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Hotel Kalevala

Wildlife Summer Holiday

Price / person
starting from

1120 €



Staying in a private hotel on remote Eastern Finland is a perfect way to enjoy a holiday far away from the crowds and traffic. This tour gives you a possibility to see and photograph wildlife animals in their natural environment. Animals possible to see are for example brown bear, wolf, wolverine, elk, owls, eagles and several other birds. Get your camera and hiking shoes ready and step in to the magical world of Wild Taiga!

Programme description

Valid: May – September 2024 (excluding 14.-27.7.)
Min. 2 persons

Twin/Double room 1120 €
Single room 1275 €
Superior room (for 2) 1220 €
Suite (for 2) 1415 €

Twin/Double room 109 €
Single room 135 €
Superior room (for 2) 125 €
Suite (for 2) 159 €

Package price includes:
– accommodation at Hotel Kalevala with half board
(breakfast, 3-course dinner), evening sauna with indoor and
outdoor jacuzzis
– guided activities: hiking on brown bear’s tracks, bear
watching night, elk safari
– free use of summer games, rowing boat, Wi-Fi

With extra charge:
– Return transfer from Kajaani airport 100 €/person
– Optional activities: hiking, biking, Nordic walking, rapid swimming, fishing trips, canoe tours

Detailed programme


Day 1:
Arrival to lakeside Hotel Kalevala.
Accommodation, dinner

Day 2:
After breakfast a nature walk of 2-3 hours in the Finnish taiga, you will discover with a professional nature guide the secrets and tracks of European brown bear: droppings, marks on the trees, a bear path. The guide will tell you the story of the Finnish bear, as well as stories of the other wild animals living in the forest. Back to the hotel, evening saunas and dinner.

Day 3:
Free morning, chance to visit Petola nature centre (free entrance, 300m walk from hotel).
In the afternoon transfer close to Russian borderline for bear watching night. Early dinner, info about the hides and animals possible to see (bear, wolf, wolverine), short walk (400m) to the hides. Night in a bear hide, including snacks.

Day 4:
After a exciting night transfer back to the hotel for breakfast. Free morning to rest.

Evening saunas, early dinner at the hotel before elk safari. 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.

Day 5:
Free day for resting or optional activities. Try rapid swimming or you can rent a canoe or bike and visit Kuhmo town. Or maybe a bear watching evening trip? Evening saunas and dinner.

Day 6:
Breakfast, check out

Good to know

We reserve all the rights to change the order of the activities if necessary due to the weather or other conditions. Package price does not include personal travel insurance. Guidance at the bear center is in English. Please note that smoking, alcohol and making noise are not allowed during the bear watching night.

Notice: activities are based on wildlife and animals in their natural habitant. Chances to see the animals are very high but not guaranteed.

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