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Wild Brown Bear

Kostamustie 5644 | Kuhmo Vartius, Kuhmo 88930 Lentiira, Finland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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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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Wales
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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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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Anyone who loves wildlife and nature MUST do this at least once in their lifetime! And I can assure you... I will do it more than once myself ;) Dinner at 4PM - simple but tasty (soup, salad, a main dish, dessert). At 5PM you walk to the hides and quietly settle down. Unpack your snack and very important, your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It's out first time to visit Finland. And we had a great experience at Wild Brown Bear with a night at a bear-watching hide. It was a bit cold in the midnight but we were so excited to meet with bear. The other morning, we gathered with other visitors at the lodge restaurant and were shown with amazing photos! All... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I joined a trip here in July and had a wonderful weekend. A nature walk on Saturday morning through the local woodlands and up to the Russian border was followed by a traditional lunch in the woods. At 5pm we were taken the short distance to the hide, this seated 10 people and was very hot but... More 

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