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So what's the best time to see moose? The short answer is anytime between April and September. A longer answer follows.

Spring is a beautiful season and there is a lot of action in nature. Apart from moose action there is the north-bound mass migration of arctic birds in April and May. Songbirds are also most active this time of the year.

Around mid-May leaves bud to trees and the moose give birth. June is the best time to see tiny baby moose and deer. In July there is even better chance to see cute moose and deer babies because they move more but they are no longer tiny babies because they grow fast. 

Early summer in June is a very beautiful season with lots of flowers and growth everywhere. There is a lot of light. It's also very nice light for photography as the sun sets very slowly at a low angle and dips behind the horizon just briefly before rising again. In July and August, the weather can be very pleasant with warm but rarely too hot temperatures. 

May, June, July and August are great for moose observation because there is light at night. Here is a rough guide to when it's somewhat dark at night in Helsinki:

April: 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

May: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

June and July: 11 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Early August: 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

Late August: 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

September: 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

As you can see, it gets dark very late between May and early August. The moose and deer are very active two to three hours before it gets dark, allowing plenty of time to observe them. 

Moose rutting season starts in September with a lot of moose action. If you are unfamiliar with the word "rut", it means the time when moose make babies. 

Moose antlers: moose shed their antlers and grow new ones every year. The antlers start to grow in spring. In April they have tiny antlers. The antlers grow very fast in June and July when the moose have plenty to eat. During summer the antlers have skin known as velvet on them. This skin is shed in September. The antlers are shed during winter around December and January. If you are interested in seeing/photographing bull moose with big antlers, July to September are the best times for this. 

Moose hunting season starts in October. It's not a pleasant time for moose safari because the moose get very timid and bullets fly over your head or at least it feels that way. 

Winter is beautiful in Finland, but the moose are hard to spot. For one, days are much shorter. Also, the moose do not move as much and do not come to open areas as much as during summer. For this reason, Moose Safari mostly operates between May and September.

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