Winter Wolves and Auroras

Location Kuhmo

Winter wildlife photography
Wolves, wolverine & eagles
Snowshoes & back-country skiing
Elimyssalo Nature Reserve
Overnight in wildlife observation hides

Join an exclusive wildlife tour that takes you into one of Europe’s most remote places in the Wild Taiga forests of Eastern Finland. Walk in the tracks of wolves and wolverine, enjoy the peace and solitude of untouched snowfields and learn new wilderness and photography skills on this Arctic wildlife adventure.


Outline Itinerary

1. Depart UK and arrive Oulu to transfer to Kuhmo.
2. Snowshoe hike and ice-fishing, evening aurora photography
3. Back-country ski trip to Elimyssalo Nature Reserve
4. Overnight at wildlife observation and photography hide
5. Overnight at wildlife observation and photography hide
6. Photography processing and presentation
7. Transfer to Oulu Airport


From £2430 per person

Departure Dates

Available from 01 January to 31 March
Guaranteed departure 4-10 March 2023

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During this small group tour, enjoy the company of like-minded travellers whilst staying at a cosy base camp in Eastern Finland.  Hone your wilderness and photographic skills as you search for local wildlife and seek the northern lights, capturing them both on camera.  Throughout your stay, feast on tasty home cooked fare and delicious campfire lunches, sauna like a Fin and brave the ice hole if you dare.  Welcome to the Arctic!

In the company of an experienced local photography guide, you will spend the first few days tracking and observing the local winter wildlife around the Kuhmo region. Snowshoe to a frozen lake for ice fishing and venture by back-country forest skis into the Elimyssalo Nature Reserve to explore the old growth forest where wolves, wild reindeer, elk and even the elusive lynx, reside.  As night falls there will be opportunities to seek and photograph the northern lights by frozen lake.

During the trip, 2-nights will be spent in the warmth and comfort of a cosy wildlife observation hide, in the heart of the forest, perfectly positioned to observe and photograph the local wolf pack that have made this region their home. Eagles and wolverine also frequent the area, so it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

Back at base camp, your final day is dedicated to processing some of your best images before introducing them on the big screen during a final showcase presentation.  


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This is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area. Daily departures are available, and itineraries can be tailored to your requirements. Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

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