18 – 22 September 2025
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 mystical Eagle Owl and majestic Golden Eagle photography in Oulu region. Visit our great hides and explore the Finnish nature on your own!
Tour duration 4 days:
Arrival to Oulu region, the nearest airport is Oulu. Meeting with Finnature guide at Liminka Bay Visitor Centre at 6pm. Short drive to Eagle Owl hides for the night. Eurasian Eagle Owl is the biggest Owl of Europe. It is a powerful bird and characterized by its large size, prominent ear tufts and large orange eyes. In this time of the year the young ones are visiting at the site regularly. Also often during light hours. But don’t worry about the night – we have set up a led lights to photograph Eagle Owls during the night. Also Goshawk is possible visitor. Overnight in the hide.
Morning at the forest feeder hide. Day break and second night at the forest feeder hides for Eagle owl.
After a second night at Forest feeder you will have an easy afternoon. You may wish to visit at Liminka Bay Visitor Centre or drive towards Utajärvi for accommodation nearer to our Golden Eagle hides.
Majestic Golden Eagle can only be photographed with patience from a photography hide by a feeding site – and this is just what we have done at Finnature. In September the territorial couple bring often their young one to the feeding site. September is great time at the hides and autumn colours makes your photos to stand out. And it’s not only Golden Eagles in September – young Sparrowhawks are practicing their flight skills with Eurasian Jays.
Meeting with Finnature guide at 5am at Utanen, near Utajärvi. (Closest accommodation is in Rokua). The whole day in the hide, departure around sunset (7:30 pm).
Another day in the Golden Eagle hides for Golden Eagles and Sparrowhawks playing with Eurasian Jays. Departure from the hides around sunset (7:30pm).
If you wish a bit more book a night (23rd September) for Brown Bears, Wolves and Wolverines in Kuhmo (about 3 hours drive from Utajärvi)
Group size: 1- 5 photographers
Landcost price: 850 € / person
Price includes: 2 nights at Eagle Owl hide, 2 days at Golden Eagle premium hide
Extension: Brown Bear, Wolf and Wolverine. Additional night 23rd September in Kuhmo. If you have more than one night, just ask for more nights from our office.
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