Experience the mesmerizing Aurora and the long nights of the polar region
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic in winter
Travel by boat from Tromso toward Kirkenes
Participate in unique and exciting activities like King Crab fishing and husky sledding
Meet friendly locals and learn about the rich cultural heritage of Norway
On your first day of the Norway Arctic Adventure Holiday, you will arrive in Tromso, the “Gateway to the Arctic.” This bustling city is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including the stunning Lyngen Alps and the Barents Sea. After checking into your hotel, you’ll have some free time to explore the city on your own. Maybe you’ll visit the Polar Museum to learn about the region’s rich history, or take a stroll along the harbor to admire the boats and enjoy the fresh sea air.
Overnight in Tromso
First full day of your holiday will be a truly unique experience as you join local fishers on a 5-hour fjord fishing cruise. You’ll be surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Tromso area as you make your way along the fjords, keeping an eye out for the stunning sea eagles and other Arctic wildlife that call this region home. You’ll also get the chance to try your hand at fishing and catch some fresh fish to be used in a delicious arctic fish soup, which you’ll get to enjoy on the boat.
Optionally, in December and first half of January, you can also upgrade to a full-day whale-watching safari. Let us know your wishes beforehand.
Fjord fishing cruise
Today, you’ll have the freedom to spend the morning as you please in Tromso. Perhaps you’ll take a leisurely stroll, grabbing a cup of coffee at a local café, or visit some of the city’s many shops and galleries. After 14.30 (when the boat arrives) , it’s time to board the Norwegian Coastal Express and continue your journey to the north (departure at 18:30). As the voyage starts, you’ll feel the excitement building as you make your way past the Lyngen Alps.
Overnight onboard in cabin
Norwegian Costal Express
Today, you’ll cruise past some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, including Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world, and the charming fishing villages of Havøysund and Honningsvåg. You’ll have the opportunity to take a short excursion to the North Cape (depends on availability), the northernmost point of continental Europe, where you’ll be awed by the rugged beauty of this remote corner of the world. As the ship continues its journey, you’ll have plenty of time to keep an eye out for the stunning northern lights. In December, the sun in the Arctic doesn’t even rise!
Excursion to the North Cape
After a delicious breakfast onboard, you’ll arrive in Kirkenes, where you’ll check into your accommodation. The day continues with a King Crab Fishing adventure with a local fisherman, as he takes you on a frozen fjord where you’ll help him reel in these mighty animals through deep holes in the ice. After that, you’ll definitely be hungry for a generous Norwegian dinner back in Kirkenes, but the excitement doesn’t stop there. In the evening, you’ll go on one final search for the Aurora, this time sledding with huskies in the Arctic backcountry.
Overnight in Kirkenes
King crab fishing, husky sledding
Today, you’ll have a leisurely morning to rest after the previous day’s adventures. At 13.00, you’ll embark on a guided snowmobile adventure, exploring the snowy polar landscape. You’ll be taught how to drive the snowmobile, and you’ll enjoy a lunch and coffee break surrounded by the stunning winter scenery.
After returning, you’ll prepare for a truly unique night at the Snow Hotel, where you’ll be amazed by the magic ice sculptures that adorn the hotel’s halls. You’ll have the chance to meet reindeer and then enjoy a 3-course dinner at the hotel. Finally, you’ll retire to your room, which will be a chilly -4 degrees, but you’ll stay warm and cozy in your provided thermal sleeping bag.
Overnight in Snow Hotel
Today marks the end of your Norway Arctic Adventure Holiday as you depart from Kirkenes. You’ll leave with a wealth of new experiences and unforgettable memories, from catching king crabs on a frozen fjord to sledding under the northern lights. This holiday will have given you a glimpse into the unique and beautiful world of the Arctic, and you’ll depart with a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Norway.
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Booklet with detailed itinerary and instructions
6 nights accommodation with breakfast
All activities as per itinerary
All entrance fees as per itinerary
Transfers not specified in itinerary
Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Then join us on the Norway Arctic Adventure Holiday, where you’ll experience the breathtaking beauty and unique culture of the Arctic in winter.
The Arctic in winter is a truly special place, with long nights and the chance to see the mesmerizing Aurora. You’ll be able to explore the stunning beauty around you, including the rugged North Cape and the charming fishing villages of Havøysund and Honningsvåg.
You’ll start in Tromso, the “Gateway to the Arctic,” where you’ll have some free time to explore the city and get to know the region through a fjord fishing trip. Then, you’ll embark on a cruise to Kirkenes, taking in the stunning natural beauty of the region.
In Kirkenes, you’ll have the chance to participate in a variety of exciting adventures, including fishing for the king crab, hunting the northern lights on a sled pulled by huskies, and a visit to the Snow Hotel.
At every step of the way, we’ll take care of all the details, booking your accommodations and activities, and providing you with a detailed itinerary booklet, so you can focus on the adventure and leave the hassle to us.
So what are you waiting for? Join us on the Norway Arctic Adventure Holiday for a truly unforgettable experience!
At Adventure Holidays Norway, we believe in providing a flexible and personalized experience for our guests. To accomplish this, we collaborate with a range of top-quality accommodations that can be adjusted to fit your specific preferences, budget, and availability. Rest assured that the accommodation you will be staying at will be confirmed before the tour and communicated to you beforehand.
Because adventure activities happen outdoors, they are sometimes subject to weather conditions. If some activity cannot be carried out because of bad weather (strong winds, heavy rain, storms, etc.), they may be canceled and replaced, depending on the activity provider on the ground. If in some cases there is no other activity possible at that time, you’ll get a full refund for the activities canceled.
Our adventure holidays are meant to be both fun and exciting, but they do require a certain degree of physical fitness. It is recommended that all participants have a moderate level of fitness to fully participate in the activities and avoid any potential injuries. If you have any concerns about your fitness level, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to discuss your options and assist you in choosing the right holiday for you.
Yes, we welcome solo travelers on our adventure holidays. However, please be aware that there is a surcharge for single use of a room. If you are a solo traveler and are interested in one of our holidays, we recommend that you contact us to discuss any potential surcharges.
Yes, we provide all the necessary equipment for the activities included in our adventure holidays. This includes items such as skis, helmets, and other equipment, as well as any specialized gear required for a particular activity. To ensure proper fit and safety, we will need to obtain your measurements prior to your arrival. Don’t worry, this is only for your safety and comfort!
The best time to travel to Norway for an adventure holiday depends on your personal preferences and the type of activities you are interested in. Here are a few general guidelines:
It’s worth noting that the seasons in Norway can vary greatly depending on the location. For example, the Arctic Circle experiences much more extreme weather conditions than the city of Oslo, which is located further south. When planning your adventure holiday in Norway, it’s essential to consider the time of year and the specific location you’ll be visiting to ensure that you have the best possible experience.
There is no guide following you on the whole holiday, except for the activities where they are needed. We book the accommodations and activities and provide a detailed itinerary booklet, but getting from place to place is on you.
The only exception is the transfers specified in the itineraries, like a cruise or a short transfer from your accommodation to the kayaking spot. That can be done with a rented car (we can recommend some agencies) or with a train (in the case of our winter train holiday).
To make all this as easy as possible, we’ll supply you with lots of helpful info in our booklet.
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