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Endika L wrote a review Dec 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
It was an awesome night! I've been trying for a while to find out how to write an assessment about the Northern Lights search experience, to be able to thank Alex for his love and dedication. You can feel the love he has for Lapland right from the start. Alex is a kind and attentive person, who makes the night even more magical than it already is, being lost in a forest, cooking sausages and "Lapland bananas" waiting to see the northern lights. Alex literally cared if we were happy ... My whole family came home impressed. There are things that you feel like you have paid little for, and this is one of them. The food that Alex cook was delicious, and he try to eat more and more :) My english is not really good. Maybe some words in Spanish have another meaning Sheila, Endika and family.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Jessie L wrote a review Mar 2020
Putney, Australia1 contribution
Alex and his aurora hunting trips are amazing and educational. You can see that his business is based on passion and his sole focus is to give his customers a chance to experience the northern lights. We were skeptical when we tried to book a northern lights tour with other companies. Most of them will drop you at a location and distract you with other things that are irrelevant to aurora hunting. We were lucky to come across Alex’s Instagram page and even luckier that he managed to squeeze in a tour. We loved that he will not do a tour unless he is pretty confident that we would see something. The tour was planned very well. Alex taught us a lot on things that he would look for to assess whether there will be lights at night. He took amazing photos for us and even taught us how to take the photos with our cameras. We are so happy with Alex, thank you for this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Amrita Vijay Kumar wrote a review Mar 2020
Basel, Switzerland119 contributions75 helpful votes
We had already spent 3 nights in Lapland without sighting the northern lights and thank God we met Alex on the 4th! Ofcourse, as this is a natural phenomenal, a lot of it is luck. BUT going on an Aurora hunt with a person like Alex certainly maximizes your chance to view them the best possible way, in the most serene places! What stands out with Alex is his sheer passion for the lights. Its unparalleled! He is also great at making the best educated decisions post cross referencing multiple apps to figure out where to chase the lights. Thanks to him, we experienced the lights on a frozen lake and then on a frozen river. Those memories will be etched forever in our minds! Alex is also a great professional photographer who really goes out of his way to take pics and videos for his guests and then promptly shares them as well. Going with him in a small group heightened our experience and we also learnt some bit about the lights and their occurence from him! Although you would pay more than the touristy visits, on a day with some chances of seeing the lights - I would strongly recommend Alex as compared to any other tours!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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En vacances wrote a review Mar 2020
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Alex is the BEST!! We were a group of 3 and fit perfectly in his SUV. He took us to two viewing spots while using detailed technical data to forecast the best timing to view aurora. The 2nd spot was in an open forest area with unobstructed view and it was an EXPLOSION with aurora dancing right above us for more than an hour! He provided us with smoked reindeer sandwich and hot tea, and geared us up with very warm clothing, gloves, boots, and headlights. No need to bring anything. Just enjoy his professional photography and videos with you as the model! If you are in Rovaniemi and looking for an unique aurora experience, Alex is the man! Highly recommended!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LeGrandBleu_C wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China4 contributions4 helpful votes
If you are reading this review, you should have known by now that aurora hunting requires a lot of luck. However, with Alex, you maximize your chance, as he is sooooo knowledgeable to make the best educated guess on where to hunt the northern lights. - Yes, you can easily find cheaper tours, but you pay for the quality services to a smaller group. We learned from the tourguides from other tours that aurora hunting photography tours usually attract lots of tourists, as it is an important winter activity in Rovaniemi. - Alex is very professional in reading the weather forecast and other indicators, and knows where to go to try our luck, while the guides in other tours are using the same apps as ours and take tourists to the few usual spots they go. - Alex is a professional photographer, taking amazing photos and videos. Unless you insist on taking your own photos, suggest you to relax and enjoy being a model. I never imagine myself recording a video to say hello to my family with aurora borealis as the backdrop. Go check out his website. His photos speaker louder than my words. - Alex takes you to places with much better views. When the aurora borealis exploded on the night we joined the tour, we were in a place with a 360 degree view, with over half of the sky covered by the northern lights. We saw the lights around our hotel in Inari a few days ago, but the surrounding is totally not comparable. This is not the first northern light we saw, and this is probably one of the most expensive aurora hunting tours you can find in Rovaniemi. But man, this is definitely the most impressive and it is worth every penny. We feel so lucky that we didn't see strong northern lights the days before which led us to sign up for this tour at the last minute. 強烈推薦Alex的攝影團. 雖然極光是出了名的難預測, 但是Alex 很懂得運用各式各樣的資料, 推斷最有可能看到極光的地點. 我們也參加了其它旅行社的非極光團, 所以大概問了一下他們極光團的運作. 其它的團不僅挺多人的, 有的導遊用的極光app跟我們的一樣, 帶去看極光的地點也不出那幾個. Alex 的團都很小, 而且他是個專業的攝影師, 他照出來的照片超美的, 還會幫你錄影片.你什麼器材都可以不用帶. 其實這不是我們第一次看到極光, 但是因為Alex, 我們有了一個永生難忘的經驗.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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