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Boreal Wildlife Centre

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Bear Watching & Photographing

The hides are located in an big open area with many possibilities of photographing the bears. Worth... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Eduardo C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Exciting night with bears

We had one night in the big hide in swamp site and it was an exciting experience. Though I suggest... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Sara I
Helsinki, Finland
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Bear, wolf, wolverine and bird watching. Different hides for tourist and photographers. Also accommodation and meal services.
Viiksimontie 2991, Kuhmo 88900, Finland
+358 40 1817570
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

The hides are located in an big open area with many possibilities of photographing the bears. Worth staying a couple of nights. Excellent service by the staff. I could see four bears in one night.

Thank Eduardo C
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We had one night in the big hide in swamp site and it was an exciting experience. Though I suggest you book by email, so you´ll be sure that they have your reservation. We booked by calling them and luckily decided to check the reservation...More

Thank Sara I
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We enjoyed our trip here. We stayed for three nights and had two nights in the hides bear-watching. We saw plenty and also wolverine, golden eagle and capercaillie (the capercaillie was on a separate dayhike). The owners were very helpful, served up nice food. there...More

Thank Trevor A
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Compared with the other wildlife centres we visited in this part of Finland this was below par. The base camp was fine with good facilities and food. However we were there for the wildlife and not for creature comforts and the hides were well below...More

Thank NevillDocs
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I spent x8 nights out in the various hides and had the most amazing experience. Kiri the owner was very kind and has a deep knowledge and understanding of the animals he clearly has a deep passion for. Please ask to see his wildlife films...More

Thank NewcastleMick1
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Busy, full hide. Uninspiring landscape. But several bears throughout the night. Perhaps more "natural" than Martinselkonen, but not as enjoyable.

1  Thank GuernseyBadger
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Had 3 fabulous days at the Boreal Wildlife Ctr watching bears. It was amazing to see them coming from the very close Russian border to where our hides were, they were very close to us so that we could get some great photos. The lodge/home...More

1  Thank Annie H
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We spent five nights at the Boreal Wildlife Center, and had four afternoons in the hides for bears, wolverines and wolves. We also had an early morning in the hides to see black grouse. Overall it was a fantastic experience, great sights on bears, even...More

1  Thank SKR_68
Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is something every Finnish should experience, not just the tourists from around the globe. There were two options to spend your night at sightseeing and photographing animals, big cabin and small cabin. The big cabin has 6 bunk beds, eco-toilet and generally much more...More

2  Thank Kari V
Reviewed July 21, 2016

this little museum had a wealth of information about the wildlife to be found in the area. Books, short films and interactive displays. Plus some beautiful photographs to view. There is a small gift shop. And life size wood figures of a bear and wolf.Well...More

1  Thank Jackie E
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