Artic Norway

06Days 05Nights

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.

2018 DEPARTURE DATES
JAN: 06, 20 // 03, 17,31
FEB: 03 , 10, 17 // 07, 14, 28
MAR: 03 , 10 // 07, 21

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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)

RATES:
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.

*Please note! The arrival and departure transfers to Kirkenes airport are NOT included. Arrival and departure transfers in Tromso are with a regular (public) airport bus service by Flybussen. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:
  • 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.

ITINERARY:

DAY SATURDAY
Arrival - Kirkenes
 
1
  Thon Hotel 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.

DAY SUNDAY
Kirkenes
Breakfast & Lunch
2
  Thon Hotel Kirkenes ****
Optional: Kirkenes Snow Hotel – Snow Igloo
 

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.

KING CRAB SAFARI INCLUDED
DURATION: APPROX 3-4 HOURS  

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 will be provided.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

OPTIONAL: 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.

DAY
3
MONDAY
Kirkenes – Tromso
Breakfast
  Radisson Blu Tromso ****
or similar central hotel
 

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.

DAY TUESDAY
Tromso
Breakfast & Lunch
4
  Radisson Blu Tromso ****
or similar central hotel
 

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 min before the tour starts.

HUSKY SAFARI (regular service) INCLUDED
DURATION: 3:30 HOURS (09:45 -13:15) 2 persons 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.

OPTIONAL: NORTHERN LIGHT DINNER CRUISE PRICE: 175 EUR /PERSON
20:00 – 23:00 Minimum 2 pax

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.