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Arctic safari - Best trip 2008 by National Geographic Adventure!

Written by: Monica Hauan         Date: 07.11.07 13:42

National Geographic Adventure did select the Arctic Safari with King Crab Safari as one of the 25 Best New Trips in 2008. The 4 days package put together by Borton Overseas in USA includes King crab safari, snowmobile, snow hotel and dogsledding. Highlights from the arctic!

  Foto: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life

Norway is one of the top 25 destinations in the world and Kirkenes with the arctic safari is on National Geographic Adventures list!

Learn more about the adventures:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventure-travel/index-08.html

 

ARCTIC SAFARI

Day 1 Reindeer Park, Snowshoeing & Night in SnowHotel  
Transfer from Kirkenes Airport.
Transfer by Arctic Taxi, a kick sled, to the Kirkenes SnowHotel. Check in at SnowReception.

The SnowHotel features SnowSuites decorated with beautiful SnowSculptures, and a SnowBar with cool drinks. Visit the Gabba Reindeer Park to observe reindeer in their natural surroundings, followed by a snowshoeing excursion through the snowy Arctic landscape.

Dinner of local specialties is served by the open fire in at Gabba Restaurant, a typical wooden building from the Arctic.
Overnight at the SnowHotel

Day 2     King Crab Safari & Northern Lights Hunt  
Awake to a hot drink, followed by breakfast served by the open fire.
Enjoy a sauna and shower after the night in the SnowHotel.

On the King Crab Safari this morning, catch the largest and freshest King Crabs in the world! These giants can reach 2 meters, and weigh up to 15 kilos. Travel by snowmobile to the sea ice on the fjord for a king crab ice fishing adventure!

Also available - Optional longer excursion followed by king crab feast.

Prepare for this evening’s Northern Lights Hunt. Travel by snowmobile through the Arctic wilderness, and with luck and good weather, find the most beautiful Northern Lights!

Optional-sauna and hot tub

Overnight at Arctic Adventure Resort or hotel

Day 3   Husky Safari  

Breakfast and transfer to Pasvik Valley. After a short lesson on how to handle the eager huskies and a driving lesson, depart on a 6 hour adventure with your dog team. Stops are made enroute, and lunch is included. Dinner and overnight at Rica Hotel Kirkenes

Day 4    Kirkenes - Oslo  
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kirkenes Airport

 

The trip is also provided by:http://www.bortonoverseas.com/scandinavia/index.php?strWebAction=package_detail&intPackageID=349