Winter Silence

Independent , Northern Lights
Winter fun in Kirkenes near the Russian Border
2, 3 or 4 Days
Dec - Mar
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Enjoy a 2 night stay in this tranquil resort, located close to the Norwegian-Russian border and just a short 15-20 minute drive from downtown Kirkenes.  This package includes accommodation in a hotel room, a King Crab Safari, Borealis camp with dinner and your choice of either a Husky Sled Ride or Snowmobile Safari.  There is also an option to upgrade for one night in an Aurora Villa with its glass top roof and large glass windows, perfect for viewing the Northern Lights - please enquire. 

If you are travelling on the Hurtigruten ferry on our Classic Voyage North or Classic Voyage South, why not add this package for an extended 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 at 12:30. 

If you want to shorten or extend your stay, we can also offer a 4 day/3 night package or 2 day/1 night package - please refer below for further information. 

Day 1: Kirkenes Arrival:  King Crab Safari and Borealis Camp
Transfer from Kirkenes Airport or from the Hurtigruten wharf to the hotel. Time at leisure or perhaps hire a fat bike, snowshoes or snow racer to explore on your own. Later you will be picked up from your accommodation for your guided King Crab Safari excursion. Travel in a sled pulled by  a snowmobile to the frozen sea where you will catch the King Crabs. Continue to a nearby farmhourse to cook the crabs and enjoy a fabulous meal. Transfer back to your accommodation. 

Tonight, you will travel in a sled which is pulled by an ATV to the Borealis Camp. Dinner will be served in a lavuu (Saami tent). Then some time to sit back, relax and gaze into the skies above. Hopefully the magical Aurora Borealis will make an appearance! 

Day 2  Snowshoe Hike and Husky Sled Ride or Snowmobile Safari and Dinner at Gapahuken Restaurant
Breakfast at the hotel.  Then join your guided Snowshoe Hike. En route to the campsite you will experience the wonderful Norwegian nature and landscapes, maybe even spot some arctic wildlife!  A light meal and hot drink will be served around the campsite fire. Then later you can try your luck at ice fishing. 

This afternoon, you can choose from either a Husky Sled Ride orSnowmobile Safari:-

Husky Sled Ride
The 3.5 hour husky sled ride will take you through the amazing landscapes where the Russian tundra meets the east.  Sit back and enjoy the scenery around you while your experience guide controls the dog sled. Return to your accommodation. 

Snowmobile Safari
The 3.5 hour Snowmobile also include a visit to the Strand Museum in Pasvik Valley where you can get an insight into the culture of the Sør-Varanger region. The museum is an old school that now has exhibitions of life in the past. You will be served a hot drink here before returning by snowmobile to your accommodation. 2 persons sharing each snowmobile. 

Tonight, enjoy a special 3 course dinner at the Gapahuken Restaurant which is surrounded by the lake with a panoramic view to Russia.  There is a kitchen island in the middle of the restaurant, here you can watch the chef in action and taste some of the local specialities such as king crab, reindeer and cloudberries. 

Day 3  Kirkenes Departure
Breakfast at the hotel, then check-out and transfer to the airport or Hurtigruten wharf. End of arrangements.

Departures:  daily December 2018 to March 2019   

Minimum 2 persons

Includes: transfer from and to the airport or Hurtigruten wharf, 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast daily;  3.5 hour King Crab Safari (Day 1), 4 hour Borealis camp including dinner (Day 1), 3 hour Snowshoe Hike including light lunch (Day 2), choose from either a 3.5 hour Husky Safari (Day 2) or a 3.5 hour Snowmobile Safari (Day 2); 3 course dinner at Gapahuken Restaurant (Day 2), use of warm clothing (thermal overalls, socks, boots, hat and gloves) during the excursions.  

Excludes: optional stay in an Aurora Villa

OPTION 2:  4 Day Winter Silence by the Russian Border

Day 1: Kirkenes arrival, King Crab Safari and excursion to Borealis Camp including dinner
Day 2: Snowshoe Hike including light meal and Husky Sled Ride 
Day 3: Snowmobile Safari and 3 course dinner at Gapahuken Restaurant
Day 4: Kirkenes departure 


Includes: transfer from and to the airport or Hurtigruten wharf, 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast daily;  3.5 hour King Crab Safari (Day 1), 4 hour excursion to the Borealis Camp (Day 1), 3 hour Snowshoe Hike (Day 2); 3.5 hour Husky Sled Ride (Day 2), dinner at the hotel (Day 2); 3.5 hour Snowmobile Safari (Day 3); 3 course dinner at Gapahuken Restaurant (Day 3); use of warm clothing (thermal overalls, socks, boots, hat and gloves) during the excursions.  

OPTION 3:  2 Day Winter Silence by the Russian Border

Day 1: Kirkenes arrival, King Crab SafariHusky Sled Ride OR Snowmobile Safari and excursion to Borealis Camp including dinner
Day 2: Kirkenes departure 

Includes: transfer from and to the airport or Hurtigruten wharf, 1 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast;  choose from a 3.5 hour King Crab Safari, 3.5 hour Snowmobile Safari or 3.5 hour Husky Sled Ride (Day 1); 4 hour Borealis camp including dinner (Day 1); use of warm clothing (thermal overalls, socks, boots, hat and gloves) during the excursions. 

Upgrade to an Aurora Villa:  accommodation for the above packages is in hotel rooms. If you would like to upgrade and stay in an Aurora Villa - please enquire. 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1625.00
Single AUD$ 1738.00

These prices are for the 3 Day / 2 Night package.

Includes: transfer from and to the airport or Hurtigruten wharf, 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast daily;  3.5 hour King Crab Safari (Day 1), 4 hour Borealis camp including dinner (Day 1), 3 hour Snowshoe Hike including light lunch (Day 2), choose from either a 3.5 hour Husky Safari (Day 2) or a 3.5 hour Snowmobile Safari (Day 2); 3 course dinner at Gapahuken Restaurant (Day 2), use of warm clothing (thermal overalls, socks, boots, hat and gloves) during the excursions.  
 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2962.00
Single AUD$ 3131.00

These prices are for the 4 Day /3 Night package - refer Option 2 as shown on the itinerary.

Includes: transfer from and to the airport or Hurtigruten wharf, 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast daily;  3.5 hour King Crab Safari (Day 1), 4 hour excursion to the Borealis Camp (Day 1), 3 hour Snowshoe Hike (Day 2); 3.5 hour Husky Sled Ride (Day 2), dinner at the hotel (Day 2); 3.5 hour Snowmobile Safari (Day 3); 3 course dinner at Gapahuken Restaurant (Day 3); use of warm clothing (thermal overalls, socks, boots, hat and gloves) during the excursions.  

Please enquire regarding the price for the 3 Day / 2 Night package - refer Option 3 as shown on the itinerary. 

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