Stay overnight at the exotic Kirkenes Ice Hotel, enjoy a 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. The transfer from the Hurtigruten pier or a hotel in the city centre is included; airport transfer can be booked as an add-on. This evening is at your leisure or you can add optional activities such as a Northern Lights snow mobile tour. Accommodation in Kirkenes (Hotel Category 2) / in a cabin at the Ice Hotel (Hotel Category 1).
Breakfast at the hotel or the restaurant of the Ice Hotel. This morning is at your own leisure in Kirkenes / at the Ice Hotel. 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). If you have booked Hotel Category 1, you will spend the morning on the premises of the Ice Hotel where you can borrow kick sledges and cross-country skis for a self-guided tour. There is also a free shuttle bus to Kirkenes. If you have booked Hotel Category 2, a guide will pick you up at the hotel at 13:00 hrs and bring you to Kirkenes Ice Hotel. At lunch, start your 2-hour dog sledding tour from the Ice Hotel which is included in the tour price. The eager huskies will bring you out into the Arctic nature - a wonderful experience!
In the evening, enjoy dinner at the cozy on-site restaurant before spending the night under comfortable reindeer-hides and in warm sleeping bags (see hotel description for further details). 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, the Hurtigruten pier 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.