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Lentiirantie 4282 Lentiira, Kuhmo 88930 Finland
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Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences propose peacefull and relaxing accommodation. Photosafari to observe brown bears, wolverines, mooses, caribou,.....
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sawhartherm wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Sabrina is an excellent host and guide - passionate, knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly. A one person independent business, she takes care of everything. Comfortable accommodation and good food, with all practicalities thought of. Incredible wildlife watching. I learned a lot and realised a dream to see brown bears. Cannot recommend Taiga Spirit highly enough.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Giovanni D. wrote a review May 2022
Ariccia, Italy3 contributions
Room large and comfortable. Good cooking. The nature observation adventure was the core part of the week in Lentiira. Perfectly arranged and managed by Sabrina, who's a very good wildlife guide. Exciting both the experiences, wildlife sighting in the hide as well as game drive. Strongly recommended for passionate wildlife watchers/photographers.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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tstark9119 wrote a review Oct 2021
Sarasota, Florida42 contributions32 helpful votes
I had such an amazing experience on this tour that it has taken me a week to collect my thoughts for a review! First and foremost, Sabrina (aka Wonder Woman) was extremely organized and constantly customizing the tour as weather, guests and opportunities arose. She has a quaint home that is very warm and welcoming, but be warned, the stairs to the rooms and rather steep and old school, but plenty of railings to hang on; so, traversing them was a non-issue. The adventure began as she had said; a taxi was waiting to pick us up from our flight and an hour and a half later we arrived. Sabrina helped us usher ourselves and our stuff in & to the rooms. My room did have a private bathroom and shower! After we settled, she had a meal for us; good food, but way too much. After dinner, we went over our itinerary. I would say that luck was with us on my tour as we had a day to go look for reindeer & we saw them. We went to the hides to see bears and we saw them, but for me the pinnacle of success was seeing a male wolverine in the wild…maybe a meter away! We also had a small window of seeing the northern lights and once again; we saw them. Nature was on our side, and all that was offered came to fruition. Sabrina was an extremely knowledgeable person when it comes to Finland and nature. Again, Sabrina was highly organized, a great communicator and educator as she sprinkled in Finnish culture, Finnish food and Finnish language throughout the tour. Such an amazing experience, if you only have one thing left on your bucket list to do, skip that thing and take a Taiga Spirit tour instead, you won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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ZamboMil wrote a review Jul 2021
Milan, Italy160 contributions86 helpful votes
I spend two wonderful days in Taiga Spirit, taking very good photos of bears and wolverine. The organization is perfect, good and plentiful food (amazing snack box for the night), great support for camera gear (beanbag and tripod heads are provided), comfortable seats (I didn't find the same in other places) and big attention to cleaning. Cleanness is a strong point of Taiga Spirit: sheet and pillowcase are provided in addition to sleeping beds to spend the night in the hides, nice slippers guarantee heat and comfort, the toilet is in perfect conditions. If you want to enjoy bears in Finland in a comfortable environment, this is where to go.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Taiga Spirit, Owner at Taiga Spirit
Responded 4 Sep 2021
Thanks you , nice to hear you enjoy your stay .
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Jukka_Lehti wrote a review May 2021
Helsinki, Finland19 contributions1 helpful vote
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Highly recommended small scale photography/nature company in Kuhmo, Lentiira. I spend 3 nights in photography hides in mid May and was lucky with the weather. The hides are well equipped (great camera benches, places for ballheads, sandbags etc excellent camera"hood" s at least 3 different on the long edge of the hide, comfy chairs good windows, warmer, bunks, sleep bags and a toilet as well.) Daytime accommodation I was super with private shower/bathroom, upstairs the main house . Just be a bit careful; the stairs and very steep :) Sabrina is excellent guide and host; all meals were very tasty and plenty. Also the snack box for the hide night is amazing, So one won't leave hungry. And of course the main thing: the wildlife ! My main goal was to see and photograph wolverine and it showed up 2 out of 3 nights! The bears are active, too, 5-7 different individual brown bear per night, so not bad at all.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Taiga Spirit, Owner at Taiga Spirit
Responded 3 Jun 2021
HI, thanks . You had a very nice wildlife experiences.Kiitos vierailusta ja nähdään pian uudeellen .
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Xiangyi J wrote a review Feb 2021
Lagoa, Portugal12 contributions
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We visited there in the summer of 2019, and it was an amazing trip. We saw two bear Cubs during the second night. There was rain on the first day, but the night in the forest was very quiet and relaxing. I was reading while keeping an eye on any animal. Sabrina is a great host; she introduced us a lot of things about mushroom in the wild; she left mushrooms that are easy for people to pick, and only picked those hiding deeper in the woods; she introduced us great local chocolates of Finland; and took us to the large carnivore center, where we learnt a lot about wolverine, lynx, bear, wolf and golden eagle from the taiga area. Sabrina also gave us the chance to experience Sauna , thank you! Till now this trip is still my favorite trips in my life, and thanks to my companion Yasmin. We walked and talked in the forest trying to seek the trace of me elk. Although we did not see elk finally. So good luck to you all. If there’s chance and if I learnt how to drive, I want to visit Lentiira again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Taiga Spirit, Owner at Taiga Spirit
Responded 20 May 2021
thanks and welcome again .You know the place and have my contacts .
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carmen v wrote a review Jul 2019
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We really enjoyed our 8 day long holiday at Taiga spirit! We saw great wildlife: a lot of bears, the great grey owl, elks, the wild forest reindeer, cranes and even a wolf! Sabrina is an amazing superwoman and does everything by herself, from guiding and preparing the hides to cooking and running a b&b. We will definetely go back to this wonderfull place!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Taiga Spirit, Owner at Taiga Spirit
Responded 20 May 2021
thanks for your visit , and hesitate to contact us for your futur trip to Finland.
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Upcoming_traveller wrote a review Jul 2019
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great program if you’re short on time and interested in both wildlife and scenery that Europe has to offer. The accommodation (both room and bear hide) is warm and comfortable, the meals simple yet varied and filling, and the host friendly, organised, and experienced. You will get an experience above and beyond what it says on the tin. Lentiira itself is a nice quiet village for walking, and obviously the safaris are a highlight. Most are lucky enough to see mammals during there time there. And the sauna is available for guests to use. Although quite far from Helsinki, we found taking the overnight train made the journey seem a lot shorter than it actually was. It was nice to completely escape from city life for a few days, and learn from an expert about the Finnish Taiga. A very peaceful stay, with adrenaline when (or if!) the bears arrive.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 May 2021
thanks for your visit.
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Husky Voice wrote a review Jul 2019
Kiruna, Sweden3 contributions
We booked a bear watching safari with Taiga Spirit because it was a small company, not a big tourist factory. We were not disappointed. Sabrina is passionate about "her" animals. You get good instructions before the tour and some help setting up your camera if you are a novice like me... ;-) We were very lucky to see 2 bears during the night. One female came back several times between 10.00 pm and 2.00 am. And a big male around 4.00 am. I definitely recommend Taiga Spirit to people who are looking for a more authentic experience, with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. :-)
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 May 2021
Thanks for your visit and good continuation there in Sweden.
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Eduardo Carvalho wrote a review Aug 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ65 contributions3 helpful votes
Hides are located in a beautiful grove of birches. Possibilities to see and photograph bear, wolverine and wolf! It is worth staying a couple of nights. Food and accommodation is very good. I saw two bears and a wolf!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Responded 20 May 2021
thanks for your visit. Hope you will get a chance to come back for wolverines...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taiga Spirit
Which popular attractions are close to Taiga Spirit?
Nearby attractions include Hornean Petäjä (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Taiga Spirit?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a sauna.
Is parking available at Taiga Spirit?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taiga Spirit?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Taiga Spirit?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Taiga Spirit?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Juortanan Vesimylly (12.8 km).