Scandinavian Bird Safari

Experience the concentration of migratory birds

In search of a Scandinavian nature experience? Visit Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve in the colourful season of autumn with the migratory birds in focus. During a three night stay you will have the chance to marvel in first class hotel rooms, locally produced food both indoors and outdoors as well as exploring an UNESCO biosphere area and the most Southern archipelago in Sweden. But first and foremost, the chance to experience the unique concentration of migratory birds as they pass the coastal landscape of Eriksberg Nature Reserve and nearby located internationally known bird station and nature reserve Torhamns udde. Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve is located in the centre of Blekinge Archipelago – ARK56, where the closeness to optional outdoor activities is on top level. Scandinavian bird safari is arranged on September 20-23 and October 4-7, 2019. Are you ready to book?

Price from 9 950 SEK including VAT per person in double room in Dammvillan. Including in the price are activities according to the program below, meals from day 2 until breakfast day 4. Drinks are not included. For booking and more information please call: +46 (0) 454-56 43 30 or email reception@eriksberg.se
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Day to day program
Day 1 – Arrival in the footprints of Bengt Berg
Arrival in the wild life park, once home to the influential Bengt Berg. During this time of year the trees are shifting in a variety of yellow, red and orange. The chance is that the safari starts just as you drive through the entrance gates and head to the hotel located a short distance into the park at the historical farm area. Keep an eye open if the local giant, European bison, or the red deer suddenly wander by. You will definitely notice whose domain you have entered. If you arrive in the afternoon you can treat yourself at the hotel’s relaxation area where sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi awaits. If the appetite sparks for more than the stunning surroundings we offer Swedish “Fika”, a small snack or cookie with coffee, as well as a homemade burger from locally wild game meat later in the evening. The local guide Mats who will accompany you during the expeditions and make sure you enjoy the serene Swedish nature and the migratory birds as it should, will join later in the evening for a short presentation of the following days.

Day 2 – Scandinavian Bird Safari at Torhamns udde
The first day of Scandinavian bird safari rises and the minivan is ready to take you to the first stop of the migratory bird tour. The location is “Torhamns udde”, an internationally renowned bird station and nature reserve located approximately one hour drive from the hotel, which takes you through the landscape of the UNESCO biosphere area Blekinge Archipelago, close to the city of Karlskrona. This bird station is a stop for many migratory birds, such as varieties of waders, sea birds and geese. During the intense migration period in September-October the local ornithological association is also performing bird ringing and the chances are that you will have the opportunity to see it being executed! Mats knows the area and will guide you to the best spots this morning, both for outdoor breakfast and bird watching. On the way back to Eriksberg you will eat an outdoor lunch in the surroundings of Vambåsa wetlands and nature reserve, where the plant and wild life is specifically rich. Also the cultural landscape is worth visiting due to one of the region’s largest grave fields “Hjortahammar”.
Back at Eriksberg you can relax or take the opportunity to enjoy the area either by foot or kayak. Explore the archipelago through the nearby hiking trails located outside the enclosed nature reserve, go on a guided sea kayak tour or sightsee the relaxation area at the hotel. Don’t forget the “fika”!
Savour a 3-course dinner where wild game is a main ingredient, made from local, homemade and seasonal products.

Day 3 – Scandinavian Bird Safari at Eriksberg
The third day starts in the early morning with a short drive in the minivan to catch the first daylight and watch the sun rise at the nearby island “Dragsö”. The secluded island belongs to Eriksberg Nature Reserve and you arrive with a short boat ride. On the island you will enjoy outdoor breakfast in the tranquillity and marvel around the wonder of nature, watching the concentration of the migratory birds intensify as day breaks. Rumour has it that you can spot 30-50 different species in one morning when the concentration of migratory birds is on top. As you have worked up your appetite, a sturdy Sunday lunch made of “husmanskost” (traditional, Swedish homemade food) will be served back at the restaurant.
The safari continues in the afternoon with a Bengt Berg-tour by foot of the farm area and then carry on in the special made safari car, designed as if you would be in Africa on the savanna – a jeep with big windows and comfortable seats. Due to the red deer’s mating season, a local guide will give you an exclusive tour in the park and tell you more about the wild life and biodiversity of Eriksberg.
Filled with new impressions, what’s better than to relax with a cup of coffee and cookie on the terrace after two full days of adventures, if the weather allows it, as you prepare to yet again be spoiled with another gastronomic evening?
End the stay with a 3-course dinner (can also be upgraded to a 5-course).

Day 4 – Departure into the real world 
Enjoy a slow breakfast before you get ready to depart into the safari of everyday life. After breakfast you can visit our store and entrance shop “Outdoor Eriksberg” or stay for an optional lunch.

Good to know about Scandinavian Bird safari:

  • Because we work with wild animals and birds in their natural habitat, nature experiences are never guaranteed. Our success rate to see a lot of birds depends on Nature. Outdoor activities are also weather dependent. If we are forced to cancel an activity, an alternative activity will be provided and changes may occur at short notice. However, we try to do our best to provid with the planned activity.
  • Maximum 8 participants.

Here you can read more about the ecological footprints of Bengt Berg>>