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Go Slow ... in Sweden

Tour Code: SWE15

A leisurely 6-day, single-centre break to central Sweden, in search of owls, woodpeckers and the beautiful breeding birds of this idyllic countryside.

6 days from £1995(inc flights) Land Only Price: £1745 SRS: £190


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Food

All included in the price.

Accommodation

A single-centre holiday based at the comfortable Satra Brunn spa hotel. All rooms have private facilities.

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Central Sweden boasts a peaceful patchwork of boreal forest, lakes, meadows and farmland, all of which are home to an exciting selection of northern birds. We will be based for the duration of this 6-day ‘Go Slow’ holiday at the comfortable Sätra Brunn hotel, set in beautiful parkland, where guests can enjoy some gentle afternoon birding, or finish the day with a relaxing dip in the heated swimming pool and spa. The quiet roads enable us to easily explore our beautiful surroundings, including the nearby wetlands where we will enjoy a good selection of ducks and waders, many of them resplendent in their breeding plumages, and a large area of forest which supports good numbers of breeding woodpeckers, including Black, Threetoed and Grey-headed. Each day we will return to our hotel with plenty of time to relax during the late afternoon, and then, on at least two evenings, those who wish may choose to accompany our tour leader on a post-dinner excursion to search for the diminutive Pygmy Owl and the mighty Great Grey Owl, which is known to breed nearby … surely a highlight of the holiday for many!
Three-toed WoodpeckerFemale Ural Owl (Daniel Green) (2)Ringing chicksForest Lake (Paul Stanbury)Flower Meadow (Paul Stanbury)Svartadalen (Paul Stanbury)Great Grey Owl (Stefan Oscarsson)Wetlands (Daniel Green)Black-throtaed Diver (Glyn Sellors)Birding at Lake Fläcksjön (Daniel Green)Ruff (Tero Niemi)Common Rosefinch (Gordon Small)Great Grey Owl (Gordon Small)Black Woodpecker (Gordon Small)Cuckoo (Gordon Small)Slavonian Grebe (Gordon Small)Pygmy Owl (Daniel Green)
Mr and Mrs Course
Yorkshire
The holiday was billed as focussing on owls and woodpeckers and it certainly hit the mark. Daniel is an excellent leader, he made sure all members of the party saw the birds. The situation of the hotel was excellent and appeared to be at the centre of all the visited sites, also a short transfer from the airport. Loved the Swedish countryside. A great holiday.
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Wed 16th May 2018 - Mon 21st May 2018

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£1995

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Visiting: Sweden

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The holiday was billed as focussing on owls and woodpeckers and it certainly hit the mark. Daniel is an excellent leader, he made sure all members of the party saw the birds. The situation of the hotel was excellent and appeared to be at the centre of all the visited sites, also a short transfer from the airport. Loved the Swedish countryside. A great holiday.
Mr and Mrs Course, Yorkshire