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From Honningsvåg: North Cape and King Crabs Tour

1. From Honningsvåg: North Cape and King Crabs Tour

DISCOVER THE HEART OF THE ARCTIC: AN UNFORGETTABLE TOUR FROM HONNINGSVÅG Experience the Arctic North Cape discovery tour, designed specifically to offer you an unforgettable journey through the pristine beauty and cultural heritage of the high north. From the moment of your arrival, whether your ship docks or tenders, we guarantee a seamless start to your adventure. We await you onshore and promise a beginning as relaxed as the journey itself. The Tour starts at the harbour of Honningsvåg where our guides will give you a warm welcome to join our trip which takes you through the stunning arctic landscapes, stopping in the picturesque fishing village of Skarsvåg and culminating at the awe-inspiring North Cape. This specially curated tour not only promises a deep dive into the pristine wilderness, fascinating wildlife, and rich cultural tapestry of this extraordinary region but also guarantees the insights of an experienced guide. This guide will not only unveil the mysteries of the North Cape but also illuminate the journey with facts and stories about the islands encountered along the way. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world where you can almost touch majestic king crabs and watch as reindeer wander freely across the landscape. Our guide will lead you through the Arctic's tales and terrains, allowing you to uncover these wonders at your own pace. Spanning three hours, this expedition is more than a mere tour; it's a gateway to the Arctic's unforgettable narratives and vistas. DETAILS OF NORTH CAPE KING CRAB • Guided Narration: Throughout the journey, your guide will share fascinating facts about the islands you pass, enriching your understanding of the Arctic's geography and history. • Scenic Splendors: Experience the Arctic's rugged coasts and vast tundras, offering breathtaking views at every turn. • Wildlife Encounters: Get up close with king crabs with photo opportunities • Personalized Pace: The tour is tailored to your interests, ensuring a bespoke experience that maximizes your enjoyment. • Entry to North Cape Museum and Hall: Included in the tour is admission to the North Cape Museum and the North Cape Hall • Duration: Approx. 3 hours For any further information about this activity please contact booking@northcape-experience.com 

From Alta: Huskey Dog Sledding Tour with Sami Lavvo Visit

2. From Alta: Huskey Dog Sledding Tour with Sami Lavvo Visit

Discover what makes Alta a European dogsledding hotspot where mushers from all over Europe come to raise and train dogs with this tour to a visit a family that has spent over three decades racing. Ride a dog sled and warm up with hot drinks and snacks in a Lavvo hut. Be picked up from the centrally-located Tourist Information center in Alta and relax on the transfer to the dog farm in a comfortable van. Once you arrive, put some warm winter clothing over your thermal layers. Listen as your instructor provides you with safety and dog-handling instructions. Glide over the snow on the tracks where the race dogs are transformed into athletes. Ride along the Alta River and the path where Europe’s best mushers race towards the finish line for during the famous Finnmarksløpet. Have the chance to switch from driver to passenger. After the trip, help with the dogs, capturing pictures of you interacting with these majestic creatures. Hear about the husky's lives as you dole out affectionate pats. Head to the traditional Lavvo hut and sip warm drinks. Refuel with some tasty snacks before returning to your meeting point in Alta.

Kirkenes: Snowhotel Entrance Ticket

3. Kirkenes: Snowhotel Entrance Ticket

Whether you are visiting during the white winter, the warm summer or the yellow autumn, the frozen wonder of the Snowhotel will be waiting for you 365 days a year. On arrival, walk past our reindeer grazing peacefully on the one side and visit the dog yard on the other side. The dog yard is home to Alaskan huskies and puppies, and they are very eager to meet every one of our guest and get some cuddles. Continuing your walk, enter the surreal Snowhotel. Marvel at the 14 stunning ice suites, all carved by master ice and snow artists, and order a drink in the jawdropping Icebar which has a new theme every year. You can also pass by the restaurant to get a hot drink, lunch or pastry, and explore the surroundings following the path along the fjord or take a stroll in between our cabins.

Alta: Small-Group Guided Northern Lights Tour

4. Alta: Small-Group Guided Northern Lights Tour

Join this tour and get in on the excitement of hunting for Northern Lights in the beautiful landscapes of the Alta Fjord. Meet your experienced guides who can show you how to best spot the Northern Lights. This tour comes with an 80-90% chance of seeing this spectacular natural phenomenon. Cozy up and lie down on a reindeer skin while you try to spot the lights. Hear stories about the Norwegian way of life and learn local history about the Stone Age, Sami culture, reindeer-herding, wildlife, and modern society in Alta and Finnmark. During the tour, enjoy some warm and cold snacks and beverages, including vegan alternatives, before arriving back at the Alta Center just past midnight.

From Alta: In search of the Northern Lights

5. From Alta: In search of the Northern Lights

This trip focuses on experiencing the northern lights and we spend up to 4 hours out looking for this fantastic phenomenon. We start the evening with a small lecture about the northern lights. This is to give you an understanding of how it occurs, then we look at the conditions for this particular evening. We use our local knowledge to find the best places to experience the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky. The tour 18:55 Meet your guide at our Adventure Store in the city center - Markedsgata 6, 9510 Alta   19:00 Get to know your guide and learn more about the magical phenomenon of the northern lights. You will also receive thermo suits, boots, and gloves for the trip   19:30 Your guide will drive you to the best spots to see the northern lights. Depending on the weather we might not have to drive far   Enjoy the show Your guide will bring warm tea/coffee and snacks. 23:00 We will get back to our Adventure store Our guides will try their best to find the northern lights for you, but as the lights are a natural phenomenon we cannot guarantee you will see them

Northern Lights Adventure By Snowmobile

6. Northern Lights Adventure By Snowmobile

The highlight of any trip above the arctic circle: experiencing the magical northern lights dance across the sky. The mystery of light has given us many myths and legends over the years. Everything from heroes who lit up the sky to mysterious fire foxes and warnings of danger. The dry and stable climate in Alta provides the best conditions for seeing the Northern Lights. On this trip we combine the excitement of snowmobiling with experiencing the northern lights dancing across the sky. We take you along the old postal road up to the very edge of Finnmarksvidda to a mountain range called Beskardes. Far away from the lights of the city this trip provides the ideal conditions to see the northern lights in a beautiful winter landscape. If we are lucky we will get to see the magnificent northern lights dancing across the sky on our trip, or be treated with a beautiful arctic night sky. No previous experience is required to drive a snowmobile. All you need is a regular driver’s license, and it’s as simple as it is fun. A thorough safety introduction and driving instruction will be given before the trip starts. You will ride in pairs, a driver and a passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to change seats during the trip. The Tour 17:55 Meet us at our Æverntyr Adventure Store in the city center 5-10 minutes before the start of the Tour. From here we will drive you to Gargia Valley, approx. 25km from Alta. 18:30 We arrive at Gargia Lodge. Here you will meet your guide and get a briefing about today’s trip. You will also receive thermosuits, boots and gloves for the trip. 19:00 After getting dressed you will receive a safety briefing on the snowmobiles. Now we are ready and can start our adventure. 20:00 We will arrive at Beskades. Here we will take a short stop and enjoy the amazing view in all directions before heading back down to Gargia Lodge. 21:15 We arrive back at Gargia Lodge. 22:00 We will drop you off in the city center where we started our trip.

From Honningsvåg: VIP North Cape and Kingcrab Tour

7. From Honningsvåg: VIP North Cape and Kingcrab Tour

Experience the Arctic in exclusive style with our Nordkapp discovery tour, designed specifically to offer you an unforgettable journey through the pristine beauty and cultural heritage of the high north. From the moment of your arrival, whether your ship docks or tenders, we guarantee a seamless start to your adventure. We await you onshore and promise a beginning as relaxed as the journey itself. The Tour starts at the harbour of Honningsvåg where our guides will give you a warm welcome to join our trip which takes you through the stunning arctic landscapes. Our journey is more than just a transfer; it's an invitation to experience the rich wildlife, including reindeer and a diverse bird population, as well as the picturesque views of this pristine region. The VIP tour also stops at a local Sami camp, where participants have the opportunity to ask questions to a local Sami sharing insights into their life. This unique encounter offers a rare chance to learn more about Sami culture and traditions, adding a deeper understanding and appreciation of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. Another great stop is the 360-degree panoramic viewpoint that offers breathtaking views of the North Cape and surrounding landscapes, along with interesting facts and stories about the area. In Skarsvåg the world's northernmost fishing village, experience the authentic charm of arctic life with a guided walk through this remote village and a visit around the fish factory area and fishing boats in the harbour giving you a real insight into the life of fishermen. Discover traditional methods of fish preparation and enjoy our famous dried stockfish. In our outdoor aquarium, you can meet the majestic king crabs and have both an educational and unforgettable experience. Continue to the North Cape Experience Centre, where you can discover a fascinating photo gallery by Frits Solvang and a collection of traditional fishing artefacts that draw a vivid picture of Skarsvåg through the ages. Our journey is also a culinary adventure, with warm drinks and tastes of the Arctic awaiting you at the restaurant. Enjoy seasonal local delicacies such as king crab, reindeer, caviar and salmon, offering a taste of the region's rich gastronomy. The drive to the famous Nordkapp is an experience in itself. You will be thrilled by the breathtaking views that lead to a place where the world seems boundless. We want to ensure that you capture the essence of the cape, from the iconic globe to the vast viewpoints. To enrich your visit, we provide you with a certificate verifying your journey, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine to toast this unique experience. This VIP tour is carefully designed to offer participants an exclusive and comprehensive discovery of the high north, with a deep dive into the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and culinary delights of the northern region.

Alta: Alta Fjord Whale Watching Tour

8. Alta: Alta Fjord Whale Watching Tour

Join us for a whale watching tour in Alta Fjord and experience Northern Norway's most majestic creatures up close. A winter tour in Alta Fjord can be a magical experience. Yes, it may be cold, but it might be worth it for a chance to catch sight of whales. Recently, whales have appeared in Alta Fjord. The whales have migrated further north, allowing us to observe them in our area. The two most common species in Alta Fjord are sperm whales and killer whales (orcas), but there are also good opportunities to see porpoises and hourglass dolphins. You will be amazed by the playful and curious behavior of the youngest whales. Please note: There is no guarantee we always find whales or if the weather is optimal to spot whales. If we don't see any whales within two hours of the tour the captain can suggest changing the tour to a King Crab Tour if the weather conditions allows it, or we can keep searching for whales.

Honningsvåg: North Cape King Crab & Arctic Wildlife Safari

9. Honningsvåg: North Cape King Crab & Arctic Wildlife Safari

Join us on a beautiful journey over the mountains to the world’s northernmost fishing village or come meet us with your own transport, based on what you ordered. Discover the Spellbinding Beauty of Arctic Norway Your real journey begins in Skarsvåg, the world's northernmost fishing village, a gateway to an adventure in Arctic Norway that promises the awe-inspiring beauty and captivating wildlife of the Arctic. From the moment you arrive, you're on the cusp of an unparalleled sea voyage that will reveal the majesty of the Arctic in ways you've never imagined. Gear Up for the Expedition of a Lifetime Equipped with the latest in thermal suits and life jackets, we ensure your adventure is not just thrilling but also comfortable and safe. Board our specially designed vessel, crafted to navigate the Arctic's fjords, enchanting islands, and rugged landscapes. Embark through the stunning Risfjord, encircle the majestic Nordkapp, and immerse yourself in the fascinating history and culture of Skarsvåg. Marvel at the Arctic's Spectacular Wildlife Prepare to be amazed by the Arctic's unique ecosystem, a testament to nature's resilience in the face of a harsh climate. Our journey offers a front-row seat to the diverse wildlife inhabiting this breathtaking landscape. Starting in the serene fjords, moving past the rugged islands, and into the open ocean, we'll be on the lookout for puffins, eagles, cormorants, seals, and, if we are lucky, dolphins and whales. These encounters provide a rare glimpse into the rich biodiversity of the Arctic, showcasing the area's significant birdlife and marine animals in their natural habitat. A Panoramic View of North Cape and Hornvika You'll Never Forget As we sail these icy waters, you're treated to a spectacular panoramic view of the iconic North Cape. This vision of nature's grandeur is a memory that will stay with you forever going into the bay of Hornvika. Dive into history at Hornvika, the storied gateway to North Cape, where kings, queens, and adventurers have tread since the 1500s. The King Crabs: Giants of the Arctic Seas Experience the thrill of catching these massive ocean dwellers, as we explore the marked fishing spots and hopefully haul in our catch of the day. Or watch the Fishermen at sea bring in their catch. Learn firsthand why these king crabs are considered Norway's underwater treasure, and have the opportunity to hold one of these impressive creatures. If not at sea then at our aquarium on land. A Return to Shore Filled with Discovery Then, wander through the award-winning photo gallery by Frits Solvang, which brings to life the history of Skarsvåg and displays traditional fishing artefacts, connecting you to the local fishermen's heritage. An Arctic Adventure Awaits This journey is an invitation to explore the heart of the Arctic, where nature's untamed beauty meets rich history and vibrant wildlife.

Alta: Guided Snowmobile Safari on Finnmarksvidda With Snacks

10. Alta: Guided Snowmobile Safari on Finnmarksvidda With Snacks

Some people say that being on the mountain plateau of Finnmarksvidda is like reaching the end of the world. And there is where we plan to take you in this adventurous tour. Driving a snowmobile is quite easy and fun and a great way to be in direct contact with the Arctic nature. After the pick-up, we will drive you to our office to provided you with warm outdoor clothes and other required gear. We will explain you more about the plans for the day and give you a safety briefing. At the office you can also leave anything you don’t need to bring on the tour. Then we will drive in our minibus to the place where our snowmobiles are parked (approximately 30 minutes from Alta city). Before the tour starts, you will get instructions and practical demonstrations on how to drive the snowmobile. When you book the activity you have to be aware that we offer two options with two different prices: - Single driver: You drive your snowmobile alone without passenger. - Shared snowmobile: This you choose just if you are coming with a family member or a friend. Then you drive in pairs (one driver and one passenger per snowmobile), with the opportunity to switch places during the tour. Throughout the tour there will be some stops for taking photos of the majestic landscape and our guide will be happy to share with you his knowledge about the history of the area. You will be offered warm beverages and snacks. This is a real experience for truly adventurous people. Important: If you are reserving alone you should book single driver and not shared.

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4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Riding on traditional but sprung sleigh was a delight. Everything was top notch. The ride through the tundra under the light of a huge moon, which gave plenty of light to view our surroundings. What could we see? Trees, a river and lots of snow. The meal was cooked over an open fire, which consisted of reindeer meat. Being vegetarian it would be wise to let them know before you travel where they can make arrangements for you. Horses were small but tough and were constantly powerful to tow us through the snow. Bonus was they dropped us back after the trip to where we needed to be next. Well worth the money and experience

Absolutely wonderful tour!!! the boat is amazing, we saw whales and orcas in a pretty close distance. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. Helped me a lot even after the tour when we have transportation troubles. recommend 100%

Pick up at the agreed meeting point by taxi. Very warm welcome at Husky Lodge. Weather-appropriate clothing was available. Short introduction, then straight to the dogs. Had a lot of fun. All in all a great experience.

Great fun, friendly and professional guides and most importantly they love and care for the dogs!

It was well planned and Sig worked hard to make it a good tour