Summer adventure in Kirkenes

Even when the snow is gone, the summer in northern Norway is still another kind of summer. There is still much to discover and much to do, experiencing the stark contrast between the seasons of the north.

When the Snowhotel has melted back into the fjord, a new world starts to unfold. Brooks starts trickling, trees slowly spring into green, flowers bloom and unique wild berries starts ripening. The midnight sun is in the sky all day and night, providing light and energy to recharge batteries for dark winter months.  The feeling of northern summer can only be experienced - when standing on top of a mountain breathing in the fresh air, and drinking the best and cleanest water in the world straight from a stream.

Kirkenes is the capital of the municipality of Sør-Varanger. 
The municipality is located as far north-east as possible in Norway, close to the Varanger fjord. We belong to the northernmost county in Norway, Finnmark.
Kirkenes center is located 69° 43' 40" north and 30° 2' 40" east.
Taking into account the surrounding settlements, there is a population of approx. 6000 in the Kirkenes area.

SEASON
01.june - 01.september

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS              
Minimum 2 persons

CHANGES MAY OCCUR
We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.

INSURANCE 
You need a travel and health insurance, that also includes transportation back to your country. Remember to bring your insurance card/information.

CHILDREN
Up to 11 years old. Children 12 years and older pay the full adult fare

Day by day

DAY 1: ARRIVAL KIRKENES

You will be picked up on Kirkenes Airport on arrival. The rest of the day is free for leisure.

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DAY 2: BARENTS SEA FISHING

You want to be a Real Fisherman? Not many people can say they have been fishing North of the Arctic Circle. On this trip, we head
out by RIB to the Barents Sea where you are on one of the last stops before the North Pole. This area has an abundance of bird life and sea mammals such as sea-eagles, porpoises, seals, and seabirds. When it comes to fishing, we can guarantee a catch. Coalfish, cod and haddock are the most common on each trip. From July there is a good chance to catch halibut as well. The midnight sun is up from May til July.

INCLUDES: Safety vest, survival suit, fishing gear, hot drink and picnic lunch.
CHILDREN: Must be 7 years or older to attend

 

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DAY 3: KING CRAB SAFARI

Are you ready to brave the Barents Sea and taste the freshest King Crab you can imagine? Come and join us for a fantastic day on the water, and we will show you how to catch, prepare and most importantly EAT these giants. An experienced fisherman will take you for an unforgettable King Crab Fishing tour on a brand new RIB boat where we will cruise along the fjord and the Barents Sea to find the right place to anchor. You will be hands on deck to help pull up the King Crab cages from the depths. Your guide will take you back and serve your catch in a rustic restaurant by the fjord, local Norwegian style. You may eat as many King Crabs as you wish, fresh from the Arctic sea.

DURATION: Ca 3 hours
MEAL INCLUDED: Yes, big one

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DAY 4: HUSKY MOUNTAIN HIKE AND ANDERSGROTTA VISIT

Our 180 huskies are waiting eagerly to greet you in Sandnesdalen! Join us on a mountain hike with your own Husky. At Kirkenes Snowhotel Husky Kennel, eager huskies are looking forward to take you on a hike. After a short meet and greet, the hike up to the mountain plateau starts. The first 700 meters you walk through lush Arctic vegetation. Then the terrain rises by 100 meters and transforms into barren mountain rocks. While enjoying the hike and the company of the husky, you will have time to admire the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Blueberries, cranberries and crowberries ripen during the summer, and can be picked along the way.We will take a break at the summit, and if the weather permits, we will make a fire and cook reindeer sausages.

TIME: 09:30
DURATION: 2-3 hours
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? Good hiking boots are recommended.
REQUIRES Normal physical health

Kirkenes, Dresden and Malta have got one thing in common: These cities were heavily bombed during World War 2. Kirkenes had more than 300 bombing raids from Soviet airplanes, and more than 1000 times during the war years, the Air Raid alarms were sounded. This was because Kirkenes was one of the most strategically important places in Europe during the war. Visit Andersgrotta –Kirkenes’ largest bomb-shelter, built in 1943. Andersgrotta is constructed beneath the bedrock in the centre of Kirkenes, a brilliantly well hidden location. We will show a 9 minute
unique archive film, explaining why Kirkenes was bombed and how life as a civilian was during the war.

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DAY 5: DEPARTURE

This is your last day in the Arctic Norway. If you want to extrend your stay we are happy to help you!

What is included in the trip?

Included in the trip

  • 4 nights in Gamme Cabin included breakfast and dinner
  • Transfer from airport to Kirkenes Snow Hotel and back
  • Activities mentioned in the program

Not included in the trip

  • International and domestic flights
  • Drinks and other personal expenses 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Singleroom supplement

Get an offer. For free and non-binding

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