Wonderful Wildlife Experience

Seek wild bear, lynx, wolf, beaver & wolverine
5 days
Apr - Sep
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Visit the wilderness in  the eastern border area of Finland, one of the most untouched in Europe. Here you are in the home of the wild brown bear, beaver, wolf, wolverine, wild forest reindeer and many taiga birds. You might also see the elusive grey wolves, which are very rarely seen elsewhere.

You spend 2 nights in a comfortable hotel and 2 nights in special observation hides, for wildlife viewing opportunities. By day, relax with hikes, rowing trips, swimming in the lake and walks in the forest. Remember the midnight sun will be out to light the night sky!

Day 1 Kajaani - Kuhmo
Transfer from Kajaani Airport to your hotel, for dinner & overnight. 

Day 2 Wilderness Base - Overnight in the Hides
Morning at leisure then in the afternoon transfer to the Eastern border and the wilderness camp. Enjoy coffee as you listen to the information briefing for the coming days, then perhaps take a sauna or a refreshing swim at the lake. After an early dinner, depart for the hides, where you will spend the night (hopefully!) observing bears, wolves and wolverines.

Each hide is equipped with comfortable viewing chairs, sleeping bags and sleeping areas and dry toilets. The hides offer a panoramic view of the site and are situated in a small open wetland area with a backdrop of spruce pine and birch forest. For photographers the site offers excellent photography opportunities - there is between twelve to sixteen hours of direct sunlight and two to four hours of twilight each day in the viewing season. A picnic supper of refreshments and sandwiches is provided. 

Day 3 Wilderness Base - Overnight in the Hides
In the morning return from the hides to the camp for breakfast, and some free time for resting. You can take an easy excursion in a rowing boat over the lake, to where beavers nest, and see if you can spot this charming, quirky beast!  Then an early dinner and another night in the hide.

Day 4 Kuhmo
After returning from the hides have breakfast at the camp, then transfer back to Hotel Kalevala. A day for relaxing or for some optional activities. These include lake or river fishing, a visit to a husky farm, Nordic Walking, bicycle hire and an Elk Safari.  Farewell dinner at the hotel. 

Day 5 Departure
Transfer to Kajaani airport after breakfast. 

Departures: from mid April to 15 September 2017 (excl. 9-22 July 2017) 

Includes: 2 nights at Hotel Kalevala in standard accommodation, 2 nights in the hides, a visit to Petola Carnivore Centre, return transfers hotel/wilderness base, return transfers Kajaani Airport /Hotel Kalevala. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: Optional activities

                                         Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2726.00
Single AUD$ 3169.00

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