European Rewilding Network

Wild Sweden

Saving Sweden's nature & wildlife through nature based tourism

Wild Sweden creates outstanding wildlife holidays and tours, away from the typical tourist areas, for like-minded wildlife enthusiasts from all over the World.
Lars Gabrielsson
When nature provides income for local people, it is more likely preserved for the future.
Wild Sweden
Wild Sweden is small nature-based tourism initiative, but has an extensive network of guides, tour leaders and hosts.
Wild Sweden

WildSweden is a small nature based tourism company that offers nature experiences that support wildlife conservation and at the same time creates economic opportunities for the local society. Since 2003 WildSweden has hosted people from all over the world to experience some of Sweden’s most remarkable nature and wildlife. Encounters with wild animals such as moose, wolves, beavers and bears is a way to connect people with nature, to educate people about the importance of biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem, and to inspire people to take action to save the wildlife and the environment.

WildSweden is often used as a role model in the sustainable tourism industry. To promote the development of more ecotourism they are actively sharing experiences with other business through consulting, presentations and workshops and are active in numerous ecotourism projects throughout Sweden and Norway. Since 2005 WildSweden held presentations and workshops at more than 100 locations, now giving about 20 workshops each year. Their development model “Ekoturism i praktiken” was awarded Swedish Rural Development Project of the year in 2010.

Project: Wild Sweden
Region: Sweden
Fauna (mega) species present: Moose, Beaver, Wolf, Bear, Reindeer
Type of project: Fostering the development of nature based economies
Aim and vision: WildSweden’s business concept is to offer genuine nature experiences that support wildlife conservation and creates economic opportunities for the local society. We have applied a strict policy to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible.
Our mission is to make Sweden a wilder place by preserving wild and beautiful nature with high biodiversity. Our contribution to reach this is by creating world-class experiences and to be a role model for the development of sustainable nature based tourism in Sweden.
Other activities: Eco tourism, Recreational activities
Results so far: During the last 15 years we have taken care of clients from more than 75 countries to experience Sweden's wildlife. Awarded ecotourism company of the year in Sweden 2009. Awarded Tourism Company of the year in Sweden 2015.

Inspirational value: We clearly see that WildSweden's success inspires many others to see the economical opportunities in nature based tourism. Marcus, the founder, is often hired by destination managers across Scandinavia to hold inspirational workshops that aim to develop more ecotourism in their regions.
Experience you would like to share: How to develop responsible nature based tourism by creating unique and profitable ecotourism activities.
Experience you would like to gain: How we can contribute more to conservation and rewilding in Sweden.
Map
Country
Sweden
Start year
2002
Area type
Northern coniferous forest
Flagship species
Elk
Wild Sweden
Wild Sweden creates outstanding wildlife holidays and tours, away from the typical tourist areas, for like-minded wildlife enthusiasts from all over the World.
Lars Gabrielsson
When nature provides income for local people, it is more likely preserved for the future.
Wild Sweden
Wild Sweden is small nature-based tourism initiative, but has an extensive network of guides, tour leaders and hosts.
Wild Sweden

WildSweden is a small nature based tourism company that offers nature experiences that support wildlife conservation and at the same time creates economic opportunities for the local society. Since 2003 WildSweden has hosted people from all over the world to experience some of Sweden’s most remarkable nature and wildlife. Encounters with wild animals such as moose, wolves, beavers and bears is a way to connect people with nature, to educate people about the importance of biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem, and to inspire people to take action to save the wildlife and the environment.

WildSweden is often used as a role model in the sustainable tourism industry. To promote the development of more ecotourism they are actively sharing experiences with other business through consulting, presentations and workshops and are active in numerous ecotourism projects throughout Sweden and Norway. Since 2005 WildSweden held presentations and workshops at more than 100 locations, now giving about 20 workshops each year. Their development model “Ekoturism i praktiken” was awarded Swedish Rural Development Project of the year in 2010.

Map
Country
Sweden
Start year
2002
Area type
Northern coniferous forest
Flagship species
Elk
Specification
Project: Wild Sweden
Region: Sweden
Fauna (mega) species present: Moose, Beaver, Wolf, Bear, Reindeer
Description
Type of project: Fostering the development of nature based economies
Aim and vision: WildSweden’s business concept is to offer genuine nature experiences that support wildlife conservation and creates economic opportunities for the local society. We have applied a strict policy to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible.
Our mission is to make Sweden a wilder place by preserving wild and beautiful nature with high biodiversity. Our contribution to reach this is by creating world-class experiences and to be a role model for the development of sustainable nature based tourism in Sweden.
Other activities: Eco tourism, Recreational activities
Achievements
Results so far: During the last 15 years we have taken care of clients from more than 75 countries to experience Sweden's wildlife. Awarded ecotourism company of the year in Sweden 2009. Awarded Tourism Company of the year in Sweden 2015.

Exchange
Inspirational value: We clearly see that WildSweden's success inspires many others to see the economical opportunities in nature based tourism. Marcus, the founder, is often hired by destination managers across Scandinavia to hold inspirational workshops that aim to develop more ecotourism in their regions.
Experience you would like to share: How to develop responsible nature based tourism by creating unique and profitable ecotourism activities.
Experience you would like to gain: How we can contribute more to conservation and rewilding in Sweden.
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