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Chasing the Northern Lights! Our experienced guides will pick you up at your hotel, bring you into the areas where the probability for spotting the Northern Lights is the best. Hot beverages and snacks included in price. Warm clothing provided if...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Peskaveien 24 | Paeskatun, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 970 60 489
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start with a well-meant advice for everybody who heared something about KP-index or who thinks the weather app is sufficient to assess chances to see the northern lights: Forget that! Trond and his Team are worth every bit of trust you have. If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 736marcelk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a cruise.. 16 of us friends together, and had booked Peskatun tours for the Northern Lights before we embarked. While the lights almost missed us (snowy day, -n we saw it for just a few seconds) but the wonderful powerpoint presentation with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lekhahr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed my trip with paeskatun, it was fantastic from the start to the finish ! Our driver and guide, Simon picked us up from our hotel and brought us to their base camp where Ellinor was waiting for us....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kasmirm2015
Peskatun, Owner at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you very much for your nice feedback. We always do the best for our guest and are happy that you enjoyed the time with us. Best wishes from Pæskatun team.

Reviewed 13 November 2018

My Husband and I were on a cruise and used this tour company independantly with another couple from the Ship. We booked in Alta Tourist Office on the day at a cost of 750 NK. we were a bit apprehensive but we need not have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank doodle1234
Peskatun, Guide at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Thank you! I had a great time with you that night at Pæskatun, and I'm happy that the Northern Lights came to us. You are always welcomed back to Alta and to us. Hope to see you all again! Kindest regards Ellinor

Reviewed 22 March 2018

We had a great day with Trond and Pæskatun Tours. Great skiing and beautiful scenery! Trond is friendly and professional and gave us some memories we will never forget.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a tour arranged by Fred Olsen, as we were on a cruise. There was a brief audiovisual presentation about mining the slate, then an actual demonstration on splitting the slate blocks and also cutting the slate. Then we were able to cut...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ClaireandKen89
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Simply brilliant. My wife & I were on a cruise with an overnight stop in Alta and had already booked this trip prior to setting sail. We were picked up from the bus station in Alta along with another couple and taken to the camp,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mattbennett2018
Peskatun, General Manager at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hallo Matt, the whole Pæskatun team is so happy about what you were writing as it shows us that all the effort and entertainment we put into our camp is so well received by you. And of course we are happy that the Northern Lights...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were on a cruise with a two night stopover in Alta. We booked this Paeskatun outing in the Information Office in Alta (Mariianne) and she told us to be at the Information Office at 7 pm the next night. There was a nice warm...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Peskatun, General Manager at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hallo Pommiejackaroo, thank you for your review and the detailed description about your experience. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at our Northern Lights Camp Alta and that Lady Aurora was dancing for you. The complete Pæskatun team wishes...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

We were picked up on time just outside the port (something other companies won't do) by Tommy and taken to Paeskatun's base camp. After coffee and cake, we were about to have a presentation on the Northern Lights when, in fact, they started and went...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nortonjohn10
Peskatun, Guide at Paeskatun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hallo John, thank you so much for your feedback. Indeed it was a great evening with not ending solar activity and could have been continued until dawn ;-) Or at least until the firewood would have been gone. Best wishes, Tommy

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Really nice people. Picked us up right on time. We were told we would be back in town at 11 pm but it ended up being closer to 1 am. We were fortunate to have a clear night and lots of Northern Lights but four...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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23 November 2018|
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Response from doodle1234 | Reviewed this property |
Hi on our boat CMV they were charging £120 per person and approx 300 people were taken about 1 hrs drive away to and area whereby they only had over an hour and 1 hr drive back,, we got it for £70 approx,, and well worth it... More
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Response from trickylibrarian | Reviewed this property |
We received a "special" price because of the time of year which was September. Booked it at the tourist office in Alta. I believe it was $65pp