The Golden eagle season lasts from October to late March.
The photography take place close to the White Mountains nature reserve with mire, old forest and mountains in the background.
The main photo hide, with heater and toilet, is for max 4 photographers. It has 8 photo holes in two directions for eagles in the landscape and close-ups; in this area it is also possible to see for example White tailed sea eagle, Ravens, sometimes Goshawk, Woodpeckers, Eurasian jay, smaller birds like Bullfinch and tits, Red fox etc.
We also have a new photo hide in the same area for 4 photographers with 8 photo holes for eagles in one direction, 4 in normal hight and 4 low for lying on the floor (useful with an anglefinder) and 4 for smaller birds in an other direction, also heater and toilet. This hide is also for eagles in the landscape, smaller birds and foxes etc against a background of mountains and forest. Our photo hides are not equipped with mirror glass, the eagles tolerate the lenses sticking out and cautious movements by the principle "move slowly as the minute-hand at your watch".
As we photograph wild birds and animals the chances are good, but there are no guarantees. This is a sparsely populated part of Sweden and the wild animals are not very used to people, so caution is needed to see them.  According to statistics you have good chances to have pictures of Golden eagle after three days in the hide.
To be sure of snow: middle of December – end of March.
 
*About lenses and other equipment:
For the eagle hides: as we shoot in two different directions, one close-up for smaller birds and also chance for Golden eagle close-ups I recommend lens 300 mm – 500 mm. For flight shots etc, eagle in landscape: 300 mm – 600 mm.

No stativ is needed, you can mount the tripod head directly in the hide.

                                                        Good space for the
photo-
grap-hers.

My first hideout wasn't as well planned as my later hideouts, but fullfilled it's task very well under the six years. One cold winterday, that could have ended in disaster, the hideout went up in smoke as my temporary "heater" caught on fire. Everything went very fast but I managed to save myself and some photo equipment before the hidout disappeared in the flames. And there I stood with a burnt cap, burnt eyebrows and photographed the misery...

I have since that tried both mobile and permanent hideouts made in different kinds of materials, more or less functional, before my first 8 meters tall tree-construction. What a progress! From here I could get a new point of view on the eagles even though I sometimes had to share room with both curious great tits and indignant wasps that built nest in my nook.