Kirkenes Classic Break

An ideal addition to any Classic Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage
King Crab, Kirkenes, Norway © Orjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten

Kirkenes, in the very far north of Norway near the Russian border, is famous for freshly caught North Sea King Crabs and Snowhotel Kirkenes. This overnight stay is an ideal addition to any Classic Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage. The Hurtigruten Classic Voyage North ends with arrival here around 09:00hrs, whilst the Hurtigruten Classic Voyage South starts at 12:30hrs.

Itinerary

Day 1 Kirkenes Arrival and King Crab Safari

Transfer from Kirkenes Airport or Hurtigruten wharf to your hotel. Check in and time at leisure, before mid-afternoon pick-up from your accommodation to join a King Crab Safari by boat. Once the crabs are caught they are freshly cooked, so you can enjoy a fabulous King Crab meal, with coffee or tea. After the safari transfer back to your accommodation. Overnight at Scandic Hotel or similar in Kirkenes or a warm Gamme Cabin at Snowhotel Kirkenes.

Day 2 Kirkenes: Sightseeing to the Russian Border and departure

Today enjoy a guided coach tour to the Russian border and the iron ore mines in Bjørnevatn. Our first stop is Skafferhullet, the historic crossing point on the border between Norway and Russia, where we visit the border and enjoy views of the Russian community of Boris Gleb on the Russian side. We then continue to the mining town of Bjørnevatn, closed in 1996 and re-opened in 2009 - here we gain an insight into 90 years of mining history. The tour then continues to the Storfjell viewpoint for great views over the fjord. After the tour, transfer to the airport or wharf and end of arrangements.


2021 departures: daily 01 May - 30 November

Notes:

Minimum 2 persons

This overnight package must be booked in conjunction with other Nordic Travel arrangements.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    An ideal addition to any Classic Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage
  • Tour Category

    Independent
  • Duration

    2 days

    Departures

    May - Nov

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for 2021 with accommodation at a hotel in Kirkenes

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: arrival transfer from airport or wharf to hotel; 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast; King Crab Safari by boat and meal 3hrs; Kirkenes and Russian Border sightseeing 2hrs; departure transfer to airport or wharf.

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for 2021 with accommodation at Snowhotel Kirkenes in a Gamme Cabin

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: arrival transfer from airport or wharf to hotel; 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast; King Crab Safari by boat and meal 3hrs; Kirkenes and Russian Border sightseeing 2hrs; departure transfer to airport or wharf.

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