Once you gazed upon the king of the forest close up, the image will remain with you forever. The hides of Martinselkosen Eräkeskus offer this experience safely, in the natural habitat of bears. Nature photography excursions give you a chance to photograph bears (including cubs), wolverines, black grouses, wood grouses and birds of prey, for example. This popular, full-service wilderness farm is located next to the nature reserve of Martinselkonen. In addition to year-round natural wonders, Martinselkosen Eräkeskus is known for its quality accommodation and food services.

Pirttivaarantie 131, 89920 Ruhtinansalmi
Tel. 08 736 160 | sales@martinselkonen.fi


Bear watching and nature photography

Martinselkosen Eräkeskus has carried out bear watching and photography excursions since 1996. The photography locations have been selected and designed in cooperation with professional photographers. The excursions are guided.


Martinselkosen Eräkeskus offers lodging in comfortable rooms, apartments and cottages. The rooms have made beds and their own showers and bathrooms.


Meals making use of local raw materials are available to order. Beer and wine licence.


Martinselkosen Eräkeskus provides you with a traditional smoke sauna and a lakeside sauna, completed in 2017.


In the summer, boat trips take visitors in the middle of the beautiful lake scenery of the wilderness. In the winter, Martinselkosen Eräskeskus organises fatbike safaris, snowshoe excursions, ice fishing and cross-country skiing excursions. In the autumn, the expanse of the wilderness invites guests to go berry picking, hiking and hunting.

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