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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.
We had an amazing time on our tour. The weather changed every hour but the crew was well equipped and made sure we were comfortable at all times. The crew were super friendly, making us seem part of the family from the time we stepped on the pier! They love their jobs and it really shows! We saw dolphins and eagles on our tour. Kalinka made delicious soup that tasted like she made it at home. Delicious! It was my birthday (they didn´t know this in advance) and somehow managed to make me a biscuit cake! They also sang Happy Birthday in two languages! I can´t rave about this company and the crew (Kalinka, Peter, and the captain) enough!
We weren't sure we'd see the lights this early in September, but we got lucky with a clear night. Phillip and Phillip were lovely, explaining the cause of the lights and how they track them. We started out with a couple stops for beautiful sunset (totally a bonus) and then stopped on a beach for a fire and dinner. Slowly the light of day faded and eventually the Aurora appeared! As if that wasn't enough, they took us to three other stops, including pulling over on the side of the road when we spotted some incredible activity. We could not have been more lucky or grateful for this tour!
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.
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!!