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A small wooden lodge, hidden deep in the boreal forest beside a lake, Base Camp Kuikka is an ideal base for watching and photographing birds, bears and other wildlife.

Each room at the lodge can accommodate between two and six guests in bunk beds. Amenities include free WiFi, a wood-burning lakeside sauna, three rowing boats and one canoe, four hot-water showers and three toilets, bedding and towels.

14 hides in four different locations around the lodge provide opportunities to photograph bears, wolves, wolverines and eagles. Each hide can take up to five photographers; there are bunk beds in case you wish to rest during your overnight stay.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Boreal Predators Photography

Join us on this remarkable photography tour and capture Finland’s finest predators – brown bear, Eurasian wolf and wolverine – in the boreal forest. Accompanied by wildlife photographer Bret Charman, and using dedicated hides, this week makes the most of the late light from the long summer evenings.

  • When to go: Jun-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 6 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,395 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Kuikka Lake

Located in Finland's Kuhmo region, directly opposite the Russian border, Kuikka Lake is surrounded by boreal forest, the typical habitat of brown bear, wolverine, wolf and white-tailed eagle. The surroundings are composed of wetlands and open grassland, offering good visibility for spotting wildlife.

  • Where: Kuhmo
  • Ideal for viewing: brown bear, wolverine, white-tailed eagle, Eurasian wolf, Ural owl
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Bear watching, Wolf watching