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GLOD Explorer

Jordfallet 3, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 997 94 256
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The best trip and experience I've ever had

It was my sister's 50th birthday on December 29th 2017 and she chose to spend it with Glod... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick H
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Crazy skiing journey

The trip started with a wonderful viewing of the Saami Parliament which was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
MarcWeinzweig
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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We offer outdoor adventures and accommodation in Alta - Norway. Activities on foot, skis or snowshoes, by off-road bike, fatbike or canoe - underneath the Northern Lights or the Mid Night Sun, with the option of assistance from Alaskan huskies to pull a sled, pulk or carry packsaddles. Our accommodation is a good alternative to a hotel in the City. Enjoy our Pine Forest Apartment or our very special Arctic Dome - a canvas hotel in the forest.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Jordfallet 3, Alta 9518, Norway
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"light pollution"
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"northern lights"
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"clear skies"
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"great pictures"
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"camera settings"
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"fantastic guide"
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"fabulous experience"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my sister's 50th birthday on December 29th 2017 and she chose to spend it with Glod Explorer. She had been with them previously and wanted to come back for her 50th, since it was such a great experience. So, a large group of...More

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The trip started with a wonderful viewing of the Saami Parliament which was very interesting especially as I come from a small country. Ida the guide was really good and helped to bring a group of strangers together which made the experience even better. She...More

Thank MarcWeinzweig
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I visited Norway in November 2017 on a Northern Lights cruise and this was one of the excursions my friend and I booked. The owner of GLOD came aboard our ship and addressed a few hundred passengers with information and we were then asked to...More

Thank Amretiredandhappy
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I spent a few days in Alta this past March, and did one excursion with GLOD - the Snow Shoeing and Ice Fishing tour. Overall, I really enjoyed Alta because it is small town, and not over-run with tourists yet. Its still developing, and no...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were on a cruise, which was staying overnight in Alta, and first of all they sent a staff member onto the ship to tell the parties on both nights what to expect, what they offered, etc. We were very lucky because we went o...More

Thank Englishlady4
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We toured with this company in March as part of a ships tour in Alta to see the Northern Lights. They have a 95% success rate of seeing the Northern Lights and we were not disappointed. They took us to one of three locations they...More

Thank Russell F
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We were on a cruise ship, but had decided instead of booking the Northern lights tour with the cruise ship, we booked it separately. As previous reviews had mentioned from past years, with the cruise ship there are lots of people, with GLOD a small...More

Thank Kath_2739
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This was me and my wife's first experiencing the northern lights and boy, we were thrilled to say the least! We visited during the first week of January (super late on the review) and definitely didn't expect to see all that we did on our...More

Thank Mike V
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We went on a cruise to Norway for Northern Lights & booked ships excursion with GLOD , he came on board to talk about the Lights, & to say where to go to get to see them ! We arrived to site which was a...More

Thank Tanzanitelady
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Went to see the northern lights The cruise company use these and they are brilliant. They come on to the ship during the day to give you advise on the weather what camera settings to use to also explain you might not get to see...More

Thank vivhudson
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Goldilocks3939
9 October 2017|
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Response from Trygve N | Property representative |
Hi, the main difference between the two tours are: - number of people (up to 8 on public tour and hundreds on the cruise tour) - On the cruise tour we have to choose one of four locations, based on the weather forecast. on... More
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Louise C
12 February 2017|
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Response from Trygve N | Property representative |
Hi, we are not able to pick up at the ship. Pick up will be at Scandic, 5-10 min away with the shutlle bus. We can let you of at the ship after the tour is over
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Malcolm M
24 December 2016|
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Response from Trygve N | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your message! I can see that you also have sent an email. I will respond there, but I think we are able to arrange all tours you are asking for!
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