Bookings and Enquiries

When you contact to book your visit please:


  • Pick a date and month when you wish to arrive.


  • State the number of nights you would like to spend here.


  • You can select your hide if you want to (Hide number from here) (this is optional)


  • Decide whether you require an Airport transfer from Kajaani - and please state the time of your flight arrival and departure


  • Include information of Vegan, Vegetarians or any special diet in your party.


  • The easist way to book and enquire Bear or Wolverine Phtography is to use the Booking Form next to. We will confirm the dates and service as soon as possible.


  • Remember, without confirmation we can´t quarantee availability of selected dates or services.
  • Finnair runs the flight transfer between Helsinki and Kajaani. We strongly recommend to travel on the 9.00-10.00 or 13:00-14:05 arrival flight into Kajaani, as this insures using the Photography/Observation hide the same night. If you take the flight arriving into Kajaani at 17:00-18:35 pm, it is only possible to use the hides the following night.

Distances                                             By car

Helsinki – Wild Brown Bear     650 km    8 – 8,5 h

Kajaani – Wild Brown Bear      125 km     1,5 h

Oulu – Wild Brown Bear         250 km    3-3,5 h

Kuusamo-Wild Brown Bear      215 km     3 h

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How to get here ?

Many Tour Operators offer an easy way to travel, with a wide selection of travel packages. Travelling is also possible independently, when planning to photograph or watch bears it is recommendable to book hide nights and accommodation beforehand by booking form, e-mail or phone.


Finland is a large and sparsely populated country, but getting from point A to B is no hassle. Transport networks by air, rail and road are comprehensive and reliable.


By airplane

When arriving in Finland by airplane, it is likely you will land in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa international Airport. Fom Helsinki-Vantaa Airport it is possible to fly nearer to Wild Brown Bear Centre to Kajaani or alternatively to Oulu or Kuusamo. If needed, you can order a transfer from the airport in advance.


By train

After the flight it is possible to continue travelling by train from Helsinki to Kajaani. More information about travelling by train from:


By car

Travelling by car in Finland is easy, from car rentals vehicles can be hired. By car it is possible to drive all the way from Helsinki, Kajaani, Oulu, or Kuusamo to Vartius where the Wild Brown Bear Centre is located. On the main road is the Wild Brown Bear sign, follow the sign to easily find the centre.


Traffic jams on the same scale as central Europe are uncommon in Finland. The general speed limit in Finland is 80 km/h. Limits are in force as long as no other speed limit is signposted. On major highways you can drive 100 km/h in the summer and 120 km/h on motorways. In the winter months until April, all vehicles must have winter tyres, preferably studded. In winter the general speed limit is reduced everywhere to 80 km/h.

Wild Brown Bear Ltd, Kostamustie 5644, 88930 Lentiira, (Vartius) Finland


Tel +358 40 5469008

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