Experience the unspoilt wilderness and stunning scenery of the Arctic in Kirkenes. Catch king crabs, drive your own husky team, take a snowmobile safari on the top of the fells and finish off the holiday in a cool and exotic way: staying in Kirkenes Snow Hotel!
Kirkenes is located in Northern Norway close to the Finnish and Russian borders on the shores of the Barents Sea. Kirkenes is also the home of the most northern snow hotel; Kirkenes Snow Hotel. The Snow Hotel has been a huge success; this season will be the third and it has already made it to National Geographic’s “The World's 25 Best New Adventures” list! The exceptional activities such as king crab fishing and snowmobile safari to the point where Norway meets Finland and Russia make Kirkenes a perfect destination for those who are after something different.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return economy class flights with SAS to Kirkenes via Oslo, all airport taxes, 2 nights at Rica Hotel Kirkenes, overnight in igloo at Kirkenes Snow Hotel, breakfasts daily, return airport transfers, welcome drink and 3 course dinner at Snow Hotel and morning sauna.
Departures every day 20 December 2012-mid-April 2013, also over Christmas and New Year. Please note that some departures may require an overnight in Oslo or Kirkenes.
Fly from London to Kirkenes via Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines. Transfer to Rica Kirkenes Hotel and check in. You may choose to include half board at the hotel.
Today is for leisure. Choose exciting optional excursions such as snowmobiling through the snow covered fjord and over the beautiful surroundings fells, driving your own husky team or catching the king crabs in the Barents Sea.
Evening is for leisure (optional half board at Hotel Kirkenes)
Morning and afternoon are free for optional activities.
At 6pm you’ll be taken to Kirkenes Snow Hotel by kick sledges. A welcome drink and dinner will be served by the open fireplace. You will spend the overnight in a spacious Snow Suite sleeping on warm reindeer skins and thermal sleeping bag.
Warming sauna is waiting for you in the morning before breakfast. Transfer to the airport.
Fly home via Oslo (or stay extra nights in Kirkenes or Oslo).