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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Oulu 90520, Finland
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+358 44 2100033
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Night To Remember I wrote on behalf of my husband. He had a business trip at Oulu at the 1st week of October. "That was a night to remember in my life time. I have met Aurora lady three weeks ago, until now I...More

Thank Karuna98
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Karuna98, thanks for taking time and write about your husbands' experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear he was so deeply touched by the aurora. Also, I'm glad the van and tea was useful to keep warm when feeling cold. Feedback is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I joined the tour in early October. We stayed in Oulu 2 nights on Saturday and Sunday, Thomas check the Aurora forecast and decided to take the tour on Sunday. That was a right decision! The weather was perfect and after a...More

Thank MATKA104
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello JPMATKA, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very happy you both enjoyed the tour and found the help useful. Glad to hear you plan on being back. Thank you also for writing in Japanese as well, this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Thomas in early October. He was a pleasure to deal with throughout the process of booking and he even suggested a back-up date to optimize the chances of seeing the auroras. The weather conditions were...More

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Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Odyssey604247, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very happy to hear your family enjoyed the tour and that you got good photos for yourself. Also, we have now two folding chairs in the van with us on...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was a very nice experience, with Thomas giving a lot of information and doing every effort for us to see the Nordic light. Thank you Thomas, we gladly recommend you !More

Thank Ann D
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Ann D, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm happy you enjoyed our night out and appreciate the effort which goes in for chasing and seeing the lights. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Last night I went on the Aurora photography tour with Thomas. As soon as we arrived the lake surrounded by trees about 30 minutes north of Oulu, the spectacular show started. Thomas is not only knowledgeable when it comes to photography, he also knows a...More

Thank Thomas H
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Thomas H, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm so happy enjoyed our night out and you were able to take good photos with your camera. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I had the opportunity of joining the Northern Lights Tour organized by Thomas. Although nobody can guarantee weather suitability and the northern lights, Thomas made his best efforts to increase the chances of seeing them. We finally found the perfect day and the results were...More

Thank Pablo C
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Pablo C, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm so happy you could enjoy wonderful Northern lights and got good photos from that night. Thanks for uploading some of them here. Feedback is the best way to optimize...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

super nice tour with Thomas to see the borealis auroras: Thomas is sympathic, the communication was perfect, he checked very well the weather and forecasts to maximize the chance to see them. We were at 2 different spots, and we saw very well the lights...More

Thank Laetitia G
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Laetitia G, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour and the preparations. Glad to hear the heating system helped to keep you warm. For me, feedback is the best way to optimize...More

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

Thank Lien93
Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hello Lien93, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm so happy you got some good photos from that night. Whenever possible weather- and roadwise, I try to find a lake or river. Seeing the lights also in the water...More

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

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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