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Martinselkosen Erakeskus

Pirttivaara 131, Suomussalmi 89920, Finland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is THE place to stay if you want to see and or photograph European wild brown bears. The centre is clean, warm and comfortable. The staff are welcoming and incredibly helpful. The food was really good and the whole place was impecably organised in order to allow guests the best chance to see bears in the wild. I can't... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Martinselkonen wildlife centre really is in the middle of nowhere, but close to the Russian border and steeped in history. The whole area is a simple mixture of pine forest and lakes, interspersed with small towns seemily buried in the trees. it is stunningly beautiful. The centre itself provides good, clean and basic accomodation with freshly cooked wholesome food. The... More

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33 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I've been there for three days for the Brown Bears photography. This is the most comfortable place you can find in the area. Rooms are new and very clean and the food was pretty good. The photo experience is simply amazing.

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Exeter GB
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

This is a simply wonderful place set in remote forest close to the Russian border. You are most likely to visit in order to see the bears. The bear hides are set a few kilometres away and you are driven there in the late afternoon. A short, quiet walk through the woods brings you to the two hides, which are... More

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Address: Pirttivaara 131, Suomussalmi 89920, Finland
Location: Finland > Kainuu Region > Wild Taiga > Suomussalmi
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Suomussalmi

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