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 drive 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.
Minibus transfer to lodge near Bollnäs (roughly 3 hours).
Accommodation: Vargas Wilderness Lodge, 3 nights
Days 2-3: Early morning transfer by snowmobile and sled to photographic hide (20 minutes).
Each day you will spend a full day photographing golden eagles and other birds. Late afternoon transfer back to the lodge.
Day 4: Early morning photography from hides around the lodge of other birds: Siberian jays, bullfinches, woodpeckers.
Depart after lunch to drive back to Arlanda Airport. Return flight to London Heathrow.
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 £1,465 pp
- Price excluding international flights: From £1,195 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
- Group size: 8
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.