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Finland Wildlife Photo Workshop

Brown bear in Finland
6 Days
From $3,995
Interests
Wildlife
Activity Level
Easy
Group Size
Max 8

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Wild brown bears, wolverines, and wolves in the Finnish wilderness

Join us at one of the most iconic places in Finland for photographing wild brown bears, wolverines, and wolves. This location attracts many bears, wolves, and wolverines. A wolf pack is established in the area, so there is always a chance to get wolf pups in front of the lens during summer.

You will be photographing from various hides strategically placed to give you different scene choices each day. The distance to the animals will vary between the multiple locations. You should bring a wide range of lenses to cover the different distances. We will arrive at the hides around 5:00 pm each evening and set up our gear. We will stay in the hides until the early morning to ensure we photograph the animals when they are the most active under the best lighting situations. The hides have bunk beds and mattresses if you need a rest.

During the day, there is accommodation on the property where we will enjoy our meals and a presentation area where we will conduct image reviews and editing sessions. Daytime is also time to sleep, as we spend our nights in the hides.

Highlights

  • The area is known for its proximity to European brown bears and wolverines.
  • A nearby wolf pack means wolf sightings are possible.
  • Possible bird species we may encounter: Black Kite, Wood Sandpiper, Common Tits, Crossbill, Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Willow Grouse, Black Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, and the Siberian Jay
  • Owls are known to inhabit the area.
  • Instruction from your guides will help you understand and anticipate animal behaviors. They will provide camera techniques to capture the best images.

Your Guides

Activity Level

Walks can be up to 1 km on paths with your camera gear.

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Finland

    Arrive at Kajaani airport (KAJ) before 4:00 PM on this day. Air travel delays are possible, so please consider arriving early, possibly the day prior. We don't want you to miss out on trip activities. Airport transfer is included on arrival.

    We will check into a local hotel, have a group dinner, and discuss the upcoming workshop.

  • Day 2: Depart for wildlife locations

    We will depart the hotel after lunch and drive to our accommodation for the week. The drive takes about three hours, and we will arrive in late afternoon. A warm meal will be waiting for us when we arrive. Tonight, we will spend our first night in the hides.

  • Day 3–5: Wildlife photography

    Each day, we will depart for the hides at 5:00 pm. We will be in the hides until 8:00 am. At 9:00 am, breakfast is served. After breakfast, you can back up images, charge batteries, enjoy the Finnish wood sauna, or catch up on some sleep in your room. Throughout the week, your instructor will give presentations, discuss your images, and offer help and tips for photo editing. At 4:00 pm, we will eat dinner and depart for the hides.

  • Day 6: Depart the hides

    We leave the hides either in the middle of the night or early morning and pack our bags. Following an early breakfast, we depart for the airport to catch our international departures for home.

    Book your departing flight no earlier than 3:00 PM on this day. Airport transfer is included on departure.

Why Travel With Us

Our small-group trips are designed for photographers, with guides who know the best locations and offer instruction to help improve your photography. Read more about why you should travel with us.

Dates & Prices

  • Aug 10–15, 2025
    $3,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $750 USD
    Single Supplement
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Apr 12, 2025

All of our standard Terms & Conditions apply. Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy.

What's Included
  • Double occupancy lodging. Single lodging is available with payment of a single supplement fee.
  • All transportation during the tour.
  • Airport transfers at arrival/departure.
  • All meals, soft drinks, water, and snacks during the tour.
  • English-speaking local guides.
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Instruction, guidance, and image reviews from our expert photography guides.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from destination, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Passport and visas, if applicable.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Travel medical & evacuation insurance (required).
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Gratuities for local guides & crew.
  • Any accommodations or meals before or after the tour dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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