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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...more
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Jordfallet 3, Alta 9518, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the northern light experience with Glod Explorer and had a fantastic experience. I have to say, that the weather and a high solar activity helped that night. Our guides Sara and Vebjorn were real professionals, giving theoretical explanations at their headquaters while we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pierre M
TrygveNygard, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy for your great review - and that you saw her! Welcome back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We experienced two phenomenal excursions with GLØD while in Alta. Wic picked us up at our bed and breakfast, prepared a traditional Norwegian fish stew for us, and taught us the science behind the magical Northern Lights. Then we were off for an evening of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out, Great guide, Great equipment, Great scenery... Great great great! Highly recommended even if you not used to riding, first 20mins are a bit hairy but after thst it's easy going and great stop for coffee, hot chocolate and cake

Date of experience: December 2018
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TrygveN_12, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot! Really enjoyed the tour myself. Jepp, a bit hairy in the start, but we dont use that part when its more snow, and you can always walk that bit:)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a Northern Lights with Glod Explorer via P&O Cruise 04/12/2018 and for me it was excellent. Trygve (company owner) gave a presentation onboard P&O’s Aurora which was very informative and fun not only do I now know how a solar storm starts...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ArticCrid
TrygveNygard, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your good and precise feedback! We really appreciate it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a northern lights experience,it cost £135 each, what a waste of money. After 1 hour on a coach, then we arrived at a small farm, which had a small gift shop and room with hot chocolate and cake, a short walk to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marc S
Trygve N, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! I am sorry that Aurora did not show her self on the evening you visited us. She did the night before. If you read the feedback from that evening, they all are good. People are happy! The only difference is...More

Reviewed 5 December 2018

Booked the trip on the Ship , started with an excellent presentation by Mr Glod very informative and fun . I fact he made me laugh more than the ships entertainment. The trip itself was very good very nice well informed guid very passionate about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Trygve N, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Your review is great! Unfortunately, we couldn't see it the next evening! Glad you saw it!

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

I did the Aurora & Fat bike tour one evening (ended up being just myself and the guide, Ida) and then rented the bike the following day/night to go back out on my own. The experience was amazing! It was my first time riding a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Trygve N, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks! A great feedback! Aurora & Fatbike is so cool when weather and conditions are as great as they were the night we went out!

Reviewed 15 November 2018

you need to go to a dark sky area to see the northern lights but if hey don't show you need something to occupy you. they gave a very interesting talk on the ship beforehand so you knew what to look for. they have a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TrygveNygard, Owner at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending the tour!

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Brilliant presentation beforehand. The weather map they us is do precise and they took us to a place about an hour from the ship to give us the best chance of seeing the phenomenon. On a scale of 1 - 10 our chances were 3....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TrygveNygard, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your feedback! We really appreciate it! I guess you mean that the KP index was three? Anyway, thats enough up here, directly under the oval as we are!

Reviewed 8 November 2018

I was recently in Alta for work and stayed an extra day in Alta try to ride the local trails with Glod Explorer. To put it in perspective Alta is so far away from my home town of Brisbane that my whole trip was filled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Trygve N, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

It is a great review! So grateful! And in my opinion; you are so right! We really have some good single tracks around here! And you got to see just a tiny bit of them! You should consider one of our multiple day tours. God...More

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Kate K
24 November 2018|
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Response from TrygveNygard | Property representative |
Hi, we also have a pool with several smaller pools. Good fun for children. Its called "badeland" and it is located close to the Cathedral and the hotels. There will be a shuttle bus from the dock to the city. It is a 8-10... More
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Goldilocks3939
9 October 2017|
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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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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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