Winter Bird Walk in Inari
Learn about winter birds and observe their behavior at bird feeding stations near our home next to ancient woods and mire.
AVAILABILITY: February – April
DEPARTURE: 11 am
DURATION: 2 hours
PRICE: Adults 75€, Children (5–12) 50€, Private group 350€ (1–6 persons)
Join us for the winter bird walk in Inari to observe local birds, which we help to survive the long winter by feeding them. The walk begins in our backyard where Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit and Great Tit are commonly around. If we are lucky we might even see Three-toed Woodpecker, Capercaillie and/or Willow Grouse. By mid-February or early March we start looking for first Pine Grosbeaks to return. Other regular guests at the feeding site are e.g. Bullfinch, Common and Arctic Redpolls, Greenfinch, Siskin and Brambling.
We also observe possible bird tracks and sign during the bird walk. You learn how birds survive a harsh and long winter and how e.g. Three-toed Woodpecker gets its food in old-growth forests. At the end of the walk we enjoy open-fire hot drink and local snacks in our kota while admiring birds or even squirrels at nearby feeders.
- guided walk by a local biologist
- home visit
- open-fire hot drink with local snack
We walk on paths at a slow pace about 1 hour. Our route rises on a small hill. Nature can be unpredictable, so we may not see many birds during our walk.
Please, see the video “How to dress for the arctic winter” . For example your shoes need to be large enough, your socks should be non-cotton socks (at least two pairs) and you should wear many layers of clothing according to the prevailing weather conditions.
Children must be accompanied by a parent.
We guide in English and Finnish. However, we can help also in German.
Transfer is not included. However, we can organize the transfer for you from Inari village (return 50€, payment on arrival).
If a cancellation is
- more than 7 days prior to the arrival, it is free
- 7-0 days prior to the arrival, 100% of the total amount is charged