Project Description

Birdwatching excursion to Valtavaara Nature Reserve

See the interesting bird species of the old forests in their magical habitat and develop your identification skills with the help of an experienced guide!

In a quiet forest, mysterious spruce elders rise high around us. From their crowns, the song melodies of the birds are carried to our ears. Red-flanked Bluetail, Dunnock, Wren, Goldcrest and a few thrushes are ordinary Valtavaara songbirds. We move calmly in the forest and try to find as many different bird species as possible with our binoculars. From the edge of the forest, our journey continues up to the top of Valtavaara, from where a beautiful lake landscape opens up in front of us.

On the paths of the old dim spruce forests of the Valtavaara area, we also have the opportunity to find Pygmy Owl, Three-toed Woodpecker, Siberian Jay, Black Woodpecker or Hazel Grouse. The guide will be an experienced bird guide that will tell you about the birds and help you develop your bird identification skills.

Time: Departure on from Kuusamo from 6 am, May-July.

Duration: About 6 hours, between at 6-12 am.

Target group: The trip is designed for all people interested in birds. Beginners have the opportunity to develop their own bird identification skills, and more experienced ones are sought to find special species in the area, such as Red-flanked Bluetail, Three-toed Woodpecker, Hazel Grouse or Pygmy Owl. We walk a few kilometers on the slopes of Valtavaara, so the hike requires reasonably good physical condition.

Meals: During the trip we offer delicious picnic lunches and coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Group size: 3-7 people. If you wish, you can also book a private trip for your own group.

Transportation: The tour includes transportation by car or minibus.

Price: 150 euros, incl. Transport from Ruka or Kuusamo, picnic lunch and coffee, tea or chocolate, Guide services, liability insurance.

The price does not include: Binoculars

Reservations: Book a tour directly online or contact us by email at

  • Outdoor clothing and hiking boots are suitable for the weather.
  • Binoculars (if you don’t have your own, then the guide’s binoculars and telescope can also be viewed)
  • Reserve enough water
  • Let us know your special diet
  • We cannot guarantee any observation or weather conditions, but our guides will do their best to provide a pleasant nature experience.
    The tour will be arranged when we have at least three registered. If there are not enough people registered by 4pm the previous day, we will cancel the trip and refund the money.

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Price: 150 € / person.

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