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Arctic Express at Snowhotel Kirkenes. No time to waste

Two Nights and Four Activities. King Crab Safari. Snowhotel. Dog Sledding. Northern Lights Chase. Within 3 hours from Oslo you are out on the ice getting fresh King Crab.


2 nights. 4 activities
Prices from 11900 NOK

A package filled with adventures you can not experience in the south of Norway.

Activity 1. The King Crab Safari out on the ice getting the catch of the day. Ends in a rustic restaurant by the fjord to enjoy a feast, served the Norwegian way - fresh, juicy, and irresistible!

Activity 2. A tour in the Snowhotel. Have a drink in the ice bar before you head to your 3-course dinner. The night is spent in a hotel completely made from ice and snow. Climb into a sleeping bag surrounded by blue, beautiful, artistic, sculptured ice.

Activity 3. On this Dogsledding tour, we will take you for a 5 km long ride along the fjord in the scenic Sandnesdalen. In Kirkenes you find the sparse and majestic arctic landscapes, with mountain plateaus, white tundra and long fjords.

Activity 4. Chasing the Northern Lights by bus. Our knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction toward the Finnish border. If our Aurora guide takes photos, these are included to the tour and can be sent by e-mail. 

The Nights. First night equals activity 2 and is in the Snowhotel. The second night is in our comfortable Gamme-cabins.

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The details

Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.

Meeting place: Kirkenes Airport.

Meeting time: 11:15.

Duration to Snowhotel: 15 min.

Meeting place: The Gabba restaurant at Snowhotel Kirkenes.

Meeting time: 14:45.

Duration to the tour: 3,5 hrs.

What to wear & bring with you: Our guides will provide you with warm winter clothing - winter overall suits, boots, hat & mittens. However, we recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. 

King Crab Safari: Together with other guests, you will sit back in the sledge pulled by a snowmobile and enjoy the ride while your guide & professional fishermen will be steering the snowmobile. 

Food & beverage: In the Snowhotels restaurant there is coffee and tea available at any time and during the King Crab Safari approximately at 14:30 you will be served King Crab meal. It is possible to buy snacks at the restaurant or bring your own snacks with you.

Facilities: Restaurant and lounge, changing room, lavatories.

Meeting place: The Gabba restaurant at Snowhotel Kirkenes.

Meeting time: 17:00.

Duration to the tour: 1,5 hrs.

Snowhotel visit: After the King Crab Safari, you will have a tour in the Snowhotel where you will see the 14 stunning ice suites, all carved by master ice and snow artists, and have a drink in the jaw-dropping ice bar.

Food & beverage: 3-course dinner at the restaurant.

Facilities: Restaurant and lounge, changing room, lavatories.

Overnight at Snowhotel Kirkenes: You will be staying overnight in one of the Snowhotels room. Before to call it a night, we will present to you on how to tuck yourself in a thermal sleeping bag to stay warm and comfortable through the night. 

Breakfast: Continental style.

Location: Snowhotel restaurant - main restaurant.

Meeting place: The Gabba restaurant at Snowhotel Kirkenes.

Meeting time: 09:15.

Duration to the tour: 2 hrs.

What to wear & bring with you: Our guides will provide you with warm winter clothing - winter overall suits, boots, hat & mittens. However, we recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. 

Northern Lights Hunt by Bus: Our guide will provide you with warm winter overall suits before meeting our husky team and your musher. You will be driven in a 2-person sled by our experienced dog mushers. If conditions allow, the guest may get to try driving the dog sled part of the tour.  

Food & beverage: In the Snowhotels restaurant there is coffee and tea available at any time, and you have a possibility to buy snacks and food at the restaurant.

Facilities: Restaurant and lounge, changing room, lavatories.

Meeting place: The Gabba restaurant at Snowhotel Kirkenes.

Meeting time: 20:45.

Duration to the tour: 3 hrs.

What to wear & bring with you: Our guides will provide you with warm winter clothing - winter overall suits, boots, hat & mittens. However, we recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. 

Northern Lights Hunt by Bus: A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction toward the Finnish border. If our Aurora guide takes photos, these are included to the tour and can be sent by e-mail. 

NB! The aurora is a natural phenomenon and can't be guaranteed. We will do all we can to find the lights, and if we are not lucky, we will make it a memorable trip regardless. Please note that there is no refund if there is no Aurora, or if you choose not to make the trip. 

Food & beverage: In the Snowhotels restaurant there is coffee and tea available at any time and before the tour, you will be served a 3-course dinner. There is a possibility to buy snacks at the restaurant or bring your own snacks with you.

Facilities: Restaurant and lounge, changing room, lavatories.

Overnight at Snowhotel Kirkenes: You will stay overnight in one of the Snowhotels Gamme Cabins.

Breakfast: Continental style.

Location: Snowhotel restaurant - main restaurant.

Meeting time: 10 min before departure.

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