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Northern Lights

Due to it`s dry and cold continental climate, Kirkenes is one of the best spots in Norway to observe the Northern lights. All tours take place late in the afternoon / evening since it is the best time to see the Northern Lights. Lights can be observed already from September to March. The tours are conducted far away from artificial light so that the northern lights are even more beautiful and easier to observe. We can not give guarantee of seeing the northern lights but all tours are a great adventure in an Arctic winter landscape.

KI17 Northern lights by Aurora Express

A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction toward the Finnish border. We go to the location where we have the biggest chance to see the Aurora. We never know when the Aurora shows up (Northern light can not be guaranteed).

Every day in period 01. Dec – 31. March
Duration: 21:00 – 23:30

PRICE:
850  NOK per person
included: transportation, guide
min 2 persons

KI33 Hunting for the Northern Lights along the Russian border

On this trip you will sit comfortable and warm in the sledge and just enjoy the winter landscape and hopefully the Northern lights. Start by minibus and guide in Kirkenes, 20 min drive to our base “Solvang Gård” in Pasvik valley. Guiding on our way + stopp at viewpoint “Storfjell”. Pasvik valley is a fascinating wilderness area and the border to Russia. The trip is both a nice nature experience and provides information about the interesting history in this border area. On our base we start our sledge trip (snowmobile) out on the ice of the Pasvik river. Experience the cold and dark climate while hunting for the Northern lights along the Russian border. After the trip we serve coffee/tea in our cosy hut. Transfer  back to Kirkenes.

We cannot guarantee a sighting of the Northern Lights – this relies on weather conditions.
More Info about Northern Lights:http://goscandinavia.about.com/od/knowledgesafety/p/auroraborealis.htm

Every day in period 1st of Jan – 31th of March
Duration: 19:00 – 23:00

PRICE:
1600 NOK / person
children 4-11 years old – half price
discount for families and groups (min 6 persons)
included: transportation, guide, warm winter clothing,coffee/tea
minimum 2 persons, maximum 10 persons

KI04 Northern lights safari by Snowmobile

Snowmobile trip to the mountains between Finland and Russia. Cultural historical guided tour. Tea/coffee and reindeer meat served during trip. Driving licence for car/motorcycle required. Children under 16 as passengers only. Trip lengt ca. 16 Kilometers. Before start by snowmobile our guide gives you a driving lesson and security briefing. We cannot guarantee a sighting of the Northern Lights – this relies on weather conditions.

Please note: to drive a snowmobile is a valid drivers license required. Persons without a license can only participate as passengers.
Tours by snowmobile are not suitable for children under 7 years.

Every day in period 1st of Dec – 31th of March
Duration
: 18:00 – 21:00

PRICE:
1890 NOK / person (2 person pr snowmobile)
2190 NOK / person (1 person pr snowmobile)
children 7-11 years old – half price

included: transportation, guide, warm winter clothing, snack, coffea/tea
min 2 personer

KI54 Hunting the Northern lights by Snowmobile

A wonderful journey awaits you. You will be transferred from your hotel in Kirkenes to  Kirkenes Snowhotel where you will be kitted out in warm protective clothing and given a lesson on how to handle your snowmobile. There will be 2 people per snowmobile, with many chances to change drivers and with short photostops on the way. Remember, you need to be 18 or over and have a valid cardriver’s license in order to drive the snowmobile. Underage passengers are welcome-but the tour is not suitable for children under 10 years old.

Every day in period 01. Dec – 31. March
Duration: 21:00 – 23:00

PRICE:
2100  NOK per person
included: transportation, guide, warm clothing
minimum 2 persons

KI55 Hunting the Northern lights by husky tour

This tour is one of the best ways to travel in the Arctic tundra. You will be kitted out in warm clothing and taken to your husky team where you will get a short lesson on how to handle the dogs and your sled. There are 2 people in one sledge, and a musher to drive the sledge. Of course you will have a guide to help you on your way to the forest. There will be short stops en route for photos and a small picnic snack.
Your tour includes transfers to and from your hotel in Kirkenes and please note, a good physical condition is necessary to participate. P
Always 2 people / sledge, our guide is driver for the husky sledge.

Every day in period 01. Dec – 31. March
Duration: 17:00 – 22:00

PRICE:
2500  NOK per person
included: transportation, warm clothing, coffee/tea and  picnic dinner. (Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking.)
minimum 2 persons

KI14 Dog-sledge trip in Norwegian-Russian borderland incl. dinner and overnight stay

Pick up at hotel. We drive by car from Kirkenes to our base in Pasvik, app. 1 hour. Pasvikdalen is one of the last wilderness areas in Europe. Tour by dog sledges along the Norwegian- Russian border and into the Siberian forest. You drive you own dog sledge (2 persons per sledge). Driving distance is app. 15 km (depends on weather and snow conditions). In good conditions, you will see the northern lights dance across the skies. We end the trip with a delicious meal served in a Sami lavvu. Normal physical health is required, as our guests are involved in attaching/removing the harnesses and driving the dog sledges by themselves. Overnight stay in Pasvik valley wilderness at cosy Guesthouse in double rooms incl breakfast

On day 2 breakfast and transfer back to Kirkenes/Kirkenes airport at 8.45, arrival time in Kirkenes/airport at 09.45

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in period 1st of Dec – 20th of April

Closed: 24th of Dec.
Duration: 17:00 – 10.00 (next day)

PRICE:
2700 NOK / person
2850 NOK / person in period 19.12 -3.1 and 6.2-26.2
children 4-11 years old – half price if sharing same room with 2 adults
single room suplement: 150 NOK / person

included: transportation, warm clothing, coffee/tea, dinner, breakfast, 1 night at Guesthouse. (Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking.)
minimum 2 persons, max 8 persons

Info, pictures, video about Northern light: http://www.visitnorway.com/uk/Articles/Theme/What-to-do/Attractions/Nature/Let-there-be-northern-lights/

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Many of our winter activities like Snowmobile safaris, husky safaris, King Crab Safaris… are subject to change due to weather- and ice conditions. As a responsible tour operator Pasvikturist AS reserves the right to change the routing
and the duration of the excursions without prior notice. The driver of the snowmobile is held liable for damages caused to the vehicle. Northern lights can never be gauranteed on the excursions.

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