WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHING - FACTS
Tailored & Private Wildlife Photographing tours are usually arranged in two different wild & natural areas in Northern Finland. For week tours we start from Oulu and make a round trip by nature friendly car including huge amount of different birds and wildlife. Ask for a tailored photographing week tour for your group!
South Lapland area is the winter photographing paradise where the huge untouched snow fields cover your way to the well equipped photographing hides. Golden eagles are living here so it is more than possible that you see these big birds gliding silently above the white untouched snowfields. A lot of different birds are living in ancient forests: Black woodpecker, siberian jay, crested tit, raven, black grouse, capercaillie etc. Variety is huge and we can promise nearly ten different species during one day in hide. Our base camp in South Lapland is Aneen Loma Holiday House in Posio Lapland. Beautiful old house offers a lot of space and cosy atmosphere near the old farm. On the yard you will find nice place for photographing great selection of arctic forest birds, deers and reindeers.
Other area is Wild Taiga, Kainuu province, North-East part of Finland, in the huge wilderness area near the Russian Border. This is a kingdom of our four biggest predators, brown bear, wolverine, wolf and lynx. Our base camp is an old log cabin in the forest located only couple of kilometres from Russian border zone, on the shore of real wilderness lake Kuikka. Lake Kuikka is also a place for fishing, canoeing and enjoying the hot tub on a shore during the refreshing smoke-sauna and lake swimming session.
Before your stay in the shed we check together your equipment, boots and other necessary clothing before you get short course of conduct in the hide and how to behave near the wildlife.
After this, we will do our best that you can concentrate on photographing during your stay in hide as good conditions as possible. The only things we can not control is the behaviour of wild animals and weather conditions.
One of our special skills is to make wonderful meals in the nature! So, welcome and enjoy. Feel free to contact and tell us about your expectations and needs. We will make your wilderness holiday dreams come true!
Accommodation place for eagles and other birds: Anetjärvi Holiday house Base Camp in Anetjärvi, Posio, Lapland.
Accommodation place for big predators and eagles: Kuikka Base Camp in Kuhmo, Wild Taiga, Kainuu
Availability: Around the year
Guaranteed departures: Ask for 4 nights guaranteed departures for wolf, brown bear, wolverine, eagle.
Duration: According to customers needs. Guaranteed departures 4 nights.
Number of participants: Min 1 persons, max 12 persons
Price: 320 € / person / night
Price includes: Transport and guidance to hides, meals (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner), accommodation in hide, sleeping bag, sauna and shower. Hides are equipped with dry toilets.
Price doesn’t include: Flights and airport transfers.
Equipment: Participants have their warm own boots, clothing and warm underwear etc. according to the cold weather and staying in hide. Please ask the whole list of equipment after booking.
Equipment included in the price: Sleeping bag
By additional cost: Accommodation 50 €/one person/night in simple but tidy two persons rooms, single room +20 €/night. Airport transfer: Price depends on location and group size. Price for return transport starts from 120 € Kuusamo Airport - Posio - Kuusamo. Winter clothing set: Padded jacket and trousers, mittens, headwear, boots - 15 €/set/person/day. Camera equipment: We have different kinds of cameras and lenses for rent. Ask for availability.
Private hide +120 €
Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card
Tour level: Easy. Normal physical condition is enough. You have to be able to keep silent for the whole stay in a hide.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish
Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for outdoor activities in Finland and in arctic weather conditions.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
During this tour you can photograph wild animals and birds so much as you will! Enjoy, relax and have a good time!
True wilderness means a lot of space. You can enjoy clean air, unspoiled nature and clean water outside of cities without noise or light pollution.
Combination of Eastern Finland near the Russian border and South Lapland in on one holiday and richest wildlife area in Finland. This is natural habitat for eagles, wolf, wolverine, lynx and brown bear.
Aneen Loma Holiday House and Kuikka base camp are both renovated in few past years. You have all the amenities that you need during the accommodation.