The biggest wild animals in Europe! Original Moose Safari.
Moose safari is a fascinating nature trip for searching moose, the largest land mammals in Europe. Starting in the evening, you will be taken into the wilderness where we drive on wilderness roads and paths searching for moose and other wild animals and birds. When we spot one, we take a better look using binoculars. This is also a great opportunity for taking photographs or videos.
In between, we have a good break for the bathroom and snacks. As this is a wildlife safari wild animals are sometimes unpredictable. Moose are wild and shy animals, they can hear humans from kilometres away and be quickly hidden into the forest so it is possible that we can’t see any moose during the safari. In that case, half of the price will be refunded in the end of the safari. The population is very high at the moment. Anyway we need to remember that it is question of unpredictable wild animals!
The number of moose that we find varies depending on, for example, weather conditions. Usually we find 3-8 moose. Our “world record” is 26 moose in 2 hours! Other wildlife we may encounter includes reindeer, hares, foxes and large birds like owls, swans, eagles and cranes. In summer 2022 we also visited fish eagle's nest on almost every safari. Brown bears and lynxes have also been seen occasionally!
This safari was intended by us in 1997 summer. We have run this tour already for 26 years so we really know these shy animals, places where they live each week as it varies trough the summer.
Moose are large animals, some male ones carry antlers even 120 cm wide, reaching up to 2.10 metres, antlers in 3 metres height and weight 600 kg. Most moose we meet are females and youngsters, sometimes babies.
Guiding, snacks and transfers to wilderness and back are included. We also take pictures on this safari and send them to you afterwards. Anyway we can't guarantee pictures as it is demading to make pictures of them.
The moose, alces in Latin or hirvi in Finnish, is one of the regular residents of Finland’s forests. The males are crowned by a majestic set of antlers, marking them out as the king of the Finnish forest. The antlers grow throughout the summer once they get new antlers every year. There are around 80,000 of these massive animals living in the forests throughout the country. Moose are native to all parts of Finland. They are rarely sighted, however – at any rate, much much less often than reindeer, which live only in Lapland.
This safari might be the one and only moose safari with moose sighting guaranteed in Europe. In autumns, after the 1st of September we do not offer guarantee any more. Welcome to this exciting wildlife safari!
Offered: From May till October
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We recommend your own binoculars and camera with wild life zoom.
You don't need to bring anything special but if you have your own camera and binoculars they are useful.
Please, check our pick up times for exact departure from your hotel on your ticket. The pick up times vary according to the date.
If you like you can also book a Private Moose safari. Then you may choose the starting time freely 🙂
Meeting point : Lapland Welcome Safari Office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort
- Arctic City Hotel reception
- Arctic Light Hotel reception
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel reception
- B&B places (by additional price)
- Guesthouse Borealis reception
- Hostel Café Koti reception
- Hotel Aakenus reception
- Hotel Rudolf front door
- Hotel Santa Claus reception
- Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi reception
- Kotareitti reception
- Lapland Hotel Ounasvaara Chalets reception
- Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara reception
- Lomavekarit reception
- Napapiirin Saarituvat reception
- Nova Skyland Hotel reception
- Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna reception
- Ounaskoski Camping reception
- Santa Claus Holiday Village reception
- Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus
- Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle reception
- SantaSport reception
- Scandic Pohjanhovi reception
- Scandic Polar reception
- Snowman World reception