GuideGunnar
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Tromso, Norway

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Arthur M
9 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Book your Northern Lights tour with Guide Gunnar! We had an amazing tour with Gunnar from start to amazing finish. He is thorough, knowledgeable, in tune with when the Lights will appear as well as an awesome cook. Gunnar picked us up on time and was prepared for us with all necessary equipment to keep us warm and comfortable. Once he found “our viewing spot” along the beautiful fjord he cleared a path in the snow for us to get settled at a campfire area with chairs. It was fun to sit around the campfire and chat with Gunnar while he prepared a delicious dinner for us. He told us the lights would appear at 9:30 and that’s precisely when the “show” began. We had 2 amazing hours viewing the Aurora borealis dancing and giving us a magnificent show.
Please do not hesitate to book your excursion with Guide Gunnar. He is passionate about his guests being delighted and he has amazing stories to share as well. He provided us with his photos of our evening, complimentary with our excursion. It’s a night we’ll never forget. Thank you Gunnar! Arthur & Shelley Miller
Written March 12, 2020
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Dear Shelley & Arthur. Thank you for joining my Aurora Chase Dinner and your lovely company. And thanks your lovely words about my work as a Aurora Guide. See you next time...
Written December 19, 2020
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Eva_Niklasson
Almhult, Sweden6 contributions
Dec 2022
If you want an unique experience outside mass tourism you should definitely book the tour with GuideGunnar! He only takes max 10-14 persons in his mini bus and finds a quite place where you don´t need to stand in line to see the northern lights. And Gunnar has the knowledge and experience to find a destination any given evening/night where the chances to see the northern lights are the best.

Gunnar brings some camera stands to lend and helps you to set you camera/mobile phone correct to be able to capture the picture you´ve been longing for. He also has warm suits and boots to lend since it could be rather cold standing still looking into the sky waiting for the magic light even if it´s just around zero degrees Celsius. If you are cold you can always stand at the fire Gunnar lits and he will offer you some traditional Norwegian snacks and hot drink.

He is really caring for his guests. I travelled with my 80+ mother and he choose places to stop where the ground was rather flat and easy to walk on and also brought a chair for her if she got tired.

Of course Lady Aurora decides if she shows or not, but this tour is also about enjoying Mother Nature – the stars, the mountains, the fjords, the sea, the cracking fire, the stillness.

I highly recommend the tour with GuideGunnar!
Written December 13, 2022
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bunkerhunt1
London, UK8 contributions
Jan 2020
Gunnar is THE guide that you need for a Northern Lights experience. We joined a small group that he drove expertly around from his base in Tromso, Norway, looking for the best spots to see the Aurora Borealis. We ended up in Finland for a while! He provides body suits, boots etc to keep out the extreme cold as well as some warming hot drinks and snacks. He was also constantly keeping in touch with people all over the place in order to find the best places to view and at the end of a long night he also dropped us all off at our respective hotels. I can’t recommend him highly enough. And for the photographers amongst you, he even had a spare tripod and helps you with the correct camera settings. I can’t recommend him highly enough..
Amanda
Written January 28, 2020
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Hello Amanda. Thanks for joining my Aurora Chase and for your lovely words about my work as an Aurora Guide. After 14 seasons in the Northern lights business and with over 1600 nights out in the night for finding clear sky for my guests it begin to be a routine of experience for knowing the area between all the mountains and fjords in all kind of weather..;) Kind regards, Gunnar Hildonen.
Written March 7, 2020
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Simone
2 contributions
Dec 2019
The tour with Gunnar was great! Gunnar makes it possible that we could see the northern lights and therefore we travel far to Finland. There is also very tasty food and drink (soup, bread, dried lamb) around a campfire. :-) At Gunnar you can also get boots and thermo suits.Again and again with pleasure! Very recommendable. Gunnar tries very hard!
Written January 12, 2020
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Hello. Thank you for joining my chase and for your lovely words about my Aurora Chase Dinner, where I am not only acting like a guide, but chef too..;) Kind regards, Gunnar Hildonen.
Written March 7, 2020
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Dianne T
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend Guide Gunnar's tour.
He is very experienced and makes every effort to find the lights. Has boots and warm suit available and serves hot drink during the evening plus lights a fire which is pleasant to stand around chatting to your fellow light chasers. Patience is the key and the rewards are worth it. One of our nights we did not see anything, so if you can stay in Tromso long enough to have several nights chasing this would be good as you cannot do anything about the weather.
Written November 14, 2022
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Allison G
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked with Gunnar after reading highly rated reviews and he did not disappoint. Gunnar is professional and goes above and beyond for his clients. He is an amazing and caring guide with a great sense of humour.
We saw the lights every time we went out with Gunnar and he was very helpful with tips on other activities too.
We recommend Gunnar if you want the best chance of seeing Aurora Borealis
Written April 5, 2020
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Thank you Allison for a lovely review of my work as a guide and the chases you joined..;) Have a great summer and maybe I see you back north in the Arctic a day... or night... Kind regards, Gunnar Hildonen.
Written July 11, 2020
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PANDANS
Jakarta, Indonesia215 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
My last chance to catch the Lady Borealis, we booked a tour with Guide Gunnar because of recommendation from Scandinavian Facebook page. Since he only arranges a small group, we directly book via Facebook and got discount. Yay! Gunnar is serious but fun. He took care of group to avoid from freezing. He’s so experienced where to find The Lady and he brought us to near the Finland border. There she goes, the Lady Aurora was dancing perfectly. Gunnar helped to setting the camera, even to take your picture!

Thanks Gunnar, I hope I could join for next chasing lady Aurora!

Plus, I highly recommend you to choose GuideGunnar as your provider!
Written March 1, 2020
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Hello. Thank you for joining my chase, and thanks for your lovely company and your feedback..;) See you next time. Kind regards, Gunnar Hildonen.
Written March 7, 2020
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Emma C
Aylesbury, UK25 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Gunnar picked us up and explained everything clearly. We drove almost an hour and then saw the light begin to appear. They weren’t as bright or active as they were were hoping for but we got some pretty good pics on our camera. He was very helpful setting up our phone to the right setting. He made a little camp fire for us to sit around and then gave us a hot drink and snack. On the way back we saw moose and reindeer too so all in all a fantastic evening!!
Written February 23, 2022
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Mike M
Birmingham, UK44 contributions
Oct 2021
Recently back from a trip to Tromso and 2 nights hunting with Gunnar.

He has fantastic knowledge of where to go, also a large network to rely upon to help find the best viewing spots (which you can't do if you're not a local!).

He even had a secret location, with the perfect view under the stars with a fire for enjoying the show :)

He is an excellent host and I can't recommend him enough.

Thank you again Gunnar for the hosting, company, experience and of course helping fill our bucket list :)
Written October 30, 2021
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Jo P
London, UK19 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Highly recommended Guide Gunnar. Wow ! Got to see the beautiful Northern Lights . We were picked up by mini bus . Offered warm suits and boots . Drove to a beach . Which was quite unbelievable. Snow and rocks . Then Gunnar lights a fire . Provides chairs . Snacks and hot blackcurrant. Then wait . And sure enough , as Gunnar Predicts , the lights begin to appear. Highly recommend.
Written February 7, 2022
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