Photo hides

Near base camp there are 20 hides (each 1-8 person) in 4 places: forests, small lake, open landscape. We can have max 35 persons in hides. Some hides have beds and a separate toilet. Many of hides have front of hide covered area to visit in a toilet. In some hides we have heating (october-april).

Bears, wolves, wolverines, eagles and many other birds can be seen from hides. Every year we have many nesting birds even in our garden where we feed small birds.


Sleeping bag, ball heads / wimberley, warm clothes specially socks (in hides it is forbidden to wear shoes), head lamp (not so much in may-july), long lenses 300-600 mm + converters, mosquito spray in summer.

Hide time in different seasons (variations examples)

  • april- august 17:00-08:00 or only evenings
  • september 14:00-21:00
  • october 12:00-18:00
  • november 10:00-16:00
  • december - jan 9:00-15:00
  • february 9:00-17:00
  • march 9:00-19:00

Our photohides in Kuusamo

2 hides at the Oulanka canyon for golden eagles, Siberian tit, willow tit, great tit, jay, Siberian jay, raven, woodpecker, squirrels.

Our photohides in Kuhmo

Around 14 photo hides: bears, wolves, wolverines and eagles. 2 bird hides: capercaillie, black grouse, crane, bean goose, whooper swan and other water birds.


In a hide, lenses of length 300-600 mm, plus converters, are most useful. Lassi also uses a 70-200mm lens for landscapes and animals in the foreground. Some bears or wolverines may come very close to the hide, occasionally within 20-30 metres even, but usually they will be between 50 and 200 metres away.