This tour is the only one in Lapland which really allows you to see and learn about the main predators that reside in the Arctic.
We start the trip in the afternoon at 13:00 with a 3-hour drive to a remote wilderness lodge where we will sit down to a filling 3 course meal that has been prepared for you. After dinner, we will make our way to the Bear watching location for 17:45. There, surrounded by pure Lapland sceneries, you can really feel the Call of the Wild. We are just 200 metres from the Russian border, but the first Russian village is 100 kilometres away.
A professional bear watchers will greet you silently, giving you an understanding that you are now stood in the open with wild bears in the forest around you. Then we walk a few hundred meters to the bear look out cabin. If you are lucky, you may already spot some marks and footprints on the way. Inside the hut, there are many windows and places to put your cameras, plus lots of bunk beds to allow you to sleep when you need to.
The bear watching is an experience that we are so excited to share with the world, as its a place of wonder. You sit down quietly, trying to make no noise at all and make some very quiet conversation about the bears lives, but the point is to be calm and let the bears come closer. No screens, no television, just watching nature. The white tailed sea Eagles and Rooks will start to gather, and you will hear from the squawk of the Rook that the bears are getting closer.
The next morning we will wake up and go to find breakfast from a local cafe before driving 2 hours to the Wolfdog farm. This is the only place that is open to the public for Wolfdog viewing in Europe and it is such a memorable experience to get to learn about these animals. The farmers will take the time to explain you more about Wolfdogs and their living.
On the way back to Rovaniemi, you may have the option to visit the Ranua Wildlife Park. We really recommend this option as it is a great opportunity to meet all the other Arctic animals, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, eagles and owls, moose, musks, otters, reindeers, etc. You will sharpen your knowledge of animals that reside in the "Far North" and get a chance to take very great pictures of them. The lunch is also included in this option.
What an Arctic Animal experience!