November 2019

November 1st

@GuideGunnar

  • Guests / Country: 7 guests from Norway, Germany, Australia and UK.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / snow.
  • Destination / weather: Malangen / part clear.
  • Aurora activity: 3/10.
  • Aurora show: Just a band on the north sky, bright for a while and some spikes.
  • Tour km: 260.
  • Tour hrs: 7,5.
  • Wildlife: 2 moose and 2 foxes.

November 2nd - Aurora Chase Dinner

@GuideGunnar

  • Guests / Country: 6 guests from Germany and Switzerland.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / snow.
  • Destination / weather: Inside Finland +45 km / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 4/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands on the north sky, spikes and curtains. Two colors on camera.
  • Tour km: 400.
  • Tour hrs: 8.
  • Wildlife: 2 foxes.

Tonight we headed far east for escape the snowstorm on the coast and ended inside Finland, which was the 2nd time in two months this season.

The temperature was 5 plus degrees in Tromsø and lovely 22 minus in Finnish Lapland, which was a cold experience for my guests during this Aurora Chase Dinner...

November 5th

@GuideGunnar

  • Guests / Country: 7 guests from Hong Kong, Germany and Switzerland.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / snow.
  • Destination / weather: Norwegian Wild, Senja / part clear.
  • Aurora activity: 5/10.
  • Aurora show: A bright band across the sky, spikes and little moving.
  • Tour km: 420.
  • Tour hrs: 9.

A tricky night weather wise when all the weather forecast was showing wrong weather, so I got little confused and was not sure what I should do and where I finally should drive. But a big thanks to Anders @Aurora Borealis Observatory who led me in right direction, and a huge thanks to Hege @Norwegian Wild who let us borrow her lovely sea house for the break...

November 6th

Aurora Chase with GuideGunnar in the coastal fjords of Tromsø, Northern Norway 

  • Guests / Country: 11 guests from Indonesia, Netherlands, Brasil, India and Switzerland.
  • Weather Tromsø: Clear.
  • Destination / weather: Kattfjordeidet / Grøtfjord / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 7/10.
  • Aurora show: All over, far south, curtains, spikes, curls, little dancing in 3 colors (visible for your naked eyes) and a small corona.
  • Tour km: 85.
  • Tour hrs: 7.

November 9th - Aurora Chase Dinner

Chase the Northern Lights with GuideGunnar in the fjords of Tromsø, Northern Norway

Guests / Country: 4 guests from Germany, Norway and Australia.
Weather Tromsø: Clear.
Destination / weather:
Grøtfjord / clear.
Aurora activity: 6/10.
Aurora show:
Several bands across the sky, curtains, spikes and curls. 3 colors dancing (visible for the naked eyes).
Tour km: 90.
Tour hrs:
6,5.

November 13th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 12 guests from Norway, Belgium, Hong Kong, Brasil, Germany, India and Czech Republic.
  • Weather Tromsø: Clear.
  • Destination / weather: Kattfjordeidet / Sommarøy / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 7/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands across the sky, then all over, spikes, curls and 3 colors dancing curtains (visible for the naked eyes).
  • Tour km: 110.
  • Tour hrs: 6,5.

Kp 1 Full Moon Aurora! Just love it..;)

The night before it was quiet so I was hoping she was coming back little at least, as she started that way with just a faint band low on the north sky... but, as we know, she`s a tricky lady and suprised us with a great show with dancing in 3 colors together with full moon...

November 14th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 5 guests from Brasil and India.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: Heia / Storfjord / cloudy / part clear.
  • Aurora activity: 0/10.
  • Aurora show: No activity! A faint stripe on camera only...
  • Tour km: 320.
  • Tour hrs: 7,5.

Tricky conditions with wrong weather forecast make us guides confused, but still after a lot of driving and waiting we had enough patience, so clear sky was found but the lady wasn`t cooperative tonight, so it got the season 2nd no show...

November 15th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 6 guests from Germany, India and Taiwan.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: Storfjord / Skibotndalen valley / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 2/10.
  • Aurora show: Just a faint band, some spikes and curls. 2 colors on camera.
  • Tour km: 250.
  • Tour hrs: 7.

November 16th - Aurora Chase Dinner

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 5 guests from Brasil and Italy.
  • Weather Tromsø: Clear.
  • Destination / weather: GuideGunnar`s Camp Aurora / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 9/10.
  • Aurora show: All over, far south, curtains, spikes, curls and a 3 colors Rock`n`Roll (visible for the naked eyes).
  • Tour km: 85.
  • Tour hrs: 7,5.

Full Moon Aurora Beauty!

After a quiet week we got finally a crazy beautiful show which also can happen when we are inside the so called "low sun activity". Tromsø are located under the Aurora oval so it`s no matter if it`s high or low period; Great show we get every season..;)

November 19th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Germany, Italy, Luxembuorg and Taiwan.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / rain.
  • Destination / weather: Balsfjord / Tamokdalen / Dividalen / Part clear / haze / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 2/10.
  • Aurora show: Just a faint band on the north sky, partly between the clouds.
  • Tour km: 290.
  • Tour hrs: 8,5.

A new tricky weather night, but when most of the guides stayed on the cloudy coast I decided to follow my got feelings and headed into the country side.

We found partly clear sky at four windy locations, but the lady was`nt so much cooperative. After midnight all the sky cleared up from the south as they forecasted, but then it was no more activity...

November 20th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 11 guests from Israel, Brasil, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Luxembuorg, UK and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / rain.
  • Destination / weather: Skibotndalen valley / part clear / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 6/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands across, curtains, spikes, curls, little dancing in 3 colors (2 visible with the naked eyes).
  • Tour km: 245.
  • Tour hrs: 7.

Just a typical Kp 1 Aurora show... very nice.. ;) So, please don`t do your chase after the level of Kp index, since you don`t know what happen out there... the Lady will surprise you!

November 21st

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 10 guests from Germany, Luxembuorg, Italy, Brasil, Israel and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Clody / rain.
  • Destination / weather: Tamokdalen valley / part clear / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 9/10.
  • Aurora show: All over, far south, spikes, curls and Rock`n`Roll dancing in 3 colors, visible for the naked eyes.
  • Tour km: 205.
  • Tour hrs: 7,5.

November 23rd

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 8 guests from Israel, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany and China.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / rain.
  • Destination / weather: Dividalen valley / cloudy / holes in the clouds.
  • Aurora activity: 1/10.
  • Aurora show: Green clouds and a short bright one in a hole.
  • Tour km: 275.
  • Tour hrs: 8.

Some nights the weather forecast is wrong and there wasn't any clear sky at the spot we was heading for, but still, all the clouds went green, by high clouds... And then we had couple of holes where she bright up little...

But, the most important on a night like this is when the the guests still are happy and had a lovely night outdoor around the campfire in the forest..;) One of the girls entertained with a lovely chines song... what a moment. Thanks guys, you made my night..;)

November 27th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 10 guests from Austria, Switzerland, Germany and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: GuideGunnar`s Camp Aurora / Kattfjordeidet / part clear / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 6/10.
  • Aurora show: All over, far south, curtains, spikes, curls and little movement.
  • Tour km: 130.
  • Tour hrs: 7.

November 28th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway 

  • Guests / Country: 6 guests from Brasil, Hong Kong and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Clear.
  • Destination / weather: Kaldfjord / Grøtfjord / Rekvikeidet / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 5/10.
  • Aurora show: A early show with curtains, spikes, curls and little movement. 2 colors visible and 3 on camera.
  • Tour km: 105.
  • Tour hrs: 7,5.

November 29th

GuideGunnar`s Aurora Chase Tromsø - Northern Norway

  • Guests / Country: 12 guests from USA, India and Taiwan.
  • Weather Tromsø: Snowstorm.
  • Destination / weather: Senja / snowstorm / part clear.
  • Aurora activity: 7/10.
  • Aurora show: All over, far south, curtains, curls, spikes, little dancing in two colors and a small corona.
  • Tour km: 390.
  • Tour hrs: 9.
  • Wildlife: 2 moose.

After a long drive south, close to 200 km in snowstorm, the clouds splitted up as the forecast said and we got a nice Aurora show in about two hours.

And when the hole dissapear again the activtiy was over, so we went back home to Tromsø... the return was little harder than the way out, with stronger wind and more snow...

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