.

Time:  Start 17:00 and 16:30 hrs. The tour takes about 16 hrs
Place: The guided tour takes place in the forests outside Tiveden national park
Price:  2 500 SEK/adult, 1 500 SEK/child
Participants:  Max 8 persons

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Meeting place

The guided tour takes place in the forests outside Tiveden national park. Tiveden is situated right between Stockholm and Gothenburg in south Sweden. We meet up at Tiveds skola (Tived school). By car – follow the signs for Tiveden national park. From Karlsborg: 25 km. From Askersund: 30 km. From Laxå: 38 km. Train station in Laxå. Transfer is possible from Laxå, Laxå train station and nearby airports. All transports are included during the safari.

Dates available for booking

Friday afternoons/evenings 18-08-01 until 18-09-31 | Aug start 17:00 hrs | Sep start 16:30 hrs

 

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Nightjar concert in Tiveden

At the end of May and in June the mystical European Nightjar starts its special calling at sunset as to greet the summer night. Come along with us to our concert lounge in the wild where we enjoy a dinner. To be continued with listening to the nightjars concert and propably encounter one of the singers!

In  the early summer, at the end of May the European Nightjar returns from Africa (as far as Namibia!) to Sweden and Scandinavia. The mating season starts and continues in June where the males plays their mystical and special calling with start at sunset. Guests usually resembles this unique call as like an alien or a synthesizer concert.

In the old days the people thought that this bird which flew close to the cows at night was a thief milker! In German it is called Ziegenmilcher (the thief milker). The explanation is that the nightjar hunted insects whom where attracted of the cows. The nightjar spends the summer in Scandinavia to breed and nest and winters in Africa.

During the summer the nightjar hunts for insects like crazy during the summer nights. It has got a big mouth to store all the insects. You have got the opportunity to accompany our guide in the early summer night to listens to the nightjars magical concert. The bird is curious and usually do fly-bys or land closely so the chance to see it is good.

We start off at our nature lounge by the fire where you get to learn more about the night jar and its life. We have dinner with drinks and dessert. Of course there are vegetarian alternatives. Coffee tea and syrup is also included. Then we head out to meet the ensemble of the night for the concert. Nightjar concert in the wilderness.

The tour is about 5 hrs.

This includes

Binoculars and insect hoods included. A meal and drinks are included. Bring insect repellent and warm clothing. Good shoes, hiking boots or rubber boots. All transports included during the safari.

Transfer from train stations and airports are possible.

Duration:  Start kl. 21:00-00:00
Price:  1 000 SEK/adults, 400 SEK/child
Participants:  Max 8 persons

 

Dates available for booking

Fridays 18-06-01, 18-06-08, 18-06-15 | Start 19:00 hrs

 

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Treasures of Swedish nature

During a fantastic walk we experience Tiveden national park and the old growth forest. We continue outside the park to learn how to make fire, make simple crafts, cook outdoors and tell stories in front of the bonfire. We experience the treasures of Swedish nature. Come along to experience the treasures of Swedish nature in Tiveden.

We begin with a short walk in Tiveden national park where we go along the path in the old growth forest to experience the true atmosphere of the forest. The forest´s embracing room and relaxing calm is yours to enjoy. We go on outside the national park to our wilderness lounge where you will learn to make fire in different ways and also how to handle and be responsible with fire.

You will also be able to make crafts during the guided tour, for example a torch or tar. You will also participate in cooking outdoors. Baking bread in a Dutch oven or smoking fish in a smoker for example. The meal is included in the tour. As well as drinks. Come along with Naturguide Tiveden and experience and discover the diversity of the treasures of Swedish nature! The tour is about 4 hrs.

This includes

You will learn many interesting things, both craft and in theory. You will bring both crafted things and experiences back home. A meal is included. Drinks as well. Coffee or tea. All transports included during the safari.

Duration:  Start 09:00. The tour is about 4 hrs
Price:  900 SEK/adult, 400 SEK/child
Participants:  Max 8 persons

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Dates available for booking

Thursdays 18-07-05 until 18-08-09. Start 09:00 hrs.

 

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CRAYFISHING AT WITCHES ISLAND

During this tour you will experience a lot ! Boating on a beautiful lake, trying crayfishing, eating a classical Swedish crayfish dinner on a remote island where the legends say the witches paused on their route to the Evil One. We will also stay overnight in an old and cosy fisherman’s cabin on the Witches island. Dinner and breakfast are included. By Hasselfors lies the heartshaped lake Toften with its many islands and bays.

Strarting in the afternoon we head out alongside the shores in boat to experience the lakes and it´s beautiful and forest covered beaches on our route towards Boön- Witches island. We reach our destination Witches island. Here is according to local legends, the place where the witches takes a break (checking the broom perhaps) on their way to the Evil One at Blue Hill. The island is since far a central point for the fishing in the lake as there is an old log cabin with two rooms on the island, We explore the island with its´ connection top folklore and fishing finishing with a crayfish dinner and dessert.

Of course soft drinks are included. There after we once again go out with the boat to fish for fish or crayfish by Witches island. During the late night we cuddle by the fire och hopefully enjoy the sunset in the west. We sleep cosy and safely in the cabin. Hopefully no witches have stayed on the island so we won’t be scared by any witchcraft during the night… In the morning we have breakfast, pick up the crayfish traps and head back to land.

You´ll experiences a time of living Swedish history by folklore, tales, fishing and feast traditions!

This includes

Sleeping bags, mattresses, pillows and blankets included. A dinner and drinks are included. All transports during the tour is included. By boat we travel with electrical motor or with oars. Life vest provided by the guide. Binoculars are provided by the guide. The guide will accompany you during the complete tour

Bring

Warm clothing is necessary. Bring rain clothing. Rubber boots, hiking boots or good sneakers.

 

Time:  Start kl 18:00 and 17:00. The tour takes total 16 hours
Place: The guided tour takes place in Hasselfors
Price:  1 500kr/adult, 600 kr/child
Participants:  Max 6 persons

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Meeting place

The guided tour takes place in Hasselfors in the middle between Stockholm and Gothenburg. Meeting point is at Kvarnen at the old foundry area in Hasselfors (by the bridge over Svartån river). From Örebro: 45 km. Follow E20 towards Gothenburg. Turn right towards Hasselfors 5 km before Laxå. From Karlstad: 100 km. Drive E18 towards Stockholm, In Karlskoga turn towards Degerfors/Askersund on road 205.

By Svartå mansion continue on road 204 towards Fjugesta. In Dormen turn right towards Hasselfors (5km). From Askersund: 40 km. Drive towards Laxå/Karlskoga on road 205. In Laxå take E20 towards Örebro. After 5 km turn left to Hasselfors. From Laxå: 16 km. Drive towards Örebro. After 5 km turn left to Hasselfors. There is a train station in Laxå. Transfer from train stations and airports is possible.

Dates available for booking

Fridays 18-06-29 - 18-07-29 | Start Kl. 18:00
Saturdays 18-08-01 - 18-09-02 | Start Kl. 17:00

 

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DEEP FOREST WALK IN TIVEDEN NATIONAL PARK

Join our guided walk where you experience a part of Tiveden  national park where few go. The focus is for you to find your own little piece of mind where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of nature. You experience the calm and silence of the wilderness. A simple meal is included too. In a more and more loud and stressed day life and world the need and longing for calm and recovery is big.

We will take you deeper into the forest during this deep forest walk, so that you will be embraced by the healing forces of nature as well as your own calm. Our guide will tell you somethings about the nature you will meet in the beginning of the tour. The main part of the walk is focused on calming down , find your piece of mind and enjoy the silence of nature.

On your blanket you will experience the closeness to nature and you might even fall asleep.

Info in short

The tour takes about 4 hrs. Good shoes – running shoes or hiking boots are good to wear. A meal is included.

Time:  Start 09:00 hrs. The tour takes about 4 hrs
Place: The guided tour takes place in the forests outside Tiveden national park
Price:  1 000 SEK/adult
Participants:  Max 8 persons

 

Meeting place

The guided tour takes place in the forests outside Tiveden national park. Tiveden is situated right between Stockholm and Gothenburg in south Sweden. Follow the signs towards the Tiveden national park. The starting point for the guided tour is Kölnavattnet, just north of the national park along trail Bergslagsleden. Our guide will meet you at Kölnavattnet. From Karlsborg: 25 km. From Askersund: 30 km. From Laxå: 38 km. Train station is at Laxå.

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Dates available for booking

Wednesdays 18-06-01 through 18-08-31 (not Wed 13th or 20st of June) | Start 09:00 hrs

 

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