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. When we spot one, we take a better look using binoculars. This is also a great opportunity for taking photographs or videos.
We take a longer break to savour some 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 and cranes. Brown bears and lynxes have also been seen occasionally! Duration, 3 – 5 hours depending on the week including return transfers from your hotel.
This safari was intended by us in 1998 summer. We have run this tour already for 23 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.
The density of moose is very high because of the numerous nature reservations of which The Strict Nature Reservation of Pisavaara is the most important. It was grounded in 1938 and has been closed to public since then.
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.
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.
Our legendary moose safari costs 79 euros / adult and 39,50 / child. Welcome!
This safari might be the one and only moose safari with moose sighting guaranteed in Europe. Welcome to this exciting wildlife safari!
Offered: 21st of May – 30th of November
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We recommend your own binoculars and camera with wild life zoom.
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 🙂 Price 490 euros for 1-4 persons and 100 euros / person for 5 or more persons.
Meeting point : Lapland Welcome Safari Office
Pickup is offered in following places
- 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