We waited 2 days to have the perfect night to see the aurora, but totally worthed it. Thomas gave us the perfect tips to take amazing shots. It was really awesome, Hope to be back next year! more »
Having been to Iceland to see the lights, and missing them due to weather just increased my desire to find another location. After researching, Finland offered the best chance of both relatively relia... more »
Mr. Salamapaja, Thomas, THANK YOU. Your one week photo workshop Adventure Lapland was absolutely incredible! Thank you for being so generous with your knowledge and experience, you taught me so much about photography: how to really use my camera, about light and composition, how to capture the intriguing details and the magnificent big landscape. Thank you for your patience and humor! Thank you for sharing your favorite spots, your love for all things Lapland is highly contagious. Thank you for taking us out into the most amazing winter wonderland, be it with snowshoes, by dog sleds or on snowmobiles: meeting a reindeer herd in its natural habitat, arranging warm lunches in wilderness huts by the fireplace, and of course, countless stops to take photos in various Arctic landscapes and daylight conditions. Thank you for never rushing us, for always having a watchful eye on our happiness and safety, for being flexible to change plans, and for making sure all of us capture nature's incredible beauty with our cameras! Thank you for driving all night chasing Lady Aurora across state borders!!! Your boundless enthusiasm kept all of us happily awake. Thank you for constantly checking forecasts, for teaching me how to read them and how to spot the faintest Northern Light in the sky. You turned a childhood dream into a most probably long lasting passion. Above all, thank you for gently nudging me to focus on my camera settings for a few minutes, for helping me fine tune before I lost my mind watching this magnificent light show happening right above our heads and all around us. Truly a night to remember! It is absolutely thanks to you that I have photos to keep all these memories vividly alive in my mind. And, even better, I can say "I took those photos!". Thank you for taking such attentive care of us. No detail was too small, no ask too big. Now, dear reader who's not Thomas: DO IT! Contact him, book a tour with him. I promise you will be oh so happy you did. Personally, I hope to return one day and do even more of all the above.
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