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We offer outdoor adventures and accommodation in Alta - Norway. Activities on foot, skis or snowshoes, by off-road bike, fatbike or canoe - underneath the Northern Lights or the Mid Night Sun, with the option of assistance from Alaskan huskies to...more
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Jordfallet 3, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 997 94 256
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the trip on the Ship , started with an excellent presentation by Mr Glod very informative and fun . I fact he made me laugh more than the ships entertainment. The trip itself was very good very nice well informed guid very passionate about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the Aurora & Fat bike tour one evening (ended up being just myself and the guide, Ida) and then rented the bike the following day/night to go back out on my own. The experience was amazing! It was my first time riding a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shutterbug2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you need to go to a dark sky area to see the northern lights but if hey don't show you need something to occupy you. they gave a very interesting talk on the ship beforehand so you knew what to look for. they have a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank susan d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant presentation beforehand. The weather map they us is do precise and they took us to a place about an hour from the ship to give us the best chance of seeing the phenomenon. On a scale of 1 - 10 our chances were 3....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J60Kym
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I was recently in Alta for work and stayed an extra day in Alta try to ride the local trails with Glod Explorer. To put it in perspective Alta is so far away from my home town of Brisbane that my whole trip was filled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrCSC2016
Trygve N, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is a great review! So grateful! And in my opinion; you are so right! We really have some good single tracks around here! And you got to see just a tiny bit of them! You should consider one of our multiple day tours. God...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We were on the Magellan cruise ship and Trygve Nygard gave a talk first which was very interesting and useful. On the drive up and back we saw reindeer.The sight we were taken to was lovely and we saw an amazing show of the Lights....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Debbie P
Trygve N, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! And you are right, we dont arrange the lights:)) Welcome back!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Ok we went by ship the Marco Polo to see the northern lights with glod explorer, our visit wasn’t a waste , we were taken from the ship to a site run by glod explorer, now at £119 each I was a bit sceptical if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aquqkidd123
Trygve N, Manager at GLOD Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks a lot for your good feedback!

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We done the In Search of the Aurora Borealis night time excursion while on our cruise, we had been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights from the ship the last 2 nights anyway but we saw them on this trip with Glod from a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Professional, passionate and friendly people who led a great mountain biking trip across Finnmarksvidda. High quality food and accommodation at the Glod Base in Alta, mixed with an adventurous trip across the Finnmarksvidda with clean and basic accommodation at the mountain lodge (with great food)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MadMark42
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed going on a northern lights safari with glød. They had extra warm clothes and tripods that they let us borrow and everything was very well planned. Sara was a great guide and explained her choices in areas to search for the northern...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kate K
November 24, 2018|
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Response from Trygve N | Property representative |
Hi, we also have a pool with several smaller pools. Good fun for children. Its called "badeland" and it is located close to the Cathedral and the hotels. There will be a shuttle bus from the dock to the city. It is a 8-10... More
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Trygve N | Property representative |
Hi, the main difference between the two tours are: - number of people (up to 8 on public tour and hundreds on the cruise tour) - On the cruise tour we have to choose one of four locations, based on the weather forecast. on... More
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Louise C
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Trygve N | Property representative |
Hi, we are not able to pick up at the ship. Pick up will be at Scandic, 5-10 min away with the shutlle bus. We can let you of at the ship after the tour is over