2 recommended wildlife locations.The species listed below are just a selection of those you may see.
This reserve is one on of the best places in Europe to photograph brown bears. Hides are located in sparse coniferous forest beside a small bog and, lured by carrion, bears can be seen at night from as close as fivems away. During the day there are nature walks.
Where: Pirttivaara, Suomussalmi
Ideal for viewing: Brown bear, Moose, Wolverine, Black grouse, Capercaillie
Excellent for: Bear watching
Viiksimo is located between two nature reserves -Elimyssalo and Iso-Palonen – in an area that is a tapestry of small lakes, numerous ponds, pine heaths and eskers. Right in the midst of the Finnish wilderness, it is a great place to see bears, wolverines and wolves.
Ideal for viewing: Brown bear, Wolverine, Grey wolf, Moose, Whooper swan