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Northern Lights snow adventures

Northern Lights. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotelArctic adventure trip, 5 nights

Northern Lights snow adventures – an exciting break to the “top of the world”! You will sleep in a real Snow hotel & a tiny, wooden Gamme Aurora chalet, join an adventurous husky trip to the Arctic wilderness, drive a Snow mobile close to the Russian border, take part in King crab fishing, try ice fishing, and eat by the open fire in a traditional Sami lavvo (tent).

The trip starts with overnight in Oslo, followed by flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, where you will be picked up at the airport. Then 3 nights outside the town by a frozen Arctic fjord, before you return to Oslo for a final night. Available from December 19 to the end of March
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Oslo Opera house. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Oslo Opera house by Snohetta architects

DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo, then check in to an airport hotel (Oslo Gardermoen airport), due to a domestic morning flight on day 2.
If you want to visit Oslo, the airport express train takes only 20 mins to the centre, with frequent departures until late in the evening.
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Snow hotel service building, Northern Lights. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

The Snow hotel service building

DAY 2 – Morning flight to Kirkenes,
an Arctic town situated by the Barents sea at the “top of the world”, close to the Russian border.
You will be picked up at the airport taking you to the Snow hotel area located outside the town, offering ideal conditions for viewing the Northern Lights. A tiny Reindeer park is located next to the Snow hotel, along with their service building and the beautiful Aurora gamme chalets.
Free services during your stay:
Wi-fi, Tea & coffee, Snow shoes, Cross-country skis, Kick sledges, Aurora express bus tour in the evenings

King Crab. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

King crab fishing

Lunch & King Crab safari
Upon arrival to the Snow hotel area outside Kirkenes you will be served a small lunch in their traditional Gabba wooden restaurant, followed by an adventurous King crab safari on a frozen Arctic fjord, with a King crab meal.

You will be given appropriate, warm clothing before you enter the sledge pulled by a snow mobile, then on to the frozen fjord where you will take part in the entire process of making a hole in the ice, taking out the crabs, handle & choose the best crabs. You will then continue to an authentic Arctic hut for preparing & tasting the delicious crab meat.

Kirkenes Snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Sleeping in the Snow hotel

Returning to the Snow hotel you can relax in the comfortable lounge of the service building, with free tea, coffe & wi-fi. The service building is a refurbished barn with restaurant, lounges, saunas & panorama bay windows for the Northern Lights.

In the evening you will be served dinner around the open fire in the Sami lavvo, and given thorough instructions for the overnight stay in the Snow hotel.
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Husky trip in Norway. Photo by Bjorn Klauer, Nordnorsk Reiseliv


Day 3 – Wilderness Dog sledding
Start the day with a warm up sauna (if you like), followed by breakfast in the service building.

An exotic experience is waiting for you – a 4 hour husky trip to the wonderful Arctic wilderness. You will drive the sledge! A light snack will be served en route.

Returning to the Snow hotel area you will check in to your tiny, wooden Gamme Aurora chalet, followed by dinner in the barn restaurant.
Spend 2 nights in the Gamme chalet

Snowmobile safari. Photo by C.H/Innovation Norway

Snow mobile safari

DAY 4 – Snow mobile safari & Ice fishing
Start the day with breakfast (and sauna) in the service building, before you prepare for today’s adventure – a 4-5 hours guided Snow mobile safari through the wilderness of the Pasvik valley to the Russian border.
You will be served a light meal en route, and try an exotic Ice fishing!
The catch will be served for dinner in the evening.
Finish the day with dinner in the barn restaurant, followed by overnight in your own, cosy Gamme chalet.

Winter in Oslo. Photo by Gunnar Strom, visitOslo

Nobel Peace centre in Oslo

DAY 5 – Flight to Oslo
Breakfast in the service building, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Oslo.

Overnight at an airport hotel or in the city (at your choice).
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The trip finishes after breakfast on day 6

Spotting the Northern Lights outside the Snow hotel Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Northern Lights outside the Snow hotel

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

1. Good health condition is required for this trip.
2. You need to purchase a travel insurance in your home country, covering all the included activities.
3. Minimum age for driving husky sledge & Snow mobile is 18.

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Inside the snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Ice sculptures in the Snow hotel


Hotels w. breakfast buffet, Oslo:
Oslo Gardermoen airport, 1 night
Oslo centre, 1 night (alternatively airport hotel)

Snow hotel, 1 night
Gamme Aurora chalet, 2 nights

Meals in Kirkenes
Day 2
Lunch in Gabba restaurant, King crab meal, Dinner
Day 3
Breakfast, Light lunch en route, Dinner
Day 4
Breakfast, Light lunch en route, Dinner
Day 5

Flight Oslo-Kirkenes-Oslo
Transfers in Kirkenes

King crab fishing
Wilderness dog sledding
Snow mobile safari & Ice fishing

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Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +47 55 13 13 10 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

Bed in the Snow hotel Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Unforgettable night  in the Snow hotel!

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