ELK and deer watching near helsinki

Elk/Moose (Alces alces) is the largest species in a deer family. You will be surprised by its size when you see one!  It is also possible to view White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Roedeer (Capreolus capreolus) and Fallow Deer (Dama dama) in Porkkala Peninsula where we invite you to come.

So, if you are lucky, you could see four deer species.

Southern Finland, Near Helsinki - Porkkala Peninsula

Duration: c. 3 h

100€ / person - min 2 persons

Guided ELK and deer safari

If you want to see an Elk, spring/early summer or late summer/autumn are the best time for that (at dawn or in the evening). In early summer you might even see a calf or two when a female Elk takes its offspring to eat on the fields. White-tailed Deer and Roe deer are easier to see. 

We make the excursion mainly by car to places where Elks and the other deer species are regularly seen. 

  • Duration: circa 3 hours
  • Group size: 2-4. Please contact us if you wish a trip for one person.
  • Guided by a nature expert
  • If you come by train to Kirkkonummi railway station, at request we can pick you up from there.
What do I need with me?

Clothing suitable for the weather

Please make sure you have a valid travel insurance


At request we can provide coffee/tea and snacks (additional price)
  • How do I pay? By card when we meet

Porkkala peninsula

The road to Porkkala Peninsula is an old historical road. At the same time it is a charming road as it goes through forests, you will see houses with gardens, agricultural land, but all the time forests dominate the landscape. Forests here are mainly mixed forests with spruces, pines, birches and aspens. Mosses, blueberries and lingonberries are typical plants of the undervegetation.

You might also notice that there are lot of lichens on the trees and on the stones. This makes the forest landscape very different from for example beech forests of Central Europe. By the way, there are no beech forests in Finland…. Towards the end of the Peninsula, you will see Boreal Taiga forests, a forest habitat type of priority importance in the European scale. Within the EU, this type of forest exists only in the Northern Europe. It is worth exploring them!

Elk watching excursion in Porkkala Peninsula
Elk/moose watching is very exciting
Elk watching excursion

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Let’s explore the Finnish nature together!