The winter snows provide fantastic opportunities – along with a number of technical challenges – to photograph golden eagles in their natural setting in the coniferous forest.
Join acclaimed prize-winning photographer, Nick Garbutt, to watch and photograph wildlife over a long weekend in the height of winter. You’ll travel north from Stockholm to a remote and rustic, but nonetheless comfortable, forest lodge which acts as a warm and welcoming base for daytime photography of golden eagles from a hide deep in the winter wonderland. Daily sessions with Nick will enable you to pose questions you've always wanted to ask in situ and hone your photography talents.
Day 1: Fly to Stockholm Arlanda
Transfer by train to Bollnäs via Gävle, and by road to the lodge (approximately 3 hours overall).
Accommodation: Vargas Wilderness Lodge, 3 nights
Days 2-3: Spend full days photographing golden eagles and other birds from photographic hide
Early morning transfer by snowmobile and sled to photographic hide (20 minutes). Full day photographing golden eagles and other birds. Late afternoon transfer back to lodge.
Day 4: Departure
Early morning photography from hides around the lodge to spot Siberian jays, bullfinches and woodpeckers. Depart late morning to drive back to Stockholm Arlanda Airport for your return flight.
You should note: The cabin accommodation is rustic - there is no running water. The sauna/shower and toilets are in a separate block.
- Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,395 pp
- Price excluding international flights: From £1,245 pp
Included in the price/package:
- Return flights London-Stockholm Arlanda
- All transfers
- 3 nights twin-share rooms in rustic cabins
- All meals except lunch on first day
- Single supplement: £121 pp
- Group size: 6
Departure date Note/Status 26 Feb 2015
Vargas Wilderness Lodge
This small and rustic, but comfortable and well-appointed wilderness lodge lies deep in the forests of Hälsingland, beside Lake Stora Öjungen, which freezes over completely in winter.