“Feel the fresh air, hear the galloping of horses and the songs of birds,
taste the minerals in water and surrender in the embrace of the lush forest”
The dense forests of Bergslagen around Skinnskatteberg, are a fantastic place to encounter the very best of Sweden’s wildlife. Other than enjoying its abundant flaura and lush beds of moss, the magnificent ”king of the Swedish forest”, moose – otherwise known as elk – can be seen here in its natural habitat, and the many lakes and watercourses are home to the beaver.
The area has also proven to be one of the best regions in Sweden to see other wildlife such as wolves, bears, lynx and owls. Being located just two hours away from Stockholm, the area is easily accesible and makes a great option for a short break widllife destination.
COMING BY AIR:
The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. You can fly from all over Europe to that airport with the low fair airline www.ryanair.com. From Vasteras airport, you can take a taxi to the train station in Vasteras (about 10 mins) and from there take a train to Skinnskatteberg (about 1,5 hours). The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport. This is the main airport in Sweden. From there you can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg (about 2,5 hours). To view train and bus times, visit www.sj.se
COMING BY TRAIN:
We are fortunate to have a train station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. During the summers we offer a free pick up services from the train station to the centre. Please inform us in advance of your arrival. For winter retreats, your teacher will inform you regarding train station pick ups. For train times, visit www.sj.se.
COMING BY CAR:
If you are coming from Stockholm, please take road E18 towards Oslo. After having passed through Vasteras, take a right on rute 66 towards Ludvika. After about 30kms, take a left on road 233 towards Skinnskatteberg. Right before arriving at the center of town you will see on your right a company called Team Däck, turn right at this point and follow the dirt road to Borntorpet. If you are coming from anywhere else in Sweden, please check www.eniro.se for maps.