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The guides (Phillip and Socrates) were completely awesome, funny, helpful & just amazing company to have around. To be honest, I was extremely excited to see the Northen lights which we did after our guides skillfully searched for a perfect space & we found the lights. But if for some reason that did not happen, our guides funny stories, folk tales, songs & conversations were amazing enough to be an experience on their own. When we found the spot with clear skies & free of light pollution, we set up the campfire & had food made, shared & everyone conversed, it was so much fun. It is advisable to bring high boots & wear very warm socks because most of us the tourists had a problem with our feet being extremely cold as most of us prepared for other parts of our body (i.e Coats, beanies, thick gloves). I wish could go on & on about how amazing the whole experience was but I would say, it is definitely worth the money & I would highly recommend it from the experience I got.
The guide and driver were friendly and appeared to know where to get the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights, even though we didn't see them that night. They made a campfire and roasted hot dogs, gave us marshmallows with skewers and provided us with warm drinks. When we booked the tour we paid a price for 7 hours. A few days before the tour--when cancellation from our part would result in no refund-- we received an email that the tour would only be 6 hours long. Disappointingly, we were not offered a refund of that hour we lost.
The driver was excellent, the guide was helpful with camera setting. They worked as a team to get the fire started and the food cooked. In the down time, the guide could of gave more information about the lights. He did show us some awesome pictures that he had taken, of the lights at another times. We went all the way to Finland trying to find the lights, but no luck!
We took many tours during a week in Tromsø and this was definitely the best!! If you want to see the arctic life, fishing in the arctic, have the best salmon soup and spent 5 hours seeing the sea and the snow like a real Viking, please try this tour!! The crew are the warmest norgewian we met!! :) Thanks for an incredible day in the boat!!
Highly recommend this tour, our driver was really friendly helpful & fun he took us to the most beautiful sights & we got lots of lovely photo opportunities he was very knowledgable & made it so interesting he even gave us tea to warm us up which was a nice touch. And he even sent us pics via email Thankyou