From  £1675
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stay at the unique lakeside Hotel Kalevala in Kuhmo
  • Search for brown bears, wolves and wolverines
  • Look for bear and elk tracks in the forest with your guide
  • Embark on an exciting bear-watching night, where wolves and wolverines may also be spotted
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Finnish Wildlife & Wilderness Adventure

6 Day Tour, from £1675 per person

***Finnair flights from the UK to Kajaani via Helsinki are now available***

Experience Finland in Summer and discover the unspoiled natural beauty and native wildlife of the wild taiga forests that carpet Eastern Finland. Staying at the unique lakeside Hotel Kalevala in Kuhmo, spend your days hiking through green forests looking for bear and elk tracks, learn more about Finland’s local wildlife and set off on an overnight bear-watching excursion, making the most of the rare opportunity to photograph and get up close to brown bears, wolves and wolverines.


Tour Itinerary

Hotel Kalevala - Finland

Fly from the UK to Kajaani via Helsinki, transfer to Hotel Kalevala and check in for 5 nights. (D)

Hotel Kalevala
Bear tracks hike - Finland

Today embark on a 2-3-hour guided hike in the Finnish taiga. Follow your professional guide and learn more about how to identify the tracks of a European brown bear in the forest: as droppings and marks on trees. Listen interesting stories about Finnish bears and other wildlife living in the forest and, in the afternoon, return to Hotel Kalevala for a relaxing sauna. (B,D*)


*3-course dinner included

Hotel Kalevala
Brown bear - Finland

After breakfast, visit Petola Nature Centre, where an interesting exhibition presents Finland's large carnivores: bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines. The centre is located at just 300m from hotel Kalevala and entrance is free of charge. In the afternoon, transfer to the forest for a thrilling bear watching night. On arrival, enjoy an early dinner served at the Bear Centre, then reach your private 'Bear hide'* and get ready for a special night looking out for bears, wolves and wolverines. Meeting the "Wild Brown Bear" and other wildlife in its natural environment, the wild taiga, is an unforgettable experience and offers an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the safety of a specially designed hide. (B,D**) 


*Please note that the 'Bear hides' are very small and basic and they feature bunk beds and dry toilet. Ask your Regent Specialists to upgrade to a comfortable 'Luxury bear cabin hide' with double bed, table and chairs, small kitchenette, flush toilet and shower.


**3-course dinner included

Bear Centre
Elk in the wilderness - Finland

After an exciting wildlife watching night, transfer back to the hotel for breakfast and spend the rest of the day resting and relaxing, perhaps bathing in one of the hotel indoor or outdoor Jacuzzis. In the evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner before setting off on a 2-3 hour guided elk safari to meet these impressive mammals in their natural habitat. (B,D*)


*3-course dinner included

Hotel Kalevala
Wolf - Finland

Spend this day at leisure relaxing at Hotel Kalevala or embarking on optional activities. Perhaps, try rapid swimming, rent a canoe or a bike, or visit Kuhmo town. (B,D*)


*3-course dinner included

Hotel Kalevala
Wolverine - Finland

After breakfast, transfer on your own back to the airport for your flight home (B).

Pricing Information

6 day tour, from £1675 per person
(Single person supplement + £150)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Finland
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Kalevala in Standard double/twin room with half board
  • 1 night accommodation at Bear Centre in small and basic private ‘Bear hide' with half board
  • All transfers and transportation in Kajaani
  • Excursions as stated in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified by BLD (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Aiport transfers in Helsinki
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions


Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • Price based on two adults sharing in a standard double/twin room on stays between May and September 2024 (excluding 14-28 July) and there may be supplements for travel in peak season of flight fare fluctuations. Speak to your Regent Specialist for more details.
  • Ask your Regent Specialist to upgrade to Superior Double room at Hotel Kalevala from £95 per person. 
  • Ask your Regent Specialist to upgrade to 'Luxury bear cabin hide' at Bear Centre from £345 per person.


Tour Route Map

  1. Finland, Kajaani
  2. Finland, Kuhmo

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Kalevala
Hotel Kalevala
Hotel Kalevala Hotel Kalevala is situated along the scenic shores of Lake Lammasjärvi, providing guests with breathtaking lake views and a delightful gourmet restaurant. The hotel rooms feature......
Bear Centre
Bear Centre
Bear Centre The Bear Centre has a total of 29 different hides suitable for both photography and observation. The area offers a great variety of terrain and gives the photographer an excellent......

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