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Amazing tour! 5 stars for Bart and Kurt, the Northern lights, stories, bonfire, food, and teaching us the right settings for our cameras :D Highly recommended tour.
The day we took this tour proved not to be a night for aurora siting as it was snowing and cloud cover thick. Alex did his best and we drove north and south in search for the lights but sometimes it just doesn't happen with no fault of the guide. A lovely evening of fire and soup was eventually set up and we arrived back at the hotel at 1 am. Fortunately we had seen the lights 4 previous evenings and we were not disappointed with this evening despite the lights not being able to be seen.
Our guide Mixu was fantastic. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the lights and picks a location based on the weather and aurora forecast. He also frequently checks for updates. He not only helped us with our camera settings, but took lovely photos of us that we were emailed the next day. They provided head lamps, cold weather gear and also a warm meal. The homemade reindeer soup, bread, cookies and hot chocolate were all delicious. It was nice to have something warm while we were out in the cold. It was a small group, which was really nice too. He also dropped us off right at our hotel after the tour.
Seriously... there are so many similar tours that you could do... but trust me... do THIS one with Wandering Owl. I travel a lot, and this was one of the best nights of my entire life.
The tour guide is very good. Although we didnt get to see Northern Light, but we had great time. It's a great experience.
Amazing Tour. Friendly guide and professional photographers. Professional for hunting Northern Lights
Truly an amazing experience! Wandering Owl thought of everything to ensure every individual's needs were met.
Loved the tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable, experienced, exuberant and we found the Northern Lights!!
Highly recommend this tour, guide was friendly and he took us to the best spot. Northern lights were amazing but only for short period of time. Still worth the money you. Hot Chocolate was amazing and one of the best we ever had.
The tour was everything it was described as being. Our guide and our driver were experienced, knowledgable, enthusiastic, and a wealth of information. Yes, it was cold but the excitement of the hunt, the viewing of the lights, which were spectacular, and the camaraderie made the cold more than bearable. I hope to experience the lights again, and if I do, this will be my tour.
Amazing lights experience. Luckily we didn't have to go very far as the night was clear and the activity was high. We stopped and stopped the lights very soon after starting the tour and the guide was keen to help us take photos, lending tripods and helping with camera settings etc. We settled in the end on a scenic lake and waited: had an fantastic lights experience. Hot drinks and snacks provided, really good, best hot chocolate ever! We were incredibly lucky to see the lights for hours and our guide was very informative.
Great experience, highly recommended - but wrap up!
The trip was very enjoyable and our tour guide Tom was very kind and knowledgable. We had home made warm chocolate, saw some of the most beautiful Northern lights of the season, and had soups around a bonfire Tom made us. Our car broke down for a little while and had to get another van back, which made our experience even more fun and also had more time to take pictures of the Auroras.
I highly recommend this tour but make sure you're well dressed for the cold, with warm socks as well as it got under -10 degrees at some point and that is cold! Thanks again to Wander Owl Tours! -
This tour was amazing. Our guides were kind, knowledgeable and very up front with us from the beginning that the weather conditions were poor the night of our hunt. They even gave us the option to cancel or reschedule, but my friend and I decided to stick it out. And I'm so glad we did! Despite the poor weather conditions, we were able to see the lights! Just goes to show how committed our guides were to finding clear skies and giving us a memorable experience. Due to the weather, the clouds did begin to cause problems for us so we packed up and drove inland towards Finland were, despite the -20 degree Celsius temps, we found clear skies so we set up camp and enjoyed a bonfire and homemade reindeer stew. This was truly a magnificent experience that I would recommend to anyone. Can't wait for the opportunity to go again!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. They ensured we got to see the northern lights despite the weather being so cloudy and snowy-we went to a beautiful beach spot. A great adventure in the snow. The reindeer soup and hot chocolate were delicious.
We enjoyed our tour a lot although we did not see much of Northern light. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We went to a lovely location by the lake. Unfortunately there was a lot of clouds that night and we only saw the glimpse of the light. The small group was perfect. We got warm suits, some people got also warm boots. We had hot chocolate and soup. We saw wild reindeers. We had a fire in the middle of nowhere. If we saw the light that would be icing on the cake. We wanted to go again the next day with the same guide, but tour was all booked out. The treatment was very personalized.
when we got on the mini bus, Tom our guide for the evening informed us we would have to travel up to Finland to find clear skies.
This we did, periodically stopping for Tom to check the sky. Once we reached a decent place to stop we all put on the Thermal suits and boots provided by Tom and started to observe the clear sky, apart from the milky way we were not fortunate to see the Aurora.
The hot chocolate, cookies and Reindeer soup were very good, we could not fault the commitment of Tom and driver Alesandro who kept pushing north in the quest for clear skies.In total we were out for 9 1/2 hours, Toms knowledge of the lights is excellent. We would certainly recommend Wandering Owl, we plan to return to Tromso and will certainly use them again.
The guide is amazing and very experienced. Very helpful and knowledgeable!
Guide was fantastic ! He is very experience bringing us to hunt for the light without failed
First experience standing on the frozen lake.
The Soup was really tasty and overall the tour is good.
We will recommend others to book the same tour!
John N United Kingdom
This was a fabulous evening with a knowledgeable guide who looked after us royally, taking us to an excellent spot to see the aurora which put on an amazing show! Worthen every penny!
Great experience made better by the guide Marcus. He knew the region very willing and was willing to drive through the night if necessary to find the lights. His enthusiasm for the topic was great to see. As it happened did not need to drive to Finland as we came acrosshe spot he knew overlooking a fjord with tremendous views and the light show started. He was so enthused by the lights and was very keen to take his own photos which got us all excited and he helped us all set up the cameras to ensure that we recorded the show. Once the lights calmed he set us up with hot drinks, a campfire soup/stew and cookies. He kept us entertained as the weather became older and added to the experience of the lights. Great lights, great guide
Unfortunately because of weather we were unable to see the Auroras but we learned so much from Hein about the weather, photography, the Auroras, and even wild animal behavior while on safari in Africa :. Even without the Auroras, the late night beach bomb fire, the company of fellow travelers and an incredible guide, the warm homemade soup, the delicious homemade cookies and hot chocolate made this evening one of our favorite memories of our trip to Norway.
I went to Tromso to celebrate my birthday with the sole purpose of seeing the Northern Lights. My tour guide was fantastic and really made the experience fun. He initially took us to a stunning place to see the lights, but unfortunately clouds came in. He immediately recognized we needed to relocate and once we were back in the car was quickly headed to another spot. The second spot was equally as breathtaking as the first and we were able to see the lights. The reindeer soup was fantastic and I am not sure what the cookies were, but they were homemade and addictive! I highly recommend Wandering Owl and I am so glad I got to see the Northern Lights on my birthday.
Even though we suffered re the cold being out late at night in remote place, the knowledge of the guide was excellent on both the northern lights as well as set up of the camera which meant I got some of my own excellent photo's. Definitely recommend to see the lights in small group tour.
Really great tour. Traveled with my 78 year old grandma and Matias really took care of her despite the fact that we were slowing down the tour. I was new to my SLR and he really taught each and everyone of us how to capture the aurora with our cameras . He provided us with snacks and a wonderful dinner.
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