Overnight at Kirkenes Ice Hotel, hunt for the Northern Lights on an evening dog sledding excursion and choose from a wide selection of optional winter activities, including king crab safari, snowmobile excursions and more.
This tour can commence in: Kirkenes
Arrival in Kirkenes according to your own itinerary. Kirkenes is the last stop on Hurtigruten’s northbound voyage along the Norwegian coastline. Kirkenes is located in Finnmark, Norway’s most northern county, and shares border with both Russia and Finland. You can reach Kirkenes either by direct flight from Tromsø and Oslo, and naturally also aboard Hurtigruten. At 17:00 hrs you will be picked up for a 5-hour dog sledding excursion, in search for the Northern Lights. You will be transported by bus to the ice hotel where you will take the dog sledges out into the polar night. In good conditions, you will see the Northern Lights dance across the sky as you head off along the Pasvik Valley close to the border between Norway and Russia – an exotic adventure in an Arctic climate. To finish off the tour you will enjoy a delicious meal served in a wilderness cabin and made from local ingredients.
Accommodation in Kirkenes.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Kirkenes. We recommend that you join one of the optional winter excursions, e.g. a king crab safari or a snow mobile safari (please see add-ons for details). At 17:00 hrs (or 13:00 hrs if you prefer), a guide will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to Kirkenes Ice Hotel where you will spend the night under comfortable reindeer-hides and in warm sleeping bags (see hotel description for further details). Dinner will be served in the cosy, onsite restaurant. For guests having trouble sleeping in the snow rooms, there is a lounge area with sofas by the restaurant.
In the morning you can use the sauna to warm up before breakfast. The transfer at 9:00 hrs will bring you back to the hotel in Kirkenes, or you can book a transfer directly to the airport (see add-ons for more details). Departure from Kirkenes according to your own itinerary, or perhaps you would prefer to book an extra night in Kirkenes and join one of the optional excursions? We also recommend an overnight in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges; arable fields, vast forests and untouched nature areas. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Winter activities in Oslo include cross country skiing, tobogganing, cruise on the Oslo fjord, ice skating and much more. We also recommend a visit at one of Oslo’s well known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House.