Northern Lights Dog Sledding Safari from Kirkenes

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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 2 hrs
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Minimum age: From 7 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
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Activity description

Take in the majesty of the Northern Lights while experiencing the thrill of dog sledding on this unique 2-hour safari from Kirkenes. Welcoming ages 7 and up! 

The Northern Lights are a mesmerizing natural spectacle, and Kirkenes, with its Arctic location in northeastern Norway, long winter nights, and minimal light pollution, provides an excellent opportunity to witness this breathtaking phenomenon. This dog sledding and Northern Lights safari offers an immersive and unforgettable experience in Norway's wild Arctic landscapes. 

Your adventure begins after being picked up from either the Thon or Scandic Hotels in Kirkenes (please specify when booking). You'll be driven to the departure point, where you and your group (a maximum of 10 participants) will put on your winter gear, including thermal overalls, boots, mittens, and a balaclava. After a safety briefing and an introduction to dog sledding from your experienced guides, you will meet the energetic and adorable huskies! 

Then, the fun starts! Your guides will drive the dog teams with 2 people sitting in each sled, so you can sit back and experience the thrill of riding through the nighttime winter landscapes and into the wilderness that surrounds Kirkenes. If you're lucky, you'll witness the vivid colours of the Aurora Borealis, far away from the city lights. Along your journey, you will stop to rest the huskies and will be treated to warm juice and a snack. In addition, your guide will share some fascinating stories before heading back to the Snowhotel. After saying goodbye to your four-legged friends, you'll be taken back to your hotel in Kirkenes with memories that will last a lifetime! 

For a magical experience in Norway, don't miss this Northern Lights and dog sledding safari from Kirkenes! 

Course of events

* If you are already at the Snowhotel, please meet at 9:15 p.m. in the reception area

- Pick-up from the Thon or Scandic Hotels in Kirkenes (please specify when booking)

- 15-10 minute drive to the Snowhotel

- Put on your winter gear (thermal overalls and boots)

- Meet your experienced guide

- Safety and itinerary briefing

- Meet the Huskies

- The adventure begins! 

- Several stops to watch the Northern Lights

- Return to the original departure point in Kirkenes


Special terms

Since the Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon, their presence is never guaranteed. 

Please note that the total time spent dog sledding is 2 hours.

  • Guide
  • Transfer from Thon or Scandic Hotels
  • Thermal overalls
  • Boots
  • Equipment
  • Mittens
  • Balaclava
  • Warm juice and a snack
  • Transfer from unlisted meeting point
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm layers
  • Wool socks
  • Scarf
  • Camera
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Meeting point
Pick-up from Thon or Scandic Hotels, Johan Knudtzens gate 11, 9900, Kirkenes, Norway Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule