Visitors are amazed at the variety of birds in Svartådalen. In autumn, Common Cranes and Whoopers by the hundreds or even thousands can be seen. There are nesting White-tailed Eagles, Ospreys, and Honey Buzzards. Plus all the animals that walk in the forests, over the marshlands and old pastures.
Svartådalen in Västmanland is a unique place, with a rich natural and cultural heritage in the heart of Sweden. No wonder Svartådalen’s rivers, lakes, and wetlands are designated as wetlands of international importance by the Ramsar/Wetland convention. The area is also included in the EU Natura 2000 network.
Historically this was a farming area, but it still possesses a wealth of forests, lakes, hay meadows and open wetlands. The rich bird and wildlife have made Svartådalen famous to Swedish and foreign nature enthusiasts alike.
A steadily increasing number of British birdwatchers have discovered what is hidden in these Swedish forests. They are intrigued by the unique encounters with many rare bird species. The accommodation and food including local delicacies are details that just make it all so genuine. Just like the warm hospitality and the fact that the delicacies are usually cooked over an open fire out in the wild. Nature tourism here relies on devoted nature guides, each having their own special field of know-how on top of good overall knowledge of nature and culture.