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Salamapaja

Oulu 90520, Finland
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Unforgettable Aurora Phototour!

As I was in Oulu for a couple of weeks in April 2018 I really wanted to see the Aurora Borealis. I... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Lien93
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Ghent, Belgium
Awesome!!!

We went out for chasing the northern lights on the last day of our trip. Very happy with Thomas. He... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
drp153
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Melbourne, Australia
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Salamapaja offers photography tours and workshops in Lapland and Oulu area. Tours range from 1-evening Aurora borealis chase to 1-week photography tours as well as tailored multi-day tours. Workshops concentrate on landscape, nature and night photography. Visit the website to find more information.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Oulu 90520, Finland
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

As I was in Oulu for a couple of weeks in April 2018 I really wanted to see the Aurora Borealis. I contacted Thomas a few days before my departure and we kept in touch during my stay. In this way we chose the best...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We went out for chasing the northern lights on the last day of our trip. Very happy with Thomas. He is very genuine and has a great understanding of the northern lights. Helped us with the camera settings too. Would highly recommend him.More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello drp153, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and took some useful knowledge with you. For me, feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Great experience! The communication beforehand went perfect and Thomas gave me some very useful tips where I could find suitable shoes for the tour. He was very friendly and helpful during the tour and he knows some great spots for beautiful landscape photos. While waiting...More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hello fro0stb0und, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm glad to hear you value the communication and information before and during the tour. For me, feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Thomas kept in contact with us the day or so before our due trip to search for the aurora & did warn us of an unlikely show due to cloud, We however chose to go out, we had priced this in as part of our...More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hello Sue W, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the tour even if we were not able to find clear skies. Readers will find your feedback useful, I'm sure....More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

As the name of the trip implies, Winter Extreme, so expect extreme Winter conditions and extreme temperatures. Cold, -30°C, but, nonetheless, 100% recommended. Get the right warm dressing and photographic equipment and it will be guaranteed satisfaction. Lapland is stunning in Winter time: you get...More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hello antonio_b1, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. It is great that you mention what kind of weather conditions we encountered, so others can prepare properly as well. I'm glad that you enjoyed the arrangements....More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I have spent the night of the new years eve and the first few hours of 2018 with Thomas looking for northern lights, an unforgettable experience . Thomas is an expert photographer with a huge passion for Northern Lights and he is an expert of...More

1  Thank etruria89
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hello etruria89, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm very happy you liked the places I took you and that it made your dream come true. For me, feedback is the best way to optimize...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Thomas took us to the more remote parts of Oulu to best experience the lights, he had discussed with us beforehand about the clothing we would need. He was not wrong we needed good boots, snowproof trousers, thick coat hat, gloves and scarfs. It was...More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hello pamhull2018, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm glad that you felt safe and well prepared. The weather was crisp indeed. Thanks for pointing out to others to bring their own camera. I'm always...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Thomas was fantastic. Unlike other tour operators, Thomas took the time to prepare me for my night with camera equipment and expectations for the night as well as updating me throughout the day on weather and chances of spotting the lights. After my work event,...More

1  Thank lucianomia
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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hello lucianomia, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm glad that you found the upfront information about the chances and weather situation useful. Knowing what to expect is important when going on a tour. It's...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Thomas is very nice and perfect guide ! We hunted northern light and we had wonderful view!! I had a great time ! Will come back! Thank you !More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hello MinanoKugi, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm very happy you enjoyed the tour so much that you might come back for another one. For me, feedback is the best way to optimize the...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was in Oulu for business this week & chanced upon this link in TripAdvisor & arranged a tour with Thomas Kast who owns this company. Since I was staying at Oulu for a few days, Thomas was kind enough to keep an eye on...More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hello gsurya, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of your tour here. I'm glad that you found the guidance for taking photos helpful. It's great that you could take back good photos with you, thank you for sharing one...More

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