Birds of Prey in Oulu region, 4 days

The highlights of this self-drive photography tour are the Birds of Prey in Oulu region – Golden Eagle, Eagle Owl and Goshawk! Explore Finland’s photo opportunities on your own.

545,00 725,00 

A self-drive photography tour is a perfect solution for you who want to explore Finland’s photo opportunities on your own!

The highlights of this self-drive photography tour are Golden Eagle, Eagle Owl and Northern Goshawk. Other possible raptors on this tour include also White-tailed Eagle and Sparrowhawk. In addition, other birds keep you busy while waiting for the highlights: for example Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer and a bunch of Tits visit the smaller bird feeders. Sometimes also Red Squirrel, Roe Deer, Brown Hare or Red Fox comes to the feeders!

Season: 1 September – 31 March
Group size: 1- 4 persons

Tour duration 4 days:

Day 1.

Tour starts in the afternoon. Meet our guide at Liminka Bay Visitor Center parking area 2 hours before sunset. Follow our guide to the nearby Forest feeder hides where the target species are Eagle Owl and Goshawk. Overnight in the caravan hides: hides have bunk beds with sleeping bags, gas heating and dry toilets and urinals.

Day 2.

Stay in the hide until noon and wait for the Goshawk to visit. Drive to accommodation on your own.

Day 3.

In early morning, meet our guide and drive to our Golden Eagle hides in Utajärvi. Spend the whole day in the Golden Eagle hide. Drive to accommodation on your own after dark.

Day 4.

Another day in our Golden Eagle hide in Utajärvi. Early departure to the hide where the whole daytime is spent. The tour ends in the evening.

Tour price includes:
1 night and morning in Forest feeder hide for Eagle Owl and Goshawk
2 days in Golden Eagle premium hide
Guidance at the hides

725 € / person when 1 photographer
590 € / person when 2-4 photographers

Prices do not include accommodation, meals or transportation and we do not book those for self-drive tours – but we can provide recommendations!

Bookings: You can pay your self-drive tour at our web shop – but book the hide sessions from our office via email at or via phone at +358 45 129 4264.

See images taken at our photography hides in Oulu region in Flickr-gallery:

Golden Eagle 0027 by Jari Peltomäki

Group size:

1 photographer, 2-4 photographers in the group

Reviews & Experiences

"Many thanks for an enjoyable tour and all your hard work to provide an amazing experience. Photographing Eagles, Sparrowhawks, Grouse and the odd Jay or two!!, the warm comfortable accommodation, the food (thanks Sunna) and all the attention to detail, which have given me unforgettable memories.

Jari and Kaisa, thanks for all your input and company, the time was over all too quickly. Looking forward to the next visit, in the not-too-distant future!"

Dave, UK
Autumn Bird Photo Safari, 2022

"As the name of the tour was indicating, this tour was really amazing! Beyond any expectation! So many photo opportunities, unbelievable! Well balanced, with the focus towards the different species. As well the hotel selection was great, sometimes just a pity that we did not have the chance to enjoy the hotels even more.

Both of our guides, Jari and Kaisa, were great guides, safe drivers and very much focused to the clients! Thanks for guiding this tour!"

Klaus Schwind, Germany
Amazing Hokkaido, 2020

"I would like to thank you and your staff for the great organization of the last 4 days at Villa Finnature. I enjoyed it very much.

Not only your tangible love for the nature of Finland and its bird life – but also your professionalism and dedication in the implementation of the ‘Golden Eagle Tour’ has inspired me very much. The care of us guests was perfect.

Special thanks to Sunna, who cooked during the 4 days extremely tasty and lovingly cooked for all. It was fantastic! "

Ulrich, Germany
Golden Eagles in Action, 2023

"We did a spring photography tour to Finland with Finnature last week. Week was great although very cold - -28 degrees on some mornings was not normal for this time of the year! So Black Grouse were not active. But instead, the group visited Finnature’s Forest feeder hides for Goshawk and Eagle Owl. The group told that Finnature’s Forest feeder is the best place in the world to photograph Goshawks!"

Photography tour with Natures Images, UK
March 2023

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