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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.

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.

Every day in period 1st of Dec – 30th of April
: 18:00 – 21:00

1890 NOK / person (2 person pr snowmobile)
2190 NOK / person (1 person pr snowmobile)

included: transportation, guide, warm winter clothing, dried reindeer meat, coffea/tea
min 2 personer

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 (barbecue around the open fire place). 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 (subject to snow conditions)
Duration: 19:00 – 22:00

1450 NOK / person
725 NOK / children under 12 years
discount for families and groups (min 6 persons)
included: transportation, guide, warm winter clothing,coffee/tea
minimum 2 persons, maximum 10 persons

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

Guided tour through Pasvikdalen valley. We drive by minibus to our base in Pasvik (50 min driving). Help us prepare the dog sledges before setting out into the Polar Night. 2 persons share 1 sledge so everybody has the change to drive the sledges. Driving distance by dog sledge app 15 km.  In good conditions, you will see the Northern Lights dance across the sky as we travel along the border between Norway and Russia – an exotic adventure in an Arctic climate. We end the trip with adelicious meal served in a Sami lavvu. Transfer back to Kirkenes by minibus.

* This operator offers also overnight stay in a cosy guesthouse located right beside the river in Pasvik, 55 km from Kirkenes. Contact us for an offer.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in period 1st of Dec – 20th of April (subject to snow conditions)

Closed: 24th of Dec.
Duration: 17:00 – 22:30

1890 NOK / person
945 NOK / children under 12 years

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

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.

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

800  NOK per person
included: transportation, guide
min 2 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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