Eallin – Nature and wildlife photo tour
Join a local guide on tour in beautiful nature in a diverse landscape. You will be provided with adapted photo equipment and introduced in its use so that you are able to capture images of views in magic light conditions, we also look out for animals roaming seasonally caused in our surroundings. A wonderful day trip with camera in Sápmi.
At dawn, the guide collects you from Reindeer Lodge or your hotel and takes you with minibus into the nature of Kiruna’s surroundings. We travel from the pine forests at the edge of the marsh towards the high mountain views with Kebnekaise in the background.
The conditions for what we photograph are changing at the same pace as the eight Sámi seasons. Where we travel, we are looking for wildlife, but we also stop for photographing the surroundings with their snow-covered high mountains, rivers and other hidden gems.
Eallin means, among others, life in North Sámi language. During winter and spring it is teeming with live in the woods with free roaming moose and reindeer, and ptarmigan which we try to capture with camera.
In the beginning of spring, the presence of significantly more bird species increases in comparison to those found here in mid-winter, which gives us nice photo situations.
During summer, many of the big animals have moved towards the mountains to find peace and quiet. Thanks to the many sunshine hours during day and night, we have a lush landscape in front of us, with luxuriant flora and flowing watercourses that wind in the verdurous landscape like sparkling silver bands.
When autumn arrives, the landscape changes in all sorts of fiery colors.
During the trip a hot drink and cake is served and the guide shares stories about animals and nature, our Sámi culture, heritage and arctic lifestyle.
This trip is suitable for novices and those with advanced skills regarding nature, landscape and wildlife photography.
Price: SEK 1 690 per person.
Daily: 5 June 2017 – 8 April 2018. Not 24 and 31 Dec, as well as 31 March.
Start: 08.45 from Reindeer Lodge; 08.15 from hotel in Kiruna.
End: 13.10 at Reindeer Lodge; 13.30 at hotel in Kiruna.
Snack: Cake and hot drink included.
Equipment: Loan of warm boots, windproof pants and cape included. Loan of camera with 300mm telephoto lens and tripod included. Personal SD-card with minimum 8 GB memory required, purchasable on spot too.