We went on Gunnar's tour on 28th Mar. Unfortunately the weather and aurora activity did not cooperate. However, full credit for Gunnar for trying. Of the four tour companies that I tried, Gunnar provided the best overall service. He prepared a nice fire in a forest clearing and served some very tasty food and drinks. The service that he provided made up for the lack of aurora activity. Thankfully we saw a terrific show a couple of nights earlier. Definitely plan on spending at least 4 nights out to maximize your chances. Also, take a DSLR; a point and shoot won't do justice to the lights. In California there are places where you can rent photographic equipment. I have a Canon 50D, but read on TA that a full-frame 5D with and f2.8 lens would be better. I am so glad I took that advice. The cost of renting the equipment was just a small fraction of the overall cost of the trip and it made a big difference to the quality of my photographs.
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