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Northern Lights Tour from Tromso to Kirkenes

6 days
5 nights

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:
$ 1,735.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,205.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,595.00 (triple occupancy)
$ 1,470.00 (Child 07-12 years sharing with parents)

Dates:

Jan 03, 2018 - Jan 08, 2018 
Jan 17, 2018 - Jan 22, 2018 
Jan 31, 2018 - Feb 05, 2018 
Feb 07, 2018 - Feb 12, 2018 
Feb 14, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018 
Feb 28, 2018 - Mar 05, 2018 
Mar 07, 2018 - Mar 12, 2018 
Mar 21, 2018 - Mar 26, 2018 

Hotels:

Thon Hotel Kirkenes 4 ****
Thon Hotel Kirkenes is located right on the quay in the town center, with a view of the fjord and within minutes from Andersgrotta Bomb Shelter, dated from the Word War II. The hotel is one of the largest hotels in Kirkenes. It has modern designed rooms and a restaurant, which offers a broad selection of food and beverages.

Kirkenes Snow Hotel - Snow Igloo
Kirkenes Snowhotel opened for the first time in 2006, and since then has been giving its guests a wonderful experience in one of Norway’s most beautiful surroundings. Snow is a very good insulator, so when it is minus thirty degrees outside, the SnowHotel remains a stable minus five degrees. Every room in Kirkenes Snowhotel is like a small treasure. The rooms are five meters in diameter, and they are equipped with everything needed for a comfortable night. The photos may seem like you are sleeping on ice, but that would be too cold and too hard for your back. The beds are framed with ice blocks and the beds have comfortable mattresses with thermal insulation on top. You sleep inside a sleeping bag graded for -35 degrees Celsius. The lighted ice sculptures give the SnowHotel a very cozy and special atmosphere.

Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso 4****
With 269 rooms and suites, it offers modern amenities. Many rooms offer stunning views of the city and the surrounding natural grandeur of its mountains and bay. Guests can also take in views of the fjord and the landmark Arctic Cathedral from the hotel’s 10th-floor fitness center. Here guests can work out or unwind in the sauna or solarium after a full day of outdoor activity. There are the Restaurant Aurora, Yonas Pizzeria or pub fare at Rorbua Pub. Both Rorbua Pub and the Lobby Bar offer atmospheres and drinks to warm you inside and out. In winter, guests can experience the magic of the Northern Lights from the hotel's glass bridge.

Included:

  • 5nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 5breakfasts, buffet style
  • 1dinner & 2 lunches, as mentioned in the program
  • Arrival and departure transfer in Tromso by publicservice Flybussen 
  • All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activitiesmentioned in the program

Optional Excursion

Highlights & Experience:

  • Activities everyday
  • King Crab Safari
  • Husky farm visit with sledge drive
  • Search for Northern Lights
  • Visit and Dinner at Kirkenes Snow Hotel (optional)
  • 1 night in a Snow Igloo (optional)

Optional Services:

IN KIRKENES:

  • Visit Snow hotel with dinner - $205 pp
  • Visit snow Igloo with dinner - $360 pp

Enjoy  a  visit  to  the  Snow  Hotel  and  a  delicious  dinner  in  true northern  style.  After  dinner,  for  those  who  are  game,  there  is  also an opportunity  for  a  once  in  a  lifetime  experience  and  choose  to stay in a Snow Igloo with its unique snow wall carvings and sculpted ice  bed. Each  bed  has  a  mattress  and  thermal  sleeping  bags  so  you
can  sleep  warmly  while  the  room  temperature  will  be  -5  degrees Celsius. 

IN TROMSO:

  • Northern Lights Dinner Cruise - $205 pp

From 20:00 to 23:00 Join  a  dinner  cruise  on  a  local  family  owned  catamaran,  with  good deck space and a warm cozy lounge. This is a very  local way to hunt for the lights. The owners live on board in the winter season. We  stay  in  protected  waters,  and  we  find  a  secure  place  for  the Northern  Lights.  This  depends  of  course  if  nature  is  with us  or  not. Northern Lights from the seaside are spectacular and beautiful. Even the  light  pollution  from  the  town  disappears  into  the  black  sea.  You also get a fabulous view of the Tromsø area in the beautiful Arctic winter night. Knowledgeable hosts with years of experience will do their utmost to give you a memorable experience. During the trip you will be served a North Norwegian traditional fish dinner made with the best ingredients and a dessert and hot drinks.

  • Whale Safari on Rib Boat - on request
From 8:30 to 13:30 This is a trip that is highly recommended for photo enthusiasts or anyone that wants to enjoy close encounters with the whales. You will be picked up in Tromsø by bus and driven to a base camp located north on Whale Island. Enjoy your adventure exploring the fjords by boat with breathtaking scenery. The most common whale species are humpback whales and orcas, but there are also chances of seeing fin whales and possibly harbor porpoises and other species. Don't forget to keep your eyes open for other wildlife such as white-tailed eagles and different seabirds, e.g. shags, guillemots, little auks, and the seals that sometimes can be seen resting on the cliffs. Insulated body suits will be provided included). *only available until the 10th of February or as long as the whales are there.

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival – Tromso

Arrival to Tromso airport. Upon exiting the airport, proceed to the bus stop of Flybussen (regular airport express bus). Please show your voucher to the driver, which is valid for the arrival and departure transfers. The Flybussen will transfer you the 5km to the center, within walking distance of your hotel. Check-in at your hotel* (guaranteed from 15:00). Overnight in Tromso.
*The name of your hotel in Tromso will be indicated upon confirmation of your reservation

Day 2  : Tromso

After breakfast, please go to the reception Radisson Blu Tromso for the morning activity. We recommend being at the starting point 15 min before the tour starts. Your included morning activity is Husky Safari from 9:45 to 13:15. Today you will have the opportunity to experience a great adventure and enjoy time with the huskies, which are part of the heart and soul of Tromso. Take a transfer of 30 min arriving to the enthusiastic welcome of over 300 friendly huskies. After a short briefing, meet your team of Huskies who will take you on a brisk run of 4km on Kvaloya island, one of the largest islands in Norway. During your visit, you will be served a typical Norwegian stew of reindeer & vegetables followed by coffee & pastries. Returning back to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso at 13:15.
The afternoon is at your leisure. In the evning optional Northern Lights dinner cruise. Overnight in Tromso.

Options: Northern Light Dinner Cruise
Day 3  : Tromso

The day is at leisure to enjoy Tromso also known as the Paris of the North. We recommend a visit to Polaria, just five minutes’ walk from the centre of Tromso. Housed in a building that represents ice flows pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic. Polaria offers an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits and a panoramic cinema where you can see the Ivo Caprino film "Svalbard - Arctic Wilderness" and the Ole C. Salomonsen production "Northern Lights in Arctic Norway". In the evening, you will join the search for the northern lights starting from the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso. We recommend being present latest at 18.00 hours. At 18:15 we will transfer to the base camp and meet the professional Northern lights hunters who will be your guides. From the camp, located in an uninhabited area with no artificial lights to disturb the experience or the chance to capture the Aurora Borealis on camera. With a great view of the skies there is also time to sit around the open camp fire inside a Sami tent and grill sausages, visit the huskies and their puppies or warm up indoors. Due to the stable climate at this location and with some personal persistence, there are excellent possibilities to see even the weakest of lights. Included is a traditional dinner of Finnbiff (beef & mushroom stew) followed by

Options: Whale Safari On Rib Boat on request
Day 4  : Tromso - Kirkenes

Departure transfer by regular Flybussen to Tromso Airport to take the domestic flight* to Kirkenes. This flight and the arrival transfer in Kirkenes are not included. 
*Flight not included. Thereare various options of direct flights between Tromso(TOS) and Kirkenes (KKN)with SAS/Wideroe and Norwegian. 
After checking-in at the hotel, the rest of your day is at leisure to explore the small town of Kirkenes, capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the north east of Norway, close to the Russian border. Overnight in Kirkenes.

Day 5  : Kirkenes

The day is at leisure for activities. Today you will meet a Tour Director who will escort you and fellow travelers on the day’s activities. We kindly ask you to be present at the hotel lobby at 12.30 for a welcome meeting. at 13:30 you will  depart on King Crab Safari rated one of the best 25 excursions in the World by National Geographic. One of the highlights of Northern Norway with the chance to taste one of the local delicacies known worldwide. Heading out on the Kirkenes Fjord you will come face to face with this giant of the sea. The red king crab found in the Barents Sea can reach up to two meters from claw to claw and weigh up to 15 kilos. Depending on the weather and ice the trip might be by boat or snowmobile drawn sleigh. Once your king crab has been caught, you are transferred to remote cabin where the crab will be prepared for a delicious lunch. All equipment and clothing will be provided. You will return to the hotel around 17:00. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Kirkenes.

Options: Visit the Snow Hotel( Dinner Included),
Visit Snow Hotel, Dinner & Overnight In A Snow Igloo
Day 6  : Kirkenes

Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your transfer (not included) to Kirkenes airport in good time for your departure flight.

Notes:

Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. This does not apply for Snow Igloos and is on request. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.

Please note! Arrival and departure transfers in Tromso are with a regular (public) airport bus service by Flybussen. The arrival and departure transfers to Kirkenes airport are NOT included. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.