Arctic Norway - Tromsø to Kirkenes
Arctic Norway - Tromsø to Kirkenes– Norway –6 days / 5 nights, Tromsø - Husky Safari - Northern Lights Hunt - Kirkenes - Snowhotel - Arctic King Crab Fishing Safari - KirkenesExciting journey to Finnish Lapland, offering a blend of first class travel, with most fascinating and invigorating winter activities in the region. Enjoy a visit to a Husky Farm, drive your own husky team on Kvaloya Island, search for the Aurora Borealis while sitting around an open camp fire inside a Sami tent. In Kirkenes choose to try one of the delicacies of the North on a King Crab Safari or experience a magical overnight stay in a Snow Igloo.
|Operation||January 4 - March 22, 2017|
|Departure||Wednesday - Monday,
January 4 - January 9
January 11 - January 16
February 8 - February 13
February 15 - February 20
March 1 - March 6
March 15 - March 20
March 22 - March 27
|Price||from $1,395 per person in double room
from $1,730 single room
from $1,075 child* (7-12 years) when sharing room with parents
from $1,195 for 3rd adult in extra bed sharing double/twin room
|Included||5 nights in First Class hotels, standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
5 x Scandinavian breakfast buffet
2 x dinners & 1 x lunch, as per program
Arrival and departure transfer in Tromsø by public service Flybussen
All tours and transportation as per program
Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
Outdoor clothing for winter activities as per program
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|More Information||Kirkenes Snowhotel information|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL TROMSØ Wednesday
Arrival to Tromsø 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).
*The name of your hotel in Tromsø will be indicated upon confirmation of your reservation.
Day 2 TROMSØ - HUSKY SAFARI (B, L) Thursday
After breakfast, take a short walk to the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromsø, 350m from your hotel for the morning activity. We recommend being at the starting point 15 min before the tour starts.
HUSKY SAFARI (included)
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 Tromsø. 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 Kvaløya 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 Tromsø at 13:15.
The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 3 TROMSØ - NORTHERN LIGHTS SAFARI (B, D) Friday
The day is at leisure to enjoy Tromsø also known as the Paris of the North.
We recommend a visit to Polaria, just five minutes' walk from the centre of Tromsø. 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.
AURORA BOREALIS, (18:15 – 22:30), (included)
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 inside. 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 coffee and cake. Returning back to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso at 22:30.
Day 4 TROMSØ - KIRKENES (B) Saturday
Departure transfer by regular Flybussen to Tromsø Airport to take the domestic flight* to Kirkenes. This flight and the arrival transfer in Kirkenes are not included.
*We recommend booking the flight with Wideroe/SAS flight WF982 departing from Tromso at 10:25 with arrival to Kirkenes at 13:05 - please request.
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.
Day 5 KIRKENES - SNOWHOTEL - OPTIONAL SAFARI (B, D) Sunday
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. You might like to join a group for an optional tour "KING CRAB SAFARI" departing from your hotel at 13.00 hours.
In the evening visit the amazing Kirkenes SnowHotel for a tour and dinner (included).
OPTIONAL: KING CRAB SAFARI, (13:00-16:00/17:00)
Min 2 Persons. Lunch included
"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 on the King Crab safari. 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 provided. Price USD 285 per person.
OPTIONAL: OVERNIGHT STAY AT SNOW IGLOO
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. Price USD 190 per person.
Day 6 DEPARTURE KIRKENES (B) Monday
Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your transfer (not included) to Kirkenes airport in good time for your departure flight.