6 independent reviews for Wild Taiga self drive holiday in Finland, Finnish NP

Reviews for Wild Taiga self drive holiday in Finland, Finnish NP

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review 2 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Finland is such a beautiful peacefully country. We did so much yet felt totally relaxed and switched off completely. Loved all of it including Hossa National Park, the Husky Farm Visit and especially the Bear Safari. The local independent accommodation is so beautiful, particularly the farm at Arola.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Added an extra night at Kuopio which was well worth it not to drive to our first stop as soon a s we arrived.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Itís great that the Husky Farm and Bear Safaris are small scale. You get a much better personal experience and and feel that this is beneficial to the local rural areas. They also have a vested interest as they are working and living in that immediate area and passionate about the environment rather than just making money. Also, much preferred the accommodation at the small independent cabins and farms, the hotels where good but not as much of an experience and lovely home cooked meals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Finland will stay with me for a long time and would love to return. Exceeded my expectations.

review 24 Jun 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The night in the bear hide and the two days in Oulu bird watching.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Ask to stay in visitor centre hotel for one of the nights in the Oulu area as this is the best bird watching we found

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Somewhat

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good but perhaps less driving and more time in the wild places would be nice. Rovaniemi is pretty awful. I would stay an extra night by the lake instead

review 23 Jun 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The bear watching and having a close encounter with a white-tailed eagle.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring along a good mosquito repellent. Try the Finnish Fazer chocolate - it is really excellent!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was one of our favourite aspects of this holiday to meet so many local people and to learn of their lives. The cottages we stayed in were mostly all locally owned and managed so the farmers and fishermen who own them benefited directly.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. We very much liked the mixture of all the accommodations and we felt we really got a flavour of Finland.

review 20 Jun 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Almost whole tour of ours was exciting as every mile / kilometer of our drive in FINLAND was mesmerizing and exciting. All the activities of sports was new and knowledgable for us.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Just have warm clothes enough. Otherwise everything was perfect. Even we were pretty much perfetcly warm, so do not underestimate weather in North Pole.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes and No. Yes beacause we did some shopping and had our lunches almost out on highways. No, we are not sure about environmental impacts.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

5 / 5,Cent Percentage

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Nehal, great to hear that!

review 22 May 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

seeing the wolverine, bears and willow grouse

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

communicate with the company organising the tour directly so that you are able to organise your itinerary for the period you are they. make sure you book the time you want in each hide in advance since there can be competing demands. The tour could also benefit from a briefing session on arrival.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

very much so

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

we had great time and would definitely go back

review 21 Aug 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing bears at Arola Farm. The bears appeared straight-away and were very close.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Finland is full of trees. Don't expect to see too much else unless you are at the coast or book animal viewing sessions at hides.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

In part. The summer season in Finland is short and we were the only visitors in some places.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We saw bears and wolverines but not wolves. Helsinki was good with broad streets and plenty of green spaces. Three stars covers it. Good for seekers of solitude.

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