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Salamapaja offers photography tours and workshops in Lapland and Oulu area. Tours range from 1-evening Aurora borealis chase to 1-week photography tours as well as tailored multi-day tours. Workshops concentrate on landscape, nature and night...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Oulu 90520, Finland
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+358 44 2100033
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To start with, Thomas is an incredible tour guide! He is incredibly knowledgeable on searching the northern lights and the science behind it. We did end up seeing a little bit but it was very weak. Despite the chance of cloudiness, he offered to take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 613adinah
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 613adinah, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear you could appreciate the small aurora we were able to see and enjoyed the starry night. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice experience, with Thomas giving a lot of information and doing all he possibly could to make our tour enjoyable. I highly recommend getting in touch with Thomas when you are in Oulu and want to go on a photography tour....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello rovorex, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and information. Thank you for the recommendation as well. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had the pleasure to join the aurora photo tour at the beginning of December. It can be easily noticed that the guide has considerable experience as well as passion for the auroras, which he gladly shares with his visitors. He also offers a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello martinmB6739JK, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed the insights to the many aspects of auroras. Escaping the clouds is always a challenge and I'm happy you liked the destination so much....More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

A Night To Remember I wrote on behalf of my husband. He had a business trip at Oulu at the 1st week of October. "That was a night to remember in my life time. I have met Aurora lady three weeks ago, until now I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hello Karuna98, thanks for taking time and write about your husbands' experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear he was so deeply touched by the aurora. Also, I'm glad the van and tea was useful to keep warm when feeling cold. Feedback is...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I joined the tour in early October. We stayed in Oulu 2 nights on Saturday and Sunday, Thomas check the Aurora forecast and decided to take the tour on Sunday. That was a right decision! The weather was perfect and after a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hello JPMATKA, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very happy you both enjoyed the tour and found the help useful. Glad to hear you plan on being back. Thank you also for writing in Japanese as well, this...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

My husband, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Thomas in early October. He was a pleasure to deal with throughout the process of booking and he even suggested a back-up date to optimize the chances of seeing the auroras. The weather conditions were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Hello Odyssey604247, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very happy to hear your family enjoyed the tour and that you got good photos for yourself. Also, we have now two folding chairs in the van with us on...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was a very nice experience, with Thomas giving a lot of information and doing every effort for us to see the Nordic light. Thank you Thomas, we gladly recommend you !More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann D
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Ann D, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm happy you enjoyed our night out and appreciate the effort which goes in for chasing and seeing the lights. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Last night I went on the Aurora photography tour with Thomas. As soon as we arrived the lake surrounded by trees about 30 minutes north of Oulu, the spectacular show started. Thomas is not only knowledgeable when it comes to photography, he also knows a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Thomas H, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm so happy enjoyed our night out and you were able to take good photos with your camera. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I had the opportunity of joining the Northern Lights Tour organized by Thomas. Although nobody can guarantee weather suitability and the northern lights, Thomas made his best efforts to increase the chances of seeing them. We finally found the perfect day and the results were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pablo C
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Pablo C, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm so happy you could enjoy wonderful Northern lights and got good photos from that night. Thanks for uploading some of them here. Feedback is the best way to optimize...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

super nice tour with Thomas to see the borealis auroras: Thomas is sympathic, the communication was perfect, he checked very well the weather and forecasts to maximize the chance to see them. We were at 2 different spots, and we saw very well the lights...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Laetitia G, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour and the preparations. Glad to hear the heating system helped to keep you warm. For me, feedback is the best way to optimize...More

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