Finland Bear Watching Holidays

Head to Finland’s north-eastern border with Russia in order to witness their brown bears on our collection of bear watching holidays to Finland. With their inquisitive nature, these gentle animals still convey the primeval beauty of the natural world. These are powerful creatures, difficult to find, rewarding to spot and even more fulfilling to watch.

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Our collection of bear watching holidays to Finland, in the northern reaches of Europe, allows visitors to experience these animals in their natural habitats.

Finland’s eastern region of Kuhmo is an isolated area where nature still reigns supreme, claiming under 2 people per square kilometre. Yet the wildlife here runs wild and the Petola Nature Centre strives to bring travellers and photographers alike up close to the thriving population of brown bears found here. Neighbouring Russia, where the largest population of these animals makes their home, the bear hides here are ideal for spending the night on lookout for these iconic creatures in the northern summer months.

Visiting the Petola Nature Centre maximises your chances of seeing these solitary and elusive animals by putting you in the perfect position to watch them unnoticed as they emerge to feed, play and explore in the warm summer nights. With a selection of holidays that allow guests to explore the area on an active adventure, or focus on their photographic skills, guests can combine their bear-watching with a number of other interests, including bird-watching, kayaking, photography and nature hiking.

With expert knowledge and a wealth of experience in arranging tailor made holidays, Discover the World is more than happy to create an itinerary, individually suited to your interests and travel needs, allowing you to experience the wonder of Finland’s bears in your own way.

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Brown Bear and Cubs in East Finland
Bears have certainly stolen part of my heart, and I dream about seeing them again soon.
Laura Dyer
Photographing Bears

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