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Finland

Wildlife holidays in Finland

Tell me about Finland …

Finland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. It has thousands of lakes and islands, and most of the land is flat, covered in taiga forest and fens.

It is the seventh largest country in Europe, yet is home to only 5 million people.

Our Finland specialist recommends...

"Our ‘Finland –Just Brown Bears!’ tour gives you the opportunity to get close to some of the most charismatic of Europe’s mammals, all from the safety and comfort of purpose built hides."

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

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What’s special about the wildlife?

Finland has 60 native mammal species including the Wolf, Elk, Brown Bear and Wolverine.

It has 248 breeding bird species and among the resident birds are Siberian Jay and Siberian Tit, woodpeckers and crossbills. In Finland’s extensive boreal forests live many of the most sought after high Arctic species, in particular owls including Great Grey, Ural, Eagle, Tengmalm’s and Pygmy. Hawk Owls are occasionally seen as are Snowy Owls.

Naturetrek tours to Finland

Naturetrek offers a selection of natural history tours to Finland, from a spring bird watching holiday searching for special resident and wintering visitors, to Brown Bear watching on the Russian border.

Some highlights of a wildlife tour to Finland …

  • We travel high into the Arctic on the western edge of the vast Siberian taiga forest to look for owls, Gyr Falcon, drumming woodpeckers & displaying Capercaillies
  • A chance to see Reindeer & Elk in the vast Oulanka National Park
  • Northern birds such as Pine Grosbeak, Parrot & Two-barred Crossbill
  • Short break holidays focused on watching European Brown Bears
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WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Finland HOLIDAYS

Vegetarian food was excellent, with care taken to put veggie sandwiches in the hide both nights.
Excellent organisation, great information provided prior to departure and excellent accommodation, food and friendly staff. Excellent flights. The whole trip could not be improved.

Mr & Mrs C.
Suffolk
Finland - Just Brown Bears!

Even though the stay is only for two days, there was enough time to enjoy the birds and wildlife around the lodge, nature walks each morning and time to relax before our night in the bear hide. The amount of bears we saw was incredible and exceeded our expectations. Our hosts at the lodge were superb, the staff friendly and helpful. We have a fabulous short break watching Finland's Brown Bears.