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 many other birds and wildlife. Ask for a tailored photographing week tour for your group!
South Lapland area is the winter photographing paradise where the massive untouched snowfields 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 untouched white snowfields. Many different birds live 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. The beautiful old house offers much space and a cozy atmosphere near the old farm. In the yard, you will find an excellent place for photographing a great selection of arctic forest birds, deers, and reindeers.
Another area is Wild Taiga, Kainuu province, North-East part of Finland, in the vast 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 a couple of kilometers from the 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 with you your equipment, boots, and other necessary clothing before you get a 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 are the behavior of wild animals and weather conditions.
One of our special skills is to make wonderful meals in 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: Taigalampi Cabin in Syöte National Park.
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 for 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-person rooms, single room +20 €/night. Airport transfer: Price depends on location and group size. The price for return transport starts from 120 € to Kuusamo Airport - Syöte - 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.