Monday, 28 July 2014

Hurtigruten's adventures in the wilderness snow

Explore the Arctic Wilderness on an overnight husky or snowmobile adventure. If you fancy staying in a remote Arctic wilderness lodge, and making your way there by husky or snowmobile, Hurtigruten can now make that possible with the launch of two new overnight tours.

The two trips can be added to Hurtigruten voyages starting or ending in Kirkenes (northern Norway) between January 5 and April 5, 2015.

After meeting the dog team, participants will set off on a 30km trip into Europe’s last wilderness - following the same tracks as the Finnmark Dog Race. After a brief stop for snacks and a rest, they will complete the journey to the wilderness camp, far away from any traffic or bright city lights.

The local speciality, fresh king crab, will be on the menu for for dinner and a visit to the sauna may be a relaxing prelude to a night's sleep in the peaceful lodge. Early next morning guests will start the day by feeding the team of huskies before heading back to Kirkenes in time for lunch.

Another excursion travels along the Russian border by snowmobile, following a frozen fjord to the remote Pasvik Valley where a wilderness cabin awaits. After a dinner made with local ingredients, guests can spend the evening watching the skies for the magical Northern Lights. 

Hurtigruten’s  seven day Classic Voyage North from Bergen up to Kirkenes currently costs £889 per person departing on a choice of dates in January 2015 (Including the departure on January 13 on the MS Richard With). The price is based on two people sharing an inside cabin on full board basis.

The overnight husky tour costs £1,227 per person, while the snowmobile tour costs £1,330 per person. International flights and transfers are available for an additional £395 per person.

For more information call Hurtigruten on tel: 020 3582 6642 or visit

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