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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 or 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).

Period: 01.10 – 31.03
Duration: 21:00 – 23:30

PRICES:
900 NOK per person
450 NOK per child from 7-11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide.

KI33 Hunting for the Northern Lights along the Russian border

An exclusive northern-light tour in small groups from 2 to 10 persons, with a personal touch and a local guide. This tour is suitable for families/children. A trip where our guests are sitting safe and warm in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile to get out in the cold and dark winter landscape (suits perfect for everybody that don’t want to drive a snowmobile themselves but still want to come out in nature, it’s a very good trip for northern light photographers). Ideal to observe the northern lights. Start by minibus, with guide in Kirkenes, 20 minute drive to our base “Solvang Gård” in Pasvik valley. Guiding on our way and stop 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. After the trip we serve coffee/tea in our cosy hut in “Solvang Gård”. Transfer  back to Kirkenes.

We cannot guarantee a sighting of the Northern Lights – this relies on weather conditions.

Period: 01.01 – 31.03
Duration:  19:00 – 23:00

PRICES:
1600 NOK per person
800 NOK per child 4-11 years
Discount for families and groups.
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 10 persons.
included transportation from/to hotel, guide, warm winter clothing, helmet, coffee/tea

 

KI04 Northern lights safari by Snowmobile

Snowmobile trip starts from our base 6 km away from Kirkenes. Guided tour. Several stops on our way to hunt for the Northern lights in spectacular surroundings. Driving licence for car/motorcycle required. Children under 16 as passengers only. 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.

Period: 01.12 – 31.03
Duration
: 18:00 – 21:00

PRICES:
1890 NOK per person (2 persons per snowmobile)
2190 NOK per person (1 person per snowmobile)
945 NOK per child 7-11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide, warm winter clothing, helmet, snack, coffea/tea.

KI08  Northern lights – King Crab – Snowmobile

Pick up at hotel. Guided snowmobile tour to our catching places on the ice (if ice conditions are safe, otherwise we pick the crabs in the harbour). King Crab Catch. Driving tour by snowmobile (2 person per snowmobile). During the trip we will have several stops to be able to watch the northern lights. After the snowmobile ride we sit by the campfire in the lavvo and enjoy fresh king crabs with garnish + coffee and tea. Transportation back to Kirkenes.

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

Period: 15.12 – 20.04 (in April not as Northern light tour)
Duration: 18:00 – 22:00

PRICES:
1990 NOK per person (2 persons per snowmobile)

2390 NOK per person (1 person per snowmobile)
995 NOK per child 7-11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide, warm winter clothing, helmet, shoes , King Crab meal, coffea/tea.

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.

Period: 01.12 – 31.03
Duration: 21:00 – 23:00

PRICES:
2500  NOK per person (2 persons per snowmobile)
1250 NOK per child from 10 – 11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide, warm clothing, helmet.

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

Exclusive tour with max 8 guests.

Day 1: 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.
Overnight stay in Pasvik valley wilderness at cosy Guesthouse in double rooms incl breakfast

Day 1: Breakfast and 8.45 transfer back to Kirkenes/Kirkenes airport. Arrival time in Kirkenes/airport at 10.00

Normal physical health is required, as our guests are involved in attaching/removing the harnesses and driving the dog sledges by themselves.

Period: 05.12 – 22.04 (in April not as Northern light tour)
Duration: 17:00 – 10:00 (next day) Tuesday-Friday and Sunday

PRICES:
3350 NOK per person
1675 NOK per child from 7 – 12 years old
Single room suplement: 250 NOK per person
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 persons.
included transportation, warm clothing, coffee/tea, dinner, breakfast, 1 night at Guesthouse. (Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking).

 

Info, pictures, video about Northern light:
https://www.visitnorway.com/things-to-do/nature-attractions/northern-lights/

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 guaranteed on the excursions.

 

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