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Wild Brown Bear

Kostamustie 5644 | Kuhmo Vartius, Kuhmo 88930 Lentiira, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Wild brown bear is well known among bear aficionados and we came here with great expectations. It was my first time here but my 3rd in Finland so I have been around in a few places already. Online reservations had been very smooth with Ari so it looked promising. We spent 3 nights in the hides and got some nice... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This lodge is absolutely fantastic. The guide gave us lots to do so we wouldn't get bored such as canoeing on the lake right next to the lodge looking for beavers, we didn't find any but the canoeing was still alot of fun for everyone. The food was fantastic the vegetarian options were excellent. The WiFi was good but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stayed two nights in bear hides and spend day sleeping or hiking in nature tracks. They promised that we can see bears and we did. Bear hides are small lodges equipped with sleeping places for two persons. They are not luxury lodges, very simple and minimal. When one person per lodge, then there are lot of room but 2... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This lodge does not claim to be a luxury lodge. The rooms are fairly basic, but clean, and some of them are shared rooms. The curtains need upgrading (or black out blinds adding). But if you stay at Wild Brown Bear lodge it is not about the rooms, it is all about the location. You will be almost guaranteed the... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited Ari's Wild Brown Bear Lodge in july 2015. It was a return trip. We stayed for 3 nights (with 2) in the hides in 2011. This time we went for 2 nights (with 4 persons). + The bears are still present. First night we saw 3 to 5 different bears from far and upclose from hides 5 and... More 

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3 Thank quaint
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

If you want to see wild brown bear close up without the hassle of spilling your porridge then this is the place for you! Just a short forest walk from the main lodge experience the thrill of bear walking past your hide window. We were lucky enough to see upward of 18 different bears over 2 nights (6pm-7am) with clement... More 

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1 Thank AmalfiAce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I spent the entire high summer at Wild Brown Bear Centre, and it was an incredible experience. The lodge and surroundings are incredibly peaceful and beautiful, with the highest abundance of wildlife I have ever experienced. The forte of WBB is definitely the European Brown Bear, the area this summer hosted ~ 25 different individuals; ranging from new born cubs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here during June 2014. As said by other reviewers the wildlife in the area is spectacular. We spent each night in a different hide & saw many bears - males, females & cubs. Also wolverines & foxes. The hides are well designed & comfortable enough, which is good as you're in them from 5pm in the evening... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the lodge for four nights and spent three of them in the photographic hides. Don't expect luxury accommodation at the lodge as the rooms are very basic and only some of them have en-suite, but the rooms are clean and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. The food is simple home cooking. This place is all about the... More 

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Kemi, Lapland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spend two nights with my wife at Wild Brown Bear. We are both amateur nature photogarphers and enjoy both nights in the photo hide. Lots of bears and wolverine. Food was good home cooking food. We'll be back.

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