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Address: Viiksimontie 2991, Kuhmo 88900, Finland
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Description: Bear, wolf, wolverine and bird watching. Different hides for tourist and...
Bear, wolf, wolverine and bird watching. Different hides for tourist and photographers. Also accommodation and meal services.
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Waltzing With Bears

Grate place to go! You can see bears, wolverines, wolfes and even foxes. Also a lot of wild berds live here. It's situated near Russina border so donàt forget your passport.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Grate place to go! You can see bears, wolverines, wolfes and even foxes. Also a lot of wild berds live here. It's situated near Russina border so donàt forget your passport.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A wonderful experience spending a night in a hide watching bears and birds. We even had a brief encounter with three wolves. There was plenty of activity through the night and watching a lone bear in the twilight wandering towards us with the full moon behind him was magical. Accommodation in the renovated frontier post was clean and comfortable and... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in the main hide after visiting Martinselkonnen hoping for wolf or wolverine. Unlucky with both this time but the bear sightings were excellent. We didn't see as many as at MS and they didn't stay around as long but it somehow felt a more natural experience. The bears that turned up were more alert and... More 

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Luxembourg
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101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in BWC in May 2014 and really enjoyed the experience. Coming from Martinselkonen where the bear experience is unbeatable anywhere else, the idea was to concentrate (in agreement with mother Nature) on other wildlife subjects. So our first night was in a hide to catch a glimpse of a capercaillie which is a very charismatic bird.... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We plan to stay initially for 3 nights in the hides. First night it was in a small hide at the main place. Then we stayed one night at the pond, then another night in forest. We finally decided to extend for two other nights at the main place.Hides are... hides. When you are used to stay whole nights in... More 

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UK
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The aim of this trip was to photograph wolverines. We had booked the gorge hide over the internet but we were told nothing there, so were sent to the main hide. Although similar to the hide in Martinselkonen it is not good for wildlife photography, as you are not able to turn the big lense freely. The toilet was below... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

This has it all (except lots of sleep) From the hide window -on an average night - we saw 7 bears close too , a female wolf rather more distant , black kites wheeling above and a hobby soaring and swooping Plus lots of other birds. It's only a hundred yards or so from Russia and a rich profusion of... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

One word to sum this place up, superb, The people , the food, the scenery, the wildlife were out of this world, a big thankyou to all concerned ,

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Dunwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Little sleep, but worth the effort. Lots of photos of bears, a fox and a golden eagle.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

the people were great, the accomodation was great and the birds and wildlife were brilliant! i can't wait to go again, next time would go for longer and would go with my wife. i went with two mates and booked through naturetrek.

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