Wild Brown Bear Adventure

Valid: May - September 2017

Group size: min. 2 persons, max 12-32 persons depending on the arrival date.
(If only 1 person, extra charge 50 €)

Meeting the ‘Wild Brown Bear’ in its natural environment, the Wild Taiga,
is an unforgettable experience, and of course for photography enthusiasts,
opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort
and safety of our specially designed Bear hides.
The ‘Brown Bear’ and other rare animals such as the wolverine
or the wild forest deer can be viewed from specially designed hides.

Wild Taiga area has a great expanse of untouched wilderness,
which offers exceptional wildlife watching and photographing.
Under the guidance of a wilderness guide it is one of the best areas in Europe for seeing
and photographing the rare large carnivores in their natural habitat.

Day 1
- arrival to Kajaani airport, transfer, appr. 1,5 hours to Kuhmo
- accommodation in lakeside Hotel Kalevala
- evening sauna and jacuzzis, dinner

Day 2
- after breakfast introduction to the program, visit to the Petola Visitor Centre
(timetable may change depending on the date)
- appr. at 14.30pm transfer even closer to the Russian border
for Bear Watching.
(Departure time is earlier in September)
- on the arrival to the main lodge, information about the hides
and bears and also other animals which are possible to observe.
At 17.00 p.m. start from the main building to the hides with the picnic packet,
camera and binoculars.
All hides are equipped with viewing chairs, sleeping areas and dry toilets.
Hide offers a panoramic view of the site at a nice viewing distance.
The hide site is situated in a small open wetland area with
backdrop of spruce pine and birch forest. For photographers the
site offers excellent photography opportunities,
there is between twelve to sixteen hours of direct sunlight
and two to four hours of twilight in the viewing season.
Package includes refreshment and sandwiches in the hides,
sleeping bags and a tour guide. Recommended equipment are
clothes according to weather forecast, binoculars, video and camera.
Please notice smoking and making noise are not allowed during the night.

Day 3
- 06.-08.00 am transfer back to the Hotel Kalevala for breakfast
- free afternoon for optional activities or relaxing, hiking, fishing, bicycling...
- evening sauna and jacuzzis, dinner

Day 4
- after breakfast transfer to Kajaani airport

500 €/person in a double room
570 €/person in a single room
530 €/person in superior room fro two
630 €/person in suite for two

Prices includes following services:
- 2 night accommodation in Hotel Kalevala
- 1 night in the bear watching hide
- half board
- evening sauna and jacuzzis daily
- free entrance to Petola Visitor Centre and exhibition
- free use of bicycles, rowing boat, summer games,
WLAN, Kota-teepee on the beach, board games,
Playstation2, Nintendo WII, karaoke,
DVD-movies, library

With extra charge:
Return transfer from Kajaani airport 130 €/person (min. 2 persons/transfer)

More Information and bookings
Tel. +358 8 6554100

We reserve all the rights to change the order of the activities if necessary due to the weather or other conditions.

For more information, send us a message. Just click the booking button.