Snowmobile safari in Kirkenes – Hurtigruten land excursion

Snowmobile trip in Kirkenes by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Snowmobile safari in Kirkenes – On a frozen fjord you will drive snowmobiles across the beautiful landscape in the height of the Arctic winter.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Kirkenes in winter by Eivind Lande, Hurtigruten


During the trip your guides will tell you about the history of the Sami people, the extreme Arctic climate and the unique wildlife that inhabits the area. After the journey you can enjoy a hot drink and sample some dried reindeer meat in a well-heated Sami lavvo (tent).

You will receive thorough instructions on snowmobiling safety before your experience begins. Bring your driver’s license if you want to drive a snowmobile. You will drive in pairs, with the opportunity to switch drivers half way.

Snowmobile trip Kirkenes by Hurtigruten

Snowmobile trip in Kirkenes

Man by a campfire in a lavvo by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

By a campfire in a lavvo

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Included: Coffee and dried reindeer snack
Transportation: Bus and snowmobile
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 12 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Notices: Guests under 18 and guests without a driver’s 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.
Please note: The trip is subject to weather/snow conditions.
Available: December 15- May 5
Land excursion #7C

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Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:

Northern Lights Cruise & Snow Hotel, 6 nights  (included in the tour)
Northern Lights Adventure Cruise, 7 nights

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  • 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.

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