Francisco Damm loves Northern Norway! He came to Tromsø in 2002 after marrying a local Tromsø girl. He left his surfing hotel in Ecuador to a completely different climate and way of living.
After working 9 years as a Cruise coordinator in Tromsø, Francisco decided to start a small company where he could practice his hobbies on a daily basis. This is the story of how Green Gold of Norway was founded. The company focuses on RIB-boat navigation, snowmobiling and of course Northern Lights experiences.
The perfect location in the beautiful Lyngen Alps
The main base of the company are the amazing Lyngen Alps, only one hour northeast from Tromsø. Here you will find Francisco’s Crystal Lavvos – the perfect location to start your adventures in Northern Norway. This area is a real playground for photographers and anybody who loves beautiful nature. The Lyngen Alps are a great example of the perfect combination between the fjords and the mountains. The superb location offers 180 nights of Northern Lights (weather permitted).
Activities all year around
During the summer, from 20th of May until 22nd of July you can come and experience the Midnight Sun with Francisco and his crew. Join them for a three hours Rib-boat safari and enjoy the beautiful evening light that only places above the polar circle can give. The tour starts in Tromsø and navigates out to the islands of Vengsøya, Vågsøy, Musvær and Risøya with breath-taking sights of eagles, cormorants, seals and amazing scenery.
In the wintertime, Francisco offers spectacular overnight tours in his Crystal Lavvos in the Lyngen Alps. You can choose to book only accommodation or to have activities included. Activities like fjord safari, whale watching by Rib-boat or snowmobile excursions are the perfect add-ons to your stay in Lyngen Alps. The spectacular landscape with high mountains and steep fjords will astound you. In the evening, you can relax and wait for the Northern Lights after enjoying a warm meal at the basecamp (The Green Gold Villa).