Adventurous Northern Lights Cruise package with 2 nights cruise from Tromso to Kirkenes on one of the authentic Hurtigruten ships, stay at the amazing Snow hotel in Kirkenes, Northern Lights trip with Dog sledge, Snow mobile Safari & North Cape excursion, and stays in Oslo & Arctic Tromso.
Oslo – Tromso – North Cape – Kirkenes – Oslo
Travel Style: Independent & Unescorted
From December 17 to March 27
Booking deadline: 46 days prior to tour start
Arrive in the city of the Nobel Peace Prize and the capital of Norway. Connect another flight to Arctic town of Tromso. Upon arrival, meet and greet with private transfer to hotel. The rest of the day at leisure.
In the day, you will have time to explore the many sights of Tromso.
Evening Northern Lights hungting trip with Dog Sledding and a warm meal in a lavvo (Sami tent). Transfers from the centre of Tromso & warm clothes included
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on an uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Go around Tromso on your own or join an optional snowshoe activity.
Explore the winter landscape of the Kvaloya Island on a guided hike with snowshoes. The mountains offer great views of the surrounding area of Tromso and Balsfjord, and maybe you will see some arctic wildlife. If the weather is good, hot drinks are served en route, otherwise, you can relax by the fire in the lavvo back at the centre.
Availability: Jan 1- March 20 (depending on snow conditions)
Duration: 3 hours, dep 11:00
Included: transfers, warm clothing, hot drinks
In the evening, you will board the authentic Hurtigruten ship in the early evening for a Northern Lights – Aurora cruise to Kirkenes.
Overnight: 2 nights onboard
All meals are included during the cruise (Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner. Food only)
Main port Honningsvag, where you will join the exotic North Cape land excursion through Arctic winter scenery, before the ship continues along the Arctic coast of Finnmark towards the Arctic town of Kirkenes – “the top of the world”
Overnight: On board
Morning arrival to Kirkenes. Pick-up at the pier for the Snowmobile Safari on a frozen fjord, including a light snack, coffee/tea, in a well-heated lavvo, the Sami equivalent of a tipi. Warm winter clothes and instructions for snowmobiling safety. Make sure to bring your driver’s license if you want to drive!
After dinner, transfer to Snow Hotel. Enjoy an unforgettable overnight stay in the exotic Snow hotel in Kirkenes – a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures, surrounded by live reindeers, as the Snow hotel is situated in the Reindeer Safari Park.
Overnight: Warm sleeping bags in the Snow suite
Meals Included: Dinner
Note: The Snow hotel is rebuilt each winter and opens approximately on December 20. The hotel is exclusively built with ice and snow, but there are normal beds with mattresses for a healthy sleep comfort. Next, to the Snow hotel, there is a heated service building with showers, toilets, sauna & restaurant, a heated Lavvo, a chalet reception building & a tiny reindeer park.
Normal health condition is required for an overnight stay in the Snow hotel
At the geographical location of the Snow Hotel, you experience the Polar Nights each winter from around mid-November through mid-January. That means there is no sun, only darkness. This contributes to the mysterious atmosphere of staying in a building crafted out of snow.
In the morning, check out from snow suite and transfer to the cottage. With some spare time, enjoy the use of the sauna.
A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen fjords of Kirkenes. This is your chance to catch, learn how to cook, and most importantly EAT this mysterious creature. The Arctic King Crab is one of the most sort after meals in top restaurants, and yet here, you get to eat the best and the freshest pulled from the fjord in front of your eyes. You will be taken by snowmobile sledge (an experience in itself) to a beautiful farmhouse by the lake. It is here by a cosy log fire that your King Crab meal awaits. Although presentation is simple, the superb, white leg meat and claws with their particularly juicy and naturally sweet taste make this meal in a league of its own.
NOTE: At the beginning and the end of the season (Dec and April), the tour may go by boat, if the conditions are not suitable for a snowmobile.
Overnight: Kirkenes Snow Hotel (Cottage)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Breakfast in the Snow Hotel, transfer to the airport and connect your flight from Kirkenes to Oslo.
Today will be at leisure to discover Olso.
Today, you will free time at leisure before your private transfer to Oslo International airpot.