Two main ecosystems are represented in the northern regions of Norway and Finland: the immense and rolling Taïga forests are replaced by the treeless Tundra as one progresses to the north to reach the windy and rocky shores of the Glacial Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea.
The sheer beauty of these northern lands is striking. In these lowly populated vastnesses, a number of species of Siberian affinity reach the western and southern extremity of their range.
Owing to the harshness and severity of the environment, the density of human population is extremely low and as a consequence the nature is well preserved.
Despite the harsh climate, the short summer season is marked by a explosion of life and a real race against the clock to breed in time before the cold season returns.
We offer you to discover these fabulous wild lands during a trip and an extension.
Taïga & Tundra (15 days). Our itinerary has been especially tailored to give you the best of these northern ambiances as well as the almost totality of avian specialties that can be found in these regions. See details.
Southern Finland (4 days). An 4 days extension will allow you to discover poorly known forested areas of Carelia, in south-eastern Finland, close to the Russian border which are very good for nocturnal species. See details.