Prices and instructions

  

There are altogether six (6) bird hides for rent at Pohtiolampi. All hides are always rented to one photographer at a time. The photographer may, however, be accompanied by 1-3 fellow photographers.

To minimize the disturbance of the Ospreys, the number of the photographers in the hide is four (4) people. An exception can be made only in the case of a visitor group, such as a photography association or society. In that case, the arrangements must always be negotiated beforehand with the representatives of the Pohtiolampi Osprey Center. However, it is advisable that the reserver takes at least 1-2 photographer friends with him/her. In this way the "rest and guard shifts" can be arranged in an appropriate manner.

2.1 Rental Prices for Bird Hides (1-6) 7.4. - 17.9.2020

  • Amateur photographers 7.4. - 15.6.2020 - 35 € / person / hide day
  • Amateur photographers 16.6. - 31.7.20120 - 70 € / person / hide day
  • Amateur photographers 1.8. - 17.9.20120 - 140 € / person / hide day
  • Professional photographers 7.4. - 17.9.2020 - 140 € / person / hide day

If there are several photographers in the group, the fee will be charged from all group members.
See: Instructions for Bird Hide photographers

2.2 Rental prices for High Tower 7.4. - 17.9.2020

  • Amateur photographers 7.4. - 15.6.2020 - 20 € / person / hide day
  • Amateur photographers 16.6. - 31.7.2020 - 35 € / person / hide day
  • Amateur photographers 1.8. - 17.9.2020 - 70 € / person / hide day
  • Professional photographers 7.4. - 17.9.2020 - 70 € / person / hide day

If there are several photographers in the group, the fee will be charged from all group members.
See: Instructions for High Tower photographers

2.3 Rental Prices for photography in the public tower 2020

  • Amateur photographers 7.4. - 15.6.2020 - 10 €/ person / day
  • Amateur photographers 16.6. - 31.7.2020 - 10 €/ person / day
  • Amateur photographers 1.8. - 17.9.2020 - 10 €/ person / day
  • Professional photographers 7.4. - 17.9.2020 - 10 €/ person / day

See Instructions for photographers at the public watchtower

2.4 Rental prices for Wetland Area Tower 2020

  • Amateur photographers 7.4. - 15.6.2020 - 30 €/ person /day
  • Amateur photographers 16.6. - 31.7.2020 - 30 €/ person /day
  • Amateur photographers 1.8. - 17.9.2020 - 30 €/ person /day
  • Professional photographers 7.4. - 17.9.2020 - 30 €/ person /day

If there are several photographers in the group, the fee will be charged from all group members.
See: Instructions for Wetland Area Tower photographers

2.5 Prices for Accommodation 1.4. - 30.9.2020

  • Price is 70 € / person / day ( =same as hide day) if only one person / apartment
  • Price is 50 € / person / day ( =same as hide day) if two people  / apartment

Hide day starts on arrival at 17:30 and ends on the departure date at 17:00.

The keys for bird hides must be picked up before 17:30 on the evening of the arrival day, even if one does not plan to go to the bird hides until the next morning. The keys must be returned before 17:00 on the departure day. Bird hides must be left in a tidy condition for the next photographer.

The Osprey Foundation is not a travel agency, and, furthermore, not a trip organizer. For that reason the photographer has to take care of the arrangements of his photography trip himself.

For photographers travelling from far distance there are two separate apartments with a bedroom (with twin beds), a small kitchenette, toilet and shower facilities. These apartments can thus accommodate a total of four (4) people. You can book a room by filling the online form on the Booking calendar page. (Service = Accommodation, Target = Room 1 or Room 2). Osprey Foundation will forward your accommodation booking to Taigabird Ltd. For accommodation details, please send your inquiry to the tourist agency of the target (Taigabird Ltd): jouko.alhainen@pp.inet.fi

If you need to cancel your photography trip for some reason, please inform us as soon as possible by cancelling your reservation through the booking system. There is a link in your booking confirmation to your original booking and you can cancel the booking from there. Cancellation should be done a week (7 days) prior to the booked date. If the cancellation is done too late, we have to charge 50% of the prize. If the cancellation is not done at all, we have to charge the full prize

 In order to get your keys for hides and accomodation, stop at the Cafeteria of the Osprey Center (during the summer season generally open 11AM - 9PM), where you will check in and pay your stay. After your photographing session and/or stay, the keys should be returned to the Osprey Center.

Sääksisäätiö - Finnish Osprey Foundation

PL 71, 13211 Hämeenlinna, Finland
 +358 500 306904
 mahyv@outlook.com
www.saaksisaatio.fi

Sääksikeskus - Osprey Center

Pohtiolammentie 64, 32670 Kangasala, Finland
 +358 40 528 3030
 jouko.alhainen@pp.inet.fi