Finland is a small Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden, Norway and Russia, with Estonia situated to its south across the Gulf of Finland. This is a country famous for its thousands of lakes and islands, while over 80% of the country remains covered in forest.
Our Birding Finland & Sweden tour, which includes five fabulous days in Finland, is timed for the prime spring period and encompasses a wide variety of habitats, so we can expect to notch up most of the region’s important species. This Finland birding tour can be linked with our Birding Spain tour as well as our Central & Eastern Europe trip for a more fully comprehensive European birding experience.(For further information on these tours, click on the above links.)
Our April Finland Photographic Expedition is perfectly timed to photograph a full array of Finnish wildlife and birds! Black Grouse are actively lekking, huge Golden Eagles are in residence, while the Oulu and Kuusamo areas are ideal for photographing a spectacular variety of magnificent owls, including Great Grey, Northern Hawk, Eurasian Pygmy, Boreal and Ural. In eastern Finland we will focus our lenses on Finland Brown Bears, just awakened from their winter sleep. Finally, in Lieksa, our primary photographic target will be the elusive Wolverine.