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Boreal Wildlife Centre

#1 of 7 things to do in Kuhmo Features Animals
Viiksimontie 2991, Kuhmo 88900, Finland
+358 40 1817570
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Bear Central

Had 3 fabulous days at the Boreal Wildlife Ctr watching bears. It was amazing to see them coming... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Annie H
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Great place for seeing northern wildlife!

We spent five nights at the Boreal Wildlife Center, and had four afternoons in the hides for bears... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
SKR_68
,
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Spain
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Bear, wolf, wolverine and bird watching. Different hides for tourist and photographers. Also accommodation and meal services.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“black grouse” (2 reviews)
“wolves” (4 reviews)
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Viiksimontie 2991, Kuhmo 88900, Finland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had 3 fabulous days at the Boreal Wildlife Ctr watching bears. It was amazing to see them coming from the very close Russian border to where our hides were, they were very close to us so that we could get some great photos. The lodge/home...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We spent five nights at the Boreal Wildlife Center, and had four afternoons in the hides for bears, wolverines and wolves. We also had an early morning in the hides to see black grouse. Overall it was a fantastic experience, great sights on bears, even...More

Thank SKR_68
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is something every Finnish should experience, not just the tourists from around the globe. There were two options to spend your night at sightseeing and photographing animals, big cabin and small cabin. The big cabin has 6 bunk beds, eco-toilet and generally much more...More

2  Thank Kari V
Reviewed 21 July 2016

this little museum had a wealth of information about the wildlife to be found in the area. Books, short films and interactive displays. Plus some beautiful photographs to view. There is a small gift shop. And life size wood figures of a bear and wolf.Well...More

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Grate place to go! You can see bears, wolverines, wolfes and even foxes. Also a lot of wild berds live here. It's situated near Russina border so donàt forget your passport.

Thank EvgeniyaMelone
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A wonderful experience spending a night in a hide watching bears and birds. We even had a brief encounter with three wolves. There was plenty of activity through the night and watching a lone bear in the twilight wandering towards us with the full moon...More

1  Thank JMNSwim
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in the main hide after visiting Martinselkonnen hoping for wolf or wolverine. Unlucky with both this time but the bear sightings were excellent. We didn't see as many as at MS and they didn't stay around as long but it...More

1  Thank andy p
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I stayed 3 nights in BWC in May 2014 and really enjoyed the experience. Coming from Martinselkonen where the bear experience is unbeatable anywhere else, the idea was to concentrate (in agreement with mother Nature) on other wildlife subjects. So our first night was in...More

2  Thank jboule
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

We plan to stay initially for 3 nights in the hides. First night it was in a small hide at the main place. Then we stayed one night at the pond, then another night in forest. We finally decided to extend for two other nights...More

4  Thank Cedric N
Reviewed 12 August 2012

The aim of this trip was to photograph wolverines. We had booked the gorge hide over the internet but we were told nothing there, so were sent to the main hide. Although similar to the hide in Martinselkonen it is not good for wildlife photography,...More

2  Thank hoppingfroggy
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