Snowmobile trip in the Polar night – Hurtigruten land excursion

Northern Lights during a snowmobile trip by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Snowmobile trip in the Polar night – Join an unforgettable snowmobile trip to one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas.

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.

Snowmobile trip Kirkenes by Hurtigruten

Snowmobile trip in Arctic Norway

Snowmobile trip Arctic Norway by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Snowmobile trip Arctic Norway

During this excursion you will travel from Mehamn, the world’s northernmost mainland town, located on the often wild and stormy Finnmark coast, over the mountains to the old trading post and fishing village of Kjollefjord. Along the way, the guides will tell you about the Sami people, the geographic and climatic conditions, what life is like on the Finnmark coast, and how the local population utilize nature in both the summer and winter months.

Some of Norway’s best instructors will ensure that proper training is given before you hop onto your own snowmobile for this once in a lifetime trip through fascinating scenery. Experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air and perhaps the mesmerizing Northern Lights in the clear, starry sky. In Kjollefjord you rejoin the Hurtigruten ship to continue your voyage.

Snowmobile tour underneath the Norhern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Experience the magic Northern Lights

Northern Lights in Northern Norway by Kevin Richardson, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights in Northern Norway

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins, starts at 01AM
Included: Warm drink
Transportation: Bus and snowmobile
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided). Valid driver’s license required to drive the snowmobile.
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.
Available: December 15- April 30 (subject to weather/snow conditions).
Land excursion #8F

Northern Lights Cruise Norway by Steven J Hynes, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights seen from Hurtigruten

Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:

Winter Cruise & Northern Lights, 8 nights

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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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