Spectacular Snowmobile Safari
After a relaxing morning, we’ll take you to Sandnesdalen, 10 km outside Kirkenes, where you’ll enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch. Afterwards, get ready for a thrilling journey on our state-of-the-art snowmobiles. First, you’ll head to an old Norwegian farmhouse, where you’ll be fully kitted out and instructed on how to handle your vehicle. Then hold on and enjoy the ride! Remember to bring a camera, as there will be short photo stops along the way.
Sleep like a Snow King or Queen
The Snow Suites at the Snowhotel are spacious, softly lit, sculpted, 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 your ice palace, and then you can enjoy a welcome drink in the Snow Bar. Later, you’ll be treated to a traditional, locally sourced 3-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, come morning, you’ll enjoy the sensation of a sauna and a hot shower. Once warm and refreshed, you can enjoy a tasty breakfast and exchange stories of your unusual hotel experience before we head 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 two metres and weigh up to 15 kilos! Your catch will be prepared and cooked for you when you return to the fisherman’s house – 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 the Sami areas of the Arctic wilderness. They are fully equipped with air conditioning, under floor 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 sledge. Sit back and enjoy the views! If you’re lucky, you might see the Northern Lights! You’ll even have a chance to drive the husky sledge yourself.
Remember to bring your camera, as we will be making short photo stops along the way. Afterwards, we gather around the fireplace in Gabba Restaurant for some hot drinks. Before you’ll be served a 3-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 the 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 programme, but you can contact for more information.
Two-course lunch in the restaurant Snowmobile Safari welcome drink in the SnowBar (non-alcohol) 1 night in a Snowroom; Snowhotel dinner (3-course); sleeping bag hot beverages; sauna King Crab Safari with king crab lunch; 1 night in a gamme cabin; Wi-Fi Husky sledge excursion; 3-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 programme.
Two people sharing in each Snowroom and Gamme cabin. Package is designed to fit before or after a voyage. Minimum age for sleeping in the Snowhotel is 8 years old. You must have a valid driver’s license to operate the snowmobile. Those without a license are welcome to ride as passengers.
Available: The Snow Hotel is open from 21 December - 19 April.
This land adventure is available from 1 April 2018. Please note prices are per person, twin/double share. Single supplements may apply.
Arrival KKN by flight (11.00-11.30) or boat (09:00)
Transfer from dock/airport to Sandnesdalen
- 12:00 Check-in Snowhotel
- 13:30 2-course lunch at the hotel
- 15:00-17:00 Snowmobile Safari
- 17:00-19:00 Overnight instructions
- Welcome drink in the SnowBar
- 19:00-21:00 3-course Snowhotel dinner
- 21:00-22:00 Snow Bar open
- 07:00-09:00 Sauna and breakfast
- 09:30-12:30 King crab Safari with King Crab lunch
- 13:00-15:00 Check-in Gamme cabin
- 13:00-15:00 Husky Sledge
- 19:00-21:00 3-course Dinner in restaurant
Transfer and departure KKN by flight or boat (12:30).