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KIRKENES WINTER 2013 01.12.2012–30.04.2013


WELCOME TO KIRKENES – FRONTIER TOWN AT 70°NORTH 30°EAST There is an endless range of activities in the frontier town of Kirkenes. Take part in one or more of the scheduled excursions on offer and gain an insight into the town’s rich culture and history. POPULATION: Kirkenes and Sør-Varanger municipalities have a total of 9,500 inhabitants and cover an area of 3,670 km². Kirkenes is as far east as Istanbul and Cairo, and as far north as Point Barrow in Alaska.

SHOPPING: Kirkenes has shopping centres and a number of shops where you can buy most goods and services. ENTERTAINMENT: Pubs: Ritz, Ofelas, Rallaren Pub, Havna Pub, Surf & Turf, Henry’s Bar (Rica Arctic Hotel), Bar at Rica Hotel Kirkenes. OTHER: Cinema, fitness centre, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. TRANSPORT: Scheduled bus services: Boreal, region FFR – check www.boreal.no for schedules. Flights: www.flysas.com www.norwegian.no www.wideroe.no Sailings: www.hurtigruten.no

For more information and booking, contact the reception desk at your hotel or the activity provider directly.

DESIGN: ALFAMAC. PRINT: BJØRKMANNS, ALTA. PHOTOS: FABRICE MILOCHAU, TERJE RAKKE/NORDIC LIFE/INNOVASJON NORGE, HELGE STÆRK. PUBLISHED BY NORTHERN NORWAY TOURIST BOARD

CLIMATE: The Polar Night in Kirkenes lasts from 27th of November to 16th of January. During this period, the sun does not appear over the horizon and there are only a few hours of twilight in the middle of the day. Average temperatures in Kirkenes: December: -11°C, January: -13°C, February: -10°C, March: -4.5°C, April: -1°C


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BOOKING Activities can be booked at the reception desk at your hotel or directly with the activity provider a minimum one day in advance (before 3pm). • CANCELLATION: activities must be cancelled one day in advance by 3pm, otherwise you will be charged 100%. • No minimum number of participants applies. • Thermal suit, boots, hat/helmet and gloves are included in the price for the dog sled and snowmobile trips. We recommend thermal underwear, woollen/fleece sweater, tracksuit trousers, warm socks and a scarf. • The organisers have the right to cancel all excursions in the event of adverse weather or driving conditions. • We cannot guarantee a sighting of the Northern Lights, as this is reliant on weather conditions. • NB! Not all activities are available for the entire period from 01.12.12–30.04.13. Check individual dates. • NB! The programme remains unchanged for Christmas and Easter. • Duration of activities: The times stated for the activities are pick-up and drop off times in Kirkenes (hotel, Hurtigruten quay ...).

DISTANCES:

 irkenes Airport – K Kirkenes town centre: 13 km Kirkenes – Jarfjordbotn: 20 km Kirkenes – Sandnes: 8 km Kirkenes – Svanvik: 39 km

Information about other winter activities in Northern Norway, please visit:

www.northernnorway.com


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KI29 EXCLUSIVE DAYTRIP BY DOG SLED TO THE NORWEGIAN-RUSSIAN BORDERLAND

01.12.12–20.04.13 Closed 24.12.

Join us for sightseeing in Pasvikdalen valley – learn all about our unique nature and culture. Pasvikdalen is home to Norway’s largest population of bear. We drive our dog sleds along the Norwegian-Russian border and into the Pasvik forest. You can drive you own dog sled if you wish, with children as passengers. We serve tea/coffee and lunch outdoors round an open fire or in our Sami lavvu. Tel. +47 909 78 248 post@birkhusky.no – www.birkhusky.no

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KI14 EXCLUSIVE DOG SLEDDING TRIP IN NORWEGIAN-RUSSIAN BORDERLAND INCLUDING DINNER AND HUNTING FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

01.12.12–20.04.13 Closed 24.12.

Guided tour through Pasvikdalen valley. Help us prepare the dog sledges before setting out into the Polar Night. 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 a delicious meal served in a Sami lavvu. Tel. +47 909 78 248 post@birkhusky.no – www.birkhusky.no

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KI25 EXCLUSIVE DOG SLEDDING TRIP WITH OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE BORDERLAND

01.12.12–20.04.13 Closed 24.12.

Join us and our dogs in the borderland. We show you how to drive a dog sled, and with one husky team each we drive along the Norwegian – Russian border and into a cosy cabin in the forest. On arrival, we make a fire and have lunch around the fireplace. We spend the night in the cabin, where we have dinner in the evening, and for those who want to it’s possible to have a sauna. We spend the night in Myrbekkoia, one of the cosiest cabins in Pasvikdalen valley. Breakfast will be served (to both dogs and people) before we return to the valley’s biggest husky kennel. Tel. +47 909 78 248. post@birkhusky.no – www.birkhusky.no

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday


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PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

NOK 1890 per person

10am– 4.30pm

Includes: transport, warm winter clothes with snowmobile suit, boots, hat and gloves, coffee and lunch. Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking.

Children under 12: NOK 950 per person

May be combined with the arrival of the Hurtigruten

NB! Max 8 people

NOK 1790 per person

5pm– 10.30pm

Children under 12: NOK 850 per person

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

Includes: transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, hat and gloves and dinner based on local ingredients.

NB! Max 8 people Fixed menu, altered on a daily basis. Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking. Normal physical health is required, as our guests are involved in attaching/removing the harnesses and driving the dog sleds.

NOK 2900 per person Surcharge for single sled: NOK 700. Advance booking required. Children under 12, NOK 1500 per person NB! Max 8 people

10am– 4.30pm (the next day) Duration: 30 hours May be combined with the arrival of the Hurtigruten

Includes: Transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, hat and gloves, all meals, accommodation in cabin and own team of dogs (children sit on the sled). NB! No running water or electricity in the cabin. Fixed menu, altered on a daily basis. Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking. Normal physical health is required, as our guests are involved in attaching/removing the harnesses and driving the dog sleds.

All prices are stated in Norwegian kroner (NOK), 1 Euro = NOK 8

DOG SLEDDING TRIP

Surcharge for single sled: NOK 500. Advance booking required.


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KI44 EXCLUSIVE PASVIK WEEKEND

01.12.12–20.04.13. Closed 24.12

Join us on an authentic dog sledding adventure in the Pasvik forest from Friday to Sunday. You will experience a lot, as well as forget about the stresses of everyday life. All adults receive basic training and responsibility for their own team of dogs. We are on this trip together and all participants contribute to tasks as required. Our base for the weekend is a cosy cabin at Myrbekken complete with a separate sauna that is fired up before dinner is served. There is no artificial light here to disturb a wonderful Northern Lights experience on clear Finnmark evenings! Tel. +47 909 78 248 post@birkhusky.no – www.birkhusky.no

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KI30 HUSKY SAFARI KIRKENES

01.12.12–30.04.13. Closed 24.–27.12.

Husky safari through changing scenery of forest, valley and frozen lakes. Indulge in the silence as you drive your own dog sled, or come along as a passenger. Feel the close interaction with the dogs, as you are safely guided through the winter landscape on the Russian border. The trip ends with a visit to the guest house or Gapahuken restaurant, a unique example of Arctic architecture. You will also be served a delicious culinary experience, a hot lunch based on local ingredients. Tel. +47 78 99 08 20 post@storskog.no – www.storskog.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI39 HUSKY TOUR IN KIRKENES

15.12.12–20.04.13

Next to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel, we have our eager huskies waiting for a run! You will get a short lesson on how to handle these Arctic animals. Two people share a sled. Short stops en route. A visit to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel is included in this tour. Tel. +47 78 97 05 40 info@radius-kirkenes.com – www.kirkenessnowhotel.com

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday


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PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

NOK 5300 per person (2 people per sled) Surcharge for single sled: NOK 1000

12 noon Friday to approx. 3pm Sunday

Includes: transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, hat and gloves. All meals from lunch Friday to lunch Sunday.

Children under 12: NOK 3000 per person NB! Max 8 people.

May be combined with the arrival of the Hurtigruten

NB! No running water or electricity in the cabin. Fixed menu, altered on a daily basis. Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking. Normal physical health is required, as our guests are involved in attaching/removing the harnesses and driving the dog sleds.

Children under 12: NOK 690 per person

10am– 2pm Other times can be arranged.

Includes return transport Kirkenes, thermal suit, hat, gloves, boots and lunch with hot and cold drinks. A 15-minute drive from Kirkenes centre.

May be combined with the arrival of the Hurtigruten

NOK 1400 per person Children under 12: 50% discount

1 hour 45 min Dog sled for approx. one hour

Includes: winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, hat and gloves, transfer from hotel, and visit to the Snow Hotel.

Departure 1pm–3pm

All prices are stated in Norwegian kroner (NOK), 1 Euro = NOK 8

DOG SLEDDING TRIP

NOK 1490 per person


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KI26 HUSKY SAFARI – HUNTING FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS WITH DINNER

01.12.12–30.03.13

We pick you up by prior arrangement, and provide transfer to Sollia Gjestegård. You will be served a three-course dinner in Finnmark’s best restaurant – Gapahuken. It is situated right by the Russian border. After this tasty experience, we set off with our dog teams. You will be guided silently through the forest, over frozen lakes and up on the mountain. You will have a view of the borderland towards Russia and towards the Jarfjord, which runs into the Barents Sea. The guide will explain about the Northern Lights, while we wait in suspense. * In order to have a chance of seeing the Northern Lights, it must be completely dark. In the period after March 1, it will not be completely dark until after the starting time! If you have any questions, please contact us! Tel. +47 78 99 08 20 post@storskog.no – www.storskog.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI18 KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL AND GABBA PARK

15.12.12–20.04.13

Pay a visit to the coolest hotel with its chilled out bar at Kirkenes Snow Hotel. An impressive architecture, built only of snow and ice. Reindeer roam around the hotel in their natural environment. Our huskies in the kennels are ready for a run. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee around the open fire in our lavvu restaurant. The Snow Hotel has snowshoes, kick-sleds, crosscountry skis and ice-fishing tackle for hire. Order lunch at Gabba Restaurant, NOK 195 per person. Tel. +47 78 97 05 40 info@radius-kirkenes.com – www.kirkenessnowhotel.com

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KI27 ONE NIGHT IN KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL

20.12.12–20.04.13

Kirkenes Snow Hotel is a beautiful piece of snow architecture and Arctic nature. The 15 suites, ice sculptures and live reindeers make this the most photographic spot in the Norwegian Arctic. The Snow Hotel is situated in Gabba Park, walking distance from Kirkenes. Tel. +47 78 97 05 40 info@radius-kirkenes.com – www.kirkenessnowhotel.com

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday


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PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

NOK 1950 per person

4.30pm – 10.30pm

Includes: transport, dog sledding trip and warm winter clothing, and threecourse dinner at Gapahuken Restaurant.

1pm– 2.30pm

Includes: transport, tea/coffee.

DOG SLEDDING TRIP

NB! 2-16 people

NOK 400 per person Children under 12: NOK 250 per person

SNOW HOTEL

NB! Entrance only, excluding transport and guiding NOK 100 per person

Other times can be arranged.

NOK 2450 per person Children under 12: NOK 1200 per person Not recommended for children under 7

6pm–9am the next day

Includes transport, threecourse dinner, overnight stay in sleeping bags, sauna in the morning and breakfast. Also take part in feeding the reindeer!

Single supplement NOK 400

All prices are stated in Norwegian kroner (NOK), 1 Euro = NOK 8


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KI03 BARENTS SAFARI BY SNOWMOBILE

01.12.12–30.04.13

Snowmobile trip to the Siberian taiga forest in Pasvik. Cultural historical guided tour. After the trip we visit our lavvu, drink tea/coffee and eat dried reindeer meat. Trip length: about 12 km Tel. +47 901 90 594 hhatle@online.no – www.barentssafari.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI02 KING CRAB SAFARI BY SNOWMOBILE

01.12.12–30.04.13

Snowmobile trip to our local catching spot in the Langfjord. We pull up crabs from the pots. We then drive by snowmobile towards the Siberian taiga forest in Pasvik while the crabs are cooking. Cultural historical guided tour. After the trip we visit our lavvu and eat fresh king crab and drink white wine. Tea/ coffee. Trip length: about 16 km Tel. +47 901 90 594. hhatle@online.no – www.barentssafari.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI04 NORTHERN LIGHTS SAFARI BY SNOWMOBILE

01.12.12–30.04.13

Snowmobile trip to the Siberian taiga forest near Pasvik. We visit an old Norwegian farm dating from 1854. Cultural historical guided tour. We drink tea/coffee and eat dried reindeer meat. Trip length: about 16 km. Tel. +47 901 90 594 hhatle@online.no – www.barentssafari.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI05 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI TO PASVIKDALEN VALLEY AND THE NORWEGIAN-RUSSIAN BORDER

01.12.12–30.04.13

Cultural historical guided tour. Visit an old Norwegian farm from 1854, bear’s lair and Øvre Pasvik National Park Centre. Light lunch, tea/coffee and dried reindeer meat included. Length of trip: approx. 80 km Tel. +47 901 90 594 hhatle@online.no – www.barentssafari.no

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday


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PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

2 people per snowmobile: NOK 1690 per person

9.45am– 12.45pm

Includes: local transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, helmet and gloves, tea/coffee and dried reindeer meat.

1 person per snowmobile: NOK 1990 per person

A valid motor vehicle or motorcycle driver’s license is required.

Children under 12: NOK 600 per person

NB! Children under 15 permitted as passengers only.

1pm – 4pm

1 person per snowmobile NOK.2190 per person Children under 12: NOK 800 per person

Includes: local transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, helmet and gloves, tea/coffee and king crab with white wine and trimmings. A valid motor vehicle or motorcycle driver’s license is required. NB! Children under 15 permitted as passengers only.

2 people per snowmobile: NOK 1790 per person 1 person per snowmobile: NOK 2090 per person

6pm–9pm Other times may be arranged.

Children under 12: NOK 800 per person

Includes: local transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, helmet and gloves, tea/coffee and dried reindeer meat. A valid motor vehicle or motorcycle driver’s license is required. NB! Children under 15 permitted as passengers only.

2 people per snowmobile: NOK 2290 per person 1 person per snowmobile: NOK 3290 per person Children under 12: NOK 900 per person

9am–3pm Other times may be arranged.

Includes: local transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, hat and gloves, coffee and dried reindeer meat. A valid motor vehicle or motorcycle driver’s license is required. NB! Children under 15 permitted as passengers only.

All prices are stated in Norwegian kroner (NOK), 1 Euro = NOK 8

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

2 people per snowmobile NOK.1890 per person.


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KI06 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI TO THE BARENTS SEA

01.12.12–30.04.13

Guided snowmobile safari over the high mountains to Grense Jakobselv and the Barents Sea. We pass by Norwegian and Russian border guard towers/border station and pay a visit to King Oscar II’s chapel. Light lunch, tea/coffee and dried reindeer meat included. Length of trip: approx. 80 km Tel. +47 901 90 594 hhatle@online.no – www.barentssafari.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI07 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI TO NEIDEN AND FINLAND

01.12.12–30.04.13

Guided snowmobile safari over the high mountains to Neiden and Finland. We pay a visit to St. Georg’s Chapel (Norway’s smallest Russian orthodox chapel) and Skoltefossen waterfall. We eat lunch at Neiden mountain inn, and then pay a visit across the Finnish border to Nätämä to do some shopping before we return to Sandnes. Length of trip: approx. 110 km Tel. +47 901 90 594 hhatle@online.no – www.barentssafari.no

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KI28 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI - HUNTING FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS WITH DINNER

01.12.12-30.03.13

We pick you up by prior arrangement, and provide transfer to Sollia Gjestegård. You will be served a three-course dinner in Finnmark’s best restaurant – Gapahuken. It is situated right by the Russian border. After this fantastic meal, we swap to snowmobiles and drive up onto the mountain. You will have a view of the borderland towards Russia and towards the Jarfjord, which runs into the Barents Sea. The guide will explain about the Northern Lights, while we wait in suspense. * In order to have a chance of seeing the Northern Lights, it must be completely dark. In the period after March 1, it will not be completely dark until after the starting time! If you have any questions, please contact us! Tel. +47 78 99 08 20 post@storskog.no – www.storskog.no

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday


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PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

2 people per snowmobile: NOK 2490 per person

9am–3pm

Includes: local transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, helmet and gloves, tea/coffee and dried reindeer meat.

1 person per snowmobile: NOK 3590 per person

Other times may be arranged.

Children under 12: NOK 900 per person

A valid motor vehicle or motorcycle driver’s license is required. NB! Children under 15 permitted as passengers only.

1 person per snowmobile: NOK 3590 per person

9am–3pm Other times may be arranged.

Children under 12: NOK 900 per person

Includes: local transport, warm winter clothing with snowmobile suit, boots, helmet and gloves, tea/coffee and dried reindeer meat. A valid motor vehicle or motorcycle driver’s license is required. NB! Children under 15 permitted as passengers only.

NOK 2250 (2 people per snowmobile) NOK 2750 (one person per snowmobile)

4.30pm– 11pm

Includes: transport, snowmobiles and warm winter clothing, and three-course dinner.

NB! 2-16 people

All prices are stated in Norwegian kroner (NOK), 1 Euro = NOK 8

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

2 people per snowmobile: NOK 2490 per person


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KI42 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

01.12.12–30.04.13. Closed 24.–27.12

Snowmobile safari in varied terrain through forests, valleys and across frozen lakes. Take pleasure in the unspoilt nature and the fantastic views over the fjords that stretch out to the Barents Sea. Whether you are driving together or alone, you will be safely guided through the winter landscape by the Russian border. The trip concludes with light refreshments. This tour may be combined with lunch, dinner, jaccuzi and more. Tel. +47 78 99 08 20 post@storskog.no – www.storskog.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI32 NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT BY SNOWMOBILE (EXCLUSIVE TOUR WITH MAX. 5 GUESTS)

02.01.–30.03.13 (subject to snow conditions)

An extremely personalised tour with a local guide and a maximum of five guests. Start in Kirkenes and drive by minibus to the Pasvik Valley (25 min). You may experience the Northern Lights away from the bright city lights. Guiding en route. We swap to snowmobiles and drive on the frozen Pasvik River, which forms the Norwegian-Russian border. The hunt for the Northern Lights begins. After the sled trip, we gather in a cosy, small grill hut or outside around an open fire (depending on the weather) and serve tea/coffee and a light meal. Duration of snowmobile drive: approx. 20 km. Return transport from Kirkenes and warm clothing is included. We offer no guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights. Tel. +47 78 99 50 80 / +47 415 44 346 firmapost@pasvikturist.no – www.pasvikturist.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI37 SNOWSHOE TRIP – STEPS IN THE WHITE SNOW

15.12.12–20.04.13

Snowshoe trip with a professional guide to the white snow. You will receive all necessary equipment: snowshoes and protective clothing. Walking distance is app. 3-6 km according to abilities of the participants. Tel. +47 78 97 05 40 info@radius-kirkenes.com – www.kirkenessnowhotel.com

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday


PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

2 people per snowmobile: NOK 1490 per person

10am – 2pm

Includes: transport, clothing, helmet and light refreshments.

NOK 2100 per person (2 people per snowmobile)

6pm – 9.30pm

Includes: transport and guide, warm winter clothing, tea/coffee and meal.

NOK 750 Unsuitable for children under 8

NB! Prior booking required.

1 hour 45 minutes

Includes: transport, guide, clothing, snowshoes and hot drink.

Other times may be arranged.

All prices are stated in Norwegian kroner (NOK), 1 Euro = NOK 8

SIGHTSEEING

NOK 2600 per person (1 person per snowmobile)

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

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KI41 SOLLIA RELAX & SPA WITH EXCLUSIVE THREE-COURSE MEAL

01.01.–31.12.13. Closed 24.–27.12.

Delight in the beautiful scenery on the Russian side of the border, while you relax in a warm massage jacuzzi, only a stone’s throw from Russia. Act like a true Viking and take a dip in the snow before relaxing in our wonderful sauna. Genuine Norwegian Lapland atmosphere around the open fire beside the massage jacuzzi. The evening concludes with an exclusive three-course dinner of local delicacies at Gapahuken Restaurant. Panoramic view of Russia from the restaurant, which has an idyllic location on the water’s edge. We promise an unforgettable meal! Tel. +47 78 99 08 20 post@storskog.no – www.storskog.no

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI16 KING CRAB FISHING IN KIRKENES

01.12.12 – 20.04.13

We take you to a fjord, where the pots are full of enormous king crabs. When we are walking, everyone helps to make a hole in the ice. The big catch of king crab is served for lunch in a cabin in the wilderness. A day as a crab fisherman is a unique experience! Tel. +47 78 97 05 40 info@radius-kirkenes.com – www.kirkenessnowhotel.com

M x Tu x Wx Th x F x Sa x Su x

KI17 HUNTING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS – AURORA EXPRESS

01.11.12 – 20.04.13

Are the lights here tonight? Welcome on a hunt for the Northern Lights with the Aurora Express. We travel by bus either towards the Russian or Finnish border, depending on the Northern Lights forecast. We stop en route to serve hot drinks and for storytelling about the Arctic region. Tel. +47 78 97 05 40 info@radius-kirkenes.com – www.kirkenessnowhotel.com

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday


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PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

NOK 1200 per person

Approx. 4 hours.

Includes: return transport Kirkenes, free use of facilities, one choice of soft drink, bathrobe, hat, towel and threecourse dinner.

NOK 1600 per person

Confirmation of time when booking.

1pm – 4pm

Includes: local transport, warm winter clothing, king crab meal and guiding.

9pm – 11pm

Includes: local transport and two hours’ guiding.

Children under 11: 50 % discount

NOK 500 per person.

NB! Bathing suit is compulsory.

All prices are stated in Norwegian kroner (NOK), 1 Euro = NOK 8

SIGHTSEEING

Can be upgraded to fivecourse VIP menu: NOK 1500 per person


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KI31 SIGHTSEEING TO THE NORWEGIANRUSSIAN BORDER AND THE MINING COMMUNITY IN BJØRNEVATN

01.12.12-30.04.13 Closed 24.12. and 01.01.

In the space of only two hours, this tour provides an interesting insight into the history, nature, climate and the modern Kirkenes. A guided trip by bus to the Russian border and the iron ore mines in Bjørnevatn. Our first stop is Skafferhull, the historical crossing point on the border between Norway and Russia. We visit the border and see the Russian community of Boris Gleb on the other side. Your guide will provide information on the various historical events which took place in this area. We then continue to Bjørnevatn and a mining community which has experienced significant changes. The large iron ore mines were closed in 1996 and reopened in 2009. We drive along the vast spoil bank tips all the way to Storfjellet where the views of Langfjord are breathtaking. Tel. +47 78 99 50 80 firmapost@pasvikturist.no – www.pasvikturist.no

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KI33 Northern Lights hunt along the Russian border – sled trip

02.01.–30.03.13 (subject to snow conditions)

A trip on which our guests sits safely and warmly in a sled (perfect for those who don’t wish to drive a snowmobile but still want to get out into the trail). This tour starts from Kirkenes with a 20 min drive by minibus to Solvang Farm in Pasvik, with guiding en route. This valley forms the border with Russia and is a fantastic wilderness area. At our base at Solvang Farm, we pack you well in before we head off by snowmobile and sled on the frozen river right to the Norwegian-Russian border. The hunt for the Northern Lights begins. After the sled trip, we gather in a cosy, small grill hut or outside around an open fire (depending on the weather) and serve tea/coffee and a light meal. NB: The guests sit in a sled and don’t drive the snowmobile themselves. Return transport from Kirkenes and warm clothing is included. We offer no guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights. Tel. +47 78 99 50 80/+47 415 44 346 firmapost@pasvikturist.no – www.pasvikturist.no


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PRICE

DURATION

COMMENTS

NOK 500 per person

12 noon – 2pm

Includes: transport and guide

6pm – 9.30pm

Includes: transport and guide, warm winter clothing, tea/coffee and meal.

NOK 1200 per person Children under 12: NOK 600

SIGHTSEEING

Children under 12: NOK 250


In order for your stay in Northern Norway to be as comfortable as possible, it is important to have the right clothes. Bring warm and comfortable clothes and shoes. We recommend wearing 100% wool or similar quality clothing next to your skin. Layer your clothing, so that you can easily regulate your temperature by removing or adding a layer. Outer clothing should be lined and windproof. Most activity organisers supply clothing for excursions, i.e. thermal suits, shoes, hat and mittens.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

1st layer

Socks

Long-sleeved and longleg thermal underwear (synthetic or woollen)

Trousers (cotton or fleece)

Jumper or fleece

2nd layer

Woollen socks

Lined trousers (preferably windproof)

Thick jumper (wool or fleece)

Scarf

3rd layer

Winter jacket

Hat

4th layer

Winter shoes

Gloves or mittens

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SOLLIA GJESTEGÅRD/GAPAHUKEN Sollia Gjestegård is located in beautiful scenery on the Russian border. We provide accommodation in cabins and rooms of high standard, delicious meals featuring local delicacies and home-made desserts in Gapahuken Restaurant or in our traditional guesthouse. We offer jacuzzi and sauna and dog sledding trips through beautiful winter landscapes – forest, valley and frozen river. Genuine Arctic hospitality! Wireless internet connection is available in all our rooms and cabins. Tel. +47 78 99 08 20 post@storskog.no – www.storskog.no


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RICA ARCTIC HOTEL

Tel. +47 78 99 59 00 rica.arctic.hotel@rica.no – www.rica.no

THON HOTEL KIRKENES Thon Hotel Kirkenes opened in May 2010 and in 2011-12 was named Norway’s 3rd best hotel by Trip Advisor! The hotel has an exciting restaurant with a focus on local ingredients. This is a meeting place for locals and travellers seven days a week. You will also find a large “wharf” around the hotel for observing the Northern Lights! Tlf. + 47 78 97 10 50 kirkenes@thonhotels.no – www.thonhotels.no/kirkenes

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Rica Arctic Hotel is located in the centre of Kirkenes. Close by the pedestrian street with shopping centre, shops and other activities in the town. Rica Arctic Hotel is a full service hotel with 90 modern rooms, a la carte restaurant and bar, swimming pool and sauna and a comfortable lounge for relaxation and social gatherings. The hotel has good course and conference facilities and offers free wireless internet connection in common areas and in all guest rooms.


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ARCTIC ADVENTURE RESORT Provider of complete adventure, meeting and conference packages for groups of 8 to 100 people with 10 years’ experience and the best of references. Best known for the Original King Crab Safari, which was named as the best international active product in 2009 and one of the world’s 25 best adventure packages by National Geographic. Our resort features a restaurant and accommodation for groups and has an idyllic location right on the water’s edge Please contact us for a customised programme and quote. Mobil +47 951 50 755 info@arctic-adventure.no – www.arctic-adventure.no

BIRK HUSKY AS Authentic husky trips for individuals/small groups on the NorwegianRussian border providing a close up encounter and insight into our life and our huskies. We offer daytime trips, evening trips under the Northern Lights and overnight trips. All trips include meals based on local cuisine. Multi-cultural culinary adventures for larger groups in our Viking house, which seats 45 persons. You can also try your hand at driving a dog sled. Sami culture and tradition are part of the whole experience. Welcome! Tel. +47 909 78 248 post@birkhusky.no – www.birkhusky.no


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BARENTS SAFARI We specialise in snowmobile safaris in the winter. We have 25 snowmobiles. We organise trips lasting from three hours to several days, often in combination with other winter activities such as King crab adventures, dog sledding, visiting the snow hotel, spending the evening in a lavvu sampling traditional dishes, combined with sauna. A long weekend in Kirkenes is full of adventure! Our goal is satisfied guests! We cater for groups of two to 50 people. We also provide snowmobile hire, hire of clothing for snowmobile trips and transport by minibus. Tel. +47 901 90 594 hhatle@online.no – www.barentssafari.no

Tour operator and incoming operator with 20 years’ experience, located in Kirkenes and specialising in Arctic adventures all year round. Good service guiding with a personal touch, small groups (maximum 10 people) and high quality. We provide authentic summer and winter excursions with scheduled departures from Kirkenes for groups and individuals, transport, accommodation, local food and we have expert knowledge of Russia. Package trips over several days including accommodation, food and excursions. Tel. +47 78 99 50 80/+47 415 44 346 firmapost@pasvikturist.no – www.pasvikturist.no

RADIUS KIRKENES – KIRKENES SNOWHOTEL DMC operator in Kirkenes for those seeking to explore the Arctic region. Kirkenes Snow Hotel, reindeer, hunting, fishing, the famous King crab, husky safaris or a trip to Murmansk in Russia. Authentic Sami experiences in Kirkenes! Tell us your dream and we’ll make it come true! Winter 11/12 is the fifth season for Kirkenes Snow Hotel, offering 20 snow suites, beautiful ice sculptures and a wonderful snow-clad landscape. The Snow Hotel is definitely worth a visit! Tel. +47 78 97 05 40 info@radius-kirkenes.com – www.kirkenessnowhotel.com

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