59° 49’ 2” N – 15° 43’ 54” E
Wolf Tracking /
Following in the footsteps of wolves
Three days of scouting and tracking in the forest. When the ground is covered in snow, you can follow the wolf's tracks and see it run across the frozen lakes of northern Västmanland. At this time of year, even the pups are full-grown size and can hunt on their own. This means there is often even more activity in the area.
During the day, you hike on gravelled roads and travel short distances in forest terrain. At night, however, you may have to travel rather long distances without headlamps or any other lighting to avoid detection. You must be well dressed and have warm shoes in particular.
Together with a wolf tracker, you will also visit the Grimsö Wildilfe Research Station – a centre for research on the large predators – for an interesting lecture and Q&A session.
The arranger is the winner of the Grand Travel Award.
No 12 WOLF TRACKING / KOLARBYN
GOOD TO KNOW
- Activity: Wolf tracking
- Location: Kolarbyn
- Season: The best time for wolf tracking is January-March.
- Degree of difficulty: Participants should be at least 15 years of age and should be able to walk in forests and uneven ground without difficulty.
- Other facts: A wolf can move about 200 kilometres in a single day and the track from the front paw of an adult wolf can be up to 11 cm long.
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