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Karl Ivar is himself a photographer of northern lights with many years of experience. Karl Ivar will take you to his own favourite places - the very best places where the conditions are ideal for taking perfect photographs. No man-made light sources...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Tomasjordnes 41 | Tomasjord, Tromso 9107, Norway
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+47 477 57 730
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karl-Ivar actually called us the day before our original booking to suggest that we go hunting for the lights that very evening, had he not, we would have surely missed the most spectacular sight of our lives due to bad weather. Seeing the lights from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the nice feedback and superlatives. Yes a period then it was a challenge to find the Northern Lights because the weather was very poor. But I never go out if I don't believe in it that we are going to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this guide because he announces on his website being a photographer and was hoping for some special spots. Booked an aurora tour, tour got cancelled, ok, can happen once, asked for another chance, got an email with a confirmation of day and an additional...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This person was on a Northern Lights trip and paid with pay pal and since she was on a Northern Lights tour she got offer to be on a fjord tour by car at a reduced price NOK 800, -. I have been running for...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is understandable that you can’t force a showing of the northern lights. That’s not the problem here. The problem here is that Karl-Ivar's tour didn’t give us the satisfaction that a normal northern-lights chasing tour would give. A proper guided tour would have given...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Imagine that so sour one can become when one does not see the northern lights. Of course I newspaper all claims that depend on that those who have written this do not have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the realities. The 11/1 was an...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019

Although weather and sky conditions were very bad (cloudy everywhere + rain and snow) our guide Marit drove us inland (southeast), we got to see a great show of northern lights. The sky opened, stars appeared and a great dancing northern lights. We were very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Marit greets you and thanks you. She thrived with you on the trip. And was glad that it appeared well with the Northern Lights.

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

For us, it was really enjoyable to spend a day finding good photography spots and enjoying the daylight. Our guide, Ms. Marett, was really knowledgable and gave us great insights into the life and history of the Sami. The car was in good repair and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for good feedback, Marit thanks so much and asks me to greet you so much. She liked you very well!

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Four of us traveling together on a cruise signed up for the photographic tour. As it turns out, we were the only ones on the tour, so it was very personal. Our guide took us to her house to fit us with good, warm boots...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

It's true that your payment was something wrong, What happened, I thought it was hanging out in the system. But now I see you paid, you got the money back. We have been on for 5 years now and you are actually the only case....More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Karl was very knowledgeable in terms of photography. He'll help you to set up your cameras to take the best pictures. We were driven to a few spots. Dress up warm, it can get really cold. Lifetime experience with a big chance to improve your...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you very much for your welcome feedback, you are welcome back again.

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Karl-Ivar's Guide Tour was a incredible experience. We visit several locations for take wonderful pictures of the best landscapes around Tromso. The weather wasn't the best because change every 5 minutes (snowing, windy, cloudy, sunny, etc), but Karl-Ivar know perflectly how act in every moment....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you very much, I'm not forgetting either, it's great to be out with you, welcome again to Northern Norway!

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I took the photo safari on Kvaløya with Marit who was brilliant, friendly and found all the best places for photos. It was a great tour even with the challenging weather conditions (wind & snow). Highly recommended. Tusen takk Marit! :-)More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you very much, Marit thank you so much, she was happy with it. Marit loves to go out with you and she is a Sami lady and ask her so She is happy for you, that's really good. She is well known and a...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

We did the fiords tour with Karl Ivan which we really enjoyed. He stopped at so many beautiful places for us to take photos. The soup, bread and tea were really welcome as it was a cold day . There had been lots of snow...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Karl-Ivar, Eier at Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you very much, for your feedback. The fjordtur by car contains slopes of beautiful nature pearls. And that you also bring some of the local community, like that like here a big party bed children aged 6 to 7 who were going on a...More

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chrissreve2013
9 September 2017|
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Response from Karl-Ivar | Property representative |
I bring disabled people if they travel without sitting in the wheelchair and If they are so functional that they, together with me, can get in the car.
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Ratnakar P
20 August 2017|
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Response from Karl-Ivar | Property representative |
Thank you for your great feedback. I try to help people not freeze, draws to the best places without clouds and winds. And, of course, is helpful in making a camera.
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Karl-Ivar
24 February 2015|
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Response from sanelab2222 | Reviewed this property |
Well, it is always recommended with wool during the winter. But at this guide, you can borrow some warm jackets, pants and boots, so no freezing on that tour :))
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