Amazing wildlife in a stunning setting with highly experienced guides
Free from the icy clutches of the winter, summer in Finland reveals a stunning new landscape of crystal-blue lakes and pine forests as far as the eye can see. Stirred by this change of climate, the forests become alive with wildlife as they emerge from a long hibernation. Although it is impossible to schedule nature, our base located in the far reaches of eastern Finland increases the chances of spotting bears, beavers, wolves and even Finland's most elusive resident, the wolverine. From here, with our expert guides we fully immerse ourselves into the home of the forests' inhabitants. For budding photographers, we also have the benefit of a wealth of experience from highly commended local photographer Lassi Rautiainen. This is the perfect quick getaway for wildlife and photography enthusiasts or for those who simply wish to unwind in the tranquility of nature.
What makes this trip responsible?
Transportation, guides and food are all from the area. Basecamp Kuikka buys and uses as much local produce as possible, i.e. berries, mushrooms and fish. The bear hide is small to minimise interference with the bear's local habitat and is made from sustainable materials. As the summer period is off-season for tourism in the Kuhmo region, by being part of this trip you will be directly contributing to the sustaining the area and the economy within it.
Bears vs Wolves, Finland