Keen wildlife photographers of all experience levels are invited to join for this six-night Winter Eagles of photography holiday in Flatanger, Norway.


The six-night photography holiday has an itinerary designed for photography of Golden Eagles, White-Tailed Sea Eagles & the in snowy conditions.

Over the duration of this six-night trip, the locations should provide opportunities for capturing images of Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, White-tailed Sea Eagle & more besides.

Which Eagles live in Norway?


Eagles are found across mainland , however, they have not reached the Svalbard archipelago, located further north. Some ornithologists are concerned that global warming & other manmade factors may cause the eagles to migrate to the region in the near future.

The White-tailed Eagles of Norway


Although the White-tailed eagle is found across much of the Old World, nowhere is it more closely associated than with Norway. This avian species has been a common sight along the coastlines & inland areas of the country for centuries.

The White-tailed eagle, (Haliaeetus albicilla), is the national bird of Norway & the largest native raptor in the country. These majestic creatures can have a wingspan of up to 2.43m & generally weigh between 3.6 & 6.3kg. They are often identified by their long, broad wings, white head & tail, & dark brown body.

White-tailed eagles can typically be found around Norway's coastal areas or on its many inland lakes & rivers. The birds tend to nest in tall trees close to the shoreline, often near rivers with plenty of fish. They are mainly fish eaters, although they will also eat carrion & small birds & mammals.

Despite their large size, White-tailed eagles fly gracefully & soar on thermal updrafts. It's not unusual to see them soaring high above Norway's coastline in search of prey.

The White-tailed eagles of Norway are an important part of the country's natural heritage. Many Norwegians have grown up watching these birds soar across their skies & the species has become a symbol of vitality, freedom & strength.

The Golden Eagles of Norway


In addition to the White-tailed eagles, Norway is home to the majestic , one of the largest birds of prey found across . This magnificent species can be found all over the Norwegian landscape, commonly seen soaring high above with its wingspan measuring up to two & a half meters wide. The Golden Eagles of Norway can weigh up to four kilograms, making them a formidable presence in the sky.

Golden Eagles typically feed on small mammals such as rabbits, marmots, & hares, though they are also known to scavenge carrion or dead animals. In the summer months, it is not uncommon to spot a feasting on ptarmigans or other mountain birds.

Golden Eagles are known for their stunningly beautiful plumage & regal stature. Males have a light brown head with a white crown, a dark chocolate brown back & upper wings, & a white lower body, while females are darker with more mottled underwings & tail feathers. Each bird's feathers are marked with unique light speckles, resembling a golden hue.

In terms of habitat & nesting sites, the of Norway prefers to claim territories & build nests atop steep cliffs & rocky mountain peaks. This helps the eagle maintain a territorial advantage over predators, allowing them to protect & feed their young with minimal risk.

The largest of Norway's Golden Eagle populations can be found in the Western part of the country, particularly near the Hardangervidda National Park.

Although their numbers have been declining since the 1960s due to habitat destruction & destruction of prey animals, conservation efforts in Norway & across have helped increase the Golden Eagle population in recent years. Through proper protection & management of their habitat, the Golden Eagles of Norway will continue to thrive in the wild for years to come.
A lone White-tailed Eagle over the stark coastline of Flatanger - one of the species photographed during the Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday

Winter Eagles of Norway Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Trondheim Airport - transfer to Flatanger - overnight Flatanger
  • Day 2 - Golden Eagle Photography from within Ole Martin Dahle's hides - overnight Flatanger
  • Day 3 - Golden Eagle Photography from within Ole Martin Dahle's hides - overnight Flatanger
  • Day 4 - White-tailed Eagle Photography from Ole Martin Dahle's boat - overnight Flatanger
  • Day 5 - Goshawk Photography from within Ole Martin Dahle's hides - overnight Flatanger
  • Day 6 - Goshawk Photography from within Ole Martin Dahle's hides - overnight Flatanger
  • Day 7 - transfer to Trondheim Airport
A lone Golden Eagle - one of the species photographed during the Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday

Winter Eagles of Norway Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Stay for six-nights on a full board, non-shared basis
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • Golden Eagle Photography from within Ole Martin Dahle's hides
  • White-tailed Eagle Photography from Ole Martin Dahle's boat
  • Goshawk Photography from within Ole Martin Dahle's hides
  • Guided by David with the assistance of Ole Martin Dahle
  • May be combined with our Goshawks & Golden Eagles of Norway photography holiday for a longer trip
A lone White-tailed Eagle flying through the snow - one of the species photographed during the Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday
A lone Golden Eagle in the snow - one of the species photographed during the Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday
The comfortable accommodation that we make use of during the Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking onto the Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

A White-tailed Eagle swoops over waves - one of the species photographed during the Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday

You are invited to join us for our 4-day itinerary to photograph the Golden Eagles, White-Tailed Sea Eagles & the Northern Goshawk in wintery conditions

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday is a six-night duration event, that costs £2499 & takes place in Flatanger in Norway, between the dates of 3rd - 9th January 2026. It is ideal for photographing Golden Eagles, White-Tailed Sea Eagles & the Northern Goshawk in snowy conditions. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 6 participants & a maximum of 6, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday starts & ends at Trondheim Airport. Transfers are included between Trondheim Airport & Flatanger.

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday requires a deposit of £550 to secure a place.

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday is a six-night duration event, that costs £2499 & takes place in Flatanger in Norway, between the dates of 3rd - 9th January 2026. It is ideal for photographing Golden Eagles, White-Tailed Sea Eagles & the Northern Goshawk in snowy conditions. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 6 participants & a maximum of 6, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday starts & ends at Trondheim Airport. Transfers are included between Trondheim Airport & Flatanger.

The Winter Eagles of Norway photography holiday requires a deposit of £550 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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