Wildlife Summer Holiday

This tour gives you a possibility to see and photograph wildlife animals in their natural environment. Animals possible to see are for example brown bear, wolf, wolverine, elk, owls, eagles and several other birds.

Price / person starting

1029 €

Availability

Summer

Staying in a private hotel on remote Eastern Finland is a perfect way to enjoy a holiday far away from the crowds and traffic.
This tour gives you a possibility to see and photograph wildlife animals in their natural environment. Animals possible to see are for example brown bear, wolf, wolverine, elk, owls, eagles and several other birds.
Get your camera and hiking shoes ready and step in to the magical world of Wild Taiga!

Valid: May - September 2022
(excluding 10.-24.7.)
Min. 2 persons

Price/Person
Twin/Double room 1029 €
Single room 1180 €
Superior room (for 2) 1129 €
Suite (for 2) 1319 €

Extra night with half board:
Twin/Double room 99 €
Single room 128 €
Superior room (for 2) 115 €
Suite (for 2) 149 €

Including:
- accommodation at Hotel Kalevala with half board
(breakfast, 3-course dinner), evening sauna with indoor and
outdoor jacuzzis
- guided activities: hiking on brown bear's tracks, bear
watching night, elk safari
- free use of summer games, rowing boat, Wi-Fi

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to lakeside Hotel Kalevala.
Accommodation, dinner

Day 2: After breakfast a nature walk of 2-3 hours in the Finnish taiga, you will discover with a professional nature guide the secrets and tracks of European brown bear: droppings, marks on the trees, a bear path. The guide will tell you the story of the Finnish bear, as well as stories of the other wild animals living in the forest. Back to the hotel, evening saunas and dinner.

Day 3: Free morning, chance to visit Petola nature centre (free entrance, 300m walk from hotel).
In the afternoon transfer close to Russian borderline for bear watching night. Early dinner, info about the hides are animals possible to see (bear, wolf, wolverine), short walk (400m) to the hides. Night in a bear hide, including snacks.

Day 4: After a exciting night transfer back to the hotel for breakfast. Free morning to rest. Evening saunas, early dinner at the hotel before elk safari. You take at dawn or dusk a 2-3 hours guided safari to meet this impressive mammal - the sound of them in the dusk create a special atmosphere.

Day 5: Free day for resting or optional activities. Try rapid swimming or you can rent a canoe or bike and visit Kuhmo town. Evening saunas and dinner.

Day 6: Breakfast, check out

With extra charge:
- Return transfer from Kajaani airport 130 €/person

Optional activities:
hiking, biking, Nordic walking, rapid swimming,  fishing trips, canoe tours

We rent:
bikes, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddling boards, Nordic walking sticks, frisbee golf sets