3-Day Bear Research Excursion

using the relascope den of the radio marked bear Näcka winter 2012/13 In the bear park



We will start the program at 14:00 on arrival day (check in from 13:00).  We start with visiting the Bear Research Exhibition in Kvarnberg and continue with a slide talk about the most important studies and results that we conduct in the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project. Later on we will enter into wilderness and search for bear tracks and visit a bear den. Here we provide lots of information about the hibernation abilities, strategies and behavior of the wildlife bears in this area. We will round up this excursion with dinner at a scenic spot out in wild at a camp fire. During the evening, the guests have access to the conference house and the fire place. After breakfast next day we will visit the field station of the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project, get coordinates from recent bear plots and leave for field research with data collecting and sample taking. This is hands on and you will experience the work of a researcher. Lunch outside in the wild. We will be back to Kvarnberg during afternoon. In early evening we will prepare dinner together and afterwards there is time to try the wood fired sauna that is well hidden in the forest behind the cabins. The last day will start with check out after breakfast. Afterwards you have the opportunity to visit the nearby bear park where you can study carnivores of the northern hemisphere at close (self guided).

Follow this excursion and learn more about these fascinating animals and the actual research!

This is included:

  • Overnight stay in 4 bed cabin (2 person per cabin), sheets, linen, towel, departure cleaning.
  • Meals, snacks and non alcoholic beverages.
  • Access to the conference house
  • Sauna
  • Entrance fees and experienced guides (no guide in the bear park)

This is not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages,
  • Transport (in your own car)

Languages: English

Participants: 4-8 participants

Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays on a weekly base from 10th of June until 15th of September. On request only!

Price: SEK 4395:- per person

Program time: 3 days/ 2 nights

Recommended age from 12 years. Participants should be able to walk freely in the forest. We walk in different kinds of terrain. Difficulty: middle/rough. We recommend that you wear weatherproof clothes, waterproof shoes or boots, long sleeve shirts and long trousers, camera, binocular, water bottle and snacks.  
Rubber boots can be hired for SEK 50:- per day when the size is registered at least 4 weeks in advance.


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