Wildlife & Fjord Excursions
Wildlife & Fjord Excursions
I am Marianne and both my guides and I are Professional Photographers, my family and I, have lived and worked this land, since the early 1700s .
We would love to share this Beautiful Landscape that we Call Heaven On Earth with you.
Listen to ancient Folklore Stories about this Area.
Jaw Dropping Fjords ,will almost make you speechless.
You can look forever; as we will take you directly to where the real action is.
Firstly the landscape and fjords are stunning photography subjects ,with any type of camera.
But for more professional images ,both wildlife and landscape ,you could hire one of our professional and semi professional cameras and lenses that we have on offer.
Look no further.
Come Join us .
You won’t be Disappointed.
40 Years Local knowledge and Experience
All year around Tour’s 0900-1300
We are a small company with a massive heart and will do all we can, and a little bit more, to make your aurora hunt or fjord tour satisfactory.
What makes us different from the rest is, that it’s not just a job… it’s a passion.
We are professional photographers and have a lifetime’s experience of aurora viewing with a huge passion for aurora and low light photography, If required we will help you to set your camera for maximum quality and show you various shooting angles, how to frame and fill the frame, set up to photograph vivid colours, consider composition, background etc. In short, we will show you all the low light photography settings you need for an unforgettable night’s/ day photography with us under the arctic circle, weather and aurora and animal permitting of course.
We operate our tours using mini buses carrying up to 7-8 passengers. More than one bus can be booked.
We will supply you with the following items:
• A professional monfrotto tripod with Manfrotto 324RC2 Horizontal Grip Action Ball Head.
• Warm all in one High Visibility Synthetic Snow Suit with Hood and Reflecter Vest for your SAFTEY.
• Heat pads for feet and hands, gloves, hats, socks
• Boots with professional 12 spike ice crampons if needed.
• Tripods will be supplied with pan and tilt or ball heads tor everyone who needs one (please state at time of booking).
• We have a cable release (i.e. a remote control for most DSLR cameras) if required.
PROFESSIONAL CAMERA EQUIPMENT HIRE.
A Digital DSLR with detachable lens is best .
We hire professional and semi professional camera equipment for landscape and wildlife photography.
USING YOUR OWN CAMERA EQUIPMENT
You can use any cameras for a day tour. if you want to catch a animal, a zoom is good.
if it is November to December its good with a low light camera, as the blue artic light is around.
HELP & ADVICE
We provide full low light photography tuition to best enable you to catch the Wildlife and fjords and the northern nightscape in all its glory.
FOOD & REFRESHMENTS
• Included in the tour price are:
• FREE complimentary drink.
• Bottled drinking water.
• Selection of hot and cold drinks.
• Biscuits or cookies
We will pick you up at the new Post Office in Tromso city centre at 17:30 which is directly behind the SAS Radisson Blu hotel.
We will bring you back to your hotel or place of residence at the end of the tour
We will provide you with the following:
• Warm snow suit to be worn over your clothes for everyone to wear, (due to past experience its very very advisable), please state size when booking (usally slighty larger than normal).
• Head lamp.
• Synthetic fur lines boot with extra socks and crampons when required.
• Reflector vests for your saftey.
The start of the seasons are usually not so cold, but can be, and the rest of the season can be very cold indeed , especially the further inland we go, so you’ll need to dress up well as the weather can change at any time. You are under the arctic circle after all!
Please wear thermal underwear with lots of layers of clothes and have good warm boots, woollen socks, gloves and a hat as they are all essential.
Please wear good footwear as this is the first part of your body to get cold and can be very difficult to warm up again. Please don’t wear trainers or dress shoes if you can help it. For your own comfort and safety, good, tough boots are best.
We have some fur lined boots for use in extreme circumstances incase your footwear is inadequate and ice and snow grips (crampons) are provided to be worn over your shoes if the ground is very slippery.
We usually go to Kvaløya
We do not and cannot guarantee any animals or clear sky….
We cannot and do not cancel a day tour because it’s snowing, raining, windy or cloudy in the Tromso area.
If we do have to cancel for any other reason (avalance, vehicle breakdown or other situations outwith our control) we will offer you a full refund or another day tour. We will explain in great detail thesituation and your otions when and if these days occur.
It’s up to us to choose if and when the situation is safe for everyone on any given day.
We do not give up easily, but always try to play safe.
We have toilets available on most days depending on area of day tours , although the great out doors also provides many toilet options.
Valid travel or outdoor winter sport insurance is recommended before you travel.
We carry full public liability insurance.
Please let us know if you have any special needs and we will help in every way we can.