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Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Fjord tour

Dog Sledding Under The Northern Lights By Kirkenes Snowhotel

An amazing Northern Lights trip & fjord tour – 7 nights

This Northern Lights trip & Fjord tour starts in Oslo, then on to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, located close to the Russian border.
Experience amazing dog sledding in the Arctic wilderness, a King crab safari & overnight in the unforgettable Snow hotel! Then head south again to Oslo by plane. Travel on the spectacular Bergen Line and the famous Flåm Railway to the tiny Flåm fjord village. Continue with a fjord cruise on the narrow UNESCO Nærøyfjord, drive through the dramatic Stalheim Canyon and take the train to picturesque Bergen. In Bergen, enjoy a private City Walk.
Stay in Oslo, Kirkenes, Flåm and Bergen.
Highlights: Sleep in an Ice hotel, enjoy Dog sledding, King crab safari & chance of seeing the Northern Lights in Kirkenes. Experience the Flåm Railway and fjord cruise on the UNESCO Nærøyfjord in Western Norway.

This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), based on travel by public transport where some activities include a guide
• You can add
extra nights & activities in the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 28695 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Winter in Oslo. Photo by Gunnar Strom, visitOslo

See the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo!

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival and check in at a Gardermoen Airport hotel. The airport hotel is within walking distance of the arrival & departure terminal. The frequent airport express train takes 20 mins to the centre of Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
• Read about what to see in Oslo

The clear Arctic sky. Photo by Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Beautiful starry sky above Kirkenes!

DAY 2

Travel to Arctic Kirkenes

Morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkeneslocated by the Barents Sea close to the Russian border. Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel. You can take the scheduled airport bus (approx. 20 mins), or a taxi.
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes
Read about Kirkenes’ dramatic history

Dog sledding Under The Northern Lights In Kirkenes By Kirkenes Snowhotel

Magical dog sledding in the Arctic wilderness!

Northern Lights dog sledding

You will be picked up at your hotel in the evening of Day 2 for an adventurous 2-hour Northern Lights trip to the amazing wilderness of the Pasvik Valley, with husky dog sledding. Transfer to your hotel after the trip.
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 in Kirkenes by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Experience a King crab safari in Kirkenes

DAY 3

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

Ice Bar by CH, Visit Norway

Enjoy a real Ice bar in the Snowhotel!

Overnight in the Snow hotel

You will be picked up for a short drive to the exotic Snow hotel – a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures made by professional artists. A tiny reindeer park is located next to the Snow hotel.
Starting with an Arctic dinner in the restaurant, followed by thorough instructions about sleeping in the Snow hotel. A large service building with comfortable lounges is at your disposal during the stay.
Spend 1 night in the Snow hotel
Read about Sleeping in the Snow hotel

Winter in Vigeland Sculpture Park by Florian Frey, Visit Oslo

Winter in Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo

DAY 4

Travel to Oslo

Breakfast at the Snowhotel before the transfer back to the centre of Kirkenes, where you can take the airport bus or a taxi to the airport. Flight to Oslo. Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo

Optional: 

Additional night(s) in Oslo
  Sightseeing in Oslo

The add-ons with prices will be available during the tour booking process

Bergen Railway By Mads Kristiansen, VY

Winter on the Bergen Line

Flam Railway. Photo by RM Sorensen, Flam Utvikling

Flåm Railway in winter

DAY 5

Norway in a Nutshell® combination trip:

Travel to Flåm fjord village
Sit back and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the white, wild and wonderful winter landscape.
The scenic Bergen Line
takes you through the Hallingdal valley and across the beautiful, snow-covered Hardangervidda mountain plateau, with views of Hallingskarvet mountain range.
The highest station is Finse, located at 1222 m above sea level, offering views of the Hardangerjøkulen glacier.

The famous Flåm Railway
At the tiny Myrdal mountain station you change to the Flåm Railway – one of the steepest rail lines in Europe. A 1-hour unforgettable journey from mountain to fjord, with waterfalls, a scenic river & tiny settlements.
Spend 1 night in Flåm
Read about the Bergen Line
• Read about the Flåm Railway

Fjord Safari in winter by Sverre Hornevik, Fjord Norway

Enjoy an amazing winter fjord safari!

Optional

Winter Fjord Safari & Additional night in Flåm
A fun and engaging tour by RIB boat, where you have the chance to get close to villages and waterfalls along the way, with a stop for hot drinks and a taste of the local goat cheese in the tiny village of Undredal.
An additional night in Flåm is included.

This add-on with prices will appear during the tour booking process

Winter on Sognefjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Enjoy a spectacular fjord cruise!

DAY 6

Travel to picturesque Bergen

Fjord cruise on UNESCO Nærøyfjord
Board a boat for an unforgettable 2-hour fjord cruise starting on the scenic Aurlandsfjord with stunning winter views. Then onto the UNESCO Nærøyfjord, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and tiny farms clinging to the steep mountain sides. Nærøyfjord means the narrow fjord in Norwegian – the narrower branch of the main Sognefjord.

Through Stalheim Canyon
Once you get off the boat in Gudvangen, a connecting coach is taking you to Voss. You will pass through the dramatic Stalheim Canyon, with steep mountain sides and a beautiful river. You will also see a beautiful lake and perhaps a frozen waterfall en route.
Finish by local train from Voss to Bergen.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen
Read about Bergen

Winter in Bergen by Grim Berge, Fjord Norway

Enjoy winter in Bergen!

Christmas in Bergen by Christer Ronnestad, Visit Norway

See the UNESCO Bryggen wharf in Bergen!

DAY 7

Private City Walk Bergen

A guided walk in Bergen (2 hrs), through its historic streets and alleyways, is the ideal way of taking in the Bergen ambience. Modern landmarks, old wooden areas of the centre, the broad streets and the charming narrow alleyways typical for Bergen are included in this relaxing walk. You will also explore the old wharf, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and learn more about the Hanseatic period, the fish trade and the daily life of Bergen’s inhabitants from 1100 AD to today.
Spend the rest of the day in Bergen on your own.

Optional:

Additional night(s) in Bergen
Add train or flight back to Oslo

The add-ons with prices will appear during the tour booking process

Ice sculpture in the Snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Inside the amazing Snow hotel!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet (+dinner in Flåm)
in Oslo, Kirkenes, Flåm & Bergen

Kirkenes:
1 night in Snow hotel incl. breakfast, 3-course dinner (excl. drinks), warm sleeping bags & morning sauna
Transfers from/to the centre of Kirkenes

Transport
Flight Oslo-Kirkenes
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Norway in a Nutshell combination ticket:
Train Oslo-Myrdal
Flåm Railway Myrdal-Flåm
Nærøyfjord cruise Flåm-Gudvangen
Coach Gudvangen-Voss
Train Voss-Bergen

Activities & Excursions
Kirkenes:
Northern Lights dog sledding incl. warm clothes & transfers
King crab safari incl. warm clothes, transfers & king crab meal

Bergen:
Private City Walk in Bergen, 2 hrs

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
• Flights to/from Norway
• Airport transfers
• Personal travel insurance

 

Dog sledding in Norway by Bjorn Klauer Visitnordnorge

Huskies relaxing in the snow!

PRICES & BOOKING

Choose a start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box

Booking & payment procedures
Our travel arrangements
General terms & conditions

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering  tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism


 

Questions about this trip?

Contact us:
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 By e-mail to [email protected], or
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(Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

 

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