Deep in the forests of Hälsingland await bears’ dens, glades of wintergreen flowers, and an old logger’s cabin for company. You stay in cozy cabins and fall asleep to the sound of the crackling fire, shower in warm well water, and wash in the lake after a pleasant sauna.
Silence, stillness, and fruitful meetings are the key ingredients of Vargas Wilderness Lodge. The guests have it all entirely to themselves - the road is simply blocked off! Inspiration pulses here in the midst of calm.
On the large lake side veranda, guests can gather for undisturbed meetings. During a guided hiking tour, you can visit various types of bears’ dens and maybe even crawl down and smell the scent of a bear or find a little hair from last winter’s coat. The coffee pot is always brought along of course, and guests are offered fresh-brewed coffee with home-baked pastries, perhaps by the little wintergreen patch where the lesser diver nests. A tasty lunch can be served in the old logger’s cabin, where an open fire burns in the hearth.
Host Håkan Vargas Sundberg is a nature photographer and will willingly share “his” nature with love and knowledge, both out in the woods and on the movie screen. From rowboats and canoes, guests can fish in the lake. With binoculars, you can search for the nest of the alpine vulture. Visits to the stream where river pearl mussels live usually also awaken curiosity. They survive only in the absolutely cleanest stream water, and this is one of Sweden’s few remaining colonies.