Photographing in Pohtiolampi

Rent a hide for photography 

Pohtiolampi offers great possibilities to photograph or to take videos of Ospreys from the hides around the feeding pond

There are 11 photography spots in six different hides around the Osprey pond. All hides are well equipped with wall mounted camera stands, sandbags etc. In hides 2 and 3 there are two modest beds for resting and an electric outlet for charging the camera batteries. 


An amateur or professional photographer can book the hides for her/himself for 1-6 days at a time and is allowed to share them with 1-3 fellow photographer.

If the hides are vacant, they can also be booked in the Cafeteria during its the opening hours. See the detailed instructions for  photographers

An amateur or professional photographer can book all the photographing spots for her/himself for 1-6 days at a time and is allowed to share them with 1-3 fellow photographers.

In the High Tower there are 4 camera openings equipped with camera stands, sandbags etc. (Similar to those in Bird Hides.) Detailed instructions for High Tower photographers, see here.

The High Tower and the public tower are located about  40 meters from the ospreys’ feeding pond. You can book the High Tower also in advance using our online booking system. These spots can also be booked in the Cafeteria during opening hours.

The public tower offers you the chance to photograph through semi permeable glass windows free of charge. Better photos can be taken by renting one of the six (6) special photography openings available for photographing.

The special photography windows of the public tower can be rented only on site in the Osprey Center's Cafeteria, where you also will get the key for them. Instructions for photographers at the public watchtower are here.

Photography spots can be rented in advance for the summer season with our internet booking system. On the wetland area you can photograph mostly waterbirds, gulls and shorebirds.
Obs! There are no fishes on the wetland area and thus it is not possible to photograph Ospreys preying there. 

Detailed instructions for Wetland Area photographers, see here.

For photographers (and other Pohtiolampi visitors as well) there are two (2) separate apartments with a twin bedroom. These apartments can thus accommodate a total of four (4) visitors, and they can be booked in advance through the online booking system.

During the summer season, you can book the appartments also in the café during its opening hours. The Osprey Foundation forwards all accommodation bookings to the travel agency Taigabird Ltd, which takes care of the accommodation arrangements.

Price lists and instructions for photography and accommodation services can be found on the Photographing info-page. We would kindly ask you to read it carefully prior to your arrival. 

Sääksisäätiö - Finnish Osprey Foundation

PL 71, 13211 Hämeenlinna, Finland
 +358 500 306904

Sääksikeskus - Osprey Center

Pohtiolammentie 64, 32670 Kangasala, Finland
 +358 40 528 3030