Join us on a private hunt for the Northern Lights. Being the Pioneer Adventure Company in this region, our competence finding the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis gave us a hit rate close to 90% last season.
Bring your camera for private photos. We will help you with the settings. The Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland came to Alta to do his research, not Tromsø or Kirkenes.
Welcome to our private Northern Lights tour!
By private we mean that the minibus and guide services are at your private disposal. If you are travelling alone or with your spouse, family, friends or colleagues – and you want a more personalized experience with an increased level of flexibility – then this is the tour for you.
Unlike our public tour, other people cannot sign up to fill the remaining seats. You pay for all the seats in the minibus regardless of the size of your group.
After picking up from your hotel, we head straight to GLØD headquarters for a briefing. If desirable, we will also serve the Soup of the Night. If you need some warmer clothes, we can arrange this too. It’s also possible to arrange a briefing at another place if preferable.
After the briefing, wet set off on our Northern Lights hunt!
To optimize our chances of experiencing the Northern Lights, we head to areas with little or no light pollution. We travel by minibus in search of an area with starry sky and good views.
If the weather conditions in Alta are poor, we head elsewhere. This may mean a drive of 200 km, either along the coast, fjords or in the inland of Finnmark. We make regular stops to check the conditions and, if conditions permit, to take photos. Then we happily continue in search of new, exciting and nice locations, either to find new photo subjects or – if the conditions are challenging – to find clear weather. On a normal evening we drive approximately 100 km.
We will serve snacks and hot chocolate during the trip.
Northern Lights photos
The guides have experience with various cameras and will help you to adjust the settings on your camera. Please note that some compact cameras are not suitable for taking good photos of the Northern Lights. However, the guide has good photographic equipment and will take photos along the way. These photos will be made available to the tour participants. You will also receive a free photo of yourself with the Northern Lights behind.
If your group is larger than six people (e.g. family, friends or colleagues), please add the extra number of people after choosing your date.
From your hotel or any preferred location in Alta at 7pm.
(from 15 March at 8pm)
Duration: 4.5 – 6 hours
(All times are flexible)
From September 15 to April 12
NOK 13,200 for up to 6 people
Then NOK 2,050 per extra person
Available every evening
Pick up, if required
Flexibility in relation to the start and finish time
Soup of the night
Guided hunt for the Northern Lights
Hot chocolate/coffee/tea and snacks
Insulated thermo suit and overshoes if necessary
Assistance with your camera settings so you can take photos of the Northern Lights
Photo of yourself with the Northern Lights behind (taken by the guide)
Please note that the temperatures may drop to minus 30 dgr. celcius
Downfilled jacket, if necessary thick woolen sweater/thick fleece