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
The trip was everything we hoped for and more.
I really enjoyed the bear watching. There were numerous bears and they were close enough to get some really good photos even if you didn't have brilliant equipment. The guides were extremely knowledgeable both in terms of the wildlife and the camera equipment people had. Our guide was very accommodating and took us out to find other wildlife during the daytime when we were not at the hide. The food was good and there was plenty of it.
Brilliant trip that will stay with me for a long while. Will definitely look to book another in the future.
The whole trip was amazing from start to finish. The itinerary and trips ran like clockwork and was very well organised. The information from our guide was excellent and he was entertaining too. Our whole group was made to feel very welcome and the lodgings were homely and comfortable. Food was excellent too.
We all said we didn't just spot the bears but watched them interact which was such a bonus.