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<br />Hide & See, Sweden