Fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden

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.

2020 holiday packages run from Friday May 1st until Sunday October 4th.

Contact us at swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

Fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden
You stay lakeside with views to our island in Skivsjo lake near Vindeln, Vasterbotten in Northern Sweden. swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

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.  

Fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden
Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). Photo taken in our forest near Vindeln, Northern Sweden by Kristin King (joint owner of swedenfishingandbirding). swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

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 

 

fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden
Pike (Esox lucius) over 9kg and 110cm long caught by Craig King (joint owner of swedenfishingandbirding) near Vindeln, Northern Sweden. swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

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.

fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden
Female Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). Photo taken in our forest in Northern Sweden by Kristin King. swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com
Waxwing - swedish guided bird watching trip.
Waxwing – swedish guided bird watching trip.

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.
Lakeside caravan by sweden fishing and birding.

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  • 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. 

Eurasian crane (Grus grus) feeding in our garden by swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.net.
Eurasian crane (Grus grus) feeding in our garden by swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.net.
Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding in our garden. They live and breed in our barn. Photo by swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com.
Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding in our garden. They live and breed in our barn. Photo by swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com.
Waxwing - guided birding in Northern sweden.
Waxwing – guided birding in Northern sweden.

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  • 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.

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  • day trips
  1. lure fishing for big pike, burbot and perch by boat (700 SEK for a 6 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.
  2. 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 (700 SEK per person for a 6 hour guided tour).
  3. moose watching by vehicle and on foot in our forest and from wooden viewing towers.
Moose or Eurasian elk (Alces alces) by swedenfishingandbirding.
Moose or Eurasian elk (Alces alces) in our forest by swedenfishingandbirding.

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 6 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 swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com 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.

fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden
Northern Lights over our forest near Vindeln, Vasterbotten, Northern Sweden. Photo taken by Kristin King. swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

All OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS USED IN THIS WEBSITE WERE TAKEN BY US FROM 2018 ONWARDS – IN THE VICINITY OF WHERE YOU WILL STAY OR TAKE YOUR TOUR WITH SWEDEN FISHING AND BIRDING.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW YOU AN HONEST IDEA OF WHAT YOU CAN SEE.

BEWARE OF OTHER OPERATORS USING PAID FOR STOCK IMAGES OR OLD PHOTOS OR ONES NOT EVEN TAKEN IN THEIR AREA!

2020 holiday packages run from Friday May 1st until Sunday October 4th.

During most of October, November, December, January, February, March and April we do not offer accommodation. During these months we DO offer guided bird and wildlife watching day trips and ice fishing day trips. Email or call us for more information.

Why book with us?

We make your stay with us stress free.

Umea Airport collection and drop. 

We guide you.

We live here.

We own forest, grassland and an island in the lake that you can enjoy.

We supply new, top quality branded equipment.

Visit Northern Sweden. The Alaska of Europe and land of the vikings!

Europe’s last great wilderness.

Home to Bears, Moose, Salmon and Eagles.

Skivsjo Lake, Northern Sweden
Skivsjo Lake, Northern Sweden. swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com
Fishing trips and birdwatching holidays near Vindeln northern Sweden
Swallow Tail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) next to where you stay.swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com
Our forest near Vindeln, Northern Sweden. swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com
Visit sweden fishing and birding in Northern Sweden and watch wildlife acting wild! Photo by sweden fishing and birding.
Visit sweden fishing and birding in Northern Sweden and watch wildlife acting wild! Photo by sweden fishing and birding.
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) hunting over our grassland. Photo taken by sweden fishing and birding. Bird watching Northern Sweden tour.
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) hunting over our grassland. Photo taken by sweden fishing and birding. Bird watching Northern Sweden tour.
Spotted nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes). Photo taken by sweden fishing and birding.
Spotted nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes). Photo taken by sweden fishing and birding.
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) taken by sweden fishing and birding - Northern Sweden guided bird watching tour.
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) taken by sweden fishing and birding – Northern Sweden guided bird watching tour.
Great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) photographed by sweden fishing and birding visiting our bird feeding station.
Great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) photographed by sweden fishing and birding visiting our bird feeding station.
The seats are waiting for you….
sweden fishing and birding
sweden fishing and birding

 

Fire in the sky - wild sweden
Fire in the sky – wild sweden

The best months for bird watching are May and early June (for owls) 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.

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.

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.

Fantastic birding made easy in Sweden.
Fantastic birding made easy in Sweden.

 

Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) on the sweden fishing and birding feeders.
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) on the sweden fishing and birding feeders.

 

Snow bunting on site with sweden fishing at birding
Snow bunting on site with sweden fishing at birding

 

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) by swedenfishingandbirding
Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) by swedenfishingandbirding

 

Brambling. We get them in their 100's on site with sweden fishing and birding.
Brambling. We get them in their 100’s on site with sweden fishing and birding.

 

We have lots of woodpecker on site.
We have lots of woodpecker on site.
Grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus canus) by swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com
Grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus canus) by swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

 

jay birdwatching northern sweden holidays
jay birdwatching northern sweden holidays

 

Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) taken by sweden fishing and birding - Northern Sweden vindeln vasterbotten.
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) feeding on site ; taken by sweden fishing and birding – Northern Sweden Vindeln Vasterbotten guided birding holidays.

 

Let us show you all the views!
Let us show you all the views!

CONTACT US AT: swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

BE QUICK.

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.

NUMEROUS HIGH QUALITY SITES TO VISIT CLOSE BY ON FOOT OR VIA CAR.

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.

CONTACT US AT: swedenfishingandbirding@gmail.com

 

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