Arctic Bird Photoweek

arctic bird photography

1 Week guided phototour in one of the most prestine bird areas you can find. The Arctic offers a fantastic variete of species when it comes to bird photogrpahy.

from $1599

5-6 Nights, Airfare | Guide | basecamp | food

Contact the office at birds@arcticfineart.no

  • Tour Van

Choose from a wide variety of cars in all sizes, also available for a daily or weekend rental plan.

  • Direct flights

We offer the cheapest international and domestic ticket prices, which you can book online or after ariving.

  • camp

From the most known hotels to the hippest AirBNB apartments, you’ll find out the best place to stay.

  • top spots

The clubs, the bars, the live shows. There is so much to do in Tel Aviv, and so little time to do it.

  • restaurant

Enjoy the finest cuizine Israel has to offer, from local Israeli street food to the top chef menus.  

  • no night

If it’s fun you’re after, it’s fun you are going to get. Explore the TA music scene and find out what it’s all about.

Slettnes (7105’N  2813’O) is a coastal plain at the northeastern tip of Nordkinn (or Nordkyn) Peninsula in Finnmark, Norway (east of North Cape). At first sight the vegetation may seem sparse. The lack of trees and shrubs and the wide expanses of stony “desert” give a strange impression. However, plants life is not as sparse as one might think. More than 350 different species of plants have been registered at Nordkinn.

The lighthouse at Slettnes – about 4 km north of Gamvik – is the most northerly mainland lighthouse in the world! The lighthouse is at the same latitude as the northern tip of Alaska. The lighthouse stands on a plateu about 8-10 meters over the sea which gives excellent opportunities for watching migrating seabirds or local movements of breeding seabirds. Birds often pass straight overhead or near the coastline. A major advantage of watching spring migration is the favourable light conditions on clear days, when the birds arrive from the southwest towards east. Apart from facilitating the identification of the birds, this also makes the sea-watching so much more pleasant. Near the houses, which surronding the lighthouse, one could always find shelter from all wind directions.

According to the meteorologists, it’s never summer in Gamvik, a summer month, by definition, has an average temperature above 10° C. At the lighthouse at Slettnes, August is the warmest month with 9.6° C. So, Gamvik actually only has winter, spring and fall, but do have midnight sun and long periods of fine summer weather.

Gamvik have about 200 inhabitants. The natural surroundings in the area are rich and varied, with excellent fishing in rivers and lakes and variety of cultural activities. The economy is centered around fishing, fish products, and export to many parts of the world. The airport at Mehamn (25 km southwest of Gamvik) has daily connections whith Tromsö and the rest of the country.

In Gamvik you will also find store, museum and Gamviks “Guesthouse” with accommodation, pub and restaurant. However, the village Mehamn is only 20 km away if you need to visit a bank and here you will also find several stores and gas stations.

How to get to Slettnes
 
 
»By flight (daily with Wideroe) from Oslo to Mehamn (where you could hire a car from Avis or another car rental). Web site: Wideroe’s Airline
»By flight to Kiruna (the very north of Sweden) and from here by a rented car, which allows good birding through northern Sweden, Finland and Norway!
»By car, since the roads up to Mehamn/Gamvik allways is cleared by snowplough
»By boat (with car): Hurtigruten – Norwegian Coastal Voyage
»By boat (with car): Hurtigruten – Norwegian Coastal Voyage
»By boat (with car): Hurtigruten – Norwegian Coastal Voyage

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Our Basecamp for the week will give is nice rooms, good kitchen and all necessary logistics we need.

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