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“whale watching”(65 reviews)
North on the whale island 40 minutes drive threw amazing coastal scenery you will find the most charming place called Risvika. This is our homeplace, and for generations my family have lived by farming and fishing here on the coast. Threw times...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kvaloyvagveien 667, Tromso, Norway
+47 907 51 583
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an incredible experience! We couldn't have asked for more from the tour company or the lights themselves! Halfdan was very informative during the trip and was keen to get the best experience for everyone. We stopped in three spots to see the lights and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Holly8426
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was just great to be on exactly that Northern Lights tour with our guide Trine. Thank you! The lights were great, the campfire marshmallows yummy and Trine's way of guiding us through this night made it a once-in-a-lifetime-event. All the best from Germany!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hrei51
Trine R, Owner at Tromso Friluftsenter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

oooh- you made my day!!! Thank you ever so much and hope to see you again some day!!!:-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour and had Halfdan and Sunneva as guides. Both were great and told stories about the northern lights and northern mythology all the way to the camp. Luckily it was clear sky and shortly after we arrived a heavy burst of lights...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous night. I was on Halfdan and Magnus's bus and it was a total delight. The lights were amazing and we had body suits, warm hut with a fire and cake and hot drinks. Halfdan's passion for the lights was infectious and he...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a once in a lifetime experience, because everything had a special atmosphere! With the guides it’s a very familiar atmosphere, you have great opportunities to warm up and it’s very good, that suits are included. They are really concerning that you get a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lenja B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend this company. Trine, our guide, took very good care of our group of 14. During our ride to the basecamp she told us stories about Tromsø, norwegian history and culture in her funny and friendly way. We also watched a video about...More

Thank RebekkaKdE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Searching successfully for the Northern Lights inevitably relies on the weather conditions, but here is a company whose local knowledge really does help to make it happen. They are willing to travel to the Finnish border if necessary, but not so on our night. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Clifford S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was billed as a “Northern Lights Chase”. This type of tour is often recommended as you have a better possibility of finding the lights. Most tours in this area take you at least an hour inland where weather conditions are better for seeing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Will J
Trine R, Owner at Tromso Friluftsenter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest. Im so sorry that we have havent informed you properly on how the lights appear, so i need to explaine the concept of "chasing the lights" ! The northern lights are so high up in the sky- from 80-500 km up into the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really recommend this company. Locally run by a Norwegian family. They have a base where you can warm yourself in a tent if you get cold (this is for clear nights). You can borrow a tripod for your camera, and they help you to...More

Thank jorunnb938
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an incredible experience made possible by the dedication, warmth and persistence of Hafdan and Magne. The night wasn't auspicious for northern lights chasing but they took us round the highways and byways of Norway into Finland where we saw beautiful displays of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 25, 2018|
Response from SiriThereseL |
Hello there! No, in the late days of May we are going into the season of Midnights sun; 24 hours of daylight efficiently drowns out any sight of the Northern Lights. And whales are in the northern parts for the brief periode... More
June 19, 2018|
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Response from kathymDerry_Ireland | Reviewed this property |
Hey as far as I'm aware the winter months are best suited to the Northern lights chase. We booked a package through Baltictravelcopmany. Price will vary on where you fly from and which activities you choose.. You can contact... More
March 5, 2018|
Response from Trine R | Property representative |
Hello Rib is a open boat that is called rigid inflatable boat. It has air filled hull. and is known for speed. during Winther speed is not the case because of the Cold conditions. but it takes you Close to the surface and... More