Kuhmo is a municipality in the heart of Eastern Finland, close to the Russian border.
Characterised by a wilderness of forest and lakes, Kuhmo is an ideal place for wildlife encounters. Many of which you may not think possible in Europe.
This part of Finland is covered in what the Finnish call 'Wild Taiga'. Largely made up of pine, spruce and larch trees, the taiga forms the biggest land habitat in the world and stretches right across this region and far into Russia. It is here, in this beautiful, untamed wilderness that nature thrives and wildlife abounds.
We offer two unforgettable holidays which offer close encounters with some of the taiga’s most impressive inhabitants.
Our Brown Bears of Finnish Lapland holiday has an obvious focus. Guests will spend three nights in Finland, with the middle night spent in a hide, deep in the wild. It is from this hide that you will, hopefully, be able to witness the bears in their natural habitat whilst learning a great deal about this natural environment.
Our second itinerary is entitled Finland’s Wilderness Wildlife and offers a broader range of potential encounters. Wolverines, lynx, beavers, wolves and of course bears are all possible to view during your two nights in a wilderness hide.