Black Grouse Lek and Golden Eagles

This self-drive photography tour combines Black Grouse lek and Golden Eagle photography!

490,00 690,00 

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

This self-drive photography tour combines Black Grouse lek and Golden Eagle photography. The season for this tour is short: the activity of both of these highlight species overlaps only for two weeks in spring and about a month in autumn. Depending on the weather the season can be longer. In addition to the highlights, other possible species on this tour include White-tailed Eagle, Sparrohawk, Woodpeckers and smaller forest birds.

Season: 15 – 31 March and 15 September – 15 October
Group size: 1 – 4 persons

Tour duration 2 days:

Day 1.

Meet our guide in the early morning and follow him/her to our Black Grouse hide in Utajärvi. After hectic morning photo session, follow our guide to our nearby Golden Eagle hides. Spend the day in the hide and departure from the hide after dark on your own.

Day 2.

Early morning in our Black Grouse hide and the rest of the day in our Golden Eagle hide in Utajärvi. Departure from the hide after dark on your own.

Tour price includes:
2 mornings in Black Grouse hide
2 days in Golden Eagle premium hide
Guidance at hides on day 1

690 € / person when 1 photographer
535 € / 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!

Please note – it is easy to combine this self-drive tour with a night in our Eagle Owl hide!

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.

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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Finnature offers great photography tours in Finland and worldwide. We have extensive knowledge on when and where to photograph the key species, and this translates into unforgettable photography experiences. We choose our tour destinations carefully to offer the best sites and best photography hides available.

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