Dog Sledding, Lapland Winter in Kirkenes, Norway

Essential Northern Norway

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

The territory of Lapland, covers the northern most regions of Norway, Sweden and Finland. This region is well known for sightings of the Northern lights. In Lapland, there are various accommodation options.

We are often asked when is the best time to see the Northern Lights is, and while it is never a guarantee that one will see them, the Northern Lights season in Arctic Europe is November through March.  While most people are drawn to Arctic Europe with their dream of chasing the Northern Lights, the region has so much more to offer.  For this reason, we encourage our guests to visit between December and March, when the snow pack is at it’s peak, the days are shorter and the possibility of seeing the lights is at their highest. 

Northern Norway is home to some of the best winter activities in the region. From snowshoeing and hiking, to horse riding and husky safaris, the region has plenty to offer every visitor.

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ITINERARY

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$3,500 per person, based on two guests traveling together.

Day 1
Arrival | Oslo

Upon arrival into Oslo, you will be greeted just outside of baggage claim and transferred to your hotel.

Exeter Services: Transfer

Hotel: Hotel Continental

Day 2
Oslo | Oslo

This morning, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby to visit City Hall and view the ceremonial hall with its beautiful murals, including the largest oil painting in Europe. This is the location of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony every December.

Take a stroll down Karl Johans Gate, the main thoroughfare of Oslo. This street contains many shops and places to eat. Storinget (the Norwegian Parliament), the University and numerous parks line the street. The street ends at the Royal Palace, which prominently sits on a hill.

Next, you will visit Vigeland Park. The park, named after sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, contains 212 human sculptures, depicting all the stages of life. The main focal point of the park is the 56 foot tall monolith, comprised of over 100 human figures all molded into one another.

Journey to charming peninsula of Bygdoy to visit the Viking Ship Museum where three of the largest ships, the Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune are housed. Found in royal burial mounds of Oslo, these well preserved ships were used to carry the dead over to “the other world.”

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver & Guide (4 hours)

Hotel: Hotel Continental

Day 3
Oslo - Kirkenes | Oslo - Kirkenes

This morning, your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for our transfer to the airport for your flight to Kirkenes. Cost of flight not included.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver for your transfer to the Snow Hotel. Please note this is a group transfer and there may be other participants on the transfer.

Tonight, check into your cold room. A sleeping bag and thermal clothing will be provided.

Exeter Services: Transfers

Hotel: Snow Hotel

Day 4
Kirkenes | Kirkenes

Days at leisure to enjoy activities. Cost not included.

  • Activities to enjoy include the following:
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • King Crab Fishing
  • Reindeer Farm Visit

    These next two evenings you will be accommodated in a “warm room.”

    Exeter Services: None

    Hotel: Snow Hotel

Day 5
Kirkenes | Kirkenes

Days at leisure to enjoy activities. Cost not included.

  • Activities to enjoy include the following:
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • King Crab Fishing
  • Reindeer Farm Visit

    These next two evenings you will be accommodated in a “warm room.”

    Exeter Services: None

    Hotel: Snow Hotel

Day 6
Departure | Departure

Your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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