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Wing Shooting | Stora Sundby | Sweden

Overview

Tour code: SWE009

You will be in awe of such magnificence upon your arrival to the Klingspors 16th Century fairy tale castle on the Stora Sundby estate. A family owned and run estate which offers a warm welcome and out of this world shooting. Stora Sundby offers a varied list of shooting to suit all preferences and what’s more thrilling than shooting on an estate steeped in history and award-winning food catered to you by the best chefs in Sweden.

Location
Located just 1 hour 45 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda airport and 30km southwest from the city of Eskilstuna the fairy tale like Stora Sundby estate occupies tranquil lands on the shores of Lake Hjälmaren and sits in the most beautiful green areas of Södermanland County, Sweden. The beautiful estate includes 3200 hectares of shooting grounds between itself and the neighbouring Biby estate and 1000 hectares of water. Topography which is made up of woodlands, shrublands, duck ponds, agricultural land and stunning parkland which is home to the deer park and of course the ginormous Lake Hjälmaren which is Swedens 4th largest.

Shooting
Shooting at the Stora Sundby is second to none and offers a variety of packages to cater for everyone including dedicated Duck and Pheasant days and days which are mixed. The itinerary for this tour, however, is based on dedicated Pheasant days but is fairly similar to that of the others. The bags for Pheasants are 150/250/350 bird days not including any overs. For Ducks 250/500 and 1000 (over two days) and mixed Days are a set bag of 300 birds with overages on each Pheasant and Duck. The season for Ducks is 21st August- October, Pheasants is October-January and the Mixed days of Pheasant and Duck is 1st -30th October.

All these days are shot over the Stora Sundby and Biby estate and each day are meticulously planned drive by drive in order for you to get the most out of your shooting and make those memories which will last a lifetime. Mauritz offers a total of 12 Duck drives and 8 Pheasant drives.

Additional Activities
There is a number of additional activities should you wish to bring your non-hunting companion. With a recently built gym and sauna, there will be time to relax and spend some well earned “me” time. There is also a breathtaking deer park and estate to wander around and take in the wildlife and views. Mauritz’ lovely wife Ida-Sofia will be happy to arrange a guided tour to the cultural Julita museum for a look and a stop for a bite to eat in the quaint restaurant. However, the hosts are always happy to arrange other activities should the guests wish.

If you have any questions on any of our shooting holidays in Sweden contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Accommodation
Stora Sundby Castle

The stunning ex renaissance Castle originally built in the 13th century was abandoned, rebuilt and completed in the middle of the 16th Century belonging to the mighty Sparre family who would own it for more than 3 Centuries. It was then purchased  by Count Carl de Geer who’s wife was inspired by Sir Walter Scotts novel about Ivanhoe the noble knight and so requested for a romantic knights castle.

So the geo-gothic, complete with pinnacles came so it came to pass that the old renaissance castle was lovingly transformed into a magnificent fairytale  castle in Norman style. In 1848 Swedens most beautiful castle was completed and now boasted with 4 large towers symbolising the seasons, 12 smaller turrets for the months, 52 rooms for the weeks of the year and 365 windows for the calendar days. The majority of the old walls and interiors were preserved with the main focus instead on cladding the old castle in the new armour.

The castle offers 15 magnificent guest rooms both double and twin rooms with original interiors and features from the 19th Century with views to the resplendent and naturally beautiful parkland of the estate which in turn gives you a sense of pure luxury and relaxation.

Stora Sundby remains an inhabited castle to this day and is home to the Klingspor family who have owned the estate since 1888. Today Stora Sundby is the home of Mauritz and Ida-Sofia Klingspor whom have worked hard with great sensitivity to the history of the history of the castle as large parts of the building have been adapted to meet todays standards of comfort. The jaw dropping grandeur and presence of the bedrooms have largely been preserved although modern bathrooms have been incorporated discreetly. They have worked hard to create a welcoming atmosphere which is much appreciated by its visitors.

The estate has a huge responsibility for the preservation of both its cultural and historical assets and just as importantly its nature, conservation and gamekeeping to promote a richly diversified  flora and fauna. Both hunters and non-hunters can appreciate the efforts of the estate owners by enjoying long walks around the estate and taking in the history.

Stora Sundby comprises of 3,700 hectares in total which 3000 are made up of forests, 450 for arable land and the remaining is parkland and ponds. There is also 1,450 hectares of water in lake Hjälmaren that are professionally fished.

The estate is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from the airport and 30km from the city of Eskilstuna where there are restaurants, ATM’s, and shops. Which will be of interest to non-hunters should they wish to venture a little further from the Castle.

You will experience the most exquisite of culinary delights which will provided by local caterers who come in to the Castle. Lunches are provided by Dufweholm mansion and dinners are with Julita Herrgård owned and operated by Tommy Myllymäki one of Swedens most well known and celebrated chefs. So you will certainly be making fond memories of your trip to Stora Sundby with all the luxurious treats and hospitality.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Double and Twin rooms
Power: 230 volt
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Alcohol: Reasonable limit
Equipment Hire: Gun hire available but limited. Guns may have to bring their own.
Cards Accepted: Both Credit and Debit
Cash Accepted
Quarry Information
Pheasant
Season: October-January
Peak: January
Duck
Season: 21st August-October
Peak: August
Pheasant & Duck
Season: 1st-30th October
Peak: October

Itinerary

The Itinerary below is dedicated to driven Pheasants however, we also offer dedicated driven Duck and Mixed Bird days and all our tours can be tailored to suit. We also have daily flights departing from the UK therefore should you wish to come home early or extend your stay with additional days either sight seeing or relaxing at the beginning or end of the itinerary below.

 

Day 1:

Depart UK
Arrive in Stockholm.

A representative from Stora Sundby will only greet you upon arrival to help assist you with gun clearance should you wish to bring your own.

You will then be transferred to the Stora Sundby estate (1 hour 45 minutes). When you arrive at the estate the staff will allocate you to your room where you will have time to relax, take in the views and unwind and join in for drinks around 7:00pm.

Overnight Accommodation: Stora Sundby (Single rooms) F/B

Day 2: Shooting Day

Rise and shine for an action-packed day ahead. Enjoy a wonderfully fresh breakfast in the breakfast hall at 8:00am before gathering your personal effects and shooting equipment.

You will need to gather in the courtyard of the castle for the start of the day and a thorough safety briefing from the host at 9:00am.

You will be shooting approximately five drives in the day which will consist of hand-picked specials from around the grounds and the neighbouring estate, giving you around 5000 hectares of shooting.
Once you are all informed as to the running’s of the day you will be escorted to your first drive where you will be shooting some well-presented, strong-flying pheasants.

Follow on to the next drive where Mauritz and his team will have yet another spectacular drive planned for you, by this time you will have really got your eye in on those great birds. Depending on the weather, if it’s a cold day you may stop for elevenses to help warm you up. However, if it’s just a normal day you will shoot the first three drives and then relax into a hearty lunch prepared by the staff in or nearby the castle. You will experience only the best culinary delights of which are prepared by the local caterers and will include all fresh meats and fish. The lunches are provided by Dufweholm a prized hotel nearby.

After a well-earned opportunity to exchange some friendly tips in the field over lunch it’ll be time to crack on into the afternoon for a further two drives, in which Mauritz will most definitely be holding the best until last.
With all the sensational shooting you will be enjoying it will only be respectful to show your gratitude towards the fallen quarry with a celebrated parade in the castle’s courtyard after the day has come to an end.

You will have time to relax after this with the opportunity to unwind and revel in the castles plush historical interior before you will meet for drinks at 7:00pm in the dining hall or the Hunters hall before sitting down for dinner at 7:30.

Overnight accommodation: Stora Sundby (Single Room) F/B.

Day 3:

Depart Stockholm
Arrive UK

Prices

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Start Date End Date Days Nights Shooting Gun Bag size Availability Notes
01/08/2019 31/08/2019 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/09/2019 30/09/2019 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2019 31/10/2019 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2019 30/11/2019 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2019 31/12/2019 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2020 31/01/2020 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/08/2020 31/08/2020 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/09/2020 30/09/2020 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2020 31/10/2020 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2020 30/11/2020 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2020 31/12/2020 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2021 31/01/2021 3 2 1 £2,296 150 Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on 8 guns sharing transfers and shooting based on one 150 bird day (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All Flights
  • All Field transport
  • 2 x Nights at Stora Sundby Castle
  • 1 x 150 Bird Pheasant Day
  • Transfers (for team of 8)

What's Excluded

  • Gun Hire (700 Sek per Day)
  • Swedish hunting permit/License
  • All Cartridges (100 Sek per box)
  • Personal Insurance
  • Swedish Hunting Permit (300 Sek)
  • Loaders can be arranged at (900 sek per day)

Options

  • The standard itinerary is based on a 150 bird day (Pheasants) however, we do have the following options available.

  • Maximum bird day (Pheasants) 350 Birds

  • Dedicated day for (Duck) shooting from 250-500 Birds

  • Mixed Day (Pheasants and Ducks) shooting 300 Birds

  • Non-Hunting companions as guests in double rooms 50% Charge.

Price Supplements

  • Overages on Pheasants

  • 150 Pheasants / 445 sek per bird (late season)

  • 250 Pheasants / 415 sek per bird

  • 350 Pheasants / 385 sek per bird

  • Overages on Duck Days

  • 250 Ducks / 315 sek per Duck

  • 500 Ducks / 265 sek per Duck

  • 1000 Ducks / 250 sek per Duck

  • Overages on Mixed Days

  • (All based on a 300 bird day)

  • Pheasant 435 sek

  • Duck 290 sek

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Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Sweden.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Stockholm (approx 2 hr 30)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

Note, if you wish to travel with your own guns you will need to confirm this at time of booking as some airlines do not allow you to travel with firearms therefore we will need to ensure that you are on flights/airline that does allow travel with firearms.

Note If you are travelling from a E.U. country it is essential that you have a “EUROPEAN FIREARMS CARD” (Without this document it will be impossible to import any gun into the country). Once in the airport it will only be necessary to fill out a questionnaire, pay a small tax to get your  firearms card stamped. A maximum of 5 guns (rifles or shotguns independently) will be allowed under one person.

Transfer Time

Stockholm Arlanda–  Stora Sundby (approx 1 hour 45 mins)

Questions & Answers

Where is the castle?

The fairy tale like Stora Sundby Castle and its estate occupies tranquil lands on the shores of Lake Hjälmaren and sits in the most beautifully green areas of Södermanland County, Sweden. Just an hour and 45 minutes from Stockhom Arlanda airport and 30km southwest of the City of Eskilstuna.

Where do they shoot?

You will be shooting over approximately 5000 hectares of ground spanning over Stora Sundby and the Biby estate which is only a 10-minute car journey and includes numerous duck ponds spread throughout. All the drives will be planned for your day which saves more time for shooting. There are 12 duck drives and 8 pheasant drives.

Can I bring my own gun?

Yes you can but you will need to have to have your European Firearms Pass and a valid shotgun certificate. You will have to apply online for a hunting and weapons permit along with a Swedish Hunting Permit.

How long does it take to reach the shooting ground?

You will be staying within the Stora Sundby Castle within the estate. Drives will be no more than 10 minutes away.

What quarry will I shoot?

Depending on the time of the season there will be both Pheasant and Ducks available to shoot plus mixed bag days.

What will the bag be?

For Pheasants 150/250/350 bird days. For Ducks 250/500 and 1000 (over two days) Mixed Days a set bag of 300 birds with overages on each Pheasant and Duck.

How does the day work?

You will have a decent breakfast made for you in the Hunting hall first thing in the morning before gathering your personal effects to head down to the courtyard for a safety briefing at 9:00 am. You will be escorted to the first of three drives where you will shoot some well-presented quarry. If it’s a cold Pheasant shooting day then it’s possible you’ll stop for elevenses but if not you’ll shoot through until 12:30 pm where you will retreat back to the castle or nearby for some lunch.

The afternoon will be spent on two more drives before you parade the birds on the castle’s courtyard and settle in for the evening before dinner is served at around 7:30 pm.

Who is best suited to this destination?

The shooting is suited to everyone who enjoys their game shooting and being surrounded in such splendour makes it all the more magical.

What skill level is required?

This trip would be ideal for the intermediate of game shots to the more experienced.

How physically demanding is this trip?

The trip will not be too physically demanding as you will be driven around to the drives, it will only be the carrying of your gun and cartridges to the peg which will require a little walking.

When to go?

The season for Ducks is 21st August- October, Pheasants is October-January and the Mixed days of Pheasant and Duck is 1st -30th October.

How to get there?

Fly from the UK direct to Stockholm with a transfer of 1 hour 45 minutes to where you’ll be staying at the tranquil Stora Sundby estate.

What is the accommodation like?

Stora Sundby Castle and its estate lies nestled on the shores of Lake Hjälmaren and sits in the most beautiful green areas of Södermanland County, Sweden. This outstanding castle was built in the 16th Century in the Renaissance style and then transformed over 16 years into the stunning neo-Gothic fortress which today is home to the wonderful Klingspor family. The castle boasts four large towers symbolising the seasons, twelve smaller towers for the months, 52 rooms for the weeks of the year and 365 windows for the calendar days.

What is the food like?

All food is freshly prepared by the best local caterers and will include all fresh meats, fish and vegetables. The lunches are provided by Dufweholm a prized hotel nearby and dinners are Julita Herrgård owned and operated by Tommy Myllymäki one of Swedens most well-known and celebrated chefs.

Does the B&B provide hunting/Shooting equipment?

The estate will provide you with Gun hire to a certain amount as gun laws in Sweden prevent estates from holding a full set of guns. They offer a few sets of glasses, ammo bags and vests and plenty of hearing protection.

Is internet and phone signal available?

There is usable phone signal and 4G in the area but no WiFi as yet.

Are there other activities available?

The hosts at Stora Sundby will be happy to arrange an itinerary for extra activities should non-hunting companions be interested. There is also beautiful walks to be had around the deer park, a gym and sauna to relax in. Culture trips to the neighbouring estate and museum (Julita) can be arranged where guests can enjoy some great food.

How much does it cost?

We offer a complete package including all flights and transfers to view all prices & availability click the “Dates & Prices” Tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the B&B and shooting for you.

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