Snowhotel Delights

Kirkenes & the wonderful Snowhotel in Norway's far North
3 days
Dec - Apr
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Spend time in Kirkenes, in the far Arctic north of Norway, from where you can enjoy a fun King Crab safari by snowmobile sled. From Kirkenes, transfer to the fabulous Snow Hotel. Each winter the Snowhotel is created from snow and ice, and carved with amazing decorative friezes and sculptures. Here you will enjoy hunting for the Northern Lights by dog-sled, snowmobile or bus, and spend a night in a beautfiful, private cabin, an ideal place to look for the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.

You can also take this tour as a 2 day/1 night package, just staying at the Snowhotel without an overnight in Kirkenes - please enquire.

Day 1 Arrival in Kirkenes &  Afternoon King Crab Safari
On arrival in Kirkenes make your own way to your hotel. Time at leisure then enjoy an afternoon or evening King Crab Safari. In this ultimate fishing experience, travel by snowmobile sled out on to the fjord ice. Here you will take part in the entire experience of fishing for this fantastic giant, seeing how it is prepared then feasting on it, in a rustic restaurant by the fjord. Then return to your hotel.

Day 2 Transfer to Snow Hotel & Evening Hunt for the Northern Lights By Dog Sled, Snowmobile or Bus
The morning is free to relax before your pick up from downtown Kirkenes at 13:00hrs,for transfer to the Snow Hotel. Here, explore your surroundings- the hotel is beautifully situated by the shores of a frozen lake. Take a short walk and say hi to the resident reindeer, or you can relax in the sauna.

Then enjoy a welcome (non-alcoholic) drink at the ice bar. Dinner tonight is a delicious, locally sourced 3-course set menu, served by the fire in a traditional Sami lavvo. After dinner, enjoy a 2hr Aurora excursion, searching for the fabled Lights. You can choose to do this excursion by dog sled (2 persons sit as passengers on each sled, which is driven by the musher), by snowmobile (where 2 persons share each snowmobile) or by bus. Whatever your selection, your local guide will take you to the best viewing spots for the night!.

After dinner, retire for the night. You will sleep in a private, charming wooden cabin, inspired by the traditional hunting and fishing Gamme huts of the Artic and Sami areas. The cabins are like small jewels and have every comfort including air conditioning, underfloor heating and a snug bathroom with a separate aurora glass wall. Best of all, the cabins have a large panoramic window and lounge chairs covered in sheepskins, so you can gaze out in warmth and comfort, as you look for the Northern Lights. Being so far away from light pollution, this is a wonderful place to seek the magical Aurora Borealis. All cabins have private facilities.

Day 3 Snow Hotel  - Kirkenes 
After breakfast, at 09:00hrs or 11:30hrs,  transfer back to downtown Kirkenes, the airport or the Hurtigruten quay, where your tour concludes.

Departures: daily 01 December 2017 - 31 April 2018

Includes: 1 night in a standard hotel room at a hotel in Kirkenes including breakfast; 1 night at Kirkenens Snowhotel in  a Gamme Cabin including breakfast and dinner; 4hrs King crab safari by snowmobile sled; 2 hr Northern Lights Hunt by dog sled, snowmobile or bus; transfers to/from Kirkenes to Snow Hotel; use of outer thermal clothing during King crab, husky and snowmobile safaris.  For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Tour Notes:

* Minimum 2 persons

* You can take this tour as a 2 day/1 night package, just staying at the Snowhotel without an overnight in Kirkenes - please enquire

* Extra nights in Kirkenes or at the Snowhotel can be added, together with additional excursions - ice fishing, snowshoe walks, dog sledding and snowmobiling.

* For a slightly different version of this itinerary see our tour Winter Wonderland

* Please note a supplement applies for travel between 20 December and 06 January

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1309.00

Includes: 1 night in a standard hotel room at a hotel in Kirkenes including breakfast; 1 night at Kirkenens Snowhotel in  a Gamme Cabin including breakfast and dinner; 4hrs King crab safari by snowmobile sled; 2 hr Northern Lights Hunt by dog sled, snowmobile or bus; transfers to/from Kirkenes to Snow Hotel; use of outer thermal clothing during King crab, husky and snowmobile safaris.  

Please note a supplement applies for travel between 20 December and 06 January

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