Bear Tracking Volunteer Project, Sweden

A volunteer programme for those seeking a short term deep wilderness and wildlife tracking experience, an alternative to a holiday, and ideal for a short break, families, couples with children, retired folk, travellers, nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, and so on.  Live in the heart of pristine Swedish wilderness.

Volunteers can join every year for one to two week durations in August.

Individuals, groups, families and students all welcome.

Live in a cosy fully equipped wooden cabin in the forest just on the edge of the National Park.

Bear tracking or bear viewing is made with respect for the bears and on nature terms - absolutely no baits. This means there is no guarantee you will see a bear, but it is likely, as the valleys carry over 30 brown bears in the area around Sånfjället National Park where you will be staying and hiking. There will be hideouts and special areas where you can sit and scan the valleys with your binoculars or camera. Basically you will be spending a week watching wildlife and being immersed in a wilderness setting that is becoming rare in the world. You will have clean pure water to drink straight from the streams and lakes, golden eagles nesting on the tree tops, beavers building their nests alongside the river banks, predatorial wildlife living freely, such as lynx, wolverine and bear, as well as other wildlife, such as reindeer, moose, deer and so on. Also a special silence that only wilderness provides.