Activities and services by Ruka Villas

Bear watching and photographing

Experience the unique nature of Finland at summer nights by coming to a guided tour to the east border near Russia. You can see the kings of the forests, eagles and hawks at the same time while listening to stories about bears and other animals. There are good chances to see bear cubs as well!

The viewing will happen from three separate stalls, and there are 20 spots appropriate for watching and photographing the nature. The spots are equipped with soft cushioned chairs. For your camera there is a bench and equipment for supporting your camera. There are also bunkbeds for sleeping in the stalls. Between the stalls within a safe distance there are also outhouse facilities. 

The bearwatching will begin in the afternoon between 4-6PM, depending of the time of the year. We will spend the evening at the stalls and will leave by midnight, but it is also possible to spend the whole night at the stalls when negotiated. The driving time from Kuusamo and Ruka is about 40 minutes and we expect you to arrive there on time. When you are making the booking we will give you driving instructions and tell you about appropriate apparel and equipments and give you additional information. We will also tell you a specific time on when you should arrive. We can also negotiate about transportation provided by us. 

Price: 100 €/person
Price includes: Guide, insurance and vat. 
Transportation prices will be negotiated depending on the situation and we also offer group discounts.
Time: May-September. 

Bookings and more information
tel. +358 (0)400 935 361/ Kari Tuomola