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“Excellence service to help you search the light”

Scan Adventure Day Tours
Ranked #35 of 83 Tours in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence
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Hong Kong, China
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Excellence service to help you search the light”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

It was our 3rd night in Tromso and we joined another tour who went to a base camp and left at 10pm and we didnt see the northern light. We also had no luck when taking the cruise from Skjervoy as the sky is really cloudy.

On our last night, we were with Scan Adventure and it was snowing in Tromso. The guide was not optimistic but we went to somewhere near the Finland border and the sky was quite clear (we saw many stars!) however, we still couldn't see any northern light (the index was 2 that night). We stayed there from 9 to 11 and on our way back, one of us found the light and Tommy, the driver+guide stopped the van and we managed to see the northern light there for around 45min. We were sent back to our hotel at around 2am.

I would like to thank Tommy as he told us much about the northern light and the living in Norway; and he was willing to stop the van and extend his working hours to let us see the northern light.

Scan Adventure is a very good company
- small group
- reasonable price
- provides tripod and warm suit with no extra charge
- tasty snacks and drinks
- good driver and guide who are really helpful and have genuine hope that we all can see the northern light
- longer hours (seems 12-2 is a good timing to see light)

Visited March 2014
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“The best tour”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We saw the lights so of course it was a good trip, but it was also good because we were in a mini bus not a large coach. Our guide and driver Karina was fun, spoke excelllent English, helped with cameras, fed us tasty snacks and stopped us freezing.

She whizzed us from place to place so we had lots of different views to photograph and, just incase our shots were disappointing she sent us a file of her photos from the night inc. some of us with the spectacular aurora backdrop.

There are many tours to choose from in Tromso but none that offer such a nice personal service at such a reasonable (by norwegian standards) price.

Visited March 2014
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Good and pleasant tour”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

We subscribe for 2 days to this tour. Unfortunately we saw just a small northern lights the second day but we did see them!
What can we say? It's not the guide tour's fault. Weather change so fast. It can be cloud and 10min later a small "blue" sky. Nature will always be stronger than us.
The 2 guides, Walter and Karina, were really nice. We could fell that they like what they are doing.
I really recommend this tour as it's a small group, max 16 persons. You can have personal advices, explanations,...

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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“No Lights But Lovely Company”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Great night with the lovely Karina, Did a lot of driving trying to find clear skies but they just would not let up to give the aurora a chance to dance. ahh well maybe next time. We had a few lovely locations and had some fun messing around with our cameras to pass some time while we waited. We had lovely tea & cake which is always nice. ;-)
Thank you for a lovely time guys.

Visited February 2014
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent trip, good and friendly guides”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We had 2 trips January 2014. On both nights we had excellent Aurora Borealis. The minibus is very comfortable and has a capacity of maximum 16 people.They provide warm clothes and do a camera / settings check on the first stop. Walter is a very friendly guide. Takes time for everyone and makes you feel at home.

We had excellent photographic opportunities and liked it a lot.

If we come back again, we will join again!!

Visited January 2014
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