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
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
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Finland HOLIDAYS
Simply stunning bear viewing!
Both bear hide visits were superb. More than 30 bears seen at close quarters; adults, juveniles and cubs. Great range of behaviours: eating, fighting, chasing (each other and other wildlife) and tree climbing. Superb photo opportunities. A mesmerising experience!
The best of course was seeing all the bears, especially multiple families. The guides were all friendly and informative.
Plenty of tasty food supplied and local guides were wonderful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A long way to go for a weekend, but worth it.