Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Tromsø

Entrance to Snow Hotel Kirkenes by Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Ice Hotel & Northern Lights trip in Norway – 6 nights

Experience Norway’s best Northern Lights destinations: Kirkenes & Tromsø, on this amazing round trip from Oslo!
Enjoy exciting activities such as Dog sledding, King crab safari, Reindeer sleigh and an amazing Arctic gourmet dinner.
You will stay in a tiny Gamme cabin, a real Ice hotel, as well as centrally located hotels in Oslo & Tromsø.
Highlights: Sleep in an Ice hotel, Dog sledding, King crab safari, Reindeer sleigh & chance of seeing the Northern Lights

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), some activities include a guide
• You can add extra nights and activities such as Whale safari
• Prices: From NOK 30450 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Winter in Oslo. Photo by Gunnar Strom, visitOslo

Enjoy winter in Oslo!


First night in Oslo

Individual arrival in Oslo. Check in at an Oslo Airport hotel (included in the tour price), conveniently located within walking distance of the airport. The airport express train (Flytoget) takes 20 minutes between the airport and the centre of Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read more about Oslo

Gamme cabins at Snowhotel Kirkenes by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Stay in an exotic Gamme cabin


Travel to Arctic Kirkenes

Morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, the “top of Europe”, located by the Barents Sea close to the Russian border. Transfer from the airport to Snowhotel Kirkenes.
The first night you will stay in an elegantly-designed wooden Gamme cabin, next to the exotic Snow hotel. Its large panoramic window and lounge chairs covered with sheepskins will give you a comfortable view of the Arctic scenery. 3-course dinner included.
Spend 1 night in a Gamme cabin
Read more about Kirkenes’ dramatic history

Dog Sledding Under The Northern Lights By Kirkenes Snowhotel

Enjoy dog sledding in the Arctic wilderness!

Wilderness dog sledding

Join an adventurous dog sledding trip in the afternoon. The tour goes in scenic surroundings over the fjord and on the mountain plateau.
Included: Transfers, warm clothes
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.

King Crab Safari By Kirkenes Snowhotel

Experience a king crab safari!


King crab safari

A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen, Arctic  fjords of Kirkenes – with excellent king crab fishing facilities; there will always be a catch!
This is your chance to learn how to catch, cook, and most importantly, taste this mysterious creature.
Return to the Snowhotel after the King crab safari for an overnight stay.
Read more about the King crab safari

Exotic Snowhotel in Kirkenes by Snowhotel Kirkenes

An unforgettable night at the Snow hotel!

Overnight in the Snow hotel

Enjoy an unforgettable overnight stay at the exotic Snow hotel  – a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures, surrounded by live reindeer in the Reindeer Safari Park. You can also take part in the feeding of the reindeer.
Spend 1 night in the Snow hotel
Read more about the Snow hotel

Ice Bar by CH, Visit Norway

Enjoy a visit to a real Ice bar!

About sleeping in the Snow hotel

After a 3-course Arctic dinner in Låven restaurant, you can chill out in the ice bar, followed by the overnight stay in the Snow hotel. Your room is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable night’s sleep, including insulated mattresses and a warm sleeping bag to keep you warm all night long.
Breakfast & sauna in the morning.
You will be given thorough instructions for the overnight stay!

Polar Museum in Tromso. Photo by Shigeru Ohki, www.nordnorge.com

Take a walk in the colourful harbour in Tromsø!

Arctic Char By Emmas Restaurant

Enjoy an Arctic gourmet dinner in Tromsø!


Travel to Tromsø

Transfer to Kirkenes Airport after breakfast. Flight to the vibrant, Arctic town of Tromsø, with individual arrival to a centrally located hotel. Tromsø is beautifully located surrounded by mountain peaks, islands and fjords. The main centre is actually located on an island, with bridges connecting the town to the mainland.
Spend 2 nights in Tromsø
Read more about Tromsø

Arctic gourmet dinner

Relax in Tromsø before you go to Emma’s famous, tiny gourmet restaurant in the centre of Tromsø, with a 7-course set taste experience based on excellent local produce. Enjoy and relax!
Please note: Emmas Restaurant is closed Sundays & Mondays, and 23 Dec until and including 3 Jan. For those days, we will replace dinner at Emmas with dinner at Fiskekompaniet, or if not available reduce the price when sending the booking confirmation.

Sami under the Northern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Reindeer & Northern Lights


Reindeer sledge

You will be picked up in the centre of Tromsø for an adventurous trip to the exotic wilderness of the Tamok Valley. Due to the geographical location the climate is drier and colder than in Tromsø, thus offering a maximum chance of seeing the amazing Northern Lights. You will drive a reindeer sled, try lasso-throwing and learn about Sami culture.

The Northern Lights reindeer sledge trip includes reindeer sledding activity, transfers, a traditional hot meal, meeting the indigenous Sami people, and listening to their stories.
Also included: Winter overall suit, boots, mittens & hat. English speaking guide.

Whale safari Arctic Norway. Photo by Marten Bril, www.nordnorge.com

Whale watching in Tromsø

Optional add-ons in Tromsø:

 Join a whale watching trip (available between November 1st and January 31st). Get a unique perspective on the magnificent Humpback Whales and Orcas as they feed in the herring-rich fjords of the Arctic.

You can also add nights & adventurous activities in Tromsø during the booking process.

Winter in Vigelands Sculpture Park by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

The Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo


Return to Oslo

A 2-hour flight to Oslo. Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
The tour finishes after breakfast on Day 7

Some sights in Oslo: Akershus Fortress, the City Hall, the Opera House, the Aker Brygge wharf, the Edvard Munch Museum, the Viking Ship Museum (closed for rebuilding to 2025/2026 – artefacts from the Viking Age can be seen at The Historic Museum in the city centre), the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art & Vigeland Sculpture Park

Winter In Tromso By F.Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Arrival to beautifully located Tromso!

Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway. Photo by Bard Loken, Innovation Norway

Amazing Northern Lights over Tromso!

Winter in Tromso. Photo by Baard Loken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

See authentic wooden houses in Tromsø!

This trip includes:

4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Tromsø & Oslo

1 night in Gamme cabin incl. breakfast & 3-course dinner excl. drinks
1 night in Snow hotel incl. breakfast, 3-course dinner excl. drinks, warm sleeping bags & morning sauna

 Flight Oslo-Kirkenes
 Transfer Kirkenes Airport-Snowhotel-Kirkenes Airport
Flight Kirkenes-Tromsø
Flight Tromsø-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
 Wilderness dog sledding incl. warm clothes & transfers
King crab safari incl. warm clothes, transfers & king crab meal

Arctic gourmet dinner at Emmas, 7-course taste experience excl. drinks (except days when closed: Sundays & Mondays, 23 Dec until and including 3 Jan)
 Northern Lights reindeer sledge trip incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

 International flights to/from Norway
Airport transfers in Oslo & Tromsø
 Personal travel insurance

Reindeer by Konrad Konieczny, Visit Nord Norge

See reindeer in Arctic Norway


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What our customers say:

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey