On The Tracks of the European Elk
The Wild Taiga region in Kainuu, North Eastern region of Finland, invites nature enthusiasts and nature photographers to the evergreen taiga forests to look for the European Elk (Alces alces). The best season for watching elks is in may to mid-august and September with the autumnal array of striking color (ruska) is just starting through to the end of September .
The elk, the largest member of the deer family found throughout Europe. Europe’s biggest mammal is extremely well adapted to the northern snowy areas, as its hair is hollow and thus insulates against the extreme cold. With the help of its long legs the Elk is able to walk in the snow, swamps and bush.
You take at dawn or dusk a 2-3 hours guided safari to meet this impressive mammal – the sound of them in the dusk create a special atmosphere. On the tour you might also see the rare Wild Forest Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus Fennicus ), Finnish caribou.
Season 2017, we have observe during the safaris from 1 to 5 mooses.
Accommodation in B&B possible at Lentiira. Safari start from Lentiira or by agreement.