February 2020

February 4th

  • Guests / Country: 9 guests from Germany, Mexico, Belgium, UK and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / snow.
  • Destination / weather: Dåfjord / part clear / clear / snow.
  • Aurora activity: 8/10.
  • Aurora show: All over, far south, curls, spikes, 3 colors dancing curtains, visible for the naked eyes.
  • Tour km: 145.
  • Tour hrs: 6.

February 5th

  • Guests / Country: 13 guests from Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / snow.
  • Destination / weather: Finnish border / Inside Finland + 50 km / Holes in the clouds / clear / haze.
  • Aurora activity: 0/10.
  • Aurora show: No activity... a double green band on camera only.
  • Tour km: 410.
  • Tour hrs: 9.

February 6th

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Germany, Canada and New Zealand.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / rain.
  • Destination / weather: Signaldalen / Finnish border / part clear / cloudy / haze.
  • Aurora activity: 2/10.
  • Aurora show: A couple of faint bands across, and a little brighter one low on the east sky.
  • Tour km: 325.
  • Tour hrs: 7,5.

As I tell my guests some nights; Moving to an another location is always little gambling, and tonight`s move to an "better" weather location went in to tragedy...

We had a good clear hole and little Aurora far east into a valley, but then I saw on a sky camera 30 km away the sky was even better, so I decided to leave... and then ten mins later on the drive into the clouds, probably one of season best Aurora show came... rest of the night was too cloudy and the lady was tired and didn`t show up again.

February 7th

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Germany, Austria and Hong Kong.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / rain.
  • Destination / weather: Tamokdalen valley / Skibotn / Takvatn / part clear / cloudy / rain.
  • Aurora activity: 4/10.
  • Aurora show: A 5 minutes show only with intens dancing in green and purple colors, visible for your naked eyes.
  • Tour km: 330.
  • Tour hrs: 7,5.

February 8th - Aurora Chase Dinner

  • Guests / Country: 9 guests from Germany, France / Canada and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Part clear.
  • Destination / weather: Tamokdalen valley / clear / cloudy.
  • Aurora activity: 3/10.
  • Aurora show: A couple of bands across the sky, also on the south sky, but it didn`t really take off...
  • Tour km: 175.
  • Tour hrs: 7.

The first plan was to head far away from the city, up in a deep forest valley closer to the Swedish border, but the sky was already lovely clear in a valley only the half drive away. So, since one of the most beautiful spots with lovely surroundings mountains was available I decided to stop there for serve my dinner.

After a chat with my nearest colleagues in the nearby valleys, the weather was the same all over so it was no reason to leave, since the most important for me as a Aurora guide is to find clear sky with beautiful settings for my guests and mine own pictures...

February 9th

  • Guests / Country: Me only.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: GuideGunnar`s Camp Aurora / part clear.
  • Aurora activity: 5/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands across, curls, and a bright dancing curtains in 3 colors, visible for your naked eyes.
  • Tour km: 0.
  • Tour hrs: 2,5.

Night off... home... and outside for removing snow from the driveway... and my camera was close by..;)

February 12th

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Germany, Austria, Hong Kong and Norway.
  • Weather Tromsø: Part clear.
  • Destination / weather: Dåfjord / part clear / snow.
  • Aurora activity: 4/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands across, curtains, spikes and two colors on camera.
  • Tour km: 150.
  • Tour hrs: 7.
  • Wildlife: One moose.

February 13th

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Germany, France and Cuba.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: Malangen / part clear / haze / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 6/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands across, curls, spikes, curtains and a static corona, 2 colors on camera.
  • Tour km: 210.
  • Tour hrs: 7.

February 14th - Valentines Aurora Chase Dinner

  • Guests / Country: 10 guests from France and Norway.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / snow.
  • Destination / weather: Rossvatnet / clear / part clear.
  • Aurora activity: 3/10.
  • Aurora show: A couple of bands on the north sky, spikes and curtains.
  • Tour km: 320.
  • Tour hrs: 8,5.

February 15th

  • Guests / Country: 13 guests from Germany, France, Australia, UK, USA and Cuba.
  • Weather Tromsø: Part clear.
  • Destination / weather: Grøtfjord / part clear / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 5/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands on the north sky, spikes, curls and curtain, 2 colors on camera.
  • Tour km: 100.
  • Tour hrs: 6,5.

Sometimes it`s little pity to leave too early, but every night is different... My guests got an okey show, middle on the tree...

But, when I dropped my guests out to theirs hotels and AirBnb`s at 1 am the best show begin and she danced over the city too... sorry guys.

Hope some of you lifted your heads before you went to bed...

February 16th

  • Guests / Country: 12 guests from Germany, Austria and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: Skibotndalen valley / holes in the clouds / part clear / haze / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 6/10.
  • Aurora show: All over and little to south, curtains, spikes, curls, little movement and a static faint corona.
  • Tour km: 245.
  • Tour hrs: 9,5.
  • Wildlife: One fox and four moose.

Patience is King!
I had to thanks my guests that they had enough patience together with me tonight.

35 minutes before the Aurora show begin at 01.05 am all another guides had left the area, also my colleague left five mins before, but I had to call him to stop and come back again... and then we stayed out there one more hour for view a lovely Aurora show after a looong waiting time in quite a changing weather. Just before she begin to dance the sky got close to 100% clear..;)

We was back in the city at 4 am... and my guests was tired and happy... wish I was onboard the cruiseship Aida Cara today for hear the talk about last nights Aurora, since it was probably only my 4 guests of 1300 passengers who saw the lady dance last night...

February 19th

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia, UK, Taiwan, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: Finnish border / part clear / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 6/10.
  • Aurora show: All over, far south but faint, then curtains, spkies and curls. Little dancing.
  • Tour km: 310.
  • Tour hrs: 8. 

Quite international with guests from 8 countries in lovely chilly 18 minus. I am glad we didn´t drove further inside Finland where they had 30 minus degrees...

February 20th

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Germany, Italy and Taiwan.
  • Weather Tromsø: Part clear.
  • Destination / weather: Dåfjord / haze / cloudy / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 4/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands across, spikes, curls and little movement.
  • Tour km: 155.
  • Tour hrs: 6,5.

February 21st - Aurora Chase Dinner

  • Guests / Country: 7 guests from Australia, Germany and USA.
  • Weather Tromsø: Part clear.
  • Destination / weather: GuideGunnar`s Camp Aurora / Finnvika / part clear.
  • Aurora activity: 7/10.
  • Aurora show: First several bands on the north sky, then bright 3 colors dancing on the south sky too. Spikes and curls.
  • Tour km: 85.
  • Tour hrs: 6.

February 26th

  • Guests / Country: 11 guests from Germany, France, Australia and UK.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy.
  • Destination / weather: Heia / Skibotndalen valley / Skjold / haze / cloudy / snow / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 3/10.
  • Aurora show: A couple of bands on the north sky, some curtains.
  • Tour km: 365.
  • Tour hrs: 9,5.

February 27th

  • Guests / Country: 14 guests from Brasil, Macao, Denmark, Germany and UK.
  • Weather Tromsø: Part clear.
  • Destination / weather: Nakkedalen / Sjursnes / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 5/10.
  • Aurora show: Several bands on the north sky, curls, spikes and curtains. Little movement. 2 colors on camera.
  • Tour km: 145.
  • Tour hrs: 6. 

February 29th - Aurora Chase Dinner

  • Guests / Country: 8 guests from Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Brasil.
  • Weather Tromsø: Cloudy / snow.
  • Destination / weather: Skogsfjordvatnet / Mikkelvika / haze / part clear / snow / clear.
  • Aurora activity: 10/10.
  • Aurora show: All over and far south all night long, spikes, curls, coronas and 3 colors Rock`n`Roll dancing curtains, visible for your naked eyes.
  • Tour km: 165.
  • Tour hrs: 9.

What a great ending of February after months with too low activity; Season best Aurora show!

Since I knew the area should be very crowdy cause this place should be the best location weather wise with some opening of holes in the clouds later in the evening (the weather forecast was wrong... again, since after midnight it got 100% clear), I got the smart idea to call my colleague Steve in Amazing Aurora, for asking him if we could borrow his camp... and he offer us to borrow his BBQ house. Thank you so much..;)

But, by serving the dinner inside we missed two of the shows... but still, I set 6/10 points of what we got.

After the dinner, just before midnight, I decided to drive down to the seaside since the sky begin to get nice and clear from the west... and I am glad I did..;)

It was two fat bands of the Northern lights on the south sky, and of experience I knew, it`s a 90% chance they will give us a great show when she return to the north sky again...

So, around 1.30 am we got the first one with good dancing all over the sky with 3 colors dancing visible for the naked eyes (9/10 points)... and then over 2 am, I told my guests; Lets stay 10 more mins just in case, since the two fat bands was back on the south sky, and when I went back to the bus for warming it up before the departure, she began again by showing what she`s really good for; Rock`n`Roll 3 colors dancing including coronas, the highlights of what LadyAurora can do.

Tired and cold guests, but very very happy we arrived the city at 4 am... my longest coastal Aurora Chase after over 1600 nights for finding clear sky for my lovely guests.

Thank you for your patience..;)

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