Start the day with a two-course lunch in Sandnesdalen, 10 km outside Kirkenes. Next up, you check in to your gamme cabin, modelled on traditional hunting and fishing huts. These types of gamme are found in the Sami areas of the Arctic wilderness. They are fully equipped with air conditioning, underfloor heating, natural tiles and a bathroom with a separate decorated Aurora wall.
Catch a crab for tea!
In the evening, it’s time for your first excursion. We’ll be cruising along the fjord in RIB boats on a real King Crab Safari! Once we reach the area where these giant crabs often hide, we drop cages down and lure them in. These incredible crustaceans can span two metres and weigh up to 15 kilos! Your fresh catch will then be cooked and served for you in a renovated boathouse by the fjord. Eat as much as you want before the return trip to Sandnesdalen – a rewarding meal after an exciting adventure.
Hiking with huskies
Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant before we head out on another Arctic adventure. Today, you’ll be heading out on an exciting summer hike – a round trip of about 6-7km! We meet up at our kennel in Sandnes, where you will get to know your own husky – a trusted companion who will follow (or lead) you through the Arctic wilderness. The expedition starts here, with a 700-metre hike through tundra vegetation, before we reach the plateau. From here, you’ll walk through gorgeous mountain scenery, filled of small and short plants and flowering shrubs, but not a tree is sight. Weather-permitting, we’ll make a campfire and prepare a lunch of wilderness toast and reindeer sausages.
In the evening, relax and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner back at the hotel restaurant.
Explore on your own
You will also have some free time to explore the area on your own. The husky kennel in Sandnesdalen consists of 180 Alaskan Huskies, and you can play with their adorable puppies. Row out on Langfjord for some fishing or just take the bike for a ride around the area.
After breakfast you are transferred to the port or the airport, depending on whether you are going home or continuing your journey with Hurtigruten.
2-course lunch; King Crab Safari by RIB boat and king crab meal with soft drinks; two nights in gamme cabins with breakfast; Wi-Fi; Hiking with huskies (lunch included); 3-course dinner; transfers and special clothing for excursions provided; transfer to port/airport to/from Sandnesdalen within the time frame of the programme.
The gamme cabins are designed to sleep two people per cabin; the excursions are weather dependent; good hiking boots and a good level of physical fitness are recommended for the hike.
This land adventure is available from 1 April 2018. Please note prices are per person, twin/double share. Single supplements may apply.
Arrival Kirkenes by air or boat – transfer to Sandnesdalen
- 12:00 Check-in gamme
- 13:30 2-course lunch in restaurant
- 17:30¬–22:00 King Crab Safari by RIB boat with king crab dinner
- 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
- 09:30-15:00 Hiking with huskies
- 19:00-21:00 3-course dinner in restaurant
Transfer to Kirkenes for departure by air or boat