The Scandinavian countries of Finland and Sweden offer unbeatable temperate zone birding, spectacular scenery, villages steeped in history and welcoming people.
Our Birding Finland & Sweden tour is timed for the prime spring period and encompasses a wide variety of habitats, so we can expect to notch up most of the important birds of Scandinavia. In Sweden we visit lowlands, the vast forested montane areas and the migration hotspot island of Öland in the Baltic Sea, and in Finland we concentrate on the Oulu and Kuusamo region. Targets include the stunning Smew, magnificent White-tailed Eagle, Red Kite, Gyrfalcon, Hazel and Black Grouse, the giant Western Capercaillie, Corn Crake, frilled Ruff, Eurasian Dotterel, Great Grey, Ural, Boreal, Eurasian Eagle and Eurasian Pygmy Owl, Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, Ring Ouzel, Siberian Jay, Grey-headed Chickadee, Red-flanked Bluetail and the tiny Eurasian Penduline Tit. In addition to the birds of Scandinavia, general photographic opportunities are excellent.
This 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.)