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Finland's Mammals

Tour Code: FIN04

An exciting 9-day holiday in search of Wolf, Wolverine and Brown Bear as well as some of Finland's other special mammals including the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal, Siberian Squirrel and Forest Reindeer.

dates & prices to be confirmed Land Only Price: £ SRS: £


We start with a flight to Helsinki, from where we head into Linnansaari National Park. Here we will explore Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland, in search of European Beaver, the endemic Saimaa Ringed Seal and birds such as Osprey and Black-throated Diver. Next we have a 2-night stay in a comfortable hide in Finland’s taiga forest where we hope to see Wolverine, before continuing our journey northward to Patvinsuo National Park, home to Capercaillie and Black Grouse. Our final destination is the Russian border, a truly remote region where we’ll be based in two different hides, both situated in the middle of Brown Bear, Wolf and Wolverine territories. Our chances of seeing all three is very good and we’ll spend time watching for these iconic mammals as well as take walks around the area.

  • Look for the endangered & endemic Saimaa Ringed Seal, Lake Saimaa
  • Watch for Wolverines from a hide situated within taiga forest
  • Search for Siberian Flying Squirrel, along with Common Crane & young, Patvinsuo NP
  • Stay in two hides situated within Brown Bear, Wolf & Wolverine territories!
  • Up to 8 Brown Bears a night possible, plus Wolverine, from hide on Russian border
  • Good chance of encountering a local Wolf pack, as well as rare Forest Reindeer
  • Great Grey Owl and Red-flanked Bluetail are possible
  • Led by expert naturalist guides

      Food

      All included apart from dinner on night 1.

      Accommodation

      Very comfortable rural guest houses all en-suite with 4 nights in specialist hides.

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Day 1 Fly Helsinki

Day 2/8 Activities and hide sessions with key mammals as the main targets.

Day 9 Fly Kajaani on to Helsinki and London

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We will be running this tour in the near future but as yet have not finalised dates and prices. To register your interest and be added a waiting list to be informed when details are confirmed, please contact us or phone 01962 733051.

Visiting: Finland

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