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guided hike

Hunting the arctic lights

guided hike

Hunting the arctic lights

Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hunting the arctic lights

guided hike

Hunting the arctic lights

Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The excursion starts in the evening at 7 pm and lasts for 5 hours. During the winter (October to April) we are hunting the northern lights that so many come to experience in the north. The excursion starts at the Arctic Cathedral on the mainland side of Tromsø, and we will drive to Kvaløya (Whale Island). On Kvaløya we are visiting Ersfjorden, one of the fjords with a fantastic view towards the open sea. After Ersfjorden we drive to one of the nicest beaches in the north Grøtfjorden beach. You might feel like a dip in the Barents sea - bring a towel :-) There are going to be several shorter stops along the way, and one main stop in Grøtfjorden where we eat a pre-prepared meal and have some hot chocolate.

Your host

Learn more about Reidar

Reidar

I am a native Norwegian from Tromso that is now working as an expedition leader along the Norwegian coast with Hurtigruten. I have a formal guiding education from the north of Norway and Svalbard and have spent a lot of my spare time outdoors with the kids and by myself. Over the last 10 years, I have been doing nature- and northern lights photography, and is now teaching my guests how to get the most out of their camera gear. When not traveling the coast I am also running a small guiding company focusing on evening long slow adventure excursions with small groups in the Tromso area - both by car with longer stops and hiking if the weather permits it. With roughly 30 years of experience in the arctic, I give guests experiences in nature they are not likely to forget.

What's included

Food
I’ll bring homemade soup and hot drinks for our stay outdoors. If there is time for a bonfire will get our coffee fresh from…
Transportation
I have the necessary permits from the county to do take you out in a car with guiding.
Equipment
I’ll bring the necessary safety gear and camera. After the excursion I’ll of course share the photos with you via Dropbox.

Where you'll be

Kvaløya is the forth largest island in Norway. There are about 13000 people living there, alongside 600 reindeers. Ersfjorden is a fjord pointing to the west. Here we have a short walk to a viewpoint overlooking the fjord. If you have seen 3 northern lights pictures from Tromsø, you have probably seen one from this location. Grøtfjorden is about an hours drive from the city, and has one of the most beautiful beaches in the north.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

We’ll have a dialogue before we head out regarding your expectations. We have a lot of choices depending on the weather and what you want to do. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, meaning there is no guarantee that we will see them. If you are unsure how to dress - send me a message.

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Reidar
Hunting the arctic lights
New experience
From ﺩ.ﺇ487/person
New experience
From ﺩ.ﺇ487/person