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Norwegian Winter Adventure

3 days
2 nights

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Rates:

Per person:
$ 1,300.00 ((double occupancy) with Kirkenes Snowhotel)
$ 1,150.00 ((double occupancy) without Kirkenes Snowhotel)
$ 1,430.00 ((single supplement) with Kirkenes Snowhotel)
$ 1,280.00 ((single supplement) without Kirkenes Snowhotel)

 

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Dec 20 - Apr 20 

Hotels:

Rica or Thon hotel in Kirkenes
Birks Guest House in Pasvik Valley
Kirkenes Snowhotel (optional) 

 

Included:

1 overnight at Birks Guesthouse
1 overnight stay at Kirkenes Snowhotel (or at Thon/Rica hotel)
Breakfast and meals according to the programme
Northern lights – King Crab – Snowmobile safari
King Crab dinner
Kirkenes Snowhotel
Warm winter clothing during all activies
Transfer from/to hotel for all activities

Highlights & Experience:

Northern lights – King Crab – Snowmobile safari
King Crab dinner
Husky Safari incl lunch
Kirkenes Snowhotel

Itinerary:

Day 1  :

Welcome! Your Norwegian winter tour begins today. You will arrive in Kirkenes, Norway (individually), check-in at your hotel, and drop off any bags you might have. At 1:00PM, you will be picked up from the hotel to head out on your first tour.

King Crab Safari by Snowmobile
1:00PM - 4:00PM: Your tour today starts out via bus as we travel to the area where the locals capture King Crabs. Once we’re there, we’ll get a better look at the pots (traps) and be able to see how the crab catching process works. The trapped crabs will be transported to our camp in Sandnes where we’ll be enjoying them later on. Get ready to jump on a snowmobile (two people max per mobile) from our camp and take an exhilarating ride on a guided tour through the area. As our lunch is cooking, we’ll learn about the history of Pasvik and drive toward the Siberian Taiga Forest. After the tour, we will arrive back at our lavvu (a Scandinavian dwelling similar to a tipi) and warm up as we enjoy fresh, delicious King Crab and sip white wine. A true Norwegian experience! After everyone has finished eating, we will get back on the bus and head to the hotel to recoup before your next tour begins.

Hunting for the Northern Lights on Dog Sledges and Dinner
5:00PM - 10:00PM: You will be picked up in Kirkenes at your hotel and venture out on a Northern Lights tour. Everyone will help the guides prepare the dog sledges before we head out in search of the dancing lights. If weather permits and conditions are good, the gorgeous colors of the Northern Lights will be visible from our seats as we make our way traveling just on the border of Norway and Russia. This is such an exciting, once in a lifetime tour, and we hope you’ll enjoy it! Afterward, we’ll eat dinner and warm up in another Sami lavvu. Tonight, you will stay at the Birks Guesthouse in the beautiful Pasvik valley.

Total length of trip: Roughly 10 miles

Day 2  :

Good morning! A delicious breakfast will be served today at the guesthouse. Take some time to relax after you’ve eaten and enjoy the guesthouse before your sightseeing tour begins in the early afternoon.

Sightseeing Tour of the Pasvik Valley
12:00PM: We will leave Birks and head to Kirkenes where there will be a sightseeing tour of the Pasvik Valley. We’ll be stopping at the National Park Center to learn a bit about the nature of the area and the history of Øvre Pasvik National Park. Afterward, we will make our way to the hotel in Kirkenes and should arrive around 2:00PM. Check-in and relax.

Kirkeness Snow Hotel
5:00PM: You will be picked up from the hotel in Kirkenes and then transferred to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel, a beautiful arctic structure situated completely inside Norway’s snow and ice. You won’t believe the gorgeous layout here, as real reindeer can be found inside, as well as numerous impressive ice sculptures. Have your cameras ready, because this is a truly unforgettable masterpiece you won’t want to miss. 
Tonight, dinner will be served around an open fireplace in a cozy Norwegian restaurant. Those guests wanting to make arrangements to stay the night at the Snow Hotel may do so, otherwise all other guests will be transferred back to the hotel in Kirkenes at 9:30PM.

Day 3  :

Breakfast will be served this morning at the Snow Hotel and at the hotel in Kirkenes. Enjoy the food and maybe take some time to relax in the sauna at the Snow Hotel. From here, guests will depart individually to either catch their flights home, or for those who wish to stay in Norway longer, optional activities and additional overnight stays will be offered. We hope you’ve enjoyed your Norwegian winter tour!

Notes:

Group size:
min - 2 persons , max - 8 persons

Optional activities:
2H Kirkenes sighseeing and Russian border by bus: $95.00 per person

*the sequence of activities may change due to weather conditions