Bear hides in Swedish Lapland

Experience the specially designed wildlife watching hide, developed by local entrepreneur Mikael Suorro, a wildlife and wilderness enthusiast. Comfort and access are high points in this photo hide specially designed for bear spotting.

Curious to see some what comes along

Wildlife watching from the newly established hide by Hide and See provides the opportunity to spot among other wildlife, bears after their long winter hibernation.

From mid April to September long days increase the chances for spotting bears from the uniquely designed hide.

With us, nature is accessible to everyone. Here, those of you who have disabilities can participate just as naturally and have exciting experiences on the same terms as everyone else. For transportation we have a six-wheel ATV with a specially adapted sidecar, a snowmobile and a specially adapted sled.

Our accommodation works well for wheelchairs, no thresholds or stairs, the bathroom has room for a wheelchair and an assistant. Suitable for six photographers or guests in comfort.

Please contact us for more information about the accessibility and let us know if there is something we need to know before your visit.

All our activities include food and snacks. Everything we serve is as home made and ecologic as possible. We bake our own sapmi bread, gáhkko, buns and cookies. The moose- and reindeer meat come from local hunters and producers. The cloud berries, lingon berries and blueberries grow in the forests around us, and the Arctic char comes from the mountain lakes of Norrbotten.

"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world."

- Bruno Barbey

Booking

Highlights

  • A Chance to spot bears
  • Comfort and luxury
  • Wildlife watching under the midnight sun
  • Access friendly while remaining remote

What and When?

  • Open from May - August
  • from 2 - 6 people
  • Includes a meal, spotting guide and transfers

Costs

  • Overnight experiences start at 3pm and fnish at 10am the following day
  • SEK 4125 per person all included
  • Tailored experiences or packages can be arranged

Meet Mikael

Mikael Suorra has woven together his interests and knowledge of wildlife and wilderness into products making the natural environment and the wildlife of Swedish Lapland accessible to everyone.

He offers bear and eagle spotting, moose calling, ice fishing and other natural experiences. 

He has had a burning passion for hunting, fishing and the natural world all his life and is a trained wildlife, fish and nature conservationist. 

He has worked as a nature conservationist in the Sarek, Muddus and Padjelanta national parks and as a fishery technician, coordinator and sales representative for three fish farms in Norrbotten County.

He has also worked with forest conservation in both northern and southern Sweden.

According to old folk tales, the bear awakens and leaves its den around Tiburtius Day in mid-April.

When the bear appears, so does the midnight sun.

“My heritage is Sami and my family has lived and worked in the Unna tjerusj (Sörkaitum) Sami Community for generations. When I was just 8 years old, my father taught me how to call hazel grouse and when I was a teenager in the early 1980’s I began my conversation career around moose and foxes. Over the years I have tried new approaches and also called deer and bears.

What intrigues me is the interplay, the interaction you experience with animals in the wild, by learning to read their behavior.”

Mikael Suorro
Hide & See, Sweden