We will meet at Kajaani airport in Finland, via Helsinki, where we will be met for an approximate 2-hour transfer to our accommodation. This will be our base for the duration of the trip.
We will arrive too late for the first evening of bear photography, so after dinner we will have a chat about what is expected over the forthcoming days.
Breakfast and dinner times will be advised on arrival. There is a bird feeder near our accommodation to fill in some time. For the rest of the week, you will have plenty of time to edit your photos during the day
We will head out to hides at approx 3pm and return between 8pm and 9pm as the nights get dark early in September, in summer, there can be a significant problem with midges so repellent is advised – you should even consider bringing a ‘midgie’ hat.
You will visit 3 different hides over the next 3 days, and on your last day you will have the chance to choose one that you have previously visited. We have the woodland hide set amongst pine trees, a swamp hide, and a pond hide which can give excellent reflections of the bears on a calm evening.
Included in this trip is two sessions in the Black Grouse lek hide, this is truly an amazing spectacle, approx start is 2am
You can upgrade to more sessions in this hide if required at a cost of 100 euros per person per session
Days 3 – 5
These days will follow the same routine as day 2.
Breakfast will be served as usual, then you will have time to shower and pack your belongings, before heading back to Kajaani airport for your return flight.