Top of Norway in Winter

Top of Norway in Winter

Depart:
Independent Tour-Land Only

6 Days/ 5 Nights

January 6-April 10

Twilight is often referred to as an artificial light natural to the earth. This light changes depending on the latitude. During this tour, you will experience light of an unusual and beautiful kind. From the Aurora Borealis to the Twilight, this tour is sure to leave you with lasting memories. Your journey begins in Alta, the city of the Northern Lights, and the perfect starting point for an Arctic experience. For many, the winter in Alta is exactly how a winter is supposed to be. You will overnight in a snow hotel and enjoy a magical adventure on snowmobiles. From Honningsvag enjoy the excursion to the North Cape before traveling by the world renowned Hurtigruten cruise ship to the last destination of your itinerary, Kirkenes.
Price per Person:
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Package Includes:
3 nights superior tourist class/first class hotel accommodation all with private facilities
1 night Ice Igloo accommodation
1 night outside cabin accommodation on Hurtigruten from Honningsvag to Kirkenes
Breakfast daily
1 lunch-drinks not included
3 course dinner at the Sorrisniva Ice Hotel-drinks not included
1 snow mobile excursion-2 persons per snowmobile
Buses and transfers as mentioned in the program
Entrance to the North Cape plateau
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Alta
Upon arrival in Alta self transfer from Alta town center to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, located 20km outside Alta in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. An exciting night in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is waiting for you. The hotel measures approximately 2000 square meters, and the entire exterior and interior is made of snow and ice, the rooms, the beds and the ice bar. Apart from its 30 bedrooms, the Igloo Hotel houses suites, a bar and several lounges. The hotel is decorated with ice sculptures which are exquisite works of art. The changing themes every year ensure a unique experience. Overnight at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Day 2 Alta-Snowmobile Safari-Alta
Morning sauna and breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a beautiful snowmobile safari excursion, two persons sharing; lunch included. Transfer back to Alta, the biggest city in Finnmark, Norway�s largest and northernmost county. Alta is a modern coastal town with an ancient history from long before the Sami traditions. To experience it we recommend a visit to the Alta Museum which holds more than 2,500 prehistoric rock carvings that have been listed as an UNESCO world heritage site since 1985. The museum is located about 5 km south of the city center.Overnight at the Rica Hotel Alta or similar.

Day 3 Alta-Honningsvag
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure by bus heading to the North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe, located at 71'10′21″N on the Mageroya island and only 2102 km away from the North Pole. The North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, meets the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. The North Cape was named by English explorer Richard Chancellor in 1553 when he passed the cape in the search for the Northeast Passage. Enjoy the view and let your mind fly free. The excursion to the North Cape does not depart during weekends. Return bus to Honningsvag. Accommodation at the Rica Bryggen Hotel or similar.

Day 4 Honningsvag-Hurtigruten Cruise
Breakfast at the hotel. Midday departure with Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Express boat. You will enjoy a beautiful sailing day along Norway's spectacular Northern coast. On your journey you may have the opportunity to experience the magical Northern lights. The Aurora Borealis are a common sight during the winter months in Northern Norway. Overnight on board the Hurtigruten in an outside cabin.

Day 5 Hurtigruten boat-Sailing north-east to Kirkenes
Breakfast on board Hurtigruten and your day continues on board the Norwegian Coastal Express boat. At 9.45am in the morning, you will reach Kirkenes, the turning point of the Hurtigruten and one of Russia's closest neighboring towns. Self transfer to your central hotel, and time to discover the little community. Overnight at the Rica Hotel Kirkenes.

Day 6 Kirkenes-End of Tour
After breakfast self transfer to the airport.l You can extend your stay in the north of Norway or continue to Oslo, Bergen, the Fjord area, Swedish and Finnish Lapland, Stockholm or Copenhagen,

Additional nights available.

Supplement for 1 person on snowmobile $60 per person.



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