Golden Eagle Safari in Finnish Lapland with Finnature’s local partners
Main objective is to see and photograph, at close quarters (about 20m), the king of birds; the Golden Eagle.
Season: September – April
Duration: approximately 6 hours.
Price: 1 person 200 €
2 – 4 person 140 € / person
5 – 8 person 100 € / person
Includes: Transportation to and from hide. Use of all hide facilities. Guidance, assistance and explanations of all the birds and animals that we see.
Features: Walk to the hide is appr. 500 meters. Weather can be very cold, so take plenty of warm clothes with you. Heating will be on in the hide but inside temperature is about + 10 C.
Take snacks and drinks with you (no alcohol).
Please note: Although Eagles are frequent visitors at the site, they are, of course, wild animals, so patience may be required and we cannot control their visits.
Out in the wilderness there is every chance that we will see a range of other wild birds and animals including Ravens, Foxes, Hares, Siberian Jays, Lapland Buntings, Willow Tits and a range of other small and larger birds.
The hide looks out over open landscape to the north. In the foreground, tree-stumps of different heights provide perches for the birds to settle on. The background for these is either snowy old-growth forest or rugged treeless landscape, depending on viewing angle.
The site is ideal for stunning photography. Skeletal silver “Kelo” pine treetops are silhouetted against a background of wintry sky, and the ever-changing colors in the dense, snow-laden old-growth forest provide a magnificent backdrop for nature photography.
There are a number of facilities for camera mounting and stabilising, including a stand (3.8” thread) for supporting a standard tripod ball head, three video ball heads and several camera support beanbags.
The hide is also equipped with USB charging facilities, Wi-Fi and has an indoor toilet.
To take good close-up photographs of the wildlife, the local partner recommends using camera lens with a focal-length of at least 130 mm.
There are big windows so you can also take photos by a pocketcamera or even by your phone.
Accommodation easily from Ylläksen Yöpuu – Ylläs log cabins
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