Kirkenes Snowhotel Break, Norway
A four-day break at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel in the wilderness of northern Norway
Journey to the frontier town of Kirkenes in northern Norway where you'll spend four days exploring this stunning winter wilderness on the shores of the Barents Sea near the borders of Finland and Russia.
Along with its beautiful landscapes, this remote corner of Norway is also home to the world's most northerly ice hotel. Just entering its sixth season, Kirkenes Snowhotel has already featured in the top 25 of National Geographic Adventure's 'World's Best New Adventure Travel Trips" and will be your home for all three nights with one night spent in an Snow Room and the following two nights spent in the hotel's new, warm Gamme Cabins.
Along with your stay in one of the world's most unique hotels, you'll also have the chance to indulge in a range of exhilarating optional excursions during your stay, including king crab fishing, a snowmobile adventure and a husky safari top name just a few.
3 nights Kirkenes Snowhotel
Day 1: Kirkenes Snow Hotel
Fly top Kirkenes via Oslo with SAS. On arrival you'll take a transfer from the airport to the Snow Hotel where you'll be welcomed with a drink made from berries collected from the surrounding hills before checking in for a three-night stay, the first of which will be in cool surroundings of a Snow Room.
In the evening you'll enjoy a traditional, locally sourced three-course dinner, served by the hotel's roaring fire before your guide helps you prepare for your night in the Snow Hotel. Take a stroll through this unique property, paying a visit to the resident reindeer before settling into your Snow Room for a good night's sleep.
Stay: Snow Room at Kirkenes Snow Hotel
Day 2: Kirkenes Snow Hotel
After breakfast and a sauna you'll check out of your Snow Room and into one of the hotel's new Gamme Cabins where you'll spend the next two nights. These beautifully designed cabins with private facilities are covered in snow, giving them the appearance of igloos from the outside. They also have wonderful, large windows, perfect for catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights in the clear night sky.
Stay: Gamme Cabin at Kirkenes Snow Hotel
Breakfast & dinner included
Day 3: Excursions
Enjoy a day of activities and excursions including snowmobiling across the snow-covered fjords and fells, driving your own husky team or even fishing for king crabs in the icy Barents Sea. There's also the option to enjoy an evening husky or snowmobile adventure and combine them with a guided tour in search of the Northern Lights.
There's a large range of optional excursions available and we've listed three below but if your interests lie elsewhere, please contact one of our Scandinavia specialists for further information and prices.
Stay: Gamme Cabin at Kirkenes Snowhotel
Breakfast & dinner included
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
King Crab Safari & Lunch
Your day will start at the home of a local fisherman who'll explain the techniques of fishing for king crabs through the thick ice. Plenty of warm clothing will be provided before you head out across the frozen fjord on sleighs pulled by snowmobiles. Together with the fisherman you'll cut holes in the ice and fish for the crabs. Whatever you catch will be cooked and served for luch back at the fisherman's home.
Prices from: £195 per person
Learn how to drive a snowmobile amid the wilds of northern Norway. You'll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to snowmobile centre by car, where you'll get a lesson on how to drive a snowmobile and also receive protective clothing before setting off. You'll travel through snowy landscapes with two adults to one snowmobile, making short stops along the way.
Prices from: £199 per person (2 on 1 snowmobile)
Handle your own Husky team as you head through the Arctic wilderness on this exhilarating adventure. A team of well trained and friendly huskies will take you on a memorable journey through some spectacular scenery. Warm clothing is provided and you'll even get a husky driving licence at the end of the day.
Prices from: £152 per person
Prices from: £1250.00
Guide price from: £1,250 per person
Valid for travel: 20 Dec 2013 to 20 Apr 2014
Package includes: Return flights from London to Kirkenes (via Oslo) with SAS, transfer from Kirkenes airport to Snow hotel, 1 night in a snow room inc. welcome drink, 3-course dinner, tour of Snow Hotel and morning sauna, 2 nights at Gamme cabins inc. breakfast and dinner daily and transfer from Snow hotel to Kirkenes airport.
Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
Book by: 20 April 2014
This itinerary is just a sample of what we can arrange for you. The price quoted is a guide, giving you an indication of what this particular trip would cost.
There are a number of factors that affect the price of an itinerary though; if your budget is lower or higher than this, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618 about how we can tailor the trip to match your budget by adjusting elements of the itinerary.
To book this travel offer make an enquiry online or call one of our tailor made travel expert now. quoting reference WEX102953.