Wildlife

Wild Taiga covers an area of natural wilderness untouched by human hands, ideal for viewing and photographing animals in the wild. Here you may spot brown bear, wolverine and wolves, as well as elk, forest deer, flying squirrel, beavers and some of our great predatory birds in their natural habitat. These species may also be viewed in our neighbouring provinces Kuusamo and Pohjois-Karjala.

We offer packages that focus either on the viewing of a single species or the viewing and photographing of several different species. Summer season is the busiest time for viewing animals, but packages are offered throughout the year. The changing seasons bring with them different photographic possibilities: the nightless night of the summer, the first snow of the late autumn, and numerous other ever-changing natural backdrops provide nature's own photographic studio, on nature's own time and schedule.

Services

Night in a bear / wolverine hide

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Meeting the European brown bear or wolverine in their natural environment, the wild taiga, is an unforgettable experience and of course for the photography enthusiastic an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of our specially designed hides.

Price / person

130 €

Elk safari

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Wildlife safari in Finland to observe and photography the european elk ( alces alces) organise by Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences. During the 2-3 h safari, we will look for the largest of the deer family in Europe, the Elk ( Moose ) , at dawn or dusk. The Elk is an impressive mammal and sound of them in the dusk creates a special atmosphere. Season : from May to end of September ( except 20 to 27.8)

Price / person

85 €

Wildlife watching and huskies

Upitrek

Spend a day on a husky farm and then head to the wilderness hides to view and photograph bears, wolves and wolverines.

Price / person

1420 €

Capercaillie and black grouse lek

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Snow covers the forests of Kuhmo usually until 10th of May. The best season to see and photography the lekking Capercaillie and Black Grouse is between end of april to middle of may. We have several hides or tents to watch and photograph in the forest for Capercaillie and an swamp area for Black grouse

Price / person

80 €

Bear, Wolverine and Wolf night

Boreal Wildlife Centre

Spend a night in a comfortable and safe wooden hide and wait to see the king of the forest - bear appear just in front of you. If you are lucky, you might also see wolverine or wolf.

Price / person

150 €

Evening bear excursion

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre is located in peaceful surroundings next to Russian border in Suomussalmi. It is one of the best places in Finland to see and photograph Brown Bears in its natural habitation.

Price / person

80 €

Photography package

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre is located in peaceful surroundings next to Russian border in Suomussalmi. It is one of the best places in Finland to see and photograph Brown Bears in its natural habitation.

Price / person

690 €

Black Grouse and Capercaillie in Viiksimo

Boreal Wildlife Centre

Black Grouse and Capercaillie are large forest birds, which courting dances is interesting to follow. Boreal Wildlife Centre offers opportunity to photograph these magnificent birds during the breeding time.

Price / person

100 €

Beluga White Whales and Brown Bears

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Beluga White Whales gather every summer in the White Sea. During this tour an opportunity to observe and photogaph these pure white whales is organized. The brown bear is the national mammal of Finland. Wellcome to discover wildlife!

Price / person

1650 €

Bears, wolverines and wolves on snow TAIGA SPIRIT, 6 days/5 nights

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Spring winter, one of the eight(!) seasons, is maybe the most interesting time to be spent in animal watching hides. Wolverines and wolves are active all year roud, bears have just woken up and are looking for their first meals after a long winter.

Price / person

890 €

Bear, wolf and wolverine photography

Boreal Wildlife Centre

Spend a night in a hide especially designed for photographers and film makers. Take pictures of bear, wolf and wolverine in various background.

Price / person

180 €

Bears in autumn colors

Boreal Wildlife Centre

Take pictures of bears, beautiful autumn colors in background. Good chance to see also wolf and wolverine.

Price / person

80 €

Bears in Martinselkonen

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre is one of the best places in Finland to see brown bears in its natural environment. See and photograph the bears from safe wooden hide, accompanied with professional nature guide.

Price / person

145 €

The Bears and the Winter War

Arola farm

A guided tour to the village Ruhtinansalmi and Juntusranta battle sites and bear watching safari:more info www.finland-product-manual.com/fitgit-s-step-back-in-time-winter-war-tour.html

Price / person

260 €

Bear watching safari

Arola farm

This is your chance to see and photograph the most famous inhabitants of the Wild Taiga region, the majestic Wild Brown Bear.

Price / person

80 €

2 night bear trip

Arola farm

This is your chance to see the most famous inhabitants of the Wild Taiga region, the majestic Wild Brown Bear.

Price / person

210 €

Bears, Beavers and Local history

Arola farm

Added to the thrill of seeing the brown bears, you can also travel to the Karttimo river to observe the beavers in action.

Price / person

340 €

Flying squirrel safari

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

We will take you in old grown forest , on way we will enjoy the richness of taiga forest with some birds watching. Often we also observe elk ( alces alces) on the way to the flying squirrel site.

Price / person

130 €

Special Wolverine 6 days/ 5 nights

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

From a special hide designed for photographing, you will get the possibility to watch and photograph the wolverine in his natural environment. Special Wolverine March- April 2017

Price / person

550 €

Capercaillie photohide

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Snow covers the forests of Kuhmo until 10th of May. The best season to see the lekking Capercaillie and Black Grouse is before the snow melts away, as snow reflects light. Spring comes to Kuhmo in the end of April – beginning of May.

Price / person

130 €

On bear s track 24H

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

During a interpretative walk of 2 - 3h and a night in confortable hide in the Finnish taiga, you will discover with the professional nature guide the secrets and tracks of the brown bear and watch his mammal from the hide.

Price / person

160 €

Big three

Wildlife Safaris Finland

Chance to see & photograph Bear, Wolf, Wolverine and Golden/White tale eagle from one spot.

Price / person

150 €

Winter photography

Wildlife Safaris Finland

Winter photography Expedition for Aurora Borealis, birds and winter landscapes.

Price / person

1700 €

A gift voucher

Wildlife Safaris Finland

A gift voucher for a wilderness night.

Price / person

200 €

Wolverines

Wildlife Safaris Finland

Not only bears, wolves and eagles but you can also see the wolverines at our feeding places. This small but Incredibly strong predator can carry big pieces of meat with him and hide them for future.

Price / person

150 €

Wolf photography

Wildlife Safaris Finland

Wolves are visiting our feeding places on a regular basis. This fascinating mammal may appear alone or in a pack.

Price / person

150 €

Special Wolverine 2017

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

From a special hide designed for photographing, you will get the possibility to watch and photograph the wolverine in his natural environment. Special Wolverine 2017

Price / person

550 €

Night in a bear/wolverine hide

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

One night to observe perhaps 2 or 3 big predators of Finland.Meet the European brown bear and/or wolverine ( wolf is very lucky) in their natural environment, the wild taiga, is an unforgettable experience and of course for the photography enthusiastic an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of our specially designed hides.

Price / person

130 €

Capercaillie, bear, wolverine and black grouse Taiga Spirit

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Snow covers the forests of Kuhmo sometime until 10th of May. The best season to see and photography the lekking Capercaillie and Black Grouse is between mid of april to middle of may. At this time, bears start to be also around and wolverines are also enjoy the spring light and fun.

Price / person

630 €

Capercaillie, bear, wolverine and black grouse Taiga Spirit

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Snow covers the forests of Kuhmo usually until 10th of May. The best season to see and photography the lekking Capercaillie and Black Grouse is between mid of april to middle of may. At this time, bears start to be also around and wolverines are also enjoy the spring light and fun.

Price / person

630 €

Aurora Winter Wonder

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Taiga Spirit organise northern lights tours from 4 days to 8 days. You can concentrated on the opportunity to see the aurora borealis or/ and enjoy the winter activities as husky tour, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, visit Sami museum, ice fishing,....

Price / person

850 €

Wolverine in Viiksimo

Boreal Wildlife Centre

Wolverine is a shy and rare animal. You have possibility to see and photograph them from the Boreal Wildlife Centre's hides.

Price / person

150 €

Wolf in Viiksimo

Boreal Wildlife Centre

In Boreal Wildlfie Centres hides you have possibility to see and photograph wolves. From same hide possibility to see bear, eagles and wolverine.

Price / person

150 €

Night with wolverines

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Meeting the wolverine in their natural environment, the wild taiga, is an unforgettable experience and of course for the photography enthusiastic an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of our specially designed hides.

Price / person

130 €

Capercaillie and black grouse lek

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Snow covers the forests of Kuhmo usually until 10th of May. The best season to see and photography the lekking Capercaillie and Black Grouse is between end of april to middle of may. We have several hides or tents to watch and photograph in the forest for Capercaillie and an swamp area for Black grouse

Price / person

80 €

Wild forest caribou

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

The wild forest reindeer or Finnish caribou ( rangifer tarandus fennicus) is the native reindeer from Finland and northwestern of Russia. They live in boreal taiga forest. Come to observe them during this wildlife safari

Price / person

80 €

Special Mammals 8 days/ 7 nights

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

During the week you will have many possibilities to discover, observe and photograph the mammals of the wild taiga of Finland. Wildlife safaris to observe brown bears, wolverine, wolves, elk, finnish caribou.

Price / person

1450 €

Special Mammals 8 days/ 7 nights

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

During the week you will have many possibilities to discover, observe and photograph the mammals of the wild taiga of Finland. Wildlife safaris to observe brown bears, wolverine, wolves, elk, finnish caribou.

Price / person

1500 €

Special Mammals 8 days/ 7 nights

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

During the week you will have many possibilities to discover, observe and photograph the mammals of the wild taiga of Finland. Wildlife safaris to observe brown bears, wolverine, wolves, elk, finnish caribou.

Price / person

1500 €

Fishing and bear watching days in taiga town

Hotel Kainuu

The Finnish-Russian borderlands are dotted with many lakes, rivers and ponds. Kuhmo has been called "the town of hundred rapids" as there are 118 rapids suitable for fishing and fly fishing. Also Kuhmo are is good area see Bears, Wolverinen, Wolves. Now you unite fishing and Bear Watching in your holiday.

Price / person

370 €

Bears,elks, autumn colors and Aurora Borealis

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

The two king of the finnish forest: the brown bear and the moose or elk ( alces alces). One week to enjoy the finnish nature at the best autumn time when the nature become yellowish.During the beautiful autumn week you will have the possibility to observe and photograph the special mammals of Finland. The week a wildlife safari includes 2 bear watching nights, elk safaries, wild reindeer search, nature centre visit, hiking tours and an evening to search for northern lights ( aurora borealis).

Price / person

1550 €

Bears, elks, autumn colors and Aurora Borealis

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

The two king of the finnish forest: the brown bear and the moose or elk ( alces alces). One week to enjoy the finnish nature at the best autumn time when the nature become yellowish.During the beautiful autumn week you will have the possibility to observe and photograph the special mammals of Finland. The week a wildlife safari includes 2 bear watching nights, elk safaries, wild reindeer search, nature centre visit, hiking tours and an evening to search for northern lights ( aurora borealis).

Price / person

1550 €

Experience Finnish wilderness - Bear watching evening from Vuokatti

Vuokatti Safaris

Welcome to Finnish wilderness where you can experience Europes’ largest carnivore in the nature!

Price / person

175 €

Wild Brown Bear Adventure

Hotel Kalevala

Meeting the ‘Wild Brown Bear’ in its natural environment, the Wild Taiga, is an unforgettable experience and of course for photography enthusiasts an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of our specially designed Bear hides.

Price / person

500 €

WILDLIFE AND ACTIVITIES BETWEEN TWO BODERS

Hotel Kalevala

A Multi Activity Week in the middle of wilderness will take you to the secret places of Taiga. The area on eastern border of Finland is one of the most untouched in Europe, but still easily reached daily from your well-equipped wilderness base.

Price / person

1232 €

Bear Weekend, 2 nights

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for anyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature!

Price / person

272 €

Easter wildlife long week-end 2017

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Easter wildlife week-end 2017 A long week-end to enjoy finnish wildlife and photography it .

Price / person

490 €