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Amazing Aurora - Karlsoy Buss

#64 of 135 Tours in Tromso
Tromso, Norway
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About Amazing Aurora - Karlsoy Buss
We are family run business situated in Karlsoey municipality, just a short drive outside the Tromsoe. We have our own Aurora base camp on the shore of frozen lake of Skogsfjordvannet, where we take our guests for the aurora hunt! Depending on the weather, sometimes we must chase Northern Lights further in the mainland Norway or even into Finland. We try our best so you get to see the Northern Lights, which in some cases can result in a longer tour. We provide snacks or a warm meal. Our tours start by guest pick-up at the Tourist Information Office in Tromsoe at Kirkegata 2. After the tour is finished, we make sure our guests get safely back to their respectful hotels in Tromsoe (and outside the city).
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Sheetal C wrote a review Feb 2017
Pune51 contributions4 helpful votes
Tom was our guide and we were suggested/booked with Tom as one of our others tours got cancelled (long story).. We are glad we went on this tour. Tom was knowledgeable and constantly in touch with his friends or other guides on the hunt and even stopped at a place when we saw some activity. He then took us to his lake house, beautiful place and nice setup and then the activity reduced, but he was confident it was going to come back so we waited for almost 2 hours and saw some amazing display! The hot chocolate and snacks were great. Also the fish stew (had by the husband) was amazing. Since I am vegetarian, but Tom was not informed so he din't have arrangements, but he quickly arranged for a sandwich for me (i was the only one) and that personal touch felt really nice! Tom and his wife are really sweet and kind people and we had a lot of fun. He even clicked our pictures and pictures of the activity and sent it to us the very next day! A plus was he dropping us back to our hotel/cabin stay late in the night.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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FirePixie7 wrote a review Feb 2017
London, United Kingdom125 contributions40 helpful votes
We booked with Tom on the recommendation of another guide who was fully booked. He responded quickly to emails and questions which was great. Unfortunately the day we had planned to go a storm set in and Tom rang to say it would not be safe to go out that night. He offered us the choice of a refund or rebooking and was extremely apologetic despite the weather not being under his control at all! Thanks Tom for trying and making sure we didn't risk hypothermia or being blown away in gale force winds! We will certainly rebook to try again next time we are in Tromsø!
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Wendy O wrote a review Jan 2017
204 contributions13 helpful votes
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We prebooked this excersion and waited at the tourist information for pick up. Tom our guide arrived and we were on a very comfortable warm bus...the night was cloudy but Tom drove many miles to fulfill our expectations in trying to find the aurora. ...we had a brief glimpse and got back at 3am in the morning. We wanted more so booked again for the following day....again we had Tom drive for miles...we had hot chocolate, camp fires and fish soup...some of the group had additional suits and boots to keep warm...it was -15 but you forget all that when magical things happen...Thanks Tom for a brilliant adventure small group - 9 of us - and great information and details...would do it all again without hesitation
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Tyse444 wrote a review Jan 2017
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
Our trip the previous day was cancelled by another operator due to bad weather. That operator booked us on the Amazing Aurora tour with Tom instead the following day as they were fully booked! Tom turned out to be a lovely guy, and we had an amazing night. The weather was bad but we drove all the way into Finland, and then waited to see the lights when they finally appeared! Tom helped us with our camera, gave us snacks, and took photos with his own camera, which he then sent through to us later by email. We didn't get back to our hotel until 4am, which he dropped us off directly. Overall a great tour, and Tom was great! Thanks again!
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Seven7tars wrote a review Dec 2016
Italy1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent tour! Tom create a great atmosphere and he drove all night looking for the right place to see the Aurora and finally we found it and it was magnificent! Then he drove back to Tromsø dropping everybody to his own place. Thank you!!!!!
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Date of experience: December 2016
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