Duration: 7 Days
Visit one of the northernmost inhabited areas in the world and experience a unique Sami culture, amazing scenery and exhilarating winter activities with this short highlights tour. Spend a night in the magical Kirkenes Snow Hotel Hurtigruten, cruise along the famous fjords around the North Cape and try your hand at dog-sledding, arctic king crab fishing and reindeer sledding. If conditions are right, be dazzled by the northern lights, preferably on the night you are sleeping in the glass igloo at Kakslauttanen, Finland.
Transportation - Hurtigruten coastal port-to-port voyage and private transfersIncluded in price
Meals included - 13 meals; 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners.
Not included in price
Flights, meals other than specified, winter clothing (thermal overall & boots) for the entire stay, items of personal nature, beverages, additional activities such as icefishing, horse riding, overnight safaris and Santa's Resort Visit.
Please note that additional nights can be added either in Tromsø, Kirkenes or Kakslauttanen
|Day 1: Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of ArcticTromsø is a city packed with culture, polar history and fresh locally sourced food in its numerous restaurants. Tromsø is often called "Paris of the North" and "City of Lights", and it is rare to have such a lively town located so far past the Arctic Circle. Mountains, fjords and islands surround it, making it a great base for exploring the winter landscape.
Day 2: Explore the town and its surroundings. Depart with Hurtigruten Voyage to Kirkenes
This morning, enjoy a guided city walk of Tromsø and then you are free to either try many of the winter activities available in its vicinity or head to the lovely cafes & pubs by the water. Ask us for information about additional dog sledding through the beautiful winter landscape, guided northern light tours and other possible activities.
Day 3: Honningsvåg and the North Cape
Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg.
Following the scenic sailing through Magerøysund and after an early stop in Hammerfest, you arrive in Honningsvåg. This small port is the gateway to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape which rises 300m from the ocean, and at 71° 10’ 21” north it puts you a mere 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole.
|Day 4: Arrive into Kirkenes port, transfer to the Snowhotel with a Arctic King Crab Safari
Disembark in Kirkenes and transfer to the snow hotel. Today you will join an Arctic King Crab Safari - a very popular highlight for our travellers north.
The Arctic King Crab is a sought after delicacy and you will learn how to catch, prepare and eat them. Your guide takes you out and you can lend a hand in sawing through the ice before your guide attempts to land you a few of these massive crustaceans. Enjoy the day's catch for lunch seated by a cosy fire in a small local farmhouse by the lake. You will travel to the lake by snowmobile sleigh.
This evening, you can either stay in one of the warm Gamme cabins or sleep in one of the cold snow rooms at the Snowhotel.
Day 5: Transfer to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and settle into your Glass Igloo
Private transfer from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen (3.4 - 4 hrs). Check in to your Glass Igloo where you will be spending the first night of the tour.
Dinner at hotel then get ready for your night in under the stars - and hopefully the Northern Lights.
|Day 6: Husky Safari and then Aurora Hunting by reindeer in the evening
After breakfast, move to your log cabin and then get ready for today's husky safari - an unforgettable journey through breathtaking winter scenery.
On arrival to the husky farm we will provide you with a warm outer thermal suit, gloves and hat and then we will present your very own husky team. You will be given a lesson on how to drive the sledge and how to observe important hand signals given by your leader.
Each team consists of about six dogs, you, the driver, and your passenger, who is comfortably seated in the wooden sledge. The driver and the passenger can change places during the safari.
This afternoon is free to relax before your evening aurora hunting by reindeer.
Day 7: Depart to Ivalo airport for your flight onwards
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ivalo airport.
Dates of Travel:
01/12/2017 - 20/04/2018 - unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Twin / Double $4,565 per person.
Nordic + $5,565 per person.
SIngle Supplement $1,435
Term & Conditions
Price based on 1 December 2017 to 20 April 2018 departures. Limited space. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by 50 North. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website.