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Address: Sjoegata 29 | 1st floor, Guides Central, Tromso 9008, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 934 43 443
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

One of Norway’s most innovative and experienced tour guides, GuideGunnar is...

One of Norway’s most innovative and experienced tour guides, GuideGunnar is known for his energy and enthusiasm, sharing generously his in-depth, local knowledge of heritage and country. Educated mountain guide, GuideGunnar was one of the first in Arctic Norway to give global travelers a unique experience under the northern lights. Always a forerunner and quality conscious, GuideGunnar presents new tour concepts that combine outdoor activities in Norway’s amazingly pristine environment with the very best in local, nordic food and acccommodation.

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Gunnar the Sweetheart!

We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights in Kirkenes earlier on our trip to Norway, but decided to try our luck again in Tromso. From the moment we met Gunnar, we knew we... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights in Kirkenes earlier on our trip to Norway, but decided to try our luck again in Tromso. From the moment we met Gunnar, we knew we were in good hands. He was upfront about the local conditions not being ideal, but assured us he would do everything in his power to... More 

Thank gabbyharris119
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

First of all, Guide Gunnar is a really nice guy - this is important if you're going to spend four hours (or more) hanging around at night when it's -9C! After a briefing, Gunnar fetched his minibus and we were off. The minibus was modern, clean and very well equipped. We watched video clips about the Northern Lights en route,... More 

Thank Tricia A
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Gunnar really knows his stuff and truly wants you to have the best experience on his tours, driving further afield than most to avoid any crowds and finding secluded beaches so you have the lights just to your little group. His knowledge of cameras is so good we found settings we didn't know we had, we we're disappointed we didn't... More 

Thank Andielou
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

What can I say about Gunnar. He has been in this industry for 20 years now, and was one of the first guides around. This is his last season in Tromsø and I am so beyond grateful I spent 3 nights chasing the lights with him. Gunnar brings a level of authenticity that a lot of these other tours with... More 

Thank TDehn
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Gunnar thinks of everything to provide a wonderful Northern Lights viewing experience. It can get cold late at night in Norway, but Gunnar offers snowsuits and insulted boots. He builds a fire. Still cold? He offers blankets. He even serves hot juice and pastries. Gunnar knows all of the tips to stay warm. With high tech apps, he finds the... More 

Thank Mrs400
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

We all met up at Guides Central where Gunnar gave us a briefing, then it was off in his very comfy mini bus. We left a 6pm and by 7 we saw our first aurora. I was not too successful with my camera but Gunnar took some great photos and emails them to each guest. We then went on to... More 

Thank Philip Z
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

Despite the not so good weather conditions, Gunnar did EVERYTHING he could for us to see the Lights and we did! I would certainly join Gunnar on his tour again! He promised to deliver and he did! Thanks Gunnar :-)

Thank Michaela K
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We had been on a number of other excursions in the area (all good) though none had a guide as passionate about the region's spectacular natural setting and finding the perfect spot from which to view the Aurora Borealis.

Thank Elmwood1969
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

We had a wonderful tour with Gunnar. We had searched ourselves with no luck but Gunnar with his contacts knew exactly where to find the lights with the best outlook over the water. Gunnar lit a fire for the quiet time to give us an opportunity to warm up with his hot black current juice. I would thoroughly recommend Gunnar... More 

Thank windevernwnth
2 reviews
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Gunnar and his colleague tried very hard to chase the northern light even the weather was not good. Luckily we finally saw the light and it was really like a girl dancing in the sky! I will always remember this night:) It was also great to have efse (a traditional norwegian snack) and the juice (and the fire!)

Thank Ka Yan H

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