Wildlife experiences in the taiga forest in Lentiira, east of Finland. Different programs for summer and winter times with a great opportunity to observe and photograph brown bears, wolverines, elk and if enough luck, also wolves and owls.
The autumn in Finland, a chance to discover the transition from autumn colours to first snow while wildlife is still active – bears are going to sleep between 15 and 20th of october, but wolverines, wolves and red fox are then very active.
Dates: 2 first weeks in october (arrival can be flexible depending of your flights)
Group size: 1 – 6 persons
Price: 1100,00 € / person
Service languages: Finnish, English and French
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at airport , transfert of about 3h to the lodge at Lentiira, close to Russian border, Meal and information on the programme.
Day 2: Nature walk and predator hide
After breakfast, we will start with a nature walk to discover the ecosystem of the predator of Finland the taiga forest. Meal. Departure after the meal to the predator hide. Afternoon in hide until the sunset. The hide have a small heater, warm sleeping bag and with us the hot drinks and pique nique. Return, meal and if the weather permit we will go out for northern lights.
Day 3: Wild forest reindeer and predator hide
After breakfast, a search for wild forest reindeer by vehicle and enjoy countryside view. Meal and back at the predator hide for the afternoon. Meal and evening to check on pictures or see the northern lights.
Day 4: Kuhmo, small birds and aurora borealis
We will go to Kuhmo to visit the predator information center and some shopping as well. On way, beautiful autumn landscape. Afternoon, time to photography the taiga birds and red squirrel at the feeder and enjoy sauna. If weather permit, evening out to see northern lights.
Day 5: Predator hide and evening for northern lights
Breakfast, morning free to discover the cultural site of the village for exemple the church or natural site of Änättikoski rapids. Meal. Afternoon in predator hide. Return and meal and new exciting evening to search for northern lights.
Day 6: Nature reserve Iso-Palonen
Breakfast, today we will discover the nature reserve of Iso-Palonen, a beautiful pine forest with small pong and lakes and swamps. Today will be photographing landscape and macro.
Day 7: Departure
Breakfast and transfert to airport/train station.
Please notice that there will not be flights to Kajaani in autumne so we use Kuopio airport , take contact with us before to book your flights.Thanks !
-Accommodation in double/twin room with facilities and liners/ 6 nights
-All meals from diner day 1 to breakfast day 7.
-Transfert from/to airport , transport during the week.
-3 afternoon for the predator hide ( bears, wolverine and if lucky wolves)
-1 nature walk of 2 h, day trip to nature reserve, wild forest reindeer safari by car
-Kuhmo “visit “
-Evenings for northern light ( Aurora borealis) if weather permit.
Warm clothes according to weather forecasting, binoculars, video and camera, tripod and head of tripod, gloves and hat. Waterproof warm high shoes and woolen socks.
Program subject can be changed depending on the season and the weather conditions (some animals don’t move around in the rain). And also to get the best possible places and opportunities to see the animals we might make some plans new.
Animals are totally wild and move free. We keep the right to change the order and places of the program. Most of the observation happens from the car (elk and reindeer) or hides (bears), but also by being outside and hiking, this is why warm clothing is recommended.
Extra days :
- Accommodation 45 €/ person