Top of Europe Aurora Arctic adventure
Top of Europe Aurora Arctic adventure – A really exotic Northern Lights trip taking you to Kirkenes, Tana and the remote settlement of Kongsfjord. Experience an Aurora safari, a visit to a Sami family, reindeer sledding as well as a stay at Kongsfjord Guesthouse, located on the Varanger peninsula. Enjoy the tranquility and untouched nature on a snowshoe walk or get to know one of the 30 inhabitants of Kongsfjord, a local artist.
The trip is semi-guided in a small group (Day 4 Kirkenes Snowhotel – Day 6 Kirkenes Airport).
Rest of the trip (Day 1-3 & Day 6) is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group).
Prices from NOK 23650 per person
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol hotel or similar. Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Palace & the main shopping areas of Oslo.
You can take the Airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen airport.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in tour price)
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DAY 2 – Flight to Kirkenes
Morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, situated by the Barents sea close to the Russian border. Kirkenes is ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone.
Transfer to Kirkenes Snow Hotel and check in at an elegantly-designed wooden Gamme cabin. The package includes dinner and breakfast at Laven restaurant.
Spend 2 nights in Kirkenes
Northern Lights trip in Kirkenes
Pick up at the front desk in the evening by the Aurora Express for an exciting hunt for the Northern Lights.
A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction towards the Finnish border, in search of the Northern Lights. Transfer back to the Snowhotel after the trip.
DAY 3 – Kirkenes
Spend the day on your own at Kirkenes Snowhotel or add an opptional activity to your trip.
Prices will appear during the regular tour booking process.
DAY 4 – Kirkenes – Tana – Kongsfjord
Check out of the cabin in Kirkenes. Meet your driver guide and head to Tana. On the 160 km drive through picturesque ever-changing Arctic landscape you will make interesting educational stops en route. Your driver guide will take you first to Neiden in order to discover one of the smallest churches in Norway. Possible stop at Skolt Sami Museum. Driving towards Tana continues with interesting stories told on the way. Crossing Tana River, if conditions allow always using the ice road that is open only during the winter months when ice conditions on the river allow for safe passage for cars. An experience in itself!
Visit to a Sami family
Arrival to family Gaup around midday. Traditional local lunch served in a large Sami Tent while sitting around the flames of the open fireplace in the middle. First-hand stories about Sami life, handcraft and heritage in an authentic environment, told by real people who are still living it. Do some reindeer sledding before the journey continues to Kongsfjord. Arrival to the guesthouse in the early evening. The package includes dinner and breakfast.
Spend 2 nights in Kongsfjord
DAY 5 – Kongsfjord
Spend the day in Kongsfjord. Enjoy the tranquility and the untouched Arctic nature. Do some snowshoe walking, visit the small village of Kongsfjord and get to know a local art studio. Here you can learn about the magic of engraving yourself. Make original souvenirs you can take home with you either as a physical reminder of this unforgettable journey or as a present to your loved ones.
Dinner in the evening at Kongsfjord Guesthouse.
Possibilities of spotting the magical Northern Lights from your very doorstep in mesmerizing ambience of pure serenity.
DAY 5 – Kongsfjord – Kirkenes – Oslo
Back to the civilization! Enjoy another extraordinary transfer with your driver guide. 231 km drive towards Kirkenes Airport that will take you along seaside roads and inland of the Varanger Peninsula during a different time of the day than earlier. Enjoy this ride before reaching your flight to Oslo!
Flight to Oslo. Overnight in the centre of Oslo, or at an airport hotel at your choice.
Spend 1 night in Oslo
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
2 nights at 4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
2 nights in Gamme cabin w. breakfast & 3 course dinner
2 nights at Kongsfjord Guesthouse w. breakfast & 3 course dinner
Excursions & activities:
Northern Lights trip in Kirkenes
Visit to Sami family incl. lunch and reindeer sledding
Village walk in Kongsfjord
Flight Oslo – Kirkenes – Oslo
Transfer Kirkenes Airport – Snowhotel
Transfer Kirkenes Snowhotel (Day 4) – Kirkenes Airport (Day 6) with driver guide*
* Please note: Day 4 (from Kirkenes Snowhotel) to Day 6 (Kirkenes Airport) are operated in a small group of international travelers.
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