Wildlife holidays in Finland in october can be very interesting: transition between autumn colours and first snow. Yes, winter coming and getting colder. Wildlife is filling up reserves for the artic winter.
The autumn in Finland , a chance to discover the transition from autumn colour to first snow . Wildlife still actif : bears are going to sleep between 15 and 20th of october , but wolverines, wolves and red fox are then very actif.
We will built also nesting boxes and bring them in the forest
Season 2019 :
- 5-11 october or 6-12 october
- 12-18 october or 13-19 october
- Arrival dates can be flexible depending your flights.
Day 1 :Arrival
Arrival at Kajaani airport , transfert of about 1h30 to the lodge at Lentiira, close to Russian border, Meal and information on the programme.
Day 2 : Nature walk and predator hide
After breakfast , we will start with a nature walk to discover the ecosystem of the predator of Finland the taiga forest . Meal . Departure after the meal to the predator hide. Afternoon in hide until the sunset. The hide have a small heater , warm sleeping bag and with us the hot drinks and pique nique. Return , meal and if the weather permit we will go out for northern lights.
Day 3 : Wild forest reindeer and predator hide
After breakfast , a search for wild forest reindeer by vehicule and enjoy countryside view .Meal and back at the predator hide for the afternoon. Meal and evening to check on pictures or see the northern lights.
Day 4 : Kuhmo, small birds and aurora borealis
We will go to Kuhmo to visit the predator information center and some shopping as well. On way, beautiful autumn landscape.Afternoon , time to photography the taiga birds and red squirrel at the feeder and enjoy sauna . If weather permit , evening out to see northern lights.
Day 5 : Predator hide and evening for northern light
Breakfast , morning free to discover the cultural site of the village for exemple the church or natural site of Änättikoski rapids.Meal .Afternoon in predator hide. Return and meal and new exciting evening to search for northern lights.
Day 6 : Nature reserve Iso-Palonen
Breakfast, today we will discover the nature reserve of Iso-Palonen , a beautiful pine forest with small pong and lakes and swamps. Today will be photographing landscape and macro .
Day 7 : Departure
Breakfast and transfert to Kajaani aiport.
Finnish, English, French
|Dates||5-11/6-12 october 12-18/13-19 october|
|Group size||1-6 persons|
|Included in price||Accommodation, all meals + snacks, Transfer from/to Kajaani airport and for observation trips. Guiding, local professional wildlife guide (speaks English, French, Finnish), 3 predator hide afternoon ( about 7h), 1-2 wild reindeer search. Nature Centre visit, hiking tours, and 2 evenings for northern lights|