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From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

1. From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

Meet your guide a point that is easily accessible from the Stockholm metro. Start with and informational briefing and about how the evening is going to proceed. Depart in a comfortable minibus and relax on the drive into the woods. Start off with a hearty campfire dinner. Savor your food as your guide tells you about identifying and spotting woodland creatures like deer, wild boars, hares, and several species of birds. Head down the trail looking for tracks, signs, and the animals themselves. Breathe in the fresh air and stretch your legs in a natural setting. After the walk, hop back into the van to increase your chances of seeing wildlife by covering a larger area. Return to your meeting point in Stockholm by minivan at the end of your animal safari adventure.

Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

2. Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

Make your way to the meeting point and take a short 15-minute drive to a nature reserve in the Swedish wilderness. Upon arrival, put on your wooly hat and begin your adventure into the pristine snow. On the way, learn about plants, Scandinavian animals, and natural scenery. Avoid the paths as much as possible so you will get an appreciation for the depth of the forest and its secret spots. Take a break at around noon and build a fire to warm up. Cook lunch and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee or tea cooked on the open flames. In the Swedish winter, it won't be long before the sun sets on the horizon, so torch lamps will be needed for the last part of the hike. The afternoon is usually the best time to spot animals. If the temperature allows, walk on one of the frozen lakes on your way out of the nature reserve, before returning to the city full of memories.

Nature Hike from Stockholm

3. Nature Hike from Stockholm

Meet your guide and fellow travelers for the day to come at the meeting point. Here you will be briefed about the day's itinerary. By van we'll make our way out of Stockholm and into nature. The drive will be about 30-40 minutes. The hike will start in dense pine forest and alongside a lake.  After coffee with cake you'll continue the hike and here the path combines with one of Sweden's most famous hikes: Sörmansleden. The route starts to go up and the area suddenly changes into rocky plateau's. Reaching Stockholm county's highest point you stop for lunch. When you continue the hike the area starts to resemble savannah areas more than it looks like Swedish forest.   The last part of the route will go through open green forest and past a lake before you arrive to the van. There's swim opportunity if you got too warm! Remember to bring a towel. After a dip you'll be transferred back to the meeting point.

Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

4. Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

Enjoy a day exploring a Nature Reserve, a protected area, or one of the many islands in the archipelago at your own pace, without having to prepare anything. Take your pick from aa variety of hikes to choose from when you come to collect your equipment. Hikes available range from 6km to 13km and from moderate to challenging levels. On these hikes you will see deep coniferous forest, beautiful lakes and saunas. You can also hike on Stockholm's archipelago, go through pine-tree forests, rocky landscapes and beautiful beaches. Take a dip in the Baltic Sea and maybe observe some wildlife, but also picturesque traditional red wooden houses, harbours and ruins. You'll be provided with the how, the where and the equipment, all you need is the enthusiasm and some experience.

Stockholm: Winter Snowshoe Full-Day Hike

5. Stockholm: Winter Snowshoe Full-Day Hike

Get your adrenaline thrills on an 8-hour snowshoe hike from Stockholm, and discover a winter wonderland just moments from the city center. Following a pick-up in the city center, transfer by minivan to the best snow-covered landscape for the time of year. Meet new friends from around the globe as you get to know your guide and fellow travelers. Upon arrival at the start point of the snowshoe hike, your guide will give you safety instructions on how to walk on snow and ice. Make your way through nature as a group, learning about Swedish wildlife and the eco systems along the way. Hike through a snow-filled forest and over frozen lakes. When you get hungry, stop to enjoy a campfire lunch. With renewed energy, set out for some more beautiful scenery! Your guide will have an answer to most, if not all, of your curious questions about Sweden’s nature and animals. Transfer back to the meeting point for the end of the tour services.

Stockholm: 1-Day Summer Nature Hike

6. Stockholm: 1-Day Summer Nature Hike

This tour is ideal for those visiting Stockholm for a weekend who want to a peaceful Swedish forest for the day. Meet at Ystadsvägen 18 and travel from there by car to the forest entry point where the tour will start. Begin your hike through the incredible natural scenery. Feel the wonderful fresh air and take in the incredible views as your guide teaches you about the local wildlife.  Stop for a long lunch break and picnic by the lake. Here, take the opportunity to relax, swim in a lake, and dry off next to the fire where food and coffee are being prepared for you. After this energizing pause, put your shoes back on, and continue the hike. Return to the start point by the end of the afternoon. 

Stockholm: 2-Day Hiking Tour

7. Stockholm: 2-Day Hiking Tour

Day 1: You will depart from the office in the south of Stockholm at 9:00AM, at which point you will drive for 1 hour to a forest not far from a small town called Gnesta. Once there and after a check-up on your backpack, you will start the hike by following a path for about an hour, the perfect amount of time to make sure that your gear is well adjusted. At that point you will begin the real adventure and walk off the beaten track, which means no paths and no signs of human activity. This is the perfect setting if you want to really feel the wilderness, and you will then have lunch at around noon in this magical environment. In the evening you will set your camp next to a lake in which you will be welcome to swim. You will then build a fire and cook a delicious meal on it, prepared by your skilled guide (with your help). Day 2: From 7:00AM, you will build another fire to prepare breakfast with. You will then pack your tent before taking one last picture and hitting the road again. You will then hike through nature to another part of this huge forest which will offer other different landscapes. Later in the morning, you will reach the last lake of this trip and from there follow a path that will bring you back to the car, but not before having a lunch break and building one final fire. It will then be time to head back to civilization with a head full of memories.

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What people are saying about Stockholm County

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We had a chance to move with Emily. She was very kind in giving us all possible information, not only about the animals of the place but also about the woods and the nature reserve where she took us. We have seen 5 moose, 2 hares and many deer !! Very emotional

Great experience! We had all the necessary equipment and instructions for the hike with a vegetarian picnic which can suit everyone + water / hot drinks / soups / fruits / chocolate bars +++ We saw very beautiful lakes and some wild animals

Emily was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Got to see a bunch of animals. Food was also great I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks for the experience.

Activity very well. The guide was pleasant and available. The atmosphere was very nice and we could actually see moose and other animals

Really lovely hike in beautiful surroundings. Patrick was very friendly and very informative - couldn't have wished for a better time!