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“base camp”(7 reviews)
“slate quarry”(6 reviews)
“slate workers”(2 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Peskaveien 24 | Paeskatun, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 970 60 489
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 1, 2015

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...More

5  Thank Gasgazz
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Peskatun northern lights tour Waiting for the northern lights is a very cold affair..... The company were accommodating in that they collected us from our husky sled tour after a cancelled flight forced us to change our plans. We were put on a mini bus...More

2  Thank johnobrien241
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My Husband and I were on a cruise and used this tour company independantly with another couple from the Ship. We booked in Alta Tourist Office on the day at a cost of 750 NK. we were a bit apprehensive but we need not have...More

Thank doodle1234
Peskatun, Guide at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you! I had a great time with you that night at Pæskatun, and I'm happy that the Northern Lights came to us. You are always welcomed back to Alta and to us. Hope to see you all again! Kindest regards Ellinor

Reviewed March 21, 2018

We had a great day with Trond and Pæskatun Tours. Great skiing and beautiful scenery! Trond is friendly and professional and gave us some memories we will never forget.

1  Thank Henrik H
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a tour arranged by Fred Olsen, as we were on a cruise. There was a brief audiovisual presentation about mining the slate, then an actual demonstration on splitting the slate blocks and also cutting the slate. Then we were able to cut...More

Thank ClaireandKen89
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Simply brilliant. My wife & I were on a cruise with an overnight stop in Alta and had already booked this trip prior to setting sail. We were picked up from the bus station in Alta along with another couple and taken to the camp,...More

Thank mattbennett2018
Peskatun, General Manager at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Hallo Matt, the whole Pæskatun team is so happy about what you were writing as it shows us that all the effort and entertainment we put into our camp is so well received by you. And of course we are happy that the Northern Lights...More

Reviewed March 15, 2018

We were on a cruise with a two night stopover in Alta. We booked this Paeskatun outing in the Information Office in Alta (Mariianne) and she told us to be at the Information Office at 7 pm the next night. There was a nice warm...More

Thank Pommiejackaroo
Peskatun, General Manager at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Hallo Pommiejackaroo, thank you for your review and the detailed description about your experience. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at our Northern Lights Camp Alta and that Lady Aurora was dancing for you. The complete Pæskatun team wishes...More

Reviewed March 9, 2018

We were picked up on time just outside the port (something other companies won't do) by Tommy and taken to Paeskatun's base camp. After coffee and cake, we were about to have a presentation on the Northern Lights when, in fact, they started and went...More

Thank Nortonjohn10
Peskatun, Guide at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Hallo John, thank you so much for your feedback. Indeed it was a great evening with not ending solar activity and could have been continued until dawn ;-) Or at least until the firewood would have been gone. Best wishes, Tommy

Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Really nice people. Picked us up right on time. We were told we would be back in town at 11 pm but it ended up being closer to 1 am. We were fortunate to have a clear night and lots of Northern Lights but four...More

Thank Alissa H
Reviewed January 27, 2018

We were a group of eleven Australians and we had come from the other side of the world to see the Aurora. We checked into our hotel in Alta around 3.00pm, saw the add and rang. Trond was on the ski field but by 7.00pm...More

Thank SydneyHarriet
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We booked for a Northern Lights Safari with Paeskatun on two consecutive nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. On our first night the evening started at their camp, where the lights were active, but our little group then went further out of town. We had about...More

Thank MarmeladeSandwich
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

It was really a wonderful experience to see different shades of northern light in a tranquil environment. The tour was well organised and kudos for the guide who made it memorable for us. The choice of location along with details about northern lights, adds an...More

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Edith H
November 27, 2015|
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Response from trickylibrarian | Reviewed this property |
We received a "special" price because of the time of year which was September. Booked it at the tourist office in Alta. I believe it was $65pp
Martin C
May 5, 2015|
Response from Peskatun | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you very much for your interest in Pæskatun and the amazing Northern Lights that we so often can see here from Alta! The Northern Lights trip start at Scandic Hotel Alta 7pm before 27 march. Price: 1 500,-NOK... More