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Kuusamo Nature Photo 2022 is a comprehensive cultural and nature experience in the midst of the blazing autumn colours. On the event weekend, the festival extends around Kuusamo. The various venues and topics offer the participants many approaches on nature.
The festival is a meeting place for people interested in nature and nature photography. The event comprises interesting talks by experts in the field, exhibitions, films, music, art, and workshops.

 

The festival begins with performances at Kuusamo College on Thursday. The traditional nature photo competition awards and gala are scheduled on Friday. This year, Kuusamon Juusto Cheesemakers join the photo competition with their own Instagram category. On Saturday, early risers can join a photography tour in the morning, and the day’s programme continues with quality performances. The evening ends with the gentle heat of cultural sauna, spiced with some heated conversations. The event ends on Sunday with performances by top nature photographers from home and abroad.

Three-day tickets for €38 are now available. Buy your ticket from here! The ticket will be exchanged for a wristband closer to the event.
The programme will be updated in summer 2022. The programme is subject to change.

  • A meeting with a group of Italian photographers and artists at Kuusamo College. Other featured performers are the Finnish nature photographers Ari-Matti Nikula and Jarmo Manninen.

  • Kuusamo Hall
    Kaamosgalleria 18:00
    • Festival Main Exhibition Antti J. Leinonen: Catching | opening | dance performance | book launch

    Oulanka Hall
    • 18:30 Photographer Heike Odermatt
    • 19:15 Kuusamo Nature Photo 2022 Competition Results | Oulanka Hall
    • 20:30 Concert Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat | Oulanka Hall

    The programme will be updated in summer 2022.

  • Early morning photography tour at 05:00 (the destination will be announced in summer)
    A tour to the iconic wilderness locations in Kuusamo, guided by a professional nature photographer. Includes a tasty snack and transport by bus.
    Ruka 10:00–12:00
    • Monni Himari
    • Harri Tarvainen

    Kuusamo Hall 13:00–19:00
    • Stefan Gerrits
    • Pekka Tuuri
    • Emilia Milonoff
    • Tuomas Heinonen
    • Lars Andreas Dybvik
    • Sandra Kantanen
    • Riku Karjalainen
    • Antti J. Leinonen

    Cultural Sauna at 20:00

    Jyrävän leirintä, Juuma  https://stellapolaris.fi/saunat/

    • Sauna and discussions

    The programme will be updated in summer 2.022.

  • Sunday 11 September 2022

    Early morning photography tour  at 05:00 (the destination will be announced in summer)

    A tour to the iconic wilderness locations in Kuusamo, guided by a professional nature photographer. Includes a tasty snack and transport by bus.

     

    Ruka 9:30–14:00

    • David Popa: workshop and lecture
    • Tiina Törmänen
    • Antti Rastivo
    • Antti Haataja

    The programme will be updated in summer 2022.

Concerts and other fun events

  • The programme will be announced in summer 2022.

  • The programme will be announced in summer 2022.

  • On Friday 9 September at 20:30 Music in Kuusamo Hall lobby: Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat