Hi :) My name is Dan, and I`m a North-Norwegian native of Saami heritage, born & raised under the dancing aurora borealis AKA the Northern Lights. Ever since I was a small kid, I have been fascinated by the ever changing lights we often get up here on those dark nights. And I`ll guess that`s why people call me "Dan the Aurora Man" :D My tours are small & personal: No more than max 8 guests on each tour, to provide the best comfort and service possible. Mix that with a lifetime of local knowledge and experience in guiding tours, and you will be in the best hands on your authentic Northern Lights Experience :)
The weather up here in the arctic can be tricky. That`s why I only run tours every other night, and keep the days in between open in case I have to move a tour due to bad weather. To put it simply: People don`t pay me to look at clouds.
I am a Professional photographer, specializing in night & landscape photography. So you can be sure to get excellent hi-res pictures for free after the tour. I will also help you with your camera setting if you have your own camera that is up to the task of capturing Northern Lights. PS: I provide tripods also, so no need to bring that along if you don`t want to.
Click the shopping cart icon above to find the booking calendar, where you can choose and book your preferred tour date. I use Paypal to Ensure your safety and security online, and you can pay with your Paypal-account or credit card. Private tours are of course also possible; Just send me an e-mail and we can plan according to your preferences.
Here is what`s included in the tour: * Warm suits * Warm overboots * A warm bonfire * Tripod for each guest * Hot homemade vegetable soup, homebaked cake, snacks (different cookies etc), hot chocolate, tea, water. * If you have a camera that`s suited for taking northern light pictures, I will help you set it up so you can take photos of the lights * You will also get hi-res pictures for free on e-mail after the tour * I will explain the science behind the Aurora, together with local myths and folklore surrounding the Northern lights. * I have a transport licence and permit from the Department of transportation and the police, to be a legal tour operator and transport passengers on Northern Lights and other tours (License number TF-120). * I`ll do anything in my power to find the lights; Even drive long distances to find clear skies if necessary. We might have to drive into Finland, so in that case: take your passport/ID-card with you.
The price is 1600 NOK pr.person. The tour can last from 5-12 hours, but usually i keep going until i find clear skies. I drop you off at your hotel/accommodation after the tour (Limited to the island of Tromsø, Tromsdalen, Kvaløysletta, Ersfjord and Sommarøy area). For private tours pick up and drop off can be arranged according to your preferences. I can not guarantee that we will see the aurora: Mother nature is always in control, and giving guarantees on behalf of nature would be a stupid move. But, I will do my best to find clear skies; The rest is up to her :)