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In Alta: Aurora Chase by local knowledge Guide Frantz Jakob

Deeper into the the north for your northern lights adventure


Chase the northern lights in Alta, Finnmark, the Sami District of Norway with GuideGunnar's guide partner and Alta local Frantz Jakob. In your chase for the magical Aurora Borealis we will bring you to where the best weather conditions are for the absolute best possibility to experience what you have come here for; to see the dance of Aurora in the nightern skies. Please note this chase takes place in Alta, 300 km north east of Tromsø.

Please read through tour details before proceeding to online booking below.

Tour keys

NOK 1500 / guest

Pickup point and start times for this chase in Alta

Scandic Alta 18:30 / 6.30 pm
Holmen Husky 18:50 / 6.50 pm
CampAlta 19:00 / 7 pm

Pickup point and start times (March 20th - 30th)
Scandic Alta 20:00 / 8 pm
Holmen Husky 20:20 / 8.20 pm
CampAlta 20:30 / 8.30 pm


Pickup INFO for Cruise ship passengers:

Please take the shuttle bus to the city centre of Alta.

Be at Scandic hotel 10 mins before the tour start. If cold outside, please wait in the lobby!

For the return, the guide will drive you back to the ship.

Duration 5 - 7 hours.
Number of guests 1 - 16.

Age limit: Only 12 - 75 years!

Families with babies and kids under 12 years old are only allowed on GuideGunnar`s Private Aurora Chase in Tromsø!
Please check out GuideGunnar`s Private Chase here >>

Aurora Chase Alta tour includes

  • Pick up from Alta city centre / Holmen Husky and CampAlta
  • Local guide Frantz Jakob
  • Catering snacks: Lefse; Arctic Norway's traditional and locally made pastry with cream and sweet goat cheese, and hot black currant jus
  • Arctic proof warm boots and thermo suit. Dress to impress the Arctic's sub zero temperatures
  • Camera tripods to share
  • If we catch a good one, we share a Aurora Chase Alta photograph from your northern lights night with you
  • A Google Map directions link, showing your Aurora Chase Alta route
  • Return transport to your accommodation, in the city


GuideGunnar’s NEW guide Frantz Jakob

Aurora Chase Alta is based on GuideGunnar's tour principles and run by GuideGunnar’s guide partner Frantz Jakob. Frantz Jakob partnered with GuideGunnar in 2017 for his first season medio February 2018 to chase the northern lights. Frantz Jakob is born and raised in Alta and knows this place and the Northern Norway winters very well.

Please check out Guide Frantz Jakob, when GuideGunnar trained him up winter 2017 as a Aurora Chaser, in the German version of "Jakten på nordlyset"; Dem Polarlicht auf der Spur >>

Good comfort transport

This tours run in a high quality, warm and spacious 16 seater mini bus with on screen introductions to Aurora en route to the lights.



While Aurora Chase Tromsø is a wilderness tour with bathroom facilities that of nature's own, there might be bathroom facilities en route on the Aurora Chase. Please don't hesitate to ask. Need to go before we go? CampAlta has rest room facilities.

Warm clothing for you!

Please check out GuideGunnar's Clothing and gear for the arctic environment page for more information of how you should dress and prepare yourself before you arrive Alta.

Book now!