Spectacular snowmobile safari
After a relaxing morning, we transport you six miles outside Kirkenes to Sandnesdalen, where you'll enjoy a delicious two-course lunch. Afterwards, get ready for a thrilling spin on our state-of-the-art snowmobiles. First, we go to an old Norwegian farmhouse where you'll be fully fitted with appropriate gear and instructed on how to handle your vehicle. Then hold on and enjoy the ride! Remember to bring a camera. There will be short photo stops along the way.
Sleep like a snow king or queen
The snow suites at the Snow Hotel are spacious, sculpted, softly lit, translucent and white. Yes – you'll be sleeping in a hotel made entirely of snow and ice! Your guide will help you prepare for a snug night in the ice palace. Afterwards enjoy a welcome drink in the Snow Bar. Later, you'll be treated to a traditional, locally sourced three-course dinner, seated by a roaring fire.
Catch your own leggy lunch
After spending the night wrapped in a sleeping bag and animal skins on an ice bed, you can take a sauna and hot shower. Once warm and refreshed, you can enjoy a tasty breakfast and exchange stories about your unusual hotel experience before heading out on new adventures. First up, a king crab safari! Ride a snowmobile-drawn sleigh from a traditional fisherman's home to a frozen fjord. Through a hole in the ice, we'll fish for a magnificent king crab. These incredible crustaceans can span six feet and weigh up to 33 pounds! Your catch will be prepared and cooked for you when we return to the fisherman's house. It´s a rewarding meal after an exciting adventure.
Gamme, Gabba and Huskies
Tonight, you'll be sleeping in gamme – cabins built in the traditional style of hunting and fishing huts. These types of gamme are found in Sami areas of the Arctic wilderness. They are fully equipped with air conditioning, subfloor heating, natural tiles and a bathroom, with a separate Aurora decorated wall. This is where you will be spending the night.
But there's plenty to do before bedtime. First, you'll join a husky sled excursion. You will be provided with warm outdoor clothes for your sleigh ride, and will sit two and two together, with your own experienced musher who drives the sled. Sit back and enjoy the views! If lucky, you´ll see the northern lights! You'll even have a chance to drive the dogsled yourself.
Remember to bring your camera, as we will make short photo stops along the way. Afterwards, we gather around the fireplace in Gabba Restaurant for some hot drinks, before being served a three-course dinner in the restaurant.
Check out with a bag full of memories
Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the restaurant before you check out of your gamme cabin. You will be transferred to the airport or port, depending on whether you are going back home or embarking on one of Hurtigruten's ships.
If you want to fill your remaining leisure time with additional activities, you are welcome to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or even ice fishing. This is not part of the set program, but you can take contact for more information.
Two-course lunch in the restaurant; snowmobile safari; welcome drink in the Snow Bar (non-alcoholic); one night in a snow room; Snow Hotel dinner (three-course); sleeping bag; hot beverages; sauna; king crab safari with king crab lunch; one night in a gamme cabin; Wi-Fi; Husky sled excursion; three-course dinner in restaurant; suitable outdoor clothes for the excursions; breakfast; and transfer to port/airport to/from Sandnesdalen within the time frame of the program.
Two people per snow room and gamme cabin. Package is designed to fit in before or after a cruise. Minimum age for sleeping in the Snow Hotel is eight years old. You must have a valid driver's license to operate the snowmobile. Those without a license are welcome to ride as passengers.
- Arrival KKN by flight (1:.00-11:30 a.m.) or boat (9:00 a.m.)
- Transfer from dock/airport to Sandnesdalen
- 12:00 p.m. Check-in Snow Hotel
- 1:30 p.m. Two-course lunch at the hotel
- 3:00-5:00 p.m. Snowmobile safari
- 5:00-7:00 p.m. Overnight instructions
- Welcome drink in the Snow Bar
- 7:00-9:00 p.m. Three-course Snow Hotel dinner
- 9:00-10:00 p.m. Snow Bar open
- 7:00-09:00 Sauna and breakfast
- 9:30-12:30 King crab safari with king crab lunch
- 13:00-15:00 Check-in gamme cabin
- 13:00-15:00 Husky sled
- 19:00-21:00 Three-course dinner in restaurant
- 07:00-09:00 Breakfast
- Transfer and departure KKN by flight or boat (12:30 p.m.).