WELCOME TO SWEDEN FISHING AND BIRDING – Fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden
We offer long stay or day trips, accommodation, fully guided tours and Umea airport pick up with access to our private island and on site sauna.
2022 holiday packages (caravan stay plus guided tours) run from May 1st until October 3rd.
We offer day or evening guided trips throughout the year.
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If you have a passion for Sweden, wildlife, walking, solitude, fishing or bird watching in a tranquil setting then this is the fishing trip and bird watching holiday for you.
Hook huge hard fighting fish in pristine clear waters. View charismatic birds amidst tall pine trees and boulder strewn landscapes. Breathe fresh air in one of the last great European wildernesses.
If fishing or bird watching are not your thing then you are still welcome to stay with us!
Enjoy the natural lakeside surroundings for a restful and relaxing holiday in the Swedish countryside.
You have the use of a sauna, our private island in the lake and we offer airport collection and drop off from Umea aiport.
With just your group staying on site at any one time your stay will be private, peaceful and designed to meet your wishes.
Experience wild waters teeming with fish and forests full of wildlife.
We are situated near to the Vindelalven-Juhtatdahka UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in northern Sweden.
The Biosphere Reserve is within a 15 minute drive from us at sweden fishing and birding and makes for a must see day trip.
Take a look at their internet site for more information – https://vindelalvenjuhtatdahka.se
Our fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden location map is viewable by clicking the icon at the foot of this page.
We are located in the village of Skivsjo; 20 minutes drive from Vindeln and 1 hours drive from the city of Umea (in the county of Vasterbotten) in Northern Sweden.
We are less than one hours drive from Umea Airport and Lapland.
Bookings can be for:
- lakeside accommodation only – one week (seven nights) luxury giant caravan accommodation is £400 or 450 Euros or 4 500 SEK (pick up and drop off from Umea airport available for an additional 600 SEK). Offer only available during June, July and August.
- birding / birdwatching holidays with lakeside accommodation
We specialise in showing you rare owls, woodpeckers and birds of prey in the on site forest that we own and water birds inhabiting the lake and river on your door step.
An example tour is Friday to Tuesday (including pick up and drop off from Umea airport) – 4 guests – numerous forest, lake, river, wetland and nature reserve locations visited for £250 per person. Total for 4 people is £1000 or 1 100 Euros or 11 500 SEK. Free to use on site sauna.
We spot Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), Boreal or Tengmalm’s Owl (Aegolius funereus) , Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus), Eurasian crane (Grus grus), Spotted nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), Black-throated diver (Gavia arctica) plus European Moose (Alces alces) and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in habitat frequented by Eurasian Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos) , Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx), European Beaver (Castor fiber) and European Pine Marten (Martes martes) plus much more.
- fishing holidays with lakeside accommodation
We specialise in catching big Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Burbot (Lota lota) and Eurasian Perch (Perca fluviatilis) lure fishing from our boat and Baltic Salmon (Salmo salar), Brown Trout and Sea Trout (Salmo trutta) and Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) in the Umea River and Vindeln River.
An example one week (seven night) trip is £300 or 330 Euros or 3 330 SEK per person for three fishing guests catching Pike, Perch, Burbot and much more (includes accommodation, guide, boat, tackle, life jackets, fish finder and trolling motor: plus pick up / drop off at Umea airport). Free to use on site sauna. We practice 100% catch and release.
- day trips
- lure fishing for big pike, burbot and perch by boat (700 SEK for a 3 hour guided boat trip per fishing guest and 350 SEK per non-fishing guest and children). We supply all of the equipment you will require for boat fishing e.g. Yamaha engine, fuel, trolling motor, Garmin fish finder, fishing licences, life jackets, rods, reels, net, unhooking mat and lures.
- bird watching for owls, eagles, cranes, woodpeckers, Capercaillie and Black grouse plus much more by foot or vehicle in our forest and local nature reserves.
- moose watching by vehicle and on foot in our forest and from wooden viewing towers.
SPECIAL OFFER – MUM GOES FREE WITH A FISHING DAD AND KIDS BOAT TRIP. TOTAL COST IS 1 400 SEK FOR TWO ADULTS AND TWO CHILDREN FOR 3 HOURS. ALL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED. INCLUDES A STOP ON OUR ISLAND FOR FISHING AND FOOD (BRING YOUR OWN). WE FISH AT LOCATIONS ACROSS THE LAKE. DEPARTURE TIMES CAN VARY ACCORDING TO YOUR WISHES.
Guests staying with us have the chance to view the Aurora borealis / Northern Lights / Polar Lights lakeside and over our pine forest.
All of the wildlife is on your doorstep. No need for long journeys once you are here. We manage our adjacent forest for the benefit of its birdlife (especially Scandinavian owls, grouse and woodpeckers).
Take a look at our website for full details on group sizes, prices and tour descriptions.
Email or telephone firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on 0046 72 711 52 05 from outside of Sweden
or 072 711 52 05 from within Sweden.
We are happy to quote a price for trips designed by you. Maybe you wish to catch Burbot or photograph Great Grey Owl or watch Moose in the forest? Email us with your ideas.
Europe’s last great wilderness.
Home to Bears, Moose, Salmon and Eagles.
The best months for bird watching are May and early June (for owls), June for owlets and September (for Waxwing and Spotted Nutcracker) BUT all species can be seen throughout our opening period. May and September also offer the chance to see a variety of bird species on migration. April offers scenic snow settings Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Hazel Hen and Moose with limited accessibility over forest tracks. January, February and March offer calling owls, snow, sub zero temperatures and the potential for Northern Lights (dependent upon clear skies and solar activity). July and August are hot and the main vacation period for Swedes.
The best months for Pike and Perch fishing are June and from mid August until we close early October. The fish are feeding heavily as the water warms up and then again prior to winter.
The best Salmon fishing months are August until mid September.
The best months for warm weather are July and August. We get long hours of sunshine reaching over 30 degrees centigrade.
The best month for the Northern Lights (when we offer accommodation) is September. They are most visible in winter, but are possible all year. During May we can see the Northern Lights in the evening.
You can see Moose throughout the year.
Black Grouse, Hazel Hen, Capercaillie, Crane and Raven plus much more are common and easily seen throughout our opening months.
To enhance your chances of finding owls it is important that you take our guided tour.
Often we have found nest sites prior to your arrival. Otherwise, we visit feeding areas. We can only confirm nesting locations around May 1st each year.
Wildlife by nature can be secretive, sparse, ever moving and hard to find. Observations or the perfect photo or filming conditions and opportunity are not certainties. Each year is different. Our blog on this website is the best guide to what and when we are seeing wildlife.
We improve your chances of seeing coveted species by feeding them near to where you stay with us.
YOU CAN WATCH THEM FROM THE CARAVAN.
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WE ONLY CATER FOR ONE GROUP AT A TIME.
YOUR GROUP WILL BE THE ONLY ONE STAYING AND VIEWING WHILE YOU ARE HERE.
QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE ON SITE.
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FULL RANGE OF FOOD AND DRINK CAN BE PURCHASED FROM LARGE SUPERMARKETS, CAFES AND RESTAURANTS WITHIN A 20 MINUTE DRIVE.
ONE HOUR FROM UMEA BY CAR. NORTHERN SWEDENS BIGGEST AND BEST CITY.
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Don’t expect to see all of these species on your visit, but by utilising our knowledge you hugely enhance your chances. Remember, we live here. Prior to your arrival we are looking, watching, listening and visiting sites to share what we found with you.