The beginning of June is bear mating season, when male bears persistently follow females around everywhere. Cubs are born in the winter within the safety of the hibernation dens built by their mothers, before emerging together in the spring to explore the forest.
The area around the town of Kuhmo offers some of Finland’s best viewing. The Boreal Wildlife Centre has facilities to see bears, wolverines, wolves and other animals in forests, gorges and next to lakes.
In the same area, Wild Brown Bear also offers viewing from a total of 29 different hides.