Sorry for the late review. I had a great time with Andrei chasing the northern light in late March this year. I highly recommend Andrei for northern light tour. He is a great guide and photographer…And not forgetting the campfire and food to keep all of us warm thru out the night. We were awarded with great light dancing on our 2nd northern light tour. Thank you!
Andrei made our Tromsø weekend unforgettable!
I was fortunately enough to do 2 tours with him, and he made the car ride, the campfire and the lights very entertaining and enjoyable. We drove to Finland on the second tour because he had a feeling we would have more luck there – and he was right! We were treated to an incredible show of the Northern Lights.
I highly recommend Andrei as a tour guide! By the end of the night he was like a friend to us, and did whatever he could to make the night as fun and exciting as possible!
I read everyone’s review . Very happy. Very much interested to see northern lights, is December end is good time ? at list how many days we need to stay to see lights and other activities. One more thing I am vegetarian .Pls give ur suggestions.
I had a great day photographing the Fjords. Friendly knowledgeable advice and a welcome hot sausage and coffee around a camp fire at the end of the trip. A wonderful time and excellent value for money
Andrei is a friendly guy and he is also professional . I went for 2 nights Northern light chasing in October. The first night we almost ended at 4 am . The result of chasing was not ideally because the lights were weak. The second night was better and we ended at 1 am. He make sure you are satisfy with the ending result . Excellent
Joined Andrei for both the Fjord excursion tour and also the northern lights tour and he was awesome in both tours.
Tromsø is more than northern lights and would recommend every visitor to go for a fjord excursion. Andrei brought us to the Kladfjord and also various locations where it’s near the sea and we had BBQ right there in an area near the sea. The experience was one of a kind. It’s a relaxing tour Travelling by a mini van which is comfortable and Andrei will stop by at places where its photo worthy. There were just 4 of us in the tour group which is simply lovely.
Northern lights tour :
Like his fjord tour Andrei ensures that it’s kept to a small group so that he could be attentive to every ones need and that includes photo taking with the lights without needing to spend a Long time queueing up( the lights might be gone by the time it’s your turn).
Also he Ensures that everyone is kept warm and not hungry by providing awesome mint tea and pastry for the night.
His price is reasonable as compared to the attention you will get.
He is also dedicated to ensuring that we catch the lights though it’s really all up to luck!
Thanks Andrei for such a magical time !
We went on a tour with Andre on 29th Feb 2016.I did not have much optimism about seeing the lights as it was so cloudy. Andre took us about an hour north of Tromso after much researching and contacting with his mobile phone. We parked up, made a fire, sat around the fire and ate reindeer sausages and drank hot Chocolate next to a fjord. That was a magical experience on its own but when the clouds parted as Andre had predicted they would, I could not believe what I was seeing. I’ve seen some fantastic fireworks displays in my time but seeing the northern lights on that night tops them all. This was our first sight of the Northern Lights and it was unbelievable. Thank you Andre. You are a fantastic guide.
Thank you for Northern lights tour!
Thanks to Andrei, we enjoyed fully about Northern lights. It was fun and informative!
Good luck with your work!
The weather was not promissing but Andrei did all he could to give us the best experience.
We have seen the lights, thank you Andrei for finding it!
I don’t think I can add to the accolades written about Andrei. He is an excellent guide and goes out f his way to help and reassure you on the trip. He is very attentive an d includes all members of the party. Despite terrible weather conditions his driving is excellent and I had complete faith in his abilities. A charming man who is determined to show the lights no matter how far he has to drive. I had a magical evening.
We booked Andrei through the Tourism office and were not disappointed. Andrei came highly recommended and his tour was most enjoyable despite the -14degree temperature. There were eight people on the trip which was ideal. Andrei took us to a remote location in the mountains, built a fire, cooked us reindeer hot dogs, helped with photography and arranged for the ‘lights’ to put in appearance! It was a most enjoyable experience spending time with Andrei and our fellow travellers. We certainly have no hesitation in recommending Andrei.
Further to doing some extensive research on the web, I decided to book the ‘Northern Lights Tour’ with Andrei and it definitely exceeded my expectations. On a night with adverse weather conditions in Tromsø, Andrei was confident from the start that we would be able to witness the magic! He was very flexible and proactive during the chase, and in constant communication with different sources to find the best spot for the night. After stopping at the ‘ideal spot’, we witnessed the aurora borealis as soon as we got off from the vehicle – it was a fantastic show and the chosen location made it even more spectacular! He ensured that each one was able to take the photos properly and even took pictures of all the participants with his own camera! He also set up a campfire and grilled reindeer sausages which kept us going while we gazed at the dancing lights on a very cold night. The smaller group size resulted in a more personal experience – he is really friendly and was very attentive to the needs of every participant during the tour.
I would highly recommend getting in touch with him when planning your trip to Tromsø, especially to view the elusive Northern Lights! He is a one man army and is committed to providing you the best experience in Tromsø even if it means going beyond what most tour companies would do, for example, drive 600 km on a single chase!
The experience was so much more than we were expecting. It took some time but you can not rush nature. Andrei picked a wonderful spot to experience the aurora borealis. He takes really good pictures and the sausages trick works! Taking small, private groups, Andrei has been chasing the northern lights for some time now. He is at your disposal, joking, chopping wood, giving information, cheating lightening the fire, cooking, taking way better pictures than yours and he even stops to look for moose on the way back! Highly recommended.
My family had the MOST amazing experience of the Northern Lights thanks to Andrei. He went out of his way to take the most amazing photos of our experience of the Aurora and gave us terrific tips to take our own photos too ! We also took the fjord tour and that was great fun too with Andrei being so knowledgeable about the areas we visited. He made a nice fire for us and cooked sausages and had plenty of hot coffee and tea at hand. Thank you Andrei for making our holiday the best experience we have ever had !
It was our first experience chasing the lights, and we got more than what we expected.
Our spot was on a beach overlooking the bridge to Sommeroy, and on our “camping grounds” he made a small fire and grilled some dogs for us to eat. The only thing we underestimated was the cold, but the lights made us forget that immediately. We would never be able to get so lucky without his expertise and will definitely recommend him to friends who are looking to chase too! Andrei, thank you for making day 3 in Norway unforgettable and impossible to beat.
Andrei made our dream come true. We managed to see the magnificent aurora on our first night chasing the elusive Northern Lights with his expert guidance. We went to both sites & saw the aurora both times. We received wonderful photography tips as well
as a great photograph of us with the ethereal aurora as our backdrop. Thanks Andrei for the wonderful experience.
Our Northern Lights chaser trip with Enjoy The Arctic was the highlight of our 10 day trip to Norway! Andrei drove us safely through the icy roads in his warm, comfortable car to a carefully chosen spot for optimum Aurora viewing, and we were rewarded with an awesome display. Sitting around Andrei’s roaring log fire in the snow pit he’d dug, and eating hot dogs while viewing the Northern Lights, was a magical experience. Andrei even sent us some excellent photographs a few days later. I cannot recommend this little company highly enough. Thanks, Andrei!!!
We booked Andrei’s Norwegian Fjords Tour and definitely were not disappointed. It was just 4 people plus Andrei in his car, not a big tourist bus. He took us to some veeery nice places, explained a lot of things and gave it all a personal touch. It felt like a “friend from Tromso” was taking us on a tour. He stopped everywhere we wanted him to so we could take pictures. The scenery was breathtaking and Andrei was very nice. I can definitely recommend him.
We had a great tour with Andrei. He brought us to a beautyful place, where we saw amazing lights. And with Andreis help up our camera settings we took nice fotos. We had a fire, grilled sausages, hot drinks… everythink was really good – so we enjoyed the tour very much. Andrei, thank you for taking us on the wondeful adventure !
Andrei is a very friendly and knowledgable Guide who knows where “to see the light”. All promisses delivered in a perfect and professional way, though very personal- big advantage of being a small group of four people only. He took all the time to adjust the cameras for good photos. Thanks for a memorable experience!
Our trip to the Northern Lights with Andrei was absolutely wonderful!! He brought as to a place which looked like the end of the world – absolutely dark, cast off and at the waterside – 50km away from Tromsø. We had the luck to see the Lights for more than 4 hours. He made a nice fire so we didn’t freeze to ice trays and he supported us with hot coffee, tea, snacks and made sausages for us.
We didn’t bring a good camera, so Andrei took many very professional photos of us with his great Mirror reflex camera – THANKS A LOT ANDREI !!!
All the best to you,
Viola & Michael
With Andrei we saw what everybody said in Tromso: the best aurora of the year!!!!
He takes you to places where nobody gets and also takes incredible pictures.
He helped us with our camera and taught us how to take pictures!
Its also nice to travel in small groups.
Andrei is such a fan of the aurora that still when he drives he looks through the window to catch one.
Thanks a lot Andrei for the most amazing experience of our lives!
It was one of the best experiences we ever had. It was a last minute decision but all worth it. Andrei was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. He really knows the best place to witness Miss Aurora. 100%guarantee. Will definitely recommend to friends who are also planning to chase the Northern lights.
My experience with Andrei was brilliant. My friend and I had booked the Norwegian Fjords tour and the Northern Lights tour for the same day. The Norwegian Fjords tour was perfect despite the snow and cold. Andrei took us to beautiful places with amazing scenery.
The most surprising part of the trip was seeing the Aurora Borealis. The weather was snowy and far from clear at the start of the evening, but Andrei was quite knowledgeable about where to go for the best chances of clarity in the sky and he also knew the best discrete locations, where we managed to see the Northern Lights. It was phenomenal.
Tours with Andrei are great and special not just because of the service you’ll get or the places you’ll go, but because they’re more personal and intimate than big tours which makes all the difference.
We picked a perfect day for Aurora watching and the hunt was easy and smooth. Andrei took us to one of his favorite spots and we have seen some nice lights (we experienced the pulsating, discrete and diffuse aurora both green and purple. So we got all).
Two days later we also had the opportunity to see the lights the entire evening from the top of the mountain with the cable car, but that experience was limited to the diffuse aurora type and green only).
To sumarise: you can see the lights everywhere, but if you want to see it all, go with Andrei.
When we were in Tromsø (24th-30th November) we went on an Aurora trip with Andrei. He picked us up at our B&B and after we’d picked up the two other guests, the trip began. We drove all the way to the Finnish border until we found clear skies. At a parking lot near the border, Andrei made a fire and we had some snacks and hot drinks while we waited for the Northern Lights to show. When they did, we had an amazing light show and Andrei took some pictures of us with the Northern Lights. During the way there and back, and also during the waiting for the lights to show, Andrei happily answered our questions about this natural phenomenon, Norway and the surroundings of Tromsø. He also made sure we were comfortable at all times, both in the car as outside. We had some burgers and hotdogs at the end of the trip and when the lights disappeared after some time we drove back to Tromsø. All in all, it was an amazing trip with a kind tour guide and I would definitely recommend it if you like a more adventurous Aurora chase.
The day we spent with Andrei on the fjord day was the best day we spent on our incredible trip to Norway. I’m a student, and my friend and I came on a tight budget, very careful with what activities we splurged on. This tour was 100% worth it. A full day in a warm car going through some of the most incredible landscapes I’ve ever seen, with a super friendly and knowledgeable guide. It was incredible–even if we had just driven around and gone home, it would have been worth it. But in the midst of the gorgeous fjords, Andrei built us a fire, made us so much food, encouraged us to eat our fill, and was completely receptive to our wishes. We stopped along the road for pictures and snowball fights whenever we wanted. He picked us up and dropped us off at the address of our choice.
His photography skills are incredible, and we now have the most stunning series of photographs from that day. He also helped me with the settings on my personal camera. He spotted dolphins, and helped us chase them. He even let us choose the music we played in the car. Cannot say enough how special this day was for my friend and I. We are so grateful. We never would have been able to see the fjords so well, any other way.
We were told about Andrei at the tourist information. We were pleased to get a place on his Northern Lights Trip. There was another person with us that night ( Hi Giles but we felt like it was a personal tour.
Andrei was fantastic!! We all chatted together like we knew eachother. Andrei kept looking to the sky. All of a sudden I heard “Get your cameras ready” We were so excited!! At first the lights were quite dim, but they got stronger, then a little dimmer again. Andrei was happy to take pictures of us with the lights, and helped us with our camera settings too I was so excited at first that I forgot to take my lens cap off That was an easy one to sort!!
We had a lovely camp fire & toasted marshmallows. Mmmm! Then the lights came even stronger. We looked to the sky in amazement. The stars were beautiful, and the lights were breathtaking!
Thanks Andrei. Many friends have expressed interest in Tromso after our visit & we have said we would certainly recommend a trip with you.
On the way back , two passengers were asleep most of the time, but the conversation still flowed. We were all very tired, but felt so fortunate to have seen the Northern Lights. We will be back Andrei!
Andrei was more than a guide, he was a friend. I joined his Northern Lights and Fjord tours and I had a great time with him. His tours are more personalized as he have them in a group of 4. If you are the only 1, then you have him all to yourself! He takes good care of his guests. He ensured I was comfortable and was very patient. He enjoys what he does and it is evident in his commitment to ensure we get the most out of our trip. I’ll definitely be back and recommend him.
We had a lovely experience with Andrei when he took us for a tour in the fjords. He was our driver and guide. Mindful that a lot depended on weather conditions, he made sure we enjoyed everything we could see on the way to the fjords. As this was end of december 2013, when the wales can be seen, he stopped so we could catch a glimpse of the whales. The advantage of being on our own with Andrei, meant we could ask him to stop whenever we wanted. He was very accomodating. We enjoyed beautiful scenery in the polar nights, camp fire, and were not pressurised to go back because the tour said 4hours… in fact our tour lasted longer and we came back enchanted bu what we had seen despite the bad weather.
Our Northern Lights tour with Andrei is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. The group is small so it’s very personal and Andrei himself is a great guy. He’s very friendly and obliging, providing rental of warm clothing when we requested it and accommodating my friend’s food restrictions. He brought us to places where there weren’t any tours so when we did see the lights, it was all the more magical as there weren’t hordes of people. The experience was such an enjoyable adventure for us, especially when we were chatting around the warm campfire that he lit up. He was also quite patient, helping us to take as many photos as we wanted to get the best ones. Even after such a long night, while driving on the way back, he pointed out moose and foxes and would stop for a while so we could get a closer look.
He loves what he does and it shows in the way he conducts his tour. I would definitely recommend him to others.
My daughter and I had a great time with Andrei. We went out twice on his Northern Lights tour and Andrei took us to two very different spots:both were quiet and not overrun by lots of tour buses. We felt we had the sky to ourselves! He was patient and helped with the photos and he built a great fire to warm us up! We would recommend Andrei and his tours to all ( and have already done so)!
Lesley and Emma: January 2014
Andrei is an absolute great guy! We were three friends visiting Tromso and Andrei took us to the mountains to chase the lights and then another day to see the fjords. What we all found best about Andrei is that with him it does not feel like he is an outsider – he mixed along with us so well that it never felt like he wasn’t part of our group. He is extremely patient and would make sure that if there is even the slightest of the chance of seeing the lights, he would stay out with you for as long as it takes. He’s the best person if you are a small group and are looking to enjoy being out chasing the lights in the cold.
We had a wonderful time during a photography fjord tour – the places Andrei drove us to were beautiful; he was patient and stops wherever you want to snap a shot. It ended with a really nice campfire and lots of food that Andrei prepared, and it was definitely a memorable experience. He also had a lot of useful tips and interesting information to share with us (Also calling us later to tell us the lights were in the sky!), and we really appreciated that.
I visited the area around Tromo in hope of taking some nice landscape and northern lights photos and Andrei was the perfect local guide for this purpose. He really has an intimate knowledge of the locations, he’s really patient, kind and funny, so altogether the experience was excellent! Plus, him being a photographer and all, he knows when in the day is best to visit which site, too – a great plus. He drove me around to places like Tromvik, Oldervik or Sommaroy – all idyllic places for northern landscapes, plus we also went hiking around the mountains of Kvaloya and got a more “wild” view of the scenery (including some nice reindeer shots).