This was my second time in Finland for bear/wildlife watching and photography. I had heard great things about Martinselkonen and they were all deserved! Bears are really aplenty it is unbelievable! One night we probably saw more than 20 different individuals including 3 families with 3 cubs each (fantastic moments!). We have spent 2 nights in the large heated hide and 2 in the "plain" or "marsh" hide which are less comfortable and not heated but still very good hides. The large forest hide is really some kind of studio for bears when the plain ones give more open surroundings and often bears more in the distance. Both are very good and give great opportunities for photography!
Back at the center it very nice to have a shower and relax in the rooms. Everybody was very nice and professional with us, and the food quite good. It is also possible to break the day with some activities like birdwatching or having a little walk around!
All in all a brilliant place, one of the best place in Europe for wildlife watching!More