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By: Explore Kiruna
Excellent Transfer Service
We booked round trip transfers to and from the airport. Alex communicated with us well in advance of our trip. Communication is great, we knew exactly where to go and what to look for when we arrived and our car was waiting. Very friendly and professional driver! Most affordable, convenient, and comfortable option out there when traveling to the Ice Hotel! Highly recommended!!!
Everything we were hoping for and even more!
Very nice tour on a quiet road surrounded by beautiful landscapes, we saw reindeers, a female moose with her calf and a big male moose that was standing just a few meters away from us. Alex made sure we could take the pictures we wanted and also brought his camera in order to take some professional pictures for us. He was very kind and made sure we were very happy with everything and we had a very nice conversation on the way, drinking the vegan hot chocolate Alex had prepared for us since we don't drink milk :)
Thank you again Alex! Hope to see you soon!
3 amazing tours with Explore Kiruna
We did 3 tours with Explore Kiruna during our 2 days stay in the city. Alex was a wonderful guide, very friendly, speaking great English and making us feel very welcomed.
First, we did a morning Wildlife Safari tour, about 3h drive in total, to spot some free roaming wildlife. We were lucky to see several moose, a herd of reindeer, and birds. We stopped to take pictures, and could admire the majestic animals in their natural habitat. It was incredible seeing moose in the wild, they are even bigger than we expected.
The second tour we did with Explore Kiruna was a visit to a Sami Village. We were able to see domesticated reindeer, and get really close and personal with them.
On our last night we did a Northern Lights Photography Tour with Alex again. We were a small group that night, and Alex drove us to his secret spot where you can see the Aurora really well. We were so incredibly lucky to already see it from the car when we were driving, so we stopped on the road and took some pictures. It was a beautiful one, quite strong and dancing in the sky. When we got to our final spot, Alex brought some firewood and made fire, which was not only beautiful but also a necessity in the freezing cold. He also provided hot chocolate/coffee/tea, which was perfect to warm us up. We got some amazing pictures from all these tours, which we attach unedited, and we absolutely loved our time with Alex. We highly recommend that you join Explore Kiruna, for sure they will make your trip just as memorable as ours. Thank you, Alex.
Great experience with great host...
Alex is an amazing guy... He took us to an incredible wildlife safari where we have seen the moose on a snowy road and forest. What an experience it was! Ooh I also can not forget the warming hot chocolate he offered us on the way..
Northern lights by the fire
I booked Kiruna Magical Northern Lights Photography Tour on march 18 2019. The host Alex contacted me on the day of the tour, to give details and update on the weather conditions and what we could expect for the night. He picked me up at the hotel and with 2 more people, he drove us to a lovely frozen lake, where he made a fire to keep us warm, while waiting for the aurora to show up. He also provided me with a delicious vegetarian bun to enjoy by the fire.
We saw the lights and Alex took pictures of us with the aurora on the background.
It was a perfect start for my vacation.
I strongly recommend to book with him to enjoy Kiruna.
Aaaaawesome northern lights tour!
It was a fantastic experience to see the northern lights with Alex! He is very knowledgable, fun and experienced guide! We didn't get to see the northern lights on our tour day, but he kindly took us again on another night free of charge! He picked us up with hot drinks and made a bonfire (not in the car, but on a lake=)) to keep us warm. That night we were extremely lucky and got to see beautiful colourful sky. While we were staring at the northern lights Alex took photos which he kindly shared with us later.
We would definitely recommend tours with Explore Kiruna to everyone and would surely come back ourselves.
Northern light photography tour - Explore Kiruna
Terrific and wonderful! First time out and we managed to catch the northern lights! Thanks to our brilliant and friendly guide Alex!
We only had iPhones with us but he took a beautiful pic of us with his own camera!
Enjoyed also the campfire 🔥 and hot chocolate and definitely the company! Maybe marshmallows over the fire next time Alex?
Thank you once again Alex. A good guide makes the trip memorable and a success and you did it!
We will sign up with your other tours when we come back to Kiruna.
Amazing Northern Lights Toor
Alex was a really fantastic tour guide. He picked us up from our hotel in Kiruna, provided us with food and a warm drink and took us to a spot on the edge of the city.
When after spending a bit of time at the same place, we realised the clouds will not move way. So Alex drove us further away in the direction of Abisko, where there was no cloud cover. He safely parked on the side of the road, when the northern lights appeared in the sky.
The sky was incredible, filled with green and even pink stripes! Alex took a beautiful photo of my girlfriend and I with the night sky too. It was a magical adventure.
It was amazing experience with Alex! I was lucky to be on days with perfect weather for both the Northern Lights Tour and the Wildlife Safari, but a lot of the experience was enhanced going around with Alex. He's a wonderful host, a photographer himself and knows the area quite well. He's friendly to talk to and shows you spots that are apart from the rest of the "crowd", which I liked a lot. You feel comfortable and home like, rather being cramped in a tourist mini-van. It felt like going around with a friend! Definitely recommend going to him and I'm already looking forward to another trip to Kiruna going around with Alex :)
Super service, even in case of emergencies
We aranged with Alex to deliver fuel for us in the 30 minutes between landing with the plane and leaving with the bus. Alex was there on the agreed time. And when we found out one of our bag of luggage was missing. He even came back to the airport to help us finding new gear to start our trip!
A really great guy with excellent service!
Thank you, Alex!
Greetings Hans, Ellen, Bart en Yoni!
Wonderful Guide and Experience
To start, our guide Alex was one of the most welcoming and kind individuals we met in Kiruna! He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable in his car and when our travels kept changing (due to cancelled flights) he remained patient with our ever changing pickup times. In addition, he took us to a wonderful place to get a vegetarian lunch which we appreciated beyond words. Our experience in Kiruna would NOT be the same if we didn't have Alex as our guide. Thank you for all the memories
Lake Forest, IL
Excellent option for lights in Kiruna area
Was happy to have found (Alex) and Explore Kiruna. I was actually able to book them at a very reasonable rate through my Chase points. He was very reliable and picked my up from my air bnb outside of kiruna (ice hotel area). I did not want to carry camera equipment, so Alex took a photo with me in it. You cannot really capture the aurora very well with iPhone. Worked out very well.
Perfect way to see the Northern Lights !
Alex was a wonderful guide. Helped with Camera set ups and had his own to take pics. A very nice man, chatty and very knowledgeable.
A pleasure to spend the evening with him, and a perfect way to see the lights.
Will be doing this again ! Quick to respond with pics too.
All in all a great experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend !!
Thankyou Alex :-)
It was a very nice trip with Alex ：）The tour takes about 2-3 hours，depends on when you could see the northern light.
A magical night!
I recommend strongly this tour, Alex is a very nice guide and very professionnel.
I was very lucky for my first night in Kiruna I was able to see the Northern Light. Alex takes several pictures and sends you them after so you just have to enjoy seeing it.
Alex knows the city and give me useful tips about where to shop or where to eat.