Paeskatun Tours
Cultural Tours • Ski & Snow Tours • Night Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Chasing the Northern Lights! Our experienced guides will pick you up at your hotel, bring you into the areas where the probability for spotting the Northern Lights is the best. Hot beverages and snacks included in price. Warm clothing provided if needed. Photo and camera instructions. Free lending of tri-pods. Portraits taken and sent to your e-mail.
Alta, Norway

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gehanlon
Exmore, VA16 contributions
Feb 2022
We spent a magical night searching for sightings of the northern lights. We were very lucky to experience these illusive night wonders. The Paeskatun tour guides were more than accommodating to help us see them. They willingly took wonderful pictures of the lights and us. Furthermore, once we we were home, they went far out of their way to help us get those pictures in the right format for us to frame. Thanks, guys!
Written April 5, 2022
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Explore02970617509
Lossiemouth, UK3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A great set-up. Love its simplicity. Turn up, gaze in awe at the Aurora, have a cuppa and homemade cake, shop and explore. Roaring open fire was so welcoming. The Sami tent was impressive. Worth every penny ($95 each). This is our Honeymoon. We came to chase the Lights and oh boy we caught them.
Written October 13, 2022
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In The Loop Travel
Ewing, NJ125 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
We visited Alta on our cruise ship Viking Sky in February and wanted to try cross country skiing again. Paekastun offers friendly guides and a lovely forested course about 25 minutes from the ship’s berthing spot. The guides even take photos and share them with you for no added fee.

It was great fun to be back on the skis for the first time in almost three decades. The countryside was covered with clean white snow and beautiful. The three miles-plus of skiing really wore us out, and the speedy downhill runs had us taking a few spills in the snow. They give you hot cocoa and a chocolate snack too. They provide all the equipment including suits that keep you warm.
Written March 4, 2019
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Gasgazz
Bristol, UK21 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
We visited Alta in early March on a P&O cruise, we did not book an excursion on the ship as we wanted to see what was available locally. We went ashore and made our way to the tourist office who arranged for us to hunt for the northern lights with Paeskatun. We were collected on time and taken to a slate mine on a mountain where there are traditional huts with log burners, tea, coffee and biscuits. We waited to see the lights, unfortunately there was too much cloud cover, Trond who owns the company said this is not a problem we would move venues, he was absolutely determined to to find us the lights.
We got into a mini bus and travelled deep into the mountains, it was really cold and we were given snow suits, hats and gloves. At our next stop we only had to wait a short time before we had the most amazing Northern lights display, it was spectacular.
Trond helps out with camera settings and also has his own camera for which he emailed the photos when we returned home. On our way back tothe ship we stopped off at a traditional Sami village to see mouse and a local church which Trond supplied the slate tiles for the roof.
Overall this trip is highly recommended, on our way into the mountains we passed several coaches from the ship who had stopped, it turns out that the people on the cruise excursion did not see the lights, we travelled another 45 minutes from them and had a great display made possible by best tour guide in Alta!
Written May 2, 2015
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eunice c
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
We went on a tour on 25th Feb! The forecast was perfect and it was a GOGOGO day! BUT HOWEVER, I don't understand what happened but Alta was full of clouds. Our Guide Trond was so experienced in explaining to us about the northern lights.... And he mentioned that it's impossible to see it here despite the forecast! SO he suggested we drive out to open clear sky! It was almost 2 hours drive from Alta! Trond has such good geography of the place and he knows where to get the best lights! when we were there, OPEN clear space, we could see the stars and the moon... And so many pretty stuffs! About 10 mins of wait, the aurora started showing up a little, it was only mild and some low activities.... So Trond made us soup and hot chocolate and cookies and we waited.... AND THEN SUDDENLY, the aurora lady started dancing, IT WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE. Like 360 degrees...!!! WAS SO AMAZING! And Trond, being such an amazing professional guide, took a photo for us! LOVELY PHOTO! I love it! It was such an experience, I never knew chasing the aurora could be so much fun!! We all loved it, by the time we reached back to the city, it was almost 3am! The extends Trond does, just so we can see the lights is simply remarkable. Thanks Trond! :) *THE GUY in the middle is Trond! If u want more photos, please check out the Facebook page!*
Written February 26, 2016
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Dhriti M
Oslo, Norway2 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We arrived at Alta only for two nights. Our only fervent wish was to see the Aurora - popularly known as The Northern Lights!! In Alta city the sky was cloudy. We felt that it was going to be a futile exercise. Little knowledge has very small perspective.
Trond picked us up from the hotel. He dashed off our pessimism with an assuring and confident optimism. His van was very comfortable. He had his relevant App on, his sister was relaying to him her own research as to the spots where the sky was clear!!! Trond first took us to his base camp 'Peskatun', served us a warmup with coffee, dressed us up in very very warm snowsuits and shoes complete with really good gloves and head covering!! Then started the drive!!
Trond is the best you can have. He cared for us and gave his ultimate best to satisfy us. Northern Lights!!!! Trond showed us NL - and not just once -- but several times, in diverse spots, in the long drive to the interior of Finnmarkvidda!! He carried on till he could show the panaromic view on the sky of the Northern Lights playing in swirls amongst the twinkling stars!!! Did he look at the clock- No; did he rest with just a couple of sighting-No - we were totally satisfied that our purpose to go to Alta was served fantastically!!! Whoever we described our sightings to, the next day, were very very surprised!!!
A perfect gentleman and the ultimate guide. At the end of the drive, he brought us back to his base Peskatun, and treated us to a supper of hot soups and sandwiches!
A mulitalented person and we will have memories of the Northern Light sightings with Trond's smiling and excited joy in the background!!!
Written February 5, 2016
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stevecamplin
Leigh-on Sea, UK89 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
When we arrived in Alta on our cruise, my Wife & I had already booked a trip with P&O but saw this advertised in the visitor centre and decided to take a chance - we're glad we did! We were collected from the Visitor centre and taken to the Paeskatun slate quarry for a short explanation of the cause of the Aurora - while this was going on we were told that the lights had started to display so we (there were 15 in the group) went outside and started taking photos. We managed to get some great shots, and the people running the tour also took some photos of the group members with the lights in the background, which were later emailed to us. After a while the activity died down a bit, so we were taken into the nearby Sami Lavu, where a talk about the Sami culture was given. All in all, this was an excellent Northern Lights trip, and at about £65.00 was almost half the price of the P&O tour we did the following night!
Written March 20, 2016
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Bohu
Perth, Australia80 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
We had booked chasing Northen Lights with Paeskatun Tours in Alta. We were picked from hotel by Simon. Also 2 German girls went with us.
I have to say, I am 72, my daughter 45 and my granddaughter from my son 29. We all fell in love with Simon. He is so nice young man, responsible and in love with what he is doing.
He loves the nature, he loves what he is doing and he is so humble. He tried very hard to find Aurora for us and he did. We had wonderful night we never forget. I have to say, we booked another tour chasing Northen Lights before we booked Paeskatun when we arrived to Alta.
By far Paeskatun was much more professional, enthusiastic and friendly. We loved Alta and we loved Simon. When you come to Alta this is a company I recommend to choose.
Thanks again Simon.
Written March 14, 2016
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trickylibrarian
Chicago, IL131 contributions
Sep 2015
We booked this tour at the tourist information in Alta. Although we did not see the Northern Lights during our visit it was still an interesting evening. The group was first given a presentation about the aurora borealis. After a snack of homemade cake, coffee, and tea we were taken inside a Sami tent which was illuminated by firelight. There we heard a presentation about the Sami people and had time for questions. Finally, we were given an impressive demonstration of how slate is mined and made into roof tiles. The owner of the quarry also gave us a raw piece of slate to make into a coaster to take home. Would highly recommend Paeskatun Tours.
Written October 1, 2015
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Laura M
Barcelona, Spain30 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Peskatun do the best Northern Lights tours, they are close, friendly and they care that each of the attendees have a unique experience, not giving up and searching for the best places to see the Northern Lights. Sometimes is close to their camp, and Trond can dig a bench into the snow, make some fire and explain Sami stories, other times Ellinor drives through snow storms 100km and gets you to the only clear sky spot in Finnmark so you can see the Lights!
They also share with you all the gorgeous pictures (not only one!) and you can see\buy their slate souvenirs, 100% handmade (they even let me make my own slate souvenir with their tools!)

Thank you very much, Ellinor and Trond!! :)
Written January 6, 2020
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