Watching bears in Finland

The mysterious life of Finnish brown bears: Wildlife behavior and nature conservation.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Finnish brown bear, one of Finland's most iconic animals. At Holmstock Travel we take you on an unforgettable adventure to see these majestic animals up close and learn more about their behavior and the efforts to protect their habitat. This blog post provides an in-depth look at the secretive lives of Finland's brown bears and how you can participate in this unique bear watching experience.

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The brown bear in Finland: An iconic symbol of the wilderness

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is one of the largest and most impressive predators in Europe. In Finland, the brown bear is considered a symbol of untouched nature and wilderness. With an estimated population of around 2,000 bears, Finland offers one of the best opportunities in Europe to observe these animals in their natural habitat.

Come along and watch bears in Finland

At Holmstock Travel we organize specially designed bear watching tours where you get the chance to see these impressive animals in their natural environment. Our experienced guides will take you to remote places near the border with Russia, where the chance of seeing bears is greatest.


  • On their property...

    See and experience - Brown bears in their natural environment.

    Brown bears are best known for their impressive size and strength, but their behavior and social interactions are just as fascinating . During the summer months, the bears are actively gathering food to prepare for hibernation. They feed mainly on berries, roots, insects and occasionally prey such as fish or small mammals.

    Our bear watching tours offer you the opportunity to observe this behavior up close. You'll learn about their feeding habits, territorial behavior, and interactions with other bears. Our guides also share interesting facts and anecdotes about the bears, making the experience even more fascinating.

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    Bears up close

    Successful bear watching

    Fortunately, our first encounter with a brown bear was during a well-organized bear safari and we were able to watch them from a safe so-called bear hide. We returned from this special encounter with a lot of respect and a lot more understanding for the brown bears.

  • Afraid of the bear?!

    Human fear of the brown bear: Unfounded and unnecessary

    Many people feel a natural fear of the brown bear, often fueled by stories and myths about these impressive predators. However, this fear is largely unfounded. Brown bears are naturally shy animals that usually avoid humans. Attacks on humans are extremely rare and usually occur when a bear feels threatened or when humans behave irresponsibly in their habitat.

    At Holmstock Travel we teach you how to interact with these majestic animals safely and respectfully during our bear watching tours . Our experienced guides will show you how to observe bears without disturbing them, and give you insight into their behavior and living habits. By promoting knowledge and understanding, we help reduce unnecessary fear of brown bears and encourage harmonious coexistence between people and nature.

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An unforgettable experience: Watching bears with Holmstock Travel.

Experience the excitement and adventure of bear watching with Holmstock Travel. Our tours are carefully planned to give you the best chance of seeing brown bears in their natural habitat. Whether you choose a self-drive holiday with bear excursion or a group tour with minibus and guide, we guarantee an unforgettable experience.

  • Seasons:

    Best time to go bear watching : The summer months, from June to September, are the best time to spot brown bears in Finland. This is the period when the bears are actively looking for food.

    Tip: Book on time, we see that the demand for a place in a bear hide is high and it is our intention to offer you the best possible experience.

  • Preparation:

    Clothing and equipment : Provide warm, comfortable clothing and good, waterproof walking shoes. It may also be helpful to bring binoculars and a camera to observe the bears from a safe distance.

    In the bear hide itself it is comfortable to stay and usually not really cold because the activities do not take place in the winter months.

  • Patience and tranquility:

    Bear watching requires patience and silence. The quieter you are, the more likely you are to see these majestic animals.

    You will experience how timid the brown bear is. How silently he can approach and how careful he is in his behavior. Often we are so close that you can hear the bears breathing and crying.

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Watching bears on holiday in Finland..

Ready to discover the mysterious world of the Finnish brown bear? Book your bear watching adventure with Holmstock Travel today and prepare for a unique experience that you will remember for a long time. Whether you are a nature lover, photographer or adventurer, our tours offer something for everyone.