Experience this unique journey to Lapland and be amazed by a blend of first class travel, with the most fascinating and invigorating winter activities in the region. A Husky Safari and the search for the Aurora Boreal are some of the possibilities in this striking destination. 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.
Arrival – Kirkenes
Arrival to Kirkenes & transfer (not included) to the hotel.
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.
(Stay at Thon Hotel Kirkenes. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.)
Today your Tour Director, who will escort you for the rest of the tour, will arrive with fellow travelers to Kirkenes. We kindly ask you to be present at the hotel lobby at 12.30 for a welcome meeting.
Today you will enjoy the amazing experience of the “KING CRAB SAFARI”, departing from your hotel at 13.00 hours.
(Stay at Thon Hotel Kirkenes. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.)
King Crab Safari
The duration of the King Crab Safari is 3-4 hours. 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 will be provided. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
- Visit The Snow Hotel & Dinner (Price: 175 EUR/person)
- Overnight in A Snow Igloo with Dinner & Visit (Price: 325 EUR/person)
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.
Kirkenes - Tromso
Breakfast and the day at leisure until your transfer to Kirkenes airport for domestic flight to Tromso*.
*The transfer to Kirkenes Airport and flight are not included. There are various options of direct flights between Kirkenes and Tromso with SAS/Wideroe and Norwegian.
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).
*The name of your hotel in Tromso will be indicated upon confirmation of your reservation.
(Stay at Radisson Blu Tromso or similar central hotel. Meals included: breakfast.)
After breakfast, please go to the reception of the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso for the morning activity. We recommend being at the starting point 15 mins before the tour starts.
(Stay at Radisson Blu Tromso or similar central hotel. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.)
The duration of the Husky Safari is 3:30 hours which 2 persons are allowed per sledge. 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.
- Northern Light Dinner Cruise (Price: 175 EUR/person)
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.
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 reception of the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso. We recommend being present latest at 18.00 hours.
(Stay at Radisson Blu Tromso or similar central hotel. Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.)
The duration of the Aurora Borealis is 4:15 hours.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 Bacalao (Norwegian stock fish in tomato sauce or vegetarian) followed by coffee and cake. Returning back to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso at 22:30.
- Whale Safari on Rib Boat (Price: 160 EUR/per person)
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).
*Requires Pre-Booking. Only available until the 10th of February or as long as the whales are there.
Tromso - Departure
Breakfast and day at leisure until your transfer by regular Flybussen to Tromso Airport in good time for your flight.
(Meals included: breakfast.)
DetailsEnquire about this itinerary
Per person in double/twin room:
- EUR 1.445,00
Supplement for single room:
- EUR 390,00
3rd adult in extra bed sharing double/twin room:
- EUR 1.328,00
*Child (7-12 years), per child when sharing room with parents:
- EUR 1.225,00
*NOTE: Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. This does not apply for Snow or Glass 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.
05 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
05 breakfasts, buffet style
01 dinner & 02 lunches, as mentioned in the program
Arrival and departure transfer in Tromso by public service Flybussen
All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
Outdoor clothing for winter activities mentioned in the program.
- Activities everyday
- King Crab Safari
- Husky farm visit with sledge drive
- Visit and Dinner at Kirkenes Snow Hotel (optional)
- 01 night in a snow Igloo (optional)