Midnight Sun in Northern Norway

TROMSØ – NORTH CAPE – KIRKENES

7 days | 6 nights

This tour focuses on northern Norway under the famous midnight sun. Tromsø is located at 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in northern Norway. For outdoor enthusiasts, Tromsø is ideally located at the edge of the wilderness, which offers many opportunities for activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris. The city is known for its vibrant night scene and restaurants specializing in fresh ingredients from the Arctic region. The multicultural community of Tromsø, with more than 100 nationalities, does its best to whet local palates, and there is no shortage of new restaurants based on local food. Our individual package tour will also take you to North Cape, the northernmost point of the European continent, and to Kirkenes, where a King Crab fishing trip in the Barents Sea is included.

 

During the summer, between 15 May 15th and 29 July, the sun does not set in the North Cape.

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Minimum number of participants: Two adults.

as from     1590 €

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Day 1 Arrival at Tromsø More information
Day 2 Hiking with Husky Dogs More information
Day 3 Boat Excursion More information
Day 4 Sami Culture Excursion

Your Hurtigruten ship departs at 18:30

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Day 5 Excursion to North Cape More information
Day 6 Arrival at Kirkenes at 09:00

River Boat Excursion to the Russian border

King Crab Fishing Excursion

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Day 7 Departure from Kirkenes More information

Included

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Transfer from Tromsø airport to the hotel
3 nights in a standard double room at the Scandic Ishavshotel with breakfast
Hiking with husky dogs (09:30-14:00)
Boat excursion (09:00-14:30)
Sami Culture excursion (10:00-14:00)
Hurtigruten voyage Tromsø-Kirkenes
2 nights in an inside cabin with breakfast
Excursion to North Cape (11:30-14:30)
River boat excursion to the Russian border (09:30-12:00)
King crab fishing excursion by RIB boat (18:00-21:00)
1 night in a standard double room at the Scandic Kirkenes with breakfast
Transfer from the hotel to Kirkenes airport

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Optional

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Oceanview cabin during the Hurtigruten voyage Tromsø-Kirkenes
Dinner during the voyage Tromsø-Kirkenes

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Not included

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Airline ticket to Tromsø (TOS) and from Kirkenes (KKN)
Cancellation insurance
Any other activity not specified as “included” in the programme

Adult: As from 1590 EUR
Child: On request

English

1 June – 30 September

Welcome to Tromsø - Photo and copyright - CH - Visitnorway.com - Innovasjon Norge

DAY 1

Arrival at Tromsø

Transfer from Tromsø airport to the hotel
Three nights at the Scandic Ishavshotel or similar in the centre of Tromsø
Standard twin/double room – Breakfast included

DAY 2

Hiking with Husky Dogs (09:30-14:00)

We will visit a husky farm outside Tromsø, where you will have the opportunity to explore the spectacular nature of Northern Norway during an easy hike. An experienced guide will accompany you with some of the best trained dogs. Throughout the hike, you will see the fjords and mountains that surround Tromsø, and if you are lucky, you could also spot some of the wild animals living in northern Norway. You will also have the opportunity to meet the newborn puppies. Please bring warm clothes, rain jacket or anorak and hiking shoes.

Husky in Tromsø - Photo and copyright - CH - Visitnorway.com Innovasjon Norge

Welcome to Tromsø - Photo and copyright - Guest image Hurtigruten

DAY 3

Boat Excursion (09:00-14:30)

Join us for a beautiful boat trip down the fjord on a charming wooden boat: the Queen Fjord or the Polar Queen. It is a perfect opportunity to discover the Arctic Sea, its fauna and majestic landscapes. We will sail around the majestic fjords of Tromsø and enjoy delicious Arctic fish, drinks and snacks. Keep your camera ready at all times, as you will have incredible photo opportunities.

DAY 4

Sami Culture (10:00-14:00)

This tour focuses on the indigenous Sami people, their traditional culture and history. We will visit two exhibitions at the Tromsø Museum before heading to an authentic reindeer camp. The myths around the Sami people, the shamans and their magic drums are on display at the museum where we also learn how the Sami people have mastered the art of surviving in the extreme cold conditions of northern Norway and why they have established themselves as an indigenous people in modern Scandinavia. From the museum, a scenic bus ride through urban and rural Tromsø of about 35 minutes will take you to the Sami reindeer camp in Tønsnes, where you will meet the breeders and help feed some reindeer. The visit ends in the main lavvu (Sami tent) for a hot drink and stories about Sami culture around a campfire, as well as a joik (traditional Sami song).

Overnight cruise for two nights – Tromsø-Kirkenes

Hurtigruten voyage Tromsø-Kirkenes – Departure at 18:30
Two nights in an inside cabin
Possibility to include dinner
Possibility to include an oceanview cabin at a variable supplement

Sami Culture - Tromsø - Photo and copyright - CH - Visitnorway.com Innovasjon Norge

Welcome to North Cape - Photo and copyright - Guest image Hurtigruten

DAY 5

Excursion to North Cape (11:30-14:30)

Welcome to the North Cape – at the very end of the world. The mighty plateau rises 307 metres above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland. The journey from Honningsvåg to the North Cape takes you past a wild cliff coast that plunges down into the Arctic Ocean, treeless plains and picturesque fishing villages. In winter and spring, see the frozen shores, endless white plains and snow-capped mountains highlighted by dramatic weather and that special arctic light. In the last kilometres before reaching the cape, the bus has to follow the snowplough. In summer you might see reindeers grazing under the midnight sun, and you’ll have a chance to meet Sámi reindeer herders. The globe sculpture has become the symbol of the North Cape, and is always a popular site for that all-important picture. The North Cape Hall houses a modern visitor centre with a number of facilities. A panoramic film takes you on a beautiful and exciting journey through the area and the dramatic shifting of the seasons. Enjoy a coffee in the café, buy souvenirs and send a postcard from the centre’s very own mailbox!

DAY 6

River Boat Excursion to the Russian Border (09:30-12:00)

We start with a short tour of the harbor, where the river boats will be ready to climb the river Pasvikelva. During this excursion, you will know more about the Sami people, about the saints Boris and Gleb, as well as saint Trifon of the Pechenga Monastery. You will also expand your knowledge of the strategic geopolitical significance of this region, which was the scene of occasional fierce fighting between Allied and Axis forces in the past. At the border, you will go ashore to better understand Norway’s relations with its neighbor to the east, Russia. Afterwards, you will enjoy a hot drink. Reindeer, bear, fish and a multitude of bird species make this region of Norway one of the most exhilarating in terms of wilderness.

One night in a standard twin room at the Scandic Kirkenes with breakfast

River cruise in Kirkenes - Photo and copyright - Ole Størksen and Hurtigruten

King Crab Fishing Exursion by RIB Boat (18:00-21:00)

An experienced fisherman will take you on an unforgettable king crab fishing trip on a RIB boat. We will sail along the Bøkfjord and the Barents Sea to find the right place to catch the king crab. You will hang on deck to help pull the crab cages from the depths of the sea. Your guide will take you back and serve your catch in a renovated traditional boat near the fjord. You can eat as many crabs as you want. Your meal will be fresh, fresh, fresh! Protective clothing and all necessary equipment included.

DAY 7

Departure from Kirkenes

Transfer from the hotel to Kirkenes airport
End of programme.

 King Crab Safari in Kirkenes - Photo and copyright - Johan Wildhagen - Visitnorway.com - Innovasjon Norge

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