Ruff and Eagle Owl

This self-drive photography tour is a great way to photograph the delightful Ruff lek and the mystical Eagle Owl!

825,00 1210,00 

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 tour includes the delightful Ruff and the mystical Eagle Owl photography in Liminka, just south of Oulu. Visit our great hides and explore the Finnish nature on your own!

Season:  9 – 31 May

Group size: 1 – 4 persons

Tour duration 4 days:

Day 1.

Arrival in Liminka in the afternoon and an evening photography session in our Ruff hide in Liminka Bay wetlands.

Day 2.

Early morning session in our Ruff hide and a day break. Evening session in our Ruff hide.

Day 3.

Early morning session in our Ruff hide and a day break. Meet our guide at Liminka Bay Visitor Center parking area at 18.00. Follow our guide to our nearby Forest feeder hides where the target species is Eagle Owl. Artificial lights for night. But often this time of the year Eagle Owls visit also during light hours. Overnight in the caravan hides: hides have bunk beds with sleeping bags, gas heating and dry toilets and urinals.

Day 4.

You may stay in the hide until noon. The tour ends at noon.

Tour price includes:
2 morning sessions in Ruff hides
2 evening sessions in Ruff hides
1 night in Forest feeder hide for Eagle Owl and Goshawk

970 € / person when 1 photographer
850 € / person when 2-4 photographers

Prices do not include meals, accommodation 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. Please notice we open Ruff hide bookings in April.

See photos from this self-drive tour at our Flickr-gallery:

Lekking Ruff 0043 by Jari Peltomäki

Group size:

1 photographer 970 €, 2-4 photographers in the group 850 € / person

Additional night in Eagle Owl hide

No additional night, for 1 photographer + 250 €, 2-4 photographers in the group + 220 € / person

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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