Facts: The Eurasian wolf (Canis lupus lupus)
The wolf is one of Sweden's five large carnivores, along with the bear, wolverine, lynx and man (sometimes the golden eagle is included instead). There are about 510 wolves in Sweden and Norway, of which about 450 are in Sweden. It is a highly endangered and protected species.
The wolf is mainly found in central Sweden, but it can be found sporadically in all regions because it migrates far, except for Gotland.
In a wolf encounter
The wolf will probably stop at a meeting to get an idea, especially if you have a dog with you. Make clear noises and start walking away. If the wolf follows, keep walking, but you can stop and try to "make yourself big", or shout, or take a few steps towards it. Always keep your dog on a leash and do not run.
However, it is rare to encounter wolves as they are usually shy.