Brown Bear Explorer

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 2332

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On this one week stay in the height of summer, long evenings and early dawns in purpose built hides allow incomparable opportunities for bear watching and photographing the wildlife of the Finnish forest.

You stay at two carefully selected locations equipped with purpose-built hides, where you keep a night vigil with a local guide to see brown bears, wolverines and wolves lured by carrion. In the day there are nature walks in the vicinity or optional trips further afield. Your expert leader will be at hand during the day to advise you and guide you around. Dedicated smaller hides are available at extra cost for professional photographers.

Although this is a small group trip, we can also tailor an itinerary to your individual requirements, or you may wish to consider our bear watching short break to Martinselkonen.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Kajaani & transfer to Martinselkonen Wilds Centre at Pirttivaara
  2. Days 2-3: Spend two nights at a forest hide to see brown bears and birdlife
  3. Day 4: Free morning, evening moose watch
  4. Day 5: Transfer to Boreal Wildlife Centre at Viiksimo
  5. Day 6: Explore Boreal Wildife Centre & optional activities
  6. Day 7: Spend a second night in the hide
  7. Day 8: Transfer to Kajaani & fly back to the UK

Please note: Depending on domestic flight schedules (which are subject to change), instead of transferring to Kajaani you may transfer to another airport in Eastern Finland - such as Kuusamo (140 kilometres) or Oulu (270 kilometres) - and fly from there direct to Helsinki.

  • Available*: Jun to Jul
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,945 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £1,545 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Transfers
    • 3 nights lodge accommodation and 4 nights in hides
    • Most meals
  • Activities available:
    • Photography


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

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