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Golden Eagle Oulu, Finland

Finland & Norway Photo Tours

Finnature’s photography tours offer great insight into the wild northern nature

Large carnivores and interesting northern bird species in changing seasons make for unforgettable photography targets. Wolverines, King Eiders, Golden Eagles and northern Owls and Grouse are just some of the many highlights of Fennoscandian wildlife that can be captured on our tours. Finnature is one of the very first tour operators that arrange professional photography tours to Finland and in Varanger peninsula in Northern Norway – already since 1996! Our photography tours explore the special behavior of many birds and animals within wild landscapes of Finland and Northern Norway. Great variety of northern conditions – be it snow and the special winter light, purely magical midnight sun or vibrating autumn colors – gives a unique touch of the north to your photos.

High quality tours from photographers to photographers

Finnature’s photography tours to Finland and Northern Norway are designed for keen photographers by professional wildlife photographers and OM SYSTEM Ambassadors Kaisa and Jari Peltomäki. Importantly, we always keep the group size small on our photography tours to give the best possibilities for amazing photos for each client. Moreover, we carefully choose the best sites and the best available photography hides, providing our clients the best opportunities for a successful photography experience. Both beginners and professional photographers alike can thus enjoy the great variety of tours we offer.

Finnature’s photography tours are led by top Finnature guides – many of which are keen photographers themselves and always happy to share their vast knowledge about Fennoscandian nature with everyone in the group.

Finland and Northern Norway are wonderful wildlife photography destinations and with our 25 years of experience in organizing wildlife tours, we will take you to the best locations in Finland and Northern Norway for wildlife photography!

Finnature's photography tours to Finland and Northern Norway

Autumn Eagles

12 – 16 September 2022

Autumn season provides possibilities for different Eagle images! Imagine the glowing autumn colors and magnificent Golden Eagles in this environment. Occasional morning frost makes everything seem even more fragile and beautiful. This short photography break is all about Eagles – now with autumn feel. Three full days at our comfortable hide in Utajärvi bring memorable experiences for visitors.

Check photos taken during this tour at our Flickr gallery for Autumn Eagles.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers  /  Price: 1750 €

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Birds & Mammals in Autumn

16 – 23 September 2022 – FULLY BOOKED

Autumn is a great season for wildlife photography in Finland: Brown Bears and Wolverines are actively preparing for winter by visiting feeding sites, and Black Grouse have their secret autumn lek time! The colors of nature are breathtaking and at their best during this time of the Ruska season. Wide range of red, yellow, orange and green boom both on the ground and in the trees. There are also good chances for Aurora Borealis in autumn!

See more photos at our Flickr gallery for Birds & Mammals in Autumn.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers  /  Price: 3650 – 3950 €

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Autumn Bird Photo Safari

29 September – 4 October 2022

Imagine magnificent Golden Eagles amongst the beautiful autumn colors, Eagle Owl feeding on natural bait and Black Grouse lekking in the sunrise. In early October there are plenty of birds visiting at the sites  in good light and they can be photographed with autumn colores. What would be a better way to spent the a week in Ocotber?

Check photos taken during this tour at our Flickr gallery for Autumn Eagles.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers  /  Price: 2495 €

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YEAR 2023

Golden Eagles in Action

12 – 16 January 2023 – FULLY BOOKED
9 – 13 February 2023

Golden Eagles visit our feeding site in Utajärvi very actively when the day is short in mid-winter. In January there can be up to ten Eagle individuals visiting the site daily – providing good opportunities to photograph Golden Eagles in action! This five-day Golden Eagles in Action photography tour includes three full days at our comfortable and heated professional Eagle photography hide.

Check photos taken during this tour at our Flickr gallery for Golden Eagles in Action.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers  /  Price: 1795 €

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Arctic Seaducks & Puffins on Snow

16 – 23 March 2023

This photography tour is timed in a way we can photograph wintering King and Steller’s Eiders, but also spring migrants such as Atlantic Puffins and other seabirds on snow in Varanger! Starting in Finnish Lapland, we have the best opportunity to photograph Pine Grosbeaks, Siberian Tits and Siberian Jays as well. This is also a great time for Aurora Borealis!

See more photos at our Flickr gallery for Arctic Seaducks and Puffins on Snow.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers  /  Price: 4095 – 4380 €

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Eagle Owl & Black Grouse

13 – 17 April 2023 

Imagine Eagle Owl landing  just in front of you. This night nocturnal bird is used to our lighting system and comes for the dinner. No need for flashes! Night in the Eagle Owl hide is always an unforgettable experience think about Eagle owl hooting behind the hide just before landing to the feeder. It’s just a magical moment. Experience also Black Grouse lek – dancing and fighting males in early mornign light. You can feel the spring is coming!

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers  /  Price: 2060 €

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Birds & Mammals on Snow

17 – 26 April 2023 

After the long winter, spring starts to arrive to Finland in April. Migrant birds are returning and resident species are actively claiming breeding territories and partners. There is still plenty of snow on the ground, and, for example, the Black Grouse is lekking on snow. Magnificent Eagle Owl and Goshawk are visiting at the site actively. This is also a great time to photograph the large carnivores of Finland on snow – Brown Bear have awaken from their winter hibernation, and while Wolverine and Wolf stay active throughout the winter. With some luck we may also photograph some of the northern taiga forest owl species – Great Grey Owl or Hawk Owl.

See more photos at our Flickr gallery for Birds & Mammals on Snow.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers  /  Price: 4790 – 5240 €

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Spring Birds

April 2023

End of April is the best time to photograph lekking Grouse in Kuusamo. Black Grouse and Capercaillie are very active and the lekking arenas are still covered with snow. Other attractions in the area are Golden Eagles and White-tailed Eagles that are still visiting our feeders. And what a sight is the gathering of Whooper Swans! Tens of Swans have arrived to lakes and strengthen their pair bonds.

Check photos from this tour at our Flickr gallery for Spring Birds.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers

Lekking Week

5 – 11 May 2023 – FULLY BOOKED

This week is about lekking! In Kuusamo, lekking of Black Grouse and Capercaillie is at its peak and females visit the lekking arenas making the cocks even more active. There are good chances to get photos of mating Grouse during this “hen week”. Elsewhere in Oulu, colorful Ruffs are arriving at the beginning of May, and by the second week, the lek will be on! During this week, photography takes place from quality photography hides.

Check photos from this tour at our Flickr gallery for Lekking Week.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers

Ruff Break

12 – 15 May 2023

Delightful and colorful Ruffs are the stars of this short photography break to the most important wetland in Finland – Liminka Bay in Oulu area. Ruffs will be lekking at eye level and feeding in a shallow pool, offering great variation for Ruff images.

Check photos taken during this tour at our Flickr gallery for Ruff Break.

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers

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