Lekking Week, May 2025

6 – 12 May 2025
Lekking week photography tour focuses on this hectic time in spring and interesting behavior of Capercaillie, Black Grouse and Ruff.

4290,00 4735,00 

6 in stock

Single Supplement:

If you wish to have a single room, please select this option. Single hide is not guaranteed but provided when possible.

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6 – 12 May 2025
FINLAND: Kuusamo – Oulu

In Kuusamo, Capercaillie and Black Grouse lek actively and females visit the lek sites. In Oulu, Ruffs arrive from their wintering grounds and start lekking! Lekking week photography tour focuses on this hectic time and interesting behavior of these birds. During the tour one has a great opportunity to photograph mating grouse.

Landcost price: 4290 € / person, single supplement 445 €

Price includes: land transportation from Kuusamo to Oulu airport, all meals, accommodation, Finnature guiding and use of professional hides

Group size: 4 – 6 photographers

Please check the tour itinerary here: Lekking week

Please check our Flickr gallery: 

Capercaillie 8711 by Olli Lamminsalo

Possible extensions for this tour:

  • Brown Bear, Wolverine and Wolf photography in Kuhmo

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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