In Norway, Sweden, and Finland, there are resident bears, but they rarely go near people, nobody practices the kind of bear safety that is necessary in parts of North America, and this does not lead to problems. The only problems I've heard about involved people with dogs, often while hunting.

How is the situation in the Virgin Komi Forests World Heritage Site, including the Yugyd Va (Clear Water) National Park? Do I nead to hang my food and/or use bear boxes, or can I act like I'd do in northwestern Europe?

  • Even if you get superlative answers here, after your trip, please let us know what you did and how it worked out. – ab2 Dec 10 '18 at 14:19
  • @ab2 This trip has been a dream of mine for some years, and it may be some years yet before I can go, not speaking any Russian! – gerrit Dec 10 '18 at 14:29
  • Seems to be some information here: yugyd-va.ru/turizm-i-otdyh/… – gerrit Dec 10 '18 at 23:41

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