Checklist

for your trip to the wolf-, bear- and wolverine hides by the Russian border  

Photo equipment:  

  • Camera
  • Memory cards
  • Memory card reader
  • Laptop (there is W-lan at the base camp)
  • Battery charger
  • Spare batteries
  • Ball-heads or wimberley for the photo hides
  • Tripod (only for photography outside the hides, depending on your activities)
  • Lenses e.g.: wide angle zoom, 70-200, 300, 500mm
  • Converters e.g.: 1.4, 1.7, 2.0

You can rent Nikon cameras, lenses and converters from WSF (60 to 90.-/night),
please notify us in advance!

Wilderness equipment:

  • Rubber boots
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof and windproof clothes
  • Swimming suit (enjoy the Kuikka-lake waters after the sauna!)
  • Warm clothes like woollen socks and a pullover (be equipped for any kind of weather, also in the summer)
  • Sleeping bag (or rent one from Wildlife Lassi Rautiainen, 10.-/3 nights)
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp

You can buy sweets and beverages on the way from the airport to the base camp,
if you want to. Please notify your WSF driver! There is also a small kiosk in the Base camp.

Don’t bring any mosquito spray, buy it in Finland, it is more effective!

Photo-hiking tour:

  • Camera
  • Lenses
  • Binoculars
  • Rubber boots or high water proof hiking shoes
  • Waterproof and windproof trousers and jacket
  • Rucksack
  • Plastic bag to sit on
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Finnish mosquito spray