Wild Brown Bear watching in Kuusamo – Meet the king of the Wilderness

From: 120,00 

Now you can easily combine your birdwatching excursion in Kuusamo with Brown Bear watching!
The Brown Bear can be seen in its natural habitat from specially built comfortable hides just outside of Kuusamo. Through our partner you can visit the bear watching hides even in the same day as participating on our birdwatching excursion. The hides are located at 40 minutes driving distance from Kuusamo town centre and Ruka Holiday Resort. There is a 400 meter walk from the parking lot to the hides. All hides have heating and dry toilet.

Bear watching trip starts in the evening at 6 pm, and return on the same night or in the following morning. 

120 euros per evening per person.
170 euros per night per person.
The whole price must be paid at the time of booking: Finnature terms and conditions
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Reviews & Experiences

"I participated in an organized birdwatching trip to Oulu and Kuusamo. I don't usually do reviews but this time I feel compelled to report the good work done by Marcus, our Finnature guide!
Marcus proved to be very prepared and also showed excellent communication skills, great availability and a pleasant empathy."

Attilio, Italy
Birdwatching tour with Wise Birding, May 2022

"This was an outstanding trip with excellent guides who are expert birders / naturalists with great personalities. The itinerary was well planned, the scenery was beautiful and the trip exceeded my expectations in terms of bird species seen and the scenery."

Paul, USA
Birdwatching tour with Naturalist Journeys, June 2023

"Just to say thank you for a glorious trip. The accommodation and food were of the expected high standard and the wildlife lived up to the promises. Highlights must be the magnificent owls, Siberian Tit and loads of White-tailed Eagles plus of course the dainty and lovely Calypso Orchids. But the best of the bunch has to be the Brown Bears.

Thanks must go to our Finnature guide Niko who worked very hard and tirelessly to ensure we all saw what we wanted to which mostly we did. He made great use of the information available and the guide's network. All with a great sense of humour. Finland is a beautiful country and we can't wait to visit again."

Wendy & David, UK
Birdwatching tour with Swallow Birding,
June 2022

"We had a wonderful tour with you last week. Everything was perfect and we had outstanding views of all the Owls, Woodpeckers and Grouse plus many more. Sincere thanks to our guide Niko, who was excellent in every respect. Finally, a mention for Juha the reindeer herdsman, I sincerely hope he keeps going – the experience at his house was exceptional and indeed a significant highlight of our tour. For many first-time visitors, he was the essence of Finland."

Kevin, owner of Heatherlea, UK
Birdwatching tour, May 2023

Finland is a dream destination for a birder

Finland is a land of diverse habitats but it is the location that makes it an exciting destination for birdwatching. Being the easternmost country in Europe and one of the most northern in the world, Finland is still accessible for many birders dreaming of seeing exotic northern birds. Location and the variety of habitats produces a truly diverse mixture of very special birds rarely encountered elsewhere in Europe.

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