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About GuideGunnar
One of Norway’s most innovative and experienced tour guides, GuideGunnar is known for his energy and enthusiasm, sharing generously his in-depth, local knowledge of heritage and country. Educated mountain guide, GuideGunnar was one of the first in Arctic Norway to give global travelers a unique experience under the northern lights. Always a forerunner and quality conscious, GuideGunnar presents new tour concepts that combine outdoor activities in Norway’s amazingly pristine environment with the very best in local, nordic food and acccommodation.
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Victoria Sjodin wrote a review 7 Jan
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Amazing experience. Despite bad weather and clouds, Gunnar knew where to go to chase the lights ! Would definitely recommend him.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Allison G wrote a review Apr 2020
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked with Gunnar after reading highly rated reviews and he did not disappoint. Gunnar is professional and goes above and beyond for his clients. He is an amazing and caring guide with a great sense of humour. We saw the lights every time we went out with Gunnar and he was very helpful with tips on other activities too. We recommend Gunnar if you want the best chance of seeing Aurora Borealis
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GuideGunnar, Owner at GuideGunnar
Responded 11 Jul 2020
Thank you Allison for a lovely review of my work as a guide and the chases you joined..;) Have a great summer and maybe I see you back north in the Arctic a day... or night... Kind regards, Gunnar Hildonen.
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Arthur M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Book your Northern Lights tour with Guide Gunnar! We had an amazing tour with Gunnar from start to amazing finish. He is thorough, knowledgeable, in tune with when the Lights will appear as well as an awesome cook. Gunnar picked us up on time and was prepared for us with all necessary equipment to keep us warm and comfortable. Once he found “our viewing spot” along the beautiful fjord he cleared a path in the snow for us to get settled at a campfire area with chairs. It was fun to sit around the campfire and chat with Gunnar while he prepared a delicious dinner for us. He told us the lights would appear at 9:30 and that’s precisely when the “show” began. We had 2 amazing hours viewing the Aurora borealis dancing and giving us a magnificent show. Please do not hesitate to book your excursion with Guide Gunnar. He is passionate about his guests being delighted and he has amazing stories to share as well. He provided us with his photos of our evening, complimentary with our excursion. It’s a night we’ll never forget. Thank you Gunnar! Arthur & Shelley Miller
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GuideGunnar, Owner at GuideGunnar
Responded 19 Dec 2020
Dear Shelley & Arthur. Thank you for joining my Aurora Chase Dinner and your lovely company. And thanks your lovely words about my work as a Aurora Guide. See you next time...
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PANDANS wrote a review Mar 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia215 contributions12 helpful votes
My last chance to catch the Lady Borealis, we booked a tour with Guide Gunnar because of recommendation from Scandinavian Facebook page. Since he only arranges a small group, we directly book via Facebook and got discount. Yay! Gunnar is serious but fun. He took care of group to avoid from freezing. He’s so experienced where to find The Lady and he brought us to near the Finland border. There she goes, the Lady Aurora was dancing perfectly. Gunnar helped to setting the camera, even to take your picture! Thanks Gunnar, I hope I could join for next chasing lady Aurora! Plus, I highly recommend you to choose GuideGunnar as your provider!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GuideGunnar, Eier at GuideGunnar
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Hello. Thank you for joining my chase, and thanks for your lovely company and your feedback..;) See you next time. Kind regards, Gunnar Hildonen.
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Tibbs0675 wrote a review Feb 2020
UK209 contributions210 helpful votes
We booked this particularly tour as we had read such positives reviews about the guide. There is no guarantee as to whether you will get to see them but I think Gunnar is one of the more experienced guide’s in Tromso so if anyone will get you to see them he’s probably your best bet! His minibus is very comfortable and well equipped. Whilst waiting for the lights to appear it is VERY cold and you can be standing around for quite some time - I’m not sure I had realised how long we would be exposed to the elements - it felt a bit like a survival game show at times - I was so cold (despite the small camp fire) - we were outside in minus 15 degrees for a good couple of hours. The finger sized cheese pastry snack and hot black currant drink provided wasn’t that impressive and could certainly be improved on. Gunnar provides tripods and details of how to set up your DLSR camera in order to get some good pictures.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from GuideGunnar, Eier at GuideGunnar
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you for your feedback! "VERY cold and survival game" ? - did you say yes to my offer by using warmer boots and the thermo suit..? But, 15 minus can be cold for someone... Thank you also for mention the snacks and hot drink; Its always a question of price of the tour... if you had chosen the Aurora Chase Dinner, then you had got a nice warm meal of a vegetarian soup, meat from a rack of lamb and new baked bread, plus cold and warm drinks. Next season I will reduce the number of guests from 14 to 10 only, and then I am thinking about to increase the serving, so welcome back for check it out..;)
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