Top of Europe Aurora Arctic Adventure

Top of Europe Arctic Adventure by CH, Visit Norway

Northern Lights package – 6 nights

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 peninsulaEnjoy 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).

This tour is flexible and you may add exciting activities to your trip.

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible.

Prices from NOK 23650 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Parliament building in Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Parliament building in Oslo

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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Gamme Cabin by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Gamme cabin at Kirkenes Snowhotel

DAY 2 – Flight to 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 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 in Kirkenes by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights 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.

King Crab Safari in Kirkenes by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

King Crab safari Kirkenes

DAY 3 – Kirkenes

Spend the day on your own at Kirkenes Snowhotel or add an opptional activity to your trip.

Optional add-ons:
King crab fishing
Snowmobile safari
Dog sledding

Prices will appear during the regular tour booking process.

Neiden Chapel in Finnmark by F. Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Neiden Chapel in Finnmark

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!

Sami woman preparing food by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

Sami women in a traditional tent

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

Stay at Kongsfjord Guesthouse by F. Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Kongsfjord Guesthouse

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.

Northern Lights along the way by Bard Loken, Visit Norway

Northern Lights on the way to Kirkenes

DAY 6 – Kongsfjord – Kirkenes – Oslo

Back to 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

Northern Lights in Finnmark by Hurtigruten

Northern Lights in Finnmark

Visit a Sami family in Tana by Terje Rakke, Visit Norway

Visit a Sami family in Tana

Relaxing at Kongsfjord Guesthouse by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Relaxing at Kongsfjord Guesthouse

The clear Arctic sky. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Northern Lights in Kirkenes

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Accommodation
4* Hotel w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo

Kirkenes:
2 nights in Gamme cabin incl. breakfast & 3-course dinner

Kongsfjord:
2 nights in Kongsfjord Guesthouse incl. breakfast & 3-course dinner

Transport
Flight Oslo-Kirkenes-Oslo
Transfer Kirkenes Airport-Snowhotel
Transfer Kirkenes Snowhotel (day 4)-Kongsfjord-Kirkenes Airport (day 6) with driver guide*

Activities & Excursions
Aurora Express bus in Kirkenes
Visit to Sami family incl. lunch & reindeer sledding
Village Walk in Kongsfjord

* Please note: shared with a small group of international travellers.

All taxes & VAT

Experience the magic of the Northern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Experience the magic Northern Lights in Norway

Where do the magic Northern Lights come from?

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?
Dr Dònal Hill from University of Oxford explains us all about these magic lights occurring on the northern skies.
Watch our Northern Lights video (external link – You Tube).



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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

  • 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

  • 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