About This Trip

An Arctic adventure which travels to remote regions along the dramatic coastline and to the most northerly part of Norway

Join an Arctic adventure which travels to remote regions along the dramatic coastline and to the most northerly part of Norway. Although our journey will be at the same latitude as Siberia and Alaska, the influence of the Gulf Stream creates the longest ice–free polar coast. The entire duration of this tour is spent above the Arctic Circle, increasing your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis. During your stay it is possible to choose several fantastic activities. Visit the Russian border, try the Husky Safari, enjoy a taste of Sami life or join the enormously popular Northern Lights Safari.

Please Note that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Dates & Prices

  • Daily Departures Between:
    Dec 20 2017 to Mar 31 2018
  • Land Only from: $2550 per person Based on double occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $555 Includes supplement to drive own snowmobile

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with shower/WC in Tromsø
  • 2 nights on board Hurtigruten in 2-berth unspecified outside cabin
  • 1 night in the snow hotel
  • 5 Breakfasts [B] and 3 Dinners [D]
  • Snowmobile excursion (with 2 persons per snowmobile) including simple dinner
  • Excursion to the North Cape
  • King crab safari with lunch

Disclaimer

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• International and domestic flights are NOT included in the package price
• Transfers and additional activities are NOT included in the package price
• In case of cancellation from 40 days prior to departure 100% cancellation fees will apply for Hurtigruten services.
• All services/activities are subject to weather conditions.
• A valid driver’s license is required for driving snowmobiles.
• The price is based on accommodation in tourism class hotels (3-4 stars). If any of the hotels are fully booked we reserve the right to find alternatives of equal standard.
• The first week of validity is on request, depending on the opening date of the snow hotel.
• Prices for departures over Christmas/New Year are on request. Some services might not be available during those days or have special rates
• Price subject to change due to flexible prices on the Hurtigruten

NOTE: Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Airfare is additional and is available through Brekke Tours. Rates and schedules subject to availability and change without notice. Please read Brekke’s Terms and Conditions for this tour carefully before registering.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: The Northern Lights are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many natural wonders, it is an ephemeral spectacle – the Northern Lights may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await this truly outstanding event. For the best photos we recommend using a tripod.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tromsø

Arrival in Tromsø per independent arrangements (recommend Flybussen Airport Shuttle or Tromsø Taxi). Check in at the Clarion Hotel The Edge or similar. Balance of day on own to explore Tromsø. Sights of interest include the Polar Museum, Northern Light Planetarium and Tromsø Museum. The arctic city of Tromsø is the world’s most northern university town and the largest city in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. The city lies between the sharp craggy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and combines wild scenery with urban life. Due to the city’s location right in the middle of the planet’s Northern Light’s belt, Tromsø offers the world’s best chances of spotting the Northern Lights. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Snowmobile Adventure

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at your leisure to discover the Arctic’s Capital including the visit of the Polaria museum. This museum is just five minutes’ walk from the center of Tromsø and you will discover more about the Arctic nature. In the afternoon, depart for your excursion, which includes fun and adventure on a snowmobile! The snowmobile safari winter adventure goes through the valley of Finn, to the lake of Tamok, a distance of 15 km one way. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with opportunity to switch places half way. A thorough safety introduction will take place ahead of starting up. Due to the dramatic topography reduced speed is held during parts of the tour. On flat land and frozen lakes you can speed up. A hot meal will be served during the adventure. Return to hotel for overnight.

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Day 3: Tromsø – Coastal Voyage

Breakfast at the hotel, day at your leisure for a new safari maybe with huskies or sightseeing tour of the Arctic capital before check in for your next adventure – on board Hurtigruten. Enjoy a beautiful north cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coastline. As the journey to Kirkenes hugs the coastline you visit remote settlements which rely on the Hurtigruten ships to maintain contact with the rest of Norway. Departure from Tromsø at 18:30. Overnight and dinner on board Hurtigruten in unspecified outside cabin (2 nights).

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Day 4: The North Cape

Early morning arrival in Hammerfest. Hammerfest was the first town in Norway to have electric street lighting. As early as 1891, residents could enjoy fully lit streets during the winter darkness. After a short stop your journey continues in a Northern direction to Honningsvåg. Breakfast on board Hurtigruten. At 11:45, arrive in Honningsvåg where you will join an excursion to mainland Europe’s most northerly point, North Cape. This is a wild and windswept headland where the cliffs rise dramatically 300 meters from the sea, and we gaze out with nothing but water between you and the frozen wastes surrounding the North Pole. Sailing on, you bear east, and eventually reach the sheltered harbor of Kirkenes, a mere 10km from the Russian border. Overnight and dinner onboard Hurtigruten in unspecified outside cabin.

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Day 5: Kirkenes, King Crab Safari and Snow Hotel

While you sleep, the ship continues sailing east along the Varanger peninsula, past Båtsfjord and Vardø. At breakfast time, you will pass by Vadsø, the administrative center of Finnmark. It was from here that the Arctic explorers Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth began their flights over the North Pole in the airship “Norge”. At 9:45am, you will arrive in Kirkenes. This is the turning point for the Hurtigruten voyage, and this fascinating little town allows a tantalizing glimpse into life in this remote region of Norway. At 1:00pm you are met by a fisherman and will be provided with warm clothes, boots and mittens before you set out to be a fisherman of king crabs for the day. The big catch, the king crab, will be served as lunch at a home of one of the fishermen. The duration of the tour is four hours. After the tour you will be met and transferred to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Overnight and dinner at Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

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Day 6: Departure from Kirkenes

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by minibus back to town. Rest of your day at leisure and departure from Kirkenes according to your own itinerary (airport transfer not included).

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