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One of the brightest highlights of Finnish Nature tours is Wildlife Watching! This once in the lifetime adventure is arranged in North-East-Finland from mid April to mid August.

Starting point to our unforgettable bear watching trip is from Syöte Visitor Centre. Eco-friendly car or bus takes you to Russian border. After approximately two hours driving we arrive to Arola Farm. Bear safaris have been organized in Arola since 1999. Safe and cosy log huts for bear watching and photographing are waiting for you. In early spring we leave to the huts from farm around 4 pm, and from June already from 3 pm. Picnic lunch with sandwiches and hot drinks is served in cabins.

In the lives of brown bears there are a number of events during the summer that give followers new interesting experiences. In the spring, beginning of May, the bears wake up from their hibernation and start searching for food, getting stronger, and looking for a mate. Mating season is in early June and during the end of the summer the bears start fattening up for the winter. Surprise for photographers there might be lovely playing cubs! At best, as many as 13 different bears have been seen in the area.

Also our biggest flying predators, eagles have made their nests in the area. Sometimes, if you are lucky, it is possible to see very rare wolf and wolverine visiting the area!  After the trip it is possible to enjoy very tasty dinner made of local delicacies! Arola farm is also a famous restaurant with long experience of making traditional and fresh local food. 

  • Place: Arola Farm, Juntusranta, Suomussalmi

  • Meeting Point: Syöte Nature Centre, Erätie 1, Pudasjärvi

  • Availability: From mid April to mid August.

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  • Duration: Whole day trip

  • Number of participants: Min 2, max 14 persons

  • Price: 190 €/person. Minimum billing: 380 €
    The prices include the value-added tax.

  • Meals: Picnic lunch

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  • Distance: --

  • Price includes: Guide services, meals mentioned above

  • Equipment: Participants have their own outdoor clothing due to the weather. Please ask the whole list of equipment after booking.

  • Equipment included in the price: --

  • By an additional cost: Local delicacies dinner from the buffet table in old farm house 29 €/person

  • Supplements: --

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card

  • Tour level: Moderate. Participants are required to have a normal basic fitness.

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

  • Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for  outdoor activities in Finland.

We reserve all the rights to change the content of the program if necessary due to the weather or other conditions. 

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