Some of the tour highlights:
- Wild Golden Eagles as close as 10 m away
- Great opportunities to capture images of Golden Eagles interacting with Ravens
- Access to very well-built hides
- Chances to photograph both White-tailed Sea Eagles and Goshawks
- Chances to photograph Siberian Jays, Grey-headed Woodpeckers, Bullfinches and other birds
- You will be given photographic advice in a small group with similar interests
- We donate money to conservation by supporting Birdlife Sverige.
Early in the morning, when it is pitch dark, we walk out into the northern wintery forest towards our photo hides, where we will spend the day. Once we have installed our equipment it is time to wait for the light. Suddenly, a movement in the morninghalf-light, we peer out of the openings in the hide to see a dark shadow. The Golden Eagle is early today. Impatiently, we await the light of day before we can start taking pictures of the feeding Eagle.
The Golden Eagle is one of the largest predators in Sweden, and a stunningly beautiful bird that many nature photographers dream of photographing. We now provide excellent opportunities to capture great photos of these birds as close as 10 m from well-built, heated hides.
The Eagles appear very regularly and offer world-class photo opportunities. The Eagles will provide action with Foxes, Ravens and sometimes even White-Tailed Sea Eagles, often at a range approaching the close focusing limits of your lens.
We will also have a chance to photograph many of northern Swedens’ winter inland bird species. With a bit of luck we will have species like the Grey-headed Woodpecker, Siberian Jay, Eurasian Jay, Bullfinch, Greater-spotted Woodpecker, various tits and Goshawks outside the hide.
This time of year, with a high likelihood of cold, snowy, wintery landscapes, there is often an interesting semi-arctic winter light, with vivid colors and long shadows. Together with the possibility of snowfall, this will give our photography an extra dimension.
By day we try different hides, with a variety of backgrounds and angles. During the long dark evenings we have photo lectures and demonstrate camera technique, with some good advice for nature photographers. Some nights the Aurora borealis might be seen in the sky, and we will attempt to photograph it, from a lovely primeval forest reserve.
25th – 31st January 2019
2 095 € (Euro)
(Registration fee 419 €)*
Number of participants
Last date to register
15th December 2018
Share in twin room and meals according to itinerary. (Lunch will consist of lunch packet and will be eaten in the hides), photo workshops, local transports (4 wheel drive cars), transfer to and from Skellefteå airport. Accommodation will be at a lower standard.
Single room fee
250 € (Euro)
Price does not include
Flights in and out of Skellefteå airport, insurance, cancellation insurance, beverages, meals that are not specified in itinerary, phone and internet charges, personal items.
Skellefteå airport. The tour starts and ends here.
The main focus on this tour is to photograph birds. Since we will be photographic from custom made hides it is good to bring telephoto lenses. Most hides are build for use of 300 mm 400 mm lens use. Zoom lenses like 70-200mm and 80-400mm gives you great possibilities to take different images of the birds.
To increase focal length you can use a teleconverter.
If you have two camera bodies, bring both in order not to have to change lenses as much. Tripods will be useful so do bring one.
Om man har tillgång till två kamerahus är det bra att ha med dessa. Stativ kommer att vara användbart.
The temperature in northern Sweden can in January vary from some degrees above freezing to well below (approx +5 – -20 degrees Celsius). You need proper winter clothing and winter boots.All the hides are heated.
Group and language
Our tours are open to all nationalities, so the group may be international. Our tour leaders speak Swedish and English.
*Terms of payment
Registration fee to be paid on registration. Remaining fees to be paid latest 60 days before the tour starts.
Contact your insurance company about insurance, including cancellation insurance. Contact your doctor about vaccination requirements.
Day 1 (25th January) (Dinner)
Flight to Skellefteå, and transfer to our accommodation. Preparatory workshop during the evening.
Day 2 – 6 (26th – 30th January) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We spend the days in hides from early morning to early evening, photographing Golden Eagles and other birds. We rotate between hides according to a schedule.
Day 7 (31st January) (Breakfast)
Transfer to Skellefteå airport in good time for flights.