Forest & Lakes
Travelling east towards the Russian border and Katiira, we enter brown bear territory. Our base for the next 3 nights is the simple, yet cosy Wild Brown Bear Lodge, situated in the heart of this great wilderness. Walking the easily manageable forest trails and visiting a nature centre are amongst the activities available here - with the ubiquitous Finnish sauna, followed by a swim in the lake offering the perfect end to a day.
Finland is home to approximately 1000 bears; but 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. Leaving the hides, there is the opportunity to gain a greater insight into the natural history of this remote area on a day time walk accompanied by a local naturalist guide.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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