European largest continental marshes of its kind
Biebrza Marshes are one of Europe’s last natural lowland river valleys. They cover an area of over 1000 km2 of wetlands, peat bogs and bog forests in the far north-east of Poland.
Saved from drainage by the non-intensive local farming, these fragile habitats became home for hundreds of rare species of birds, insects and plants that are now difficult to see anywhere else in Europe.
This area also holds a large population of Elk (Moose), European Beavers and a few packs of Wolves.
Things to see
January and February are the best months to see Elks, Beavers and Otters and each year we run our 8 day Winter Wildlife › tour at that time.
Where to stay
Biebrza Marshes are huge and there are a variety of different locations with reasonable accommodation options:
Wizna – small town with B&Bs and one Hotel, close to our Beaver Boat trip
Dobarz – small, quiet village on the edge of the National Park, our favourite location and starting point for all Wild Poland wildlife trips in the Biebrza Marshes
Goniądz – medium size town with two large hotels and several B&B.
Woźnawieś – small village far up north with just one hotel, close to our Wolf tracking trip but a bit too far for all other trips.
These are the venues located in a small, quiet village of Dobarz on the edge of the National Park – our favourite and most recommended location.
Dwór Dobarz guesthouse is also the starting point for all our wildlife trips in the Biebrza Marshes
How to get there
By far the best option is to fly into Warsaw, WAW or WMI airports, hire a car and drive to the Biebrza Marshes yourself. This is a huge area with limited public transport connections.
See our suggested route to Dobarz village › (Google Maps link)
Want to have transport and hotels booked? No problem, choose one of our tours here ›
Oh, and one more thing. Drive carefully and watch out for Elks on the road!