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WINTER EAGLES 6 - 11 January, 20 - 25 January or 3 - 8 February 2020

White tailed eagle photographed from the custom designed boat

Come and join us on a 6 days, 5 nights unforgettable tour at the island of Smøla. Prepare for magic moments together with the best eagles guides there is! With the densest population of breeding White Tailed Eagles in the world, we have amazing photo opportunities of these magnificent birds from boat and the worlds best eagle hide, the Alula

Eagle portrait from the Alula hide

Smøla is situated on the coast of Norway, with 5500 islets and skerries around the main island we are literally driving in a maze with our boat. The flat landscapes gives you unique low light photo opportunities and the guide is borned and raised on this island. This means that he knows where to go to give you the best possible situations.

White tailed eagle with fresh catch

On this trip we will focus mainly on the eagle photography from the boat and photography from hide. We have also booked the best dates for winter 2020! Short days, and good chances for winter scenery makes it a very good time to photograph the eagles.

Frozen landscape

Eagles from boat will be runned from a special designed boat for photography. We have the possibility to lower the side so when you lay down your lens is just a inch or two above water level.

Fighting eagles!

The Alula hide is a custom built hide constructed after years of development and testing different solutions. The hide is lowered into the ground, giving you as a photographer a unique low perspective, the hide has electricity, one way glas, comfortable chairs, heated floor, sound recording system and a portable toilet system. In front of the hide there is a bathing pool for the eagles, and it is all leveled so they can't hide for the photographer.

The Alula eagle hide

Your stay at Smøla will be at hotel situated all the way down to the ocean with spectacular view. You will have your own bedroom with shared bathroom facilities. There is also possible to have your own private room.

Twilight conditions in winter is amazing

Itinerary is set, but we always work and photograph in the best possible light

  • Day 1: Pickup at Kristiansund airport Kvernberget (KSU) and transport to Smøla and accommodation. Dinner and tuituon on the evening
  • Day 2 - 5: Full day of photography where we are focusing and working in the best possible light with different subjects.
  • Day 6: After breakfast we return to the airport and drop off for departure
White tailed eagle and full moon rising

This tour is strictly limited to 6 persons only, and with the group split in 3/3 there will be amazingly good photo opportunities and space for each photographer.

Action filled days in the hide

Total cost for 6 days, 5 nights is: 3490 USD pr person

Including:

  • Pickup and delivery at Kristiansund Airport (KSU)
  • All transport during your stay
  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and 2 course dinner
  • All guiding and activities as in itinerary
  • Safety equipment to wear in the boat

Not included:

  • Domestic Flight in Norway
  • Alcoholic beverages during the stay
  • Personal travel insurance
White tailed eagle

Credits:

Espen Lie Dahl Audun Lie Dahl

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