Brunbjörnar i Lofsdalen

RICH WILDLIFE IN BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN SETTINGS

Lofsdalen has plenty of untouched nature, and large reindeer herds are often seen along many of our trails.

The Swedish brown bear roams in the forests around Lofsdalen. In the highly bear populated forest is Bear’s Den, a small cabin with wild bears right outside. This is a unique opportunity to see bears in the wild up close.

Wildlife watchers will also be excited to watch out for moose and wolverines.


 

Björn i Lofsdalen

Lofsdalen Bear's Den

On a secret spot in the woods next to Lofsdalen there's a little hut called Lofsdalen Bear's Den, especially made for watching bears and other wild animals. The Bear's Den offers comfortable lodging as well as a room with big windows and opportunities to take photos. There's a feeding spot close to the Den which attracs bears, foxes, volwerines and other wild animals.   

During 2016 and 2017 99% of the visitors in Lofsdalen Bear's Den saw wild bears.

Booking: lofsdalenbearsden.com

The shy brown bear

It is no wonder that many are attracted to see the brown bear. The bear has a well-developed sense of smell and hearing, so it´s hard to see a bear. If you're worried that you´ll meet a bear while you're hiking, you can talk or make other sounds for safety.

It is not uncommon that we see traces of the bear here in Lofsdalen. Both poop and abandoned bear's den can be found here in the woods. Every week we arrange hikes to an abandoned bear's den in the summer. Feel free to join the tour and for those who dare, you can crawl into it ..

Bears in Sweden

In 1913 the bear became the first predator to be freed in Sweden. Then there were about 130 bears. In 1942 the tribe had increased to about 250-300 bears, in 1970 it was 400-600 bears and 2007 about 3300 bears. However, since 2015, the bear is once again redlisted as "near threatened".
 

Fakta

  • Weight: 100-300 kg for males and 60-200 kg for females
  • Height: 90-150 cm
  • Feeding: Meat and vegetarian (berries make up about 45% of the bear's food and ants 20%).
  • Propagation: The female gets 1-4 kids every two years.
  • Mating time: May-June
  • Accident Provision: The last 100 years only a few deaths have occurred as a result of bear attacks in Sweden.

Björnens status i Sverige

1913 blev björnen det första rovdjur som fridlystes i Sverige. Då fanns det ca 130 björnar. 1942 hade stammen ökat till ca 250-300 björnar,1970 var den på 400-600 björnar och 2007 ca 3300 björnar. Sedan 2015 är dock björnen återigen rödlistad som "nära hotad".

Fakta

  • Vikt: 100-300 kg för hanar och 60-200 kg för honor
  • Mankhöjd: 90-150 cm
  • Föda: Kött och vegetariskt (bär utgör ca 45% av björnens föda och myror 20%).
  • Förökning: Honan föder 1-4 ungar vartannat år.
  • Parningstid: maj-juni
  • Olyckstillbud: De senaste 100 åren har bara några få dödsfall skett till följd av björnattacker i Sverige