The Brown Bears of Finland
The Brown Bear is, actually, the national creature, yet there are believed to be just approximately 1000 remaining in the state in Finland -hence they're now a protected species. It's in fact the Russians who've strengthened the Finnish attempts to preserve them, as the creatures inhabit regions quite near the border with Russia.
On organised bear tours to Finland, you may go to with the vast wilds that makes up the habitat on the Russian border with Finland. Martinselkonen Nature Reserve is just one of the most famous places to view the Brown Bear. At 100km from Kuusamo and 300km from Oulu it is the perfect location for the creatures and is very much out of the way to exist without concern for their security. On a good night, those expecting to see these brilliant creatures may be lucky enough to encounter up to 15-20.
When to Go
The very best time for sightings is from the middle of April when they are concentrating on feeding to the beginning of June when the bears have just awakened from hibernation, and then from the start of July until the middle of August. The time in between is rutting time and, they aren't as readily seen as they are not too concerned with foraging for food.
What to Anticipate
There are various bear tours on offer, but the greatest should include an expert guide, lodging and transportation. While on the excursion you'll spend some time in particular 'hides' in the evenings when the creatures are in their most energetic; these hides are the ideal sites from which to discover the creatures. Photographic opportunities abound and there's a lot of space in the hides for the whole group to find and photograph at the exact same time. They're additionally equipped with a toilet as well as bunk beds should you need to rest while awaiting the measures. Martinselkonen additionally offers several hides for professional photographers, which accommodate three or two individuals at a time.
During the day most itineraries will offer you considerable time to learn more about the neighborhood region, keeping your eyes open for a few of the resident birds such as Pied Flycatcher, Siberian Tit and the Ural Owls.