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Explore the Arctic

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Tromso, Norway
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About Explore the Arctic
We are a small adventure company with 15 years of experience in organising outdoor activities on Kvaløya and in the Tromsø area. We focus on quality and personal service. Our experience and knowledge of the area is your guarantee for a successful arctic experience! We offer Northern Lights trips, fjord cruises, fishing trips and coastal culture trips. During the trips our guests will learn about the area, its history and wildlife. We provide quality clothing and all kind of equipment needed. Since we started, we have focused on bringing something back to our small community. We involve local people and small local businesses in what we do. Being in nature is our passion. Photographing wildlife and spectacular natural phenomena is our driving force. Without our beautiful nature, we would not do what we do, and we like to share the importance of taking care of the surroundings during our trips. Let’s discover northern Norway, let’s Explore the arctic.
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Frank wrote a review Mar 2020
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We spend 8 hours with Marcus. The Organisation, food and the delivered pictures from Marcus are perfect, also his comments during the trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Eduardo A wrote a review Mar 2020
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Totally recommended tour. Marcus, the guide, gave us a lot of information about the lights and was always willing to attend our needs so we have a great experience. The dinner was awesome!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jenn L wrote a review Feb 2020
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Before the tour, we were worried that we might not get to see the Aurora becoz of the rainy and cloudy weather in Tromso. But our worries were soon unfounded, we were in the good hands of passionate and dedicated Aurora 'hunters'. Marcus and his collegue are very experienced and we drove almost 3hours before we settled for a spot somewhere in Finland and yet no far from the Swedish border, where we have more than 70% clear sky. We were very well taken care of by the duo, they ensured that we are warmly clothed, well fed and comfortable in every manner. Marcus's colleague even helped one of my sons with his snow boots. We had delicious fish stew and hot chocolate around a campfire builted in snow under the starry sky faintly lit with Aurora. Marcus is very patient and helpful in capturing the perfect moment for us and he goes around giving tips on camera setting. Kudos to the fabulous team for the unfortgetable experience. The night's photos were even shared the following day. 👍
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Jonas A wrote a review Feb 2020
Cologne, Germany3 contributions
Marcus and his colleague went to great lenghts to give us the best northern lights experience possible!! We were really not expecting much when we left Tromsø: It was cloudy and rainy. The two guides drove all the way to Finland where we found clear skies, thousands of stars... and beautiful northern lights. Marcus was also really helpful with the equipment and camera settings! Thank you very much :)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kimbrini wrote a review Feb 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom603 contributions221 helpful votes
The weather in Tromso isn’t indicative of weather an hour or so North, so we drove off in the minibus into the night in a blizzard! Marcus uses satellite technology to track the weather and solar activity so we were feeling hopeful! An hour and a half later we were all suited and booted and standing outside. Marcus offered boot and hand warmers (as well as suits and boots etc) and I would definitely say to get whatever you feel you need or would like! The hand and boots warmers were terrific! There was a lot of cloud cover and I thought we were going to be disappointed, but Marcus advised staying where we were as he could see the cloud was going to clear. And soon it did! We had the most wonderful display and Marcus took some great photographs of us with the amazing northern lights in the background. He kindly sends these to you free on Dropbox afterwards - some companies charge for this. It was a fantastic night of excitement, camaraderie and some delicious food in a little ‘snow cave’ too! PS i managed to get some images on my iPhone of the lights - I think HDR helps.
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