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Wild Finland

From £1699 for 6 days
Trip Overview
As if impatient from the tortuously cold winter months, far Eastern Finland emerges from hibernation in full bloom, its fauna keen to redress the balance. Delve into the wilderness to unravel and illuminate its remarkable wildlife, watching eagerly from a hide for the arrival of Brown bears. Bears aren't the only highlight as we get to experience the Finnish wilderness of Oulanka National Park, with its whitewater rivers, spruce forest and scotch pine. Nature rafting and a husky walk are also part of the adventure.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Basecamp Oulanka
Ends: End Basecamp Oulanka
Ages: Min 18
Theme: Wildlife
Trip Code: EWBF
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Finland
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners included  The food at Basecamp is a delicious range of local produce (Finnish food) that is all prepared on site by the in house chef

Transport

5 nights at Basecamp Oulanka  Travel by private minibus, on foot and by raft 

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•    Two evenings spent in a hide observing Brown bears

•    Nature rafting, husky walk and follow the 'Little Bear' trail  

•    Soak up the tranqulity and stillness of Oulanka National Park in summer 

•    Bright nights with up to 22 hours of daylight 

Dates & Availability
Start date
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Price
Availability
Departing: 25th Aug 2019
Returning: 30th Aug 2019
£1,699pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Jul 2020
Returning: 17th Jul 2020
£1,749pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Jul 2020
Returning: 24th Jul 2020
£1,749pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Jul 2020
Returning: 31st Jul 2020
£1,749pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd Aug 2020
Returning: 7th Aug 2020
£1,749pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd Aug 2020
Returning: 28th Aug 2020
£1,749pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Land only clients should make their own way to Basecamp Oulanka this afternoon/evening. Set on the edge of the spectacular Oulanka National Park, Basecamp Oulanka is a complex of wooden buildings providing cosy accommodation in a stunning wilderness setting overlooking Juuma Lake - surround yourself completely in nature for the next five nights! After a warming dinner you'll have the chance to settle into your wilderness home in the forest. Take a late evening walk down to the lake and marvel at the stillness. During the summer months there can be between 18 - 22 hours of daylight which ensures a colourful sky with drawn out sunsets and sunrises merging together. *Basecamp Oulanka *
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Reviews
       
Brilliant and well organised trip - seeing bears & cubs was a real highlight, and the accommodation was great. you can do as much (or little) as you like during the free time - go for a swim in the lake, go trekking, canoeing, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. Food was nice and all locally sourced.
       
Although the bear hide was the lure for us on this trip, the other activities of walking with huskies, rideing the river and walking the forests all made this a brilliant short break. Long days meant we had good evenings watching the bears and time to do things during the day as well. Oulanka base camp was a great venue.
       
Although the bear hide was the lure for us on this trip, the other activities of walking with huskies, rideing the river and walking the forests all made this a brilliant short break. Long days meant we had good evenings watching the bears and time to do things during the day as well. Oulanka base camp was a great venue.
       
If you want to be immersed in the beautiful Finnish wilderness and escape the frenetic pace of modern life, this is the trip for you. 5 days filled with easy hiking, rafting, husky walks and bear watching. There is also plenty of down time just to soak up the tranquility, take a sauna or take a dip in the lake. Basecamp Oulanka is the prefect place to recharge your batteries.
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