Snowmobile Trip into the Polar Night
Join an unforgettable snowmobile journey into the polar night, and across one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural environments.
See the world’s northernmost mainland town, Mehamn
Drive a snowmobile over the mountains between Kjøllefjord and Mehamn
Hear interesting stories about life on the coast of Finnmark
Chance to see the northern lights
Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)
Level 3: Medium
2 hours, 15 minutes
Meals on the trip: Warm beverage. Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing. Special clothing is provided. Valid driver's license must be presented. Excursion is subject to weather/snow conditions.
The excursion starts with a bus trip from Mehamn, the world’s northernmost mainland town, and you'll head up and over the mountains to the old trading post and fishing village of Kjøllefjord. Along the way, guides tell you about the indigenous Sámi people, the area's geography and climate conditions, what life is like in this part of Norway, and how the locals effectively utilize nature. Some of Norway’s best snowmobile instructors are on hand to ensure you get proper training before departing.
Then off we go to experience snowy valleys, invigorating winter air, and perhaps even the mesmerizing northern lights in the clear, starry sky. During spring, the sun returns, resulting in a different, yet equally exhilarating experience with many more hours of daylight and a milder climate. We conclude the expedition in Kjøllefjord, where you rejoin your Hurtigruten ship.
Disembarking port: Mehamn
Embarking port: Kjøllefjord
Available from: December 15 – April 30
Meals during the excursion: Warm beverage
Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes and warm and wind-proof clothing; special clothing is provided