Winter Kirkenes

DAY 1:

Individual arrival. Check in at hotel in Kirkenes. Optional excursion (Monday – Friday 12.00-14.00) Kirkenes sightseeing & Russian Border tour (extra cost NOK 600) A guided trip by bus to the Russian border and the iron ore mines in Bjørnevatn. The first stop is Skafferhull, the historical crossing point on the border between Norway and Russia. We visit the border and have views of the Russian community of Boris Gleb on the other side. Your guide will provide information on the various historical events which took place in this area. We continue to the mining town Bjørnvatn which has gone through dramatic changes the last years. The mines were closed in 1996 and reopened again in 2009. Here we gain an insight into 90 years of mining history. We continue the trip to the viewpoint “Storfjell” where we get a nice view over the fjord before returning to Kirkenes. Excursion (18.00-22.00) Northern lights King Crab snowmobile incl. dinner : First we drive by buss to our catching places near Kirkenes and pull up King crabs from the pots. Then transfer to our camp in Sandnes where the cultural and historial guided Snowmobile tour starts. The tour continues towards the Siberian taiga forest in Pasvik while the crabs are being cooked. We drive on the fjord ice and visit an old Norwegian farm dating from 1854 (if driving conditions are ok). During the trip we will have several stops to be able to watch the polæar sky for northern lights. After the snowmobile ride we sit by a campfire in our lavvo and eat fresh king crabs and drink a glass of white wine, coffee and tea. After the trip ther will be transportation back to Kirkenes. Driving licence for car/motorcycle required Accomodation at Rica Hotel or Thon Hotel in Kirkenes.

DAY 2:
Breakfast at the hotel.
At 09.30-13.30
Husky safari in Kirkenes incl. lunch Join us on a husky safari in beautiful nature. Enjoy the silence of the landscape while going with your own dog team or seated comfortably in the sledge as a passenger. Feel the interaction between you and the dogs while being guided safely through the winter borderland. The trip ends with a lunch based on local ingredients. After the trip ther will be transportation back to Kirkenes.
At 18.00 Pick up at hotel in Kirkenes and transfer to the Snow hotel. Check in at Kirkenes Snowhotel, a beautiful piece of snow architecture and Arctic nature. 20 suites, ice sculptures and live reindeers make this the most photographic spot in the Norwegian Arctic. Dinner in the cosy restaurant around the open fire place. Accomodation at Kirkenes Snowhotel or transportation back to the hotel in Kirkenes.

DAY 3:
Breakfast at the snow hotel (possibility to take sauna) or at the hotel in Kirkenes. Individual departure or more optional activities and overnight stays
NET Per person in double room (min 2 persons):
Price per person incl. one night at the Snow Hotel: NOK 7720
Price per person excl. stay at snow hotel (only visit + dinner): NOK 6840
Single supplement: NOK 450
The price includes:

  • Accomodation according to the program in DBL room incl. breakfast
  • Activities and meals according to the program
  •  Warm winter clothing

The offer is subject to availability (min. 2 persons and max. 12 persons)
Optional activities, meals, extra nights and transfers can be booked on request