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Day excursion; Ptarmigans on fells - 1 Day

Experienced nature photographer Pertti Turunen leads the ptarmiganson fells day excursion, which showcases the birds as well as the bare, rugged mountain terrain they inhabit. The excursion leaves Ivalo at around 9.00 am as we head south towards Finland’s biggest national park. On the outskirts of the park, the excursion proceeds on snowshoes. This activity requires a sufficient level of fitness due to winter conditions. Pertti Turunen has photographed ptarmigans in the region for decades and so is knowledgeable about the birds’ habits and locations.

The willow ptarmigan is a smaller ptarmigan species which nonetheless resembles its bigger cousin in appearance and size. The willow ptarmigan breeds on fells, in open rocky terrain.

Species we expect to encounter: ptarmigan, willow ptarmigan.

Species we expect to encounter: ptarmigan and willow ptarmigan.

Payment with cash or card at the beginning of the excursion.

Price includes:

  • * transportation by mini-bus,
  • * guiding in Finnish (guiding also in English for extra charge)
  • * the loan of snowshoes and
  • * outdoor snacks

Price doesn't include/ For extra price:

  • Camera gear and winter clothing are not provided. Clients are advised to have appropriate clothing, footwear suitable for snowshoes, camera gear as well as travel insurance.

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Trip Facts

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  • Finnish, English
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  • Ivalo or Saariselkä
  • Ivalo or Saariselkä
  • January to April.