Norway tour: Snowhotel Delights & Kirkenes

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
Winter fun in northern Norway with a visit to the famous Snowhotel
3 days
Dec - Apr
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Kirkenes, in the very far north of Norway near the Russian border, is an ideal place for fantastic winter fun - search for the Northern Lights by snowmobile, eat freshly caught North Sea King crabs, enjoy an exciting dog sledding safari, and enjoy a visit with dinner at the famous Snowhotel. Hurtigruten start and finish their Norwegian Coastal voyages in Kirkenes, so you can take this tour to fit in with your cruise.

You can also add an optional overnight stay at the Snowhotel, where the silence and peace will astound you. 

Day 1 Kirkenes Arrival and Northern Lights King Crab Safari by Snowmobile Adventure 
Upon arrival in Kirkenes, transfer to your hotel and time at leisure. You cannot check in until after 14:00hrs but you can store your lugagge if you arrive earlier). At around 17:45hrs, pick up from the hotel for a fantastic guided King Crab & Snowmobile Safari. Travel by snowmobile (with 2 persons on each 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! During the snowmobile safari several stops are made to search the night skies for the fabled Northern Lights. After this memorable meal, return to your hotel. Overnight at Scandic Hotel or similar.

Day 2 Husky Safari & Snowhotel Visit with Dinner - option to add overnight at Snowhotel.
This morning enjoy some free time in Kikenes. Then this afternoon at around 14:00hrs, pick-up from your hotel for your dog-sledding safari. Transfer to the husky farm in the wilderness area of Pasvikdalen; after meeting your team of happy huskies, and a short safety instruction, it's time to start! Relax comfortably in the sled while your "musher" and the dogs do all the hard work, so you can enjoy the silence of the landscape, while gliding across the snow, with only the small sounds of the dogs to be heard.

After the husky safari, return to your hotel and get ready for the evening's adventure - dinner at the wonderful Kirkenes Snowhotel.  Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Snowhotel. On arrival, enjoy a dinner made from local ingredients, served in the (warm!) restaurant. Then transfer back to your hotel. 

Tonight you can choose to add an optional overnight stay at Snowhotel in a Snow Igloo or in a warm Gamme Cabin - just step outside and look up, to search for the fabled northern lights. Being so far away from light pollution, this is a wonderful place to seek this magical sight. 

Snow Igloos are wonderful displays of snow architecture and Arctic nature, created each winter from local ice and snow, with ice sculptures, ice carvings and more. In your Snow Igloo you will sleep on a bed carved from ice, snuggled warmly in a thermal sleeping bag and blankets. The Snow Igloos do not have running water, bathrooms or electricity. Showers, saunas and toilets are in a separate warm building nearby. Warm sleeping bags are provided as well as extra clothing and hot water bottles. Your luggage is stored in the luggage room.

Gamme Cabins are private, charming wooden cabins, 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. All cabins have private facilities.

Day 3 Return to Kirkenes 
This morning  transfer to Kirkenes Airport or the Hurtigruten pier, and end of arrangements. 

Departures 2018 - 2019: Daily 20 December to 20 April 

Minimum 2 persons

Includes:  arrival and departure transfers Kirkenes Airport or Hurtigruten pier to hotel; 2 nights in standard hotel room in Kirkenes with breakfast; guided King Crab safari by snowmobile including dinner; guided husky safari; return transfers hotel - Snowhotel;  3 course dinner at Snow Hotel; use of outer thermal clothing during safaris. 

Excludes: optional overnight stay at Snowhotel in a Snow Igloo or Gamme Cabin 

. Please note the order of the activities may be altered due to unforeseen circumstances or weather.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1794.00
Single AUD$ 3587.00

Includes: arrival and departure transfers Kirkenes Airport or Hurtigruten pier to hotel; 2 nights in standard hotel room in Kirkenes with breakfast; guided King Crab safari by snowmobile including dinner; guided husky safari; return transfers hotel - Snowhotel;  3 course dinner at Snow Hotel; use of outer thermal clothing during safaris. 

 

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