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Salamapaja

#1 of 24 Tours in Oulu
Oulu, Finland
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About Salamapaja
Salamapaja offers photography tours and workshops in Lapland and Oulu area. Tours range from 1-evening Aurora borealis chase to 1-week photography tours as well as tailored multi-day tours. Workshops concentrate on landscape, nature and night photography. Visit the website to find more information.
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amit wrote a review Feb 2020
Vantaa, Finland2 contributions
And, ..when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it...I tried 3 times but failed.. so I decided to try again to see #auroras #northenlights. That was just a craziness.Thomas has helped us finding our really nice place .. and finally we found it .. Thomas is not like tour guide ..he became our friend..he showed us frozen lake ..campfire ..different snow forms..lot of stories.. so this is one of the memorable tour of my life.. all kudos to thomas..
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded 19 Apr 2020
Hello amietshiravadekar, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear you liked the place that we went to and all the winter night experiences we had. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank you for joining Salamapaja on a tour. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the North. Many greetings, Thomas Owner Salamapaja
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Love2Travel wrote a review Jan 2020
Darwin, Australia2 contributions
Visiting Oulu the Capital of Northern Scandinavia was the highlight of our European tour. Thomas’ business Salamapaja is great with communication and planning a visit to Finland to see snow and the Aurora Borealis. Thomas assisted us with hire of warm snow gear and where to stay for a peaceful Oulu snow experience which our 7 year old daughter won’t stop talking about! We met with Thomas when we arrived to collect our hire gear, discuss the plan and he drove us to town for supplies and we visited the Lumo Light Festival. On our final night we travelled into Lapland near the Swedish boarder to leave the clouds that were producing such beautiful powdery snow falls every morning. The sky was so clear and the stars phenomenal. Although we didn’t see her we really appreciated Thomas’ photographic knowledge and camera skills to set up our camera with his tripod and to photograph such beauty the trees, the snow and the vast clear starry night sky with the Northern Star which made for amazing photos. The van was nice and warm. Hot tea and biscuits provided. Salamapaja is a great bespoke tour without masses of people. It is just the peaceful road and night sky as you wait for the show. I recommend this company and would love to do the New Years program one day. Allow yourself a minimum of four nights to appreciate this beautiful area. Thank you Thomas we really enjoyed Finland!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded 3 Mar 2020
Hello Love2TravelAround2, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear you were happy with the organisation and communication upfront as well as during the tour. And also that our tours are away from the masses whenever possible. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank you for joining Salamapaja on a tour. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the North. Many greetings, Thomas Owner Salamapaja
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heartofagipsy wrote a review Jul 2019
Muenster, Germany16 contributions5 helpful votes
BEST New Years ever! How fun to celebrate twice, once in Finland followed by a quick jump across the border to Norway, yay for an hour time difference. Sooo glad I opted for the weeklong version of the New Years Getaway. It was just the perfect combination of nightlong aurora hunting and quiet days to relax and enjoy the surrounding area on my own; sprinkled with group excursions exploring the beautiful landscape during daytime, from short trips to experience the magical sunset and blue hour to an all-day trip to a fjord in Norway. “Stooooop, look, reindeers!” And always plenty of time to take oh so many photos, what a luxury to never be rushed. Thomas, thank you for generously sharing your photography knowledge, I could have never captured the special Polar Night mood without your help and for getting me started on star trail photography. Your passion for northern lights and love for Lapland is contagious, so glad we were kept indoors once by a snowstorm so we could focus on your workshop, taking full advantage of your expertise and experience. I learned so much! This tour was everything I was hoping it would be for New Years: adventure and time to relax, unscheduled alone time and group excursions, lots of chances to advance my photo skills with results keeping me busy editing my raw files all year long. Thank You * Kiitos 😊 hope to do this again in the near future!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Hello heartofagipsy, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear you were satisfied with the make-it-a-week option to have a few more chances seeing the lights and found the advice on star trail photography useful. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank you for joining Salamapaja on a tour. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the North. Many greetings, Thomas Owner Salamapaja
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Joana S wrote a review Apr 2019
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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!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja
Responded 23 May 2019
Hello Joana S, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear that the wait for the right night was worth it and that you captured wonderful photos to take with you. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank you for joining Salamapaja on a tour. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the North. Many greetings, Thomas Owner Salamapaja
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Alfonz M wrote a review Apr 2019
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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 reliable weather and favorable light. We were very fortunate that Thomas is knowledgeable of the best conditions and knows the area to provide not only an awesome view but the skill to predict when to be there. Thanks again Thomas, we could not have asked for a better experience!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Thomas K, Owner at Salamapaja
Responded 10 Apr 2019
Hello Alfonz_from_NC, thanks for taking time and write about your experience of our tour. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience during our night out. Feedback is the best way to optimize the tours and workshops. Thank you for joining Salamapaja on a tour. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the North. Many greetings, Thomas Owner Salamapaja
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