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Kirkenes - Northern Lights break

Kirkenes - Northern Lights break

Kirkenes - Northern Lights break Overview

Kirkenes: Northern Lights break from The Aurora Zone is an activity short break in Norway. Enjoy a snowmobile safari, dog sled safari, Northern Lights hunts, feast on king crab and visit the Snowhotel.

This wild frontier region of Norway is a spectacular place to explore and has much to offer those looking for an active Aurora holiday alongside some unique experiences.

Kirkenes is famous for four main things; its Aurora record, its spectacular Snowhotel, its range of activities and for being the king crab capital of Europe! Our holiday makes sure that you tick all of the above off your 'bucket list' in just four days.

Our Aurora hunting adventure gives you the chance to get to grips with this environment in a variety of ways. You will take part in an epic snowmobile safari and try out your dog sledding skills during an unforgettable husky trip.

During the evenings, you will hunt the Northern Lights in the remote Pasvik Valley with expert Aurora guides. This is prime Northern Lights territory and so you will have an excellent chance of witnessing Mother Nature's greatest light show if conditions are favourable.

A real highlight is the chance to visit the famous Snowhotel here in Kirkenes, all guests can tour the suites, but the real delight comes from an overnight stay in one of the snow rooms here and we can arrange for you to upgrade to include this unforgettable experience.

To make sure you tick off all of the key highlights you will also have the chance to land and feast on the freshest king crab available in a stunning wilderness setting.

All of this can be achieved in just four nights using Kirkenes as your base; it's a truly remarkable place.

Included in the price

  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation at the Thon or Scandic Hotel. You can upgrade to spend one night at the Snowhotel
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: guided snowmobile trip, hunting for the Northern Lights by bus tour, husky safari, Snowhotel visit (for an overnight stay see the 'Personalise' section), Northern Lights king crab snowmobile tour (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing is provided during your activities
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
  • Welcome meeting with local expert


Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Snowmobiling and Northern Lights Hunt
Day 3: Husky Safari and Kirkenes Snowhotel
Day 4: Free day and Northern Lights King Crab Snowmobile Tour
Day 5: Departure

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