Bear watching swamp

Wolverine Photography in Winter WEEK (16.10. 2020 - 30.4.2021)

5 nights and 6 days Wolverine Photography in Winter (1.4. - 15.10.)

Price / person starting from

1490 €

October

First Snow Autumn colours on ground is possible to see throughout September, but the best autumn colours on ground is after mid-September all the way throughout October or until the snow. In October it is possible to stay in hide all day and night, in autumn wolverines can be active also during the
daytime.   

November-February

Harsh wintery conditions In winter, there is a very good chance of observing and photographing the wolverines on snow, the snow is very deep and soft this time of year. In winter and spring before and during the emergence of the first bear, the probability of observing wolverine is very high, ranging between 70-90% per evening. During this time of year, photographic opportunities are plentiful showing the hardy wolverine foraging for food. 

March

Day & Night It is still possible that the wolverines may frequent the area during the daytime. In winter it is possible to stay in hide all day and night. In dark time there is chance to see Northern Lights in the northern sky from hides.  

April

Contrasting Colours In April there is still a very good chance of observing and photographing the wolverines on snow. Due to the size of the wolverine, the frost and hard snow brought about by the low temperatures will help it move more easily. Photographing the predators on the snow is popular due to the contrasting colours of landscape and animal. 

WOLF

At Wild Brown Bear wolves are also present year round. However, due to their large territory size and behavioural characteristics they are more elusive than the Bear or Wolverine. Spring and Autumn tend to be the most effective seasons for viewing the wolves. If the conditions are right it is even possible to see wolves alongside the other apex predators in the area; the wolverine and the bear. 

Over recent years individual wolves from a local pack have been seen to frequent the area, usually the wolves travel individually to cover ground as a pack more easily, however, in the winter months it is more common for wolves to travel together as it makes for easier work travelling through the snow as a group.

Included

Include for 6 days; accommodation, dinner, breakfast, bird and wolverine hide, transfer from/to Kajaani Airport

Snack's package for hides Wolverine night includes snacks that contains food, drink and utensils. Snack-packs contain thermos flasks of hot water that can be mixed with tea or coffee. Snacks are packed in backpacks that everyone carries themselves to the hide and back.  

Requirements

Clothing and equipment

There are winter sleeping bags provided in the hides. It is recommended to sit in the sleeping bag placed on the chair. This will help you remain warm and be able to photograph comfortably at the same time. Because the weather is cold it is important to bring warm clothing including a warm hat, warm gloves, woolen socks and moisture-resistant footwear.  

Temperatures

October - November

In the beginning of October temperatures at night are between -5 and -10 and by day are between -5 and +5 degrees. In the end of November temperatures at night are between -5 and -20 and by day between -5 and -20 degrees.    

December- February

In the beginning of December temperatures at night are between -5 and -20 and by day are between -5 and -20 degrees. In the end of February temperatures at night are between -5 and -30 and by day between -5 and -30 degrees. 

March

In March temperatures at night are between -5 and -20 and by day between -5 and -10 degrees.     

April

In the beginning of April temperatures at night are between -5 and -20 and by day are between -5 and +5 degrees. In the end of April temperatures at night are between -5 and +5 and by day between 0 and +5 degrees.   

Agenda

Coming day

Arrival to Kajaani Airport, transfer, appr. 1,5 hours to the Bear Centre 

Check in 

Dinner 

Briefing for week, , information about the hides and Wolverines and also other animals which are possible to observe.  

Wolverine and birds photography

at 8.00 - 9.00 (8am – 9am) Breakfast 

After breakfast introduction to the program and timetable,  

Visit in a bird hide, a short walk (100 meter) and Wolverine hide, a short walk (500 meters) 

Daytime Photographing in a bird hide or going to the Wolverine hide 

at 15.00- (3pm-) Dinner 

at 16.00- (4pm-) Start from the Centre to the hides with the picnic packet, camera, and binoculars. Hides are equipped with electric, heater, viewing chairs, bed for
sleeping (matress, pillow, blankett, sleeping bag)  

Wolverine and birds photography

at 8.00- (8am) Return from the Wolverine hide  

at 8.00 - 9.00 (8am – 9am) Breakfast 

at 9.00 – 15.00 (9am – 3pm) Photographing in a bird hide or going to the Wolverine hide 

at 15.00- (4pm-) Dinner 

at 16.00- (5pm-) Start from the Centre to the hides  

Wolverine and birds photography

at 8.00- (8am) Return from the Wolverine hide

at 8.00 - 9.00 (8am – 9am) Breakfast

at 9.00 – 15.00 (9am – 3pm) Photographing in a bird hide or going to the Wolverine hide

at 15.00- (4pm-) Dinner

at 16.00- (5pm-) Start from the Centre to the hides  

Wolverine and birds photography

at 8.00- (8am) Return from the Wolverine hide  

at 8.00 - 9.00 (8am – 9am) Breakfast 

at 9.00 – 15.00 (9am – 3pm) Photographing in a bird hide or going to the Wolverine hide 

at 15.00- (4pm-) Dinner 

at 16.00- (5pm-) Start from the Centre to the hides   

Leaving day

at 8.00- (8am) Return from the Wolverine hide 

Breakfast 

Check out  

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