Dates: September 20- 25th 2022
Available seats: 6/10
Difficulty level: Easy
Price: 2790 EURO
Registration deposit: 500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
Arrival: Rovaniemi (RVN) , Sept 20th
Departure: Rovaniemi (RVN) , Sept 25th
Included: 2 Professional photo guides, accomodation, transport, access to hides
Not included: Any travel services required arriving and departing at and from the starting location in Rovaniemi (RVN) airport. Any private insurances, taxes, immigration, duty and visa fees where applicable. All meals and any personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance.
Predators of Finland
Join Arild Heitmann and Stian Klo on a 7 day adventure deep in the Finnish forests. This is the only place on earth where it is possible to photograph bears, wolves and wolverines at the same place…at the same time! These meetings are magical and the photographic possibilities are endless. Set in a mystic wetland in the forest, ancient pine trees create the perfect setting for encounters with the majestic predators.
On the border to Russia the Finnish legendary photographer Lassi Rautiainen has a place where dreams become real. There are several different hides and we will use the ones that has the best surroundings in order to give us the most incredible opportunities of shooting these amazing animals in their right environment. We have 5 days in the hides and will change between different hides and settings.
– the owl forest. Great spot to shoot especially wolverines in a forest environment. Bears and wolves often roam here too…
– the pine forest. Fantastic forest scene with old trees with an almost mysterious atmosphere. Amazing place for all 3 predators.
We have timed this for optimal autumn colours!
We are staying at a basecamp with shared rooms with the option of single rooms available (250 EUR extra)
A typical day would be:
We have our own corridor at our disposal:
1 shared toilet and shower
Aurora twin room
Big 1 twin room
Big 2 twin room
Single 1 single room
Single 2 single room
Included. It includes breakfast, lunch pack, food in hide and dinner.
We recommend lenses in the range from 100-600mm. It is possible to rent fast 300 – 400mm prime lenses (Nikon)
In the hides there is no need for tripods. We only need to bring ballheads to attach in the hides.
No requirements. The hides are only max 100m away from the car.
This is a photography tour. Arild & Stian will be available at most times to help and assist if needed.
GUIDED BY ARILD HEITMANN & STIAN KLO
ALL IMAGES BY LASSI RAUTIAINEN