Winter in the Norwegian wilderness usually means snow and sub-zero temeratures – from a few degrees all the way down to 20-30 celsius.
The nature you will experience, the images you’ll be able to capture, and seeing the animals in their natural habitat will take your breath away.
Warm clothing is very important. We highly recommend thermal underwear of wool (pants and sweater), wool sweater, a quality winterjacket and -pants, plus good coverals.
A warm cap/hat and a covering hood is highly recommended.
Since the photo equipment must be handled, it’s important to use relatively thin gloves, but with the addition of mittens you can use on top of the gloves when not taking pictures.
The outer layer of clothing must be darkly colored, for example black/brown/blue, in order to minimize the risk of creating a silhuette in the environment the eagles might react negatively to.
While at the Photo Area
The eagles must not be disturbed. Therefore, the photographers must stay in the created hide throughout the day. All activity and transportation must therefore take place in the dark.
Dependent on which specific period of the winter’s season you arrive, the transportation out to the photo area will happen approximately 08:00 AM, and transportation back to the guesthouses will be around 05:00 PM.
Thus, the team of photographers and tour guides must stay in the hide in the eagle area 8-10 hours.
A simple toilet and a space for resting is available.
And don’t worry, no matter how cold it is outside, the temperature inside the hide is moderately warm; no sub zero degrees.
The photo equipment will be controlled from a bench with permanently fastened screw fixings. Thus, you need to bring your favorite camera and its “connector”, and then place it on the photo bench.
The photo direction is north / west with the majestic mountains of Jotunheimen as background.