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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Me and my wife booked this trip several months in advance to get two seats for the turning of the year timeframe. The organization and help form Light over Lapland could not be better – quick, competent and very friendly.
When we finally arrived at the Kiruna Airport they started to deliver what the promised with awesome service. Comfortable bus transfer to the hotel where you got the first impression of the “extra mile service” of our guide Chris. While other tourists now had to stand in line for checking in to the Hotel, he already did this for the Lights over Lapland Group and just handed out the keys. Thank you Chris!!

Chris than informed us over the next days programs and started to relax us all by being very confident that we will see an aurora within our tips timeframe. We were very nervous before, reading the weather forecasts, that where not to promising due to clouds… Please remember: This is nature and not a Lightshow at Disney! Although your chances here in Abisko are very high, there is no guarantee to see the aurora. So please be smart and do not ask the receptionist at the hotel, at exact which hour the aurora will take place every day… as we have actually witnessed. Let nature take care of this and trust in the experience and confidence of your guide.

Beside the night tours with Chris to hunt and picture the aurora, we also did a dog sledge tour (Kirunadogsled.com), a Skidoo Tour and a visit to the Ice Hotel near Kiruna. All were booked via Lights over Lapland and were AWESOME!

And in the end, we also saw what we came for: the best aurora “firework” on 31.12 that you can wish for! We really got hooked up for this. And although we were thinking this would be a once in a lifetime trip for us, we started to plan when we will come back.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Fraaanz
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

I'm new to photography and was traveling solo, this was a great tour for my first time seeing the northern lights! I don't remember my guides name, but he was great. He helped get everything set up (they supply cameras, tripods, everything!), but also made sure we knew what he was doing to the cameras so we could do it again ourselves. I did get really cold (bring extra hand/foot warmers!) but was able to pop in the teepee to warm up a bit. Everyone in the group was super friendly, so it wasn't a problem I was there alone.

I was able to go out the following night on my own (with my own camera this time) and take some great pictures!

I visited the end of March 2017, but still was able to see the northern lights.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LizzSM
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I feel very grateful to have seen such powerful auroras with the naked eye the night we did this. Mother Nature really put on a show and our wonderful guide Harry helped us adjust settings quickly to maximise the quality of our photography. Although at one point I think we all just stood there frozen in absolute awe with mouths wide open!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank moomootweet
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful night. We had great experience when seeing very strong lights moving and dancing in the sky and were able to capture great photos with professional camera and tripod provided by the tour. Great thanks to our friendly tour guide - Chris Hodgson for being very helpful throughout the 3 hour tour with us, getting the camera ready for aurora shooting and patiently providing good tips for setting for our own camera to get the best photos. It was also very nice of him to offer help to take our portrait photos with the aurora and make sure every one had the best photo with the lights. He was constantly checking everyone’s camera to ensure the settings and focus of the cameras are right for the lights. He also quickly set fires in the tent and hot drinks ready to keep us warm. We were really lucky to see the lights for almost 2 hours from starting to ending but might not be able to keep this great moment and best photos without Chris’s help. I will definitely recommend this tour to my friends.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Phuong T
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I did a nightly aurora photo tour at the abisko national park. It was just amazing! Though the forecasted activity level was low, we were very blessed to see incredible aurora dancing before our eyes and for almost 2hrs! Special thanks to our marvelous guide Chris who is so friendly, gives clear and concise in his guidance on aurora photography, and very patient and helpful in providing any assistance we needed with the camera settings etc. He is also very attentive to everyone's needs and ensures we all get a chance to have a photo with the aurora. Awesome to have such an experienced and wonderful guide! Sharing two of my favourite photos taken from that night!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank elisaz001
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