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Europe Wildlife Holidays


Europe has a range of wildlife holiday options available and there are lots of chances to see a wide amount of animals in a number of different countries.

Croatia has some stunning scenery and also a wide range of butterflies, especially around the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice, the gorges of Paklencia and remote Velebit Mountains. Spot dolphins amidst the islands offshore and go in search of lynx, wolf and brown bear in the Dinaric Alps. In Germany look for wild boar in Central Franconia, along with deer, buzzards and polecat.

Forests cover more than three quarters of Finland and are home to bears, beavers, wolves and lynx. Kuusamo and Oulu are also celebrated bird watching spots. In France the Camargue is home to hundreds of bird species, including flamingo, as well as grey horses and horned bulls. In the Pyrenees look out for golden eagles and bearded vultures and even a bear or two.

Head to Iceland to see comical puffins, particularly around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Norway is home to Scandinavian staples but also wolverine and orca. Head to Spitsbergen to see polar bear, grey seal and walrus. Europe's last few bison roam the Bialowieza Forest in north eastern Poland. The Narew Marshlands here are home to beaver, elk and martens as well.

Just south of Lisbon in Portugal are the Sado estuary mudflats, home to masses of reptiles and amphibians such as terrapins, lizards, newts and frogs as well as otters and dolphins. The little-visited Sierra de Culebra in Spain is home to the country's wolf population whilst the Bay of Biscay on the northern coast is great for seeing fin, pilot and beaked whales. Elk and beaver thrive in Sweden whilst marmots play on the open meadows of Switzerland, where you may also see chamois.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your wildlife holiday in Europe by adding a city stay, beach holiday or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.


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Our top itineraries for Europe Wildlife Holidays

Puffins at Svalbard

North Iceland Odyssey

7-day tailor-made holiday from £1,405 pp

Combine Reykjavik's city buzz and the icons of the Golden Circle with the lesser-visited gems of Northern Iceland. After an included soak in the Blue Lagoon, an epic road trip will see you among mighty waterfalls, lakes and fjords.

Northern Lights, Muotkan Maja, Lapland, Finland

Winter break at Wilderness Hotel Muotka

5-day tailor-made break from £2,215 pp incl. flights

On this short break, you'll enjoy the very best of winter in Finnish Lapland, staying in a remote log-cabin hotel and enjoying a host of included activities. Just remember to watch out for the Northern Lights.

Polar bear in Svalbard

Svalbard & Tromso

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,585 pp incl. flights

This twin-centre break is a superb introduction to the Arctic region, pairing the fun of a stay in Tromso with high adventure in Svalbard, just a short hop from the North Pole.

Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten Cruise

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise

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This exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach northern Norway’s historic towns and fishing villages, and enjoy plenty of Arctic fun.

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Iceland with Swan Hellenic

Iceland Circumnavigation & Golden Circle

12-day expedition cruise holiday from £6,790 pp incl. flights

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Last minute cruise offer – Save up to £2,475pp
Book by: 29 July 2024

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Iceland’s natural world as you take in all corners of its magnificent coastline on this Swan Hellenic expedition voyage.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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