Wildlife holidays in Finland

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Husky trip in Finland

October 26th, 2009

One of the best ways of experiencing the Finnish Arctic is by going what they call a husky safari. This holiday offers a stay 230kms north of the Arctic Circle, in a “wilderness” hotel combining Scandinavian style accommodation with a great range of activities designed to take you to the very heart of Lapland’s winter wilderness.

Typical day

The huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery close to the Pallas-Ounas National Park in Western Lapland. You will pass through  forests, across hills and over frozen lakes and rivers covering up to 40km per day. Only the “swish” of the sled’s runners breaking through the snow will disturb the perfect silence and you very quickly realise that you have well and truly left behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Brown bear watching trip in Finland

August 26th, 2009

The vast taiga forest of Finland are still home to sizeable numbers of brown bears. Heading deep into the forest to specially prepared observation hides, the organisers aim to spot this amazing animal in its natural habitat during this exciting long weekend. You’l travel east towards the Russian border. The proximity of this area to the Arctic Circle, with resultant long hours of daylight increases the chances of viewing these predominantly nocturnal animals. Our isolated hides, located in a small open wetland area, have been adapted to maximize the chances of spotting bears, whilst balancing the needs for a level of comfort. As well as bears, sightings of elk, fox and wolverines are also possible. Trips are accompanied by a local naturalist guide.

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Bear watching in Finland

July 24th, 2009
Brown Bears
There are a number of possibilities for watching brown bears in Finland.

Brown bear watching in Finland. Observe European Brown Bears. Sparsely populated Eastern Finland is an untamed expanse of pristine natural beauty. The vast, dense taiga forest, interspersed with lakes and rivers, offers a haven to the elusive European brown bear. Heading deep into the forest to specially prepared observation hides, we aim to spot this amazing animal in its natural habitat during this exciting long weekend.

Bear watching in Finland – trip report (The Independent)

“Exciting four-day tour, running throughout Finland’s high summer months, provides a three-night stay at a wonderful Wilderness Centre, lying in a quiet taiga forest along the Russian border. Here, you have the option of spending one or two nights in a specially constructed log cabin that has been designed as a bear hide.” Finland – A Wildlife Photography Tour Naturetrek
Short break to see Brown Bears, Reindeer, wolves, owls and birds. Stay in lodges and hides. Excellent photo opportunities. European Wildlife Holiday – Bears in Finland

Squiver photo trips

“Photograph Wild Brown Bears in Finland with us! See cubs climb trees when they get frightened by a bigger bear and watch huge males roam through the Taiga forest. A perfect location for a Squiver Photo Trip! Join wildlife & nature photographer Marsel van Oosten and come back with great pictures. Visit www.squiver.com and sign up for the Wild Brown Bears Photo Trip, learning the tricks from a professional.”

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Rather nice images video here fo these trips.