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Northern Lights Autumn Break

Northern Lights Break by Alex Conu, Visit Norway

Northern Lights in autumn

Exciting autumn break to Arctic Norway!

A 4-night trip starting with a night in Oslo before you head north to the Arctic town of Kirkenes. Join the earliest dogsled and snowmobile tours in Europe. Stay in a beautifully designed wooden Gamme cabin & enjoy 2 Arctic dinners at Låven restaurant, whose concept is based on short-travelled, pure local ingredients.
Last but not least: October and November are said to be the best months to see the Northern Lights! Kirkenes is truly a quiet and peaceful destination, offering you good chances to see nature´s own light show: the Northern Lights.
Highlights: Dog sledding, Snowmobile school, overnight in a wooden Gamme cabin and a chance to see 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 in the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 16795 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Autumn in Vigeland Sculpture Park by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Autumn in Vigeland Sculpture Park

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel.
In Oslo you can visit the iconic Opera House, the spectacular Vigeland Sculpture Park, 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 Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
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Gamme cabins at Snowhotel Kirkenes by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Gamme cabins at Kirkenes Snowhotel

DAY 2

Travel to Arctic Kirkenes

Morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenessituated by the Barents Sea close to the Russian border. Kirkenes is ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone.
Transfer to Snowhotel Kirkenes and check in at an elegantly designed wooden Gamme cabin. The package includes dinner and breakfast at Låven Restaurant.
Spend 2 nights in a Gamme cabin
Read about the history of the Snow hotel

Husky sledge adventure by Judith Deacon, Hurtigruten

Enjoy an unforgettable dog sledding trip in Kirkenes!

Dog sledding trip

Enjoy a 1-hour dog sledding ride along the fjord in the scenic Sandnesdalen valley, with a seasoned musher. Experience the amazing Arctic scenery without engine noise – your husky team will pull you there in the traditional and environmental way.

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.

Snowmobile trip by madisphoto@gmail.com, Hurtigruten

Learn how to drive a snowmobile

DAY 3

Snowmobile trip

Learn how to drive a snowmobile. Experienced guides will give you a proper snowmobile training session, before going off on a 5-km drive along the fjord. 2 persons share one snowmobile and you get the chance to switch seats halfway.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 10 years & accompanied by an adult.
Notices: Guests under 18 & guests without a driving license are not allowed to drive the snowmobiles.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.

The Oslo Opera house. Photo by Heidi Thon, VisitOslo

Visit the iconic Opera House in Oslo

DAY 4

Return to Oslo

Breakfast at the Snowhotel restaurant, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Oslo. Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)

Optional add-ons:
Sightseeing in Oslo

Add nights in Oslo before or after the trip, at the same hotel as for the tour.

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

Dog sledding Kirkenes by Tom Nilsen, Hurtigruten

Dog sledding in Kirkenes

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo

Kirkenes:
2 nights in a Gamme cabin incl. breakfast, 3-course dinner & access to sauna

Transport
Flight Oslo-Kirkenes-Oslo
Transfers Kirkenes Airport-Kirkenes Snowhotel-Kirkenes Airport

Activities & Excursions
Kirkenes:
Dog sledding ride w. seasoned musher (1 hr)
Snowmobile school w. experienced guide (2 hrs)

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
 International flights to/from Norway
Airport transfers in Oslo
 Personal travel insurance

 

Gamme cabins by Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Northern Lights from inside the Gamme cabin

PRICES & BOOKING

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

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What our customers say:

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • 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