Explore the stunning wilderness of Finland, in pursuit of incredible wolves, bears and wolverines.
About the Project
The fantastic tour will give you a taster of living in Finland's remote
Taiga Forest, a region famed for its rich tradition and strong culture.
In fact the region's settlement history is among the oldest in Finland,
which with the addition of some of the most incredible wildlife in
Europe makes the Taiga Forest a must visit destination.
This eight-day tour allows groups and families to explore the un-spoilt wilderness of this stunning area of Finland, and to witness some of its most iconic and fascinating wildlife. The tour includes a stay at the husky-base, working and trekking with the team’s beautiful pack of huskies.
Not only do you make unequalled experiences of wildlife in a truly wild habitat, the project also encourages groups to have a positive, lasting impact on the environment they explore, through conservation initiatives and sustainable practices.
DAY 1: KUHMO
You will need to arrive into Kajaani or Kuopio International airport where you will be met by a tour representative. You will then start your transfer to the husky-base near Kuhmo. Please note, if you are arriving into Kuopio this will incur an additional fee of €100 per person.
DAY 2: HUSKY CARE
Groups will participate in forest walks, on the trail of the
region’s bear, wolf and wolverine populations. Animal conservation
exercises are a major part of the tour, whereby groups will assist with
wildlife initiatives, including the construction of bird and flying
squirrel boxes, to encourage populations of these animals to nest in the
area. Groups will also experience an incredible river-canoeing tour, in
order to witness the amazing Eurasian bears in their natural habitat and looking after the huskies.
Enjoy the sauna, canoeing tour, taking photos of the wildlife in the are.
You will need to arrive into either Kajaani (approximately 1.5 hours away) or Kuopio International airport (approximately 3 hours away), where you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the husky-base near Kumho. if you arrive into Kuopio there is an additional charge of €100 per person.
DAY 1 - 4 & 6 - 7:Twin or double room accommodation will be used in the simple but comfortable husky base with indoor toilet and electricity.
The cabin has a kitchen, living room, and bedrooms have a fireplace and views to the lake. There is no shower as the place for washing is the traditional Finnish sauna with hot water (separate lakeside building with sauna room and dressing room).
DAY 5: For one night you will be in the bear watching hide, beds and sleeping bags are available. and an eco-toilet is available to use.
DAY 8 - 9: The last night will be spent at Taiga Spirit B&B in Lentiira village in a twin room with a toilet and shower in every room.
The rooms include an internet connection and use of a mini kitchen(fridge, microwave and dishes)
Yes, all meals are included. Food is strongly based on local ingredients: mushrooms, berries, seasonal vegetables, potatoes & fish. Any special diets (gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian, vegan etc.) are served when informed in advance.