Golden Eagle Workshop – Sweden

Dates:

Monday 8th February – Friday 12th February 2021

Why not escape the strain of the UK and its March/October dullness and join me on this workshop in the tranquil and stunning surroundings of northern Sweden, where you will be able to photograph one of the worlds most iconic and magnificent birds: The Golden Eagle, in its natural habitat.

Surrounded by quiet, pristine forests, you will be amazed at not only the winter landscape, but also how close you will be to these incredible birds of prey, watching and photographing them against a beautiful backdrop.

But Golden Eagles aren’t the only things you will see. Bullfinches, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Grey Headed Woodpeckers as well as Willow Tits, Jays and of course the gorgeous Red Fox with its bushy winter coat. Most likely a Red Squirrel or two.

Itinerary

This workshop is for four nights with three days photography. We will travel to Sweden on the Thursday then spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the hides departing on Monday morning back to the UK.

Photographing Golden Eagles and other wildlife that are around the hides is often challenging especially when snowing. Your meter reading is likely to be all over the place, but I’ll be on hand to give expert advice on settings and to get your white balance correct throughout the three days. This will enable you to get the very best images possible.

Weather conditions is usually very cold, often upto minus 18 degrees so we need to wrap up with plenty of layers. There is however a heater or log burner in hides so you can hopefully stay warm during the day.

The day usually starts early leaving our accommodation at approx 5am and ending the session approx 5.30pm. We have a 10 minutes walk to the hides.

Workshop In Brief

Photography

Birds & Mammals

Dates

Monday 8th February 2021 – Friday 12th February 2021

FULLY BOOKED

Enquire about my next trip in February 2022

Cost

£1250.00 per person. Deposit required to secure place (non-refundable)

Group Size

Maximum 3

Accommodation

Farmhouse

Fitness Level Required

Low

Included

Transfers to and from Skellefteå Airport, accommodation, all meals, tuition in the hide and transport to and from the hide.

Details

Cost: £1,250 per person.
Deposit: Non refundable deposit of £500.00 to secure place. Final balance due 4 weeks prior to trip.
Guide: Paul Fowlie
Group Size: 3

Tour Dates 2020

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March 2020

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October 2020 (Autumn Colours)

Included

  • Transfers to and from Skellefteå Airport
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tuition in the hide
  • Transport to and from the hide

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Extra accommodation you may need
  • Food whilst travelling
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance – It is essential you have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen eventualities on this trip

Equipment Required

  • Two camera body’s and lenses are required, as each photographer has two windows
  • 100mm-400mm Lens for close ups of the Golden Eagle and also other birds
  • 500mm for landscape shots of the Golden Eagle and also for where the Foxes pass through
  • Plenty of spare memory cards and batteries required, remember in cold weather your batteries will run down faster
  • Wide angled lens and tripod for capturing the Northern Lights, although this may not occur
  • Camera Plates are in the hides so you will just require a gimbal head or ballhead for both windows, beanbags are supplied but are not ideal

Clothing

  • Good walking boots
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Good Quality Fleece
  • Plenty of warm clothing, base layers/long johns and mid layers
  • Torch

The hides have either a gas fire or a log burner in them so you can always take of some layers when in the hide. Temperatures can drop to -18 Degrees Celcius

Accommodation

The accommodation is in a wooden framed farmhouse in the village of Kalvtrask, Northern Sweden, with shared facilities. You will have a shared room with a cot style bed. This is not hotel accommodation and is on the basic side. The house is very warm and clean and comfortable. I had no complaints and the home cooked food on the evening was excellent.

Please Note: A single room can be arranged at an extra cost of £50 per night

Reserve Your Place

To reserve your place on this workshop, I require a non-refundable deposit of £500.00 per person, as I have to book and pay for accommodation and trips in advance. Full balance is normally required 4 weeks prior to the trip.

As the deposit is large, I will ask for a bank transfer for your reservation. Please use the form below to contact me regarding this trip and I will reply as soon as I can with the full details, including my back account and sort code.

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