Wildlife experiences in the taiga forest in Lentiira, east of Finland. Different programs for summer and winter times with a great opportunity to observe and photograph brown bears, wolverines, elk and if enough luck, also wolves and owls.
During this stay we will focus on photographing predators such as wolverine and with luck the wolf but also eagles, red foxes, dippers, crested tits, as well as wild forest reindeer of which there are only about 850 individuals in Kainuu and 2,500 over all Finland. Without forgetting if the weather allows us, the photography of the northern lights. During the free time possibility of ice-fishing and enjoy snowshoeing.
between February and Avril 2023
Group size: 1 –4 persons
Price: 1 270,00 € / person
Arrival in Kajaani airport, transfer to Lentiira, accommodation and meals. Info about the program.
After breakfast, a little snowshoeing trip about 1.5 hours to discover snowcapped landscapes, rivers and the dipper around the lodge.
Meal then we will leave for the predatory hide for the photography of rare wolverine. We will stay about 4-7 hours in the hide equipped with dry toilet and sleeping bag and a small heater. For access to snowshoe walking, tobogganing for equipment. return to the lodge and meal.
Wake up before the sunrise for a new photo shoot of the predators in the predator hide for the wolverine and maybe the wolf will appear. Breakfast at the hide .return after around 5h-7h of hiding to accommodation and hot meal. In the afternoon, we will drive around to photograph landscapes ( possibly we will do morning for landscape or dipper and afternoon for wolverines hides). In the evening, after the meal, following the weather we will focus on the northern lights.
After breakfast, you can enjoy the bird feeder to photograph taiga birds. We will take advantage of the opportunities that nature will offer us that day, possibly another wolverine hide . Meals. Out for aurora if weather permit.
Predator hide. When nightfall down back to accommodation, meals. If the weather permits excursion for the aurora borealis.
After breakfast, we will go in search of the Finnish caribou, the wild reindeer of the forests. This typical animal of the forests of Finland, traveling by vehicle as well as snowshoes. We will take advantage of the opportunities that nature will offer us that day. Day to enjoy the snowy landscapes .
After breakfast, transfer to Kajaani Airport
Accommodation in twin or double room with shower and toilet. In hide, small heater and winter sleeping bag included.
Warm clothes and warm waterproof winter shoes adapted to artic winter necessary.
Accommodation in a double room 6 nights
Meals (breakfast, picnic, meal)
Kajaani airport transfer and travel for observation and photography. (transfers about 1h to max 2h)
French and English speaking wildlife guide
2-3 wolverines hides from 5h-8h depending the season.
1 day predators hide for wolf
The outputs mentioned in the program.
Use of snowshoes, sleeping bag
Personal equipment (warm clothing and clothing (sorel style), glove cap, scarf, …)
Photographic equipment: tripod and head of tripod ( rotule) for auroras, wide angle, telephoto lens min 300mm (think teleconverter), batteries, memory cards
Option: Rental of cold clothing; 80-100 € / week, provide sizes at registration (size, weight, sizes)
Please notify: Program can be changed according to the season and the weather conditions as well as because of animal’s movements. Animals seen are totally wild and free.
Smoking and the use of alcohol are forbidden in the hides. Speaking in the hide is restricted. We have to be quiet and minimize our movements in hide also well on outside for others animals too. We reserve the right to change the order and places of the program.
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Due to the flight scredule ( which we don t know yet) could be that you will need to add one extra day or make modification to the program .