WINTER WONDERLAND at Kirkenes SNOW HOTEL (travel inspiration)

This is practically as far as you can get on the mainland of the Northern hemisphere, during wintertime anyways. Snow mobile safari, dog sledge safari, King Crab safari with culinary and traditional meals in the wilderness, in a Sami (Lappish) tepee and at the Snow hotel in Kirkenes, cool drink at the sculpted Snow bar and more….! Yes and to not forget the Northern Lights and the cute reindeers! Nothing is left out from this complete, action filled and cool trip!

“Best Trip” voted by National Geographic

Day 1

Individual arrival to Kirkenes. Private transfer to your hotel and check-in. On the evening Northern Lights adventure by snowmobile for 3h in Europe’s very last wilderness This trip takes you to the mountains between Finland and Russia and it is a cultural and historical guided tour, explains your guide. If you are lucky to have clear weather, you may see the Northern Lights and the Russian town of Nikel. Tea/coffee and reindeer meat will be served during trip. Length of trip: 32 km.

Back to the hotel, free dinner at your charge and overnight in Kirkenes.

Day 2

Breakfast at your hotel. Free morning for leisure to discover Kirkenes city center and maybe do some shopping. At 13.00 you will depart for a tour on the frozen fjord to fish some enormous king crabs! Help the fisherman to make a hole in the ice and bring up the crabs. The big catch of king crab is served for lunch in a cabin in the wilderness. A day as a crab fisherman is a unique experience and cannot be done anywhere else! You will be back to your hotel at 16.00 Diner at your hotel or in the city center at your own charge.

Day 3

Breakfast at your hotel. Check out. 10.00 – 16.30 – Dog sledge day trip to the Norwegian – Russian borderland. Join us for sightseeing in Pasvikdalen valley – learn all about our unique nature and culture. Pasvikdalen is home to Norway’s largest population of bear. We drive our dog sledges along the Norwegian- Russian border and into the Pasvikskogen forest. Coffee break and lunch will be served outdoor in the wilderness round an open fire or in our Sami tent called “lavvu”. After the trip transportation back to Kirkenes and to hotel in Kirkenes and the Snow hotel where you can check in in the afternoon. A welcome drink is offered to you at the cool sculpted Snow Bar!

The Kirkenes Snow Hotel is a beautiful piece of snow architecture imbedded in the Arctic nature. 15 suites, ice sculptures and live reindeers make this the most photographic spot in the Norwegian Arctic region. The Snow Hotel is situated at Walking distance from the Gabba reindeer safari Park where you can see this quite animals. Dinner at the Snow hotel in the cozy restaurant around the open fire place.

Accommodation at Kirkenes Snow hotel.

Day 4

Check out from the snow hotel and free time at leisure before the check-out and the private transfer to the airport. Why not try out snow shoe trekking or kick sledging? Ask us for an offer.

Flight suggestions: To Oslo with SAS, Air France, etc. Oslo-Kirkenes with Norwegian. From other cities in Norway you can also check Videroe.

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