GuideGunnar's Private Aurora Chase is perfect for work teams, good friends, and family adventures.
In your chase for the magical Aurora Borealis, GuideGunnar finds the way to the best weather conditions, delivering a consistently high northern lights finding rate.
In this high quality, good service chase into the Arctic wilderness your private group is well looked after by one of Norway’s most innovative and experienced tour guides. A qualified mountain guide, GuideGunnar is known for his energy and enthusiasm, sharing generously his in-depth, local knowledge of heritage and country. In Norway, people also know GuideGunnar from in 'Jakten på Nordlyset' , TVNorge where he featured prominently throughout ten episodes, and in `Dem Polarlicht auf der Spur`, NDR Fernsehen.
GuideGunnar’s Private Aurora Chase also treats you to Norwegian traditional dinner & snacks around the camp fire and presents on screen introduction to the physics wizardry and cultural history of Aurora Borealis.
– What is most important to me is that you as a guest shall have the best possible chance to experience what you have come here for; to see the dance of Lady Aurora in the nightern skies.
GuideGunnar's Private Aurora Chase is available in Tromsø, but sometimes, if it fits my calendar I can also do a Private Aurora Chase in Alta.
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Season GuideGunnar's Private Aurora Chase runs late August – mid April. On-line bookings now open for the 20/21 autum/late winter season. Contact GuideGunnar for additional tour dates.
Pickup point Tromsø TOS airport, cruise ship, city hotel or your AirBnb accommodation address.
Start time Recommended tour start 17.30 - 19.30, please notify your guide of your preferred start time.
Recommended duration 5 - 10 hours
Number of guests 1 - 8
GuideGunnar is happy to provide for larger private groups up to 12 guests chasing the northern lights. This tour will run without the camp fire meal. Please enquire for available dates.
It's important for parents and carers to know how to dress and keep your kids warm when out in the cold Arctic environment.
It`s important for parents who arrive the Arctic enviroment to know how to dress your kids before you arrive. This tour does not provide warm boots and clothing for babies! Our smalles suit size is XS and smalles boot size is EU 36.
It`s also important to know how you keep your kids warm while out in the cold. If it`s too cold or windy in minus degrees, it`s better to stay inside.
Frost bites on kids is not a funny experience. Get tips re; clothing here >>
Head lamp. White light when you walk out in the terrain, red light when you work with your camera.
Mitten gloves! Please wear mitten gloves (rather than finger gloves) as your fingers will help keep each other warm when together.
Read more about preparing for the cold on GuideGunnar's Clothing and Gears in the Arctic environment page.
When we are out there in the darkness, please keep your head light to yourself to not disturb the night sight for your fellow travellers. No camera flash, please!
GuideGunnar’s Private Aurora Chase small group tour for up to 8 guests offers an Autumn Soup hot meal, served by the camp fire.
Autumn Soup is a vegetarian soup of mixed vegetables, served with GuideGunnar’s home made bread. For meat lovers there is the Norwegian delicacy ‘Fenalår’, a dry cured lamb ham which has been part of the Norwegian cuisine for centuries. Fenalår is often compared with prosciutto or jamón curado, only it’s lamb.
*camp fire meal is only included for groups of 8 guests and below
For another Dinner option, please check GuideGunnar`s Theatre of Food Menu >>
GuideGunnar tours run in a high quality, warm and spacious 14 seater mini bus with with on-screen introductions to Aurora en route to the lights. Please check the pictures of the minibus I am using for my tours >>
Please bring your passport (or other ID for EU citizens) on the Aurora Chases in Tromsø as weather conditions might see us chase the lights across the border into Finland.
While GuideGunnar's Aurora Chase 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? Guides Central has rest room facilities.