Kirkenes Classic Break: Winter

An ideal addition to our Classic Hurtigruten Voyages
2 days
Jan - March
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If you are travelling on the Hurtigruten ferry on our Classic Voyage North or Classic Voyage South, why not add an overnight stay in Kirkenes?  The Classic Voyage North ends with arrival into Kirkenes on Day 7 at around 09:00hrs, whilst the Classic Voyage South starts from Kirkenes on Day 1 at 12:30. 

Your tour arrangements include transfers, one night in an hotel in Kirkenes with breakfast, a King Crab Safari by Snowmobile, a Husky Safari, a Northern Lights Hunt and local sightseeing in Kirkenes, with a visit to the famous Snowhotel.

Day 1: Kirkenes Arrival King Crab Safari by Snowmobile + Husky Safari + Hunt for the Aurora!
Transfer from Kirkenes Airport or from the Hurtigruten wharf to your hotel. Check in and time at leisure, before pick up from your hotel at around 13:00hrs, for a fantastic guided King Crab & Snowmobile Safari. Travel by snowmobile to the best fishing spot, to catch the crabs. Then sit by the campfire in a traditional lavvo or tent, and feast on the freshly cooked crabs, with a glass of white wine, plus coffee or tea. 2 persons share each snowmobile.

Next, transfer to the husky farm in the forest area of Pasvikdalen, one of the last true wilderness lands of Europe. After meeting your team of happy huskies, and a short driving lesson and safety instruction, help to harness the dogs and then its time to start! Enjoy the silence of the landscape while gliding across the snow, with only the small sounds of the dogs to be heard, and enjoy the delightful interaction between you and your dogs that the safari creates. 2 persons share each sled.

And finally, search for the fabled Northern Lights. Sit comfortably and cosily in a sled, which is pulled by a snowmobile driven by your guide, so you can relax and gaze up at the arctic night skies and at the winter landscape. Several stops are made along the way, including one for hot drinks in a wooden cabin.

After this memorable day, transfer back to your hotel in Kirkenes. Overnight at Scandic Hotel or similar.

Day 2 Kirkenes: Sightseeing to the Russian Border and departure.
This morning offers a guided sightseeing tour of Kirkenes and the region, which includes a visit to the famous Snowhotel! Start with a visit to the crossing point Storskog, on the border between Norway and Russia. We visit the border and enjoy views of the Russian community of Boris Gleb on the Russian side. Then on to the Snowhotel, an amazing piece of Arctic architecture. The 20 suites with their ice sculptures and decorative friezes are built anew every year from blocks of ice, and exploring them is a truly wonderful experience. After the Snowhotel visit, transfer to the Kirkenes airport or wharf and end of arrangements.

Departures 2018: 02 January - 31 March  

Minimum 2 persons

Includes: transfer from airport or wharf to hotel,1 nights accommodation with breakfast, King Crab Safari By Snowmobile 3 hrs, Husky Safari 3hrs, Hunt for the Northern Lights 3 hrs, guided sightseeing with Snowhotel visit 2.5hrs, transfer to airport or wharf.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1559.00

Includes: transfer from airport or wharf to hotel,1 nights accommodation with breakfast, King Crab Safari By Snowmobile 3 hrs, Husky Safari 3hrs, Hunt for the Northern Lights 3 hrs, guided sightseeing with Snowhotel visit 2.5hrs, transfer to airport or wharf.

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