On a northern lights cruise from UK, we booked in advance, prefering independent tours, than the ships tours & prices. It could not have gone any better, Weather conditions were ideal, "Chasing Lights " then went the extra "mile " making it a memorable event, Our driver Partryk' (awesome) collected us from the ship ahead of the main rendezvous, at all times, constantly attentive to all and any needs, and Jefta our tour guide was a joy, a wonderful persona ,engaging everyone on the Mini bus and keeping us informed, We got the lights ! (more than we expected/hoped ) i must say ..we did see the lights from the ship on occasion ! But it didn't compare to being out in the snow covered, silent moon lit mountains, with skilled guides and assitance with camera techinques, Hot chocolate, a simple hot meal ,a little fire pit and the dark star filled skies! WOW!