SUMMER / BEAR SAFARIS
(1.5 - 15.8.)
Once the bears have woken up from hibernation and the snow cover is melting, the bear observation and photographing season will also begin in Hossa. On Bear Safari, you have two options to choose from:
- Evening hide (from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm) or
- Night hide (from 5.00 pm to 7.00 am)
Both are great options for nature and wildlife photography, as Hossa’s large carnivores and many other animals move mainly during these hours of morning and evening twilight.
Note! During the current covid-19 situation, we only take one party at a time.
WINTER / EAGLE SAFARIS
(1.11. – 30.4.)
When the first snow falls in Hossa, many dormant animals have already prepared their winter nests. That is when you can observe other animals, such as golden eagle and white-tailed Eagle. In addition to the eagles, the Eagle Safari offers the opportunity to see and photograph other winter animals such as foxes and wolverines.
Eagle Safaris are organized during the day from 09:00 am to 3:00 pm
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE OF HOSSA
The bear observation area is surrounded by marshland forests. Both bears and people have moved around the area for centuries. This is indicated by e.g. numerous ancient habitation finds. The environment consists mosaic of small rivers, ponds and lakes, as well as nature reserves. The jewel of the area is Hossa National Park, where are located some of the last extensive areas of evergreen forests and some of Finland's most significant rock paintings.
- Kuusamo 75 km (46 miles)
- Kuhmo 85 km (52 miles)
- Helsinki 640 km (397 miles)
Nature photography safaris are an exciting way to get to know bears and other animals of the wilderness...
In the wilderness of Hossa and Kainuu, all the great carnivores of our country can be found. Observations of animals in the forest are most commonly made on the basis of the footprints of animals such as bears, wolverines, foxes and lynxes, but as species avoiding humans, these animals are rarely seen in the wild.
In our hides you can observe and photograph all these animals mentioned above. The hides are located on the edge of a remote swamp, along the natural routes of the animals. The hides are designed in such a way that they lead human scent up in the air and inside them we can follow the life of the animals unnoticed and safely.