I had not one, but two great experiences with Greenlander, chasing whales and Northern Lights. A very honest and engaged with its duty company. Some weeks in advance I booked a Kayak tour to watch whales. As whales left Tromsø earlier this year, they contacted me to warned me about it and asked if I was still up to the kayak tour. Even so I went to water with Markus, I had really enjoyed this amazing experience. At evening of the same day we went to chase Northern Lights. It was a complicated week, as the weather was really not helping. Even so we could find it, thanks to Greenlander knowledge about the area, it was a wonderful night with great cookies, luck soup (only Greenlander has it ) and nice Chase partners. I strongly recommend them!
I was impressed by the quality of the materials Markus uses. Besides the excellent Land Rover the thermo suits, the boots, the floor mattresses, the thermo cans, all the stuff he brings for you is first class material and most of it was either new or close to new. This gives you the feeling that this guy is not in it for the easy money, he truly wants you to have a unique experience. I think many people will agree that spending 1500-2000 NOK per person is quite a sum of money for an evening "driving around". As we saw many vans with 8-12 people chasing the lights I really felt that we had much more value for money being with Markus. Even if we would have had more people on board (never more than 6 in total) this experience was far more personal. Combined with the excellend Land Rover, his chasing skills and enthusiasm and the quality of the materials he uses I can only recommend Greenlander wholeheartedly. This guys deserves being in the TA Top 5 for NL chasing in Tromso. Go Markus!
I went last January to Greelander looking for a respectful way to approach whales and for an intimate experience of auroras chasing. And I couldn't have asked for a better experience with Kerttu & Markus. The aurora chasing felt like beeing friends, listening to good music, laughing and eating home-made vegan cookies and roasted marshmallows by a campfire. While watching at the sky burning green. As for the whale watching, far away from big companies boats, you go kayaking towards them, at a safe distance, and let them be curious if desired. All with respect and kindness. I thank you guys again cause these memories, including meeting you both, will be printed in my mind as a wonderful and meaningful experience.
We had the best tour with Kerrtu on Wednesday! Everything about the evening was perfect, from the small intimate group size to homemade soup and cookies to roasting marshmallows under the northern lights. Of course, you cannot guarantee seeing the northern lights but I believe Greenlander Tromso will provide you with the best possible chance, and incredible experience aside from seeing the lights. We had been with Markus a few years ago and very impressed with the dedication and passion he had for the aurora and Astronomy. The tour with Markus in 2013 and with Kerrtu in 2017 are probably two of the best nights of my life! Thank you both, and keep doing what you do!