Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from Kirkenes

Organized by Norwegian Travel

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 2 hrs
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Minimum age: From 7 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
Opening seasons:
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  • M
  • J
  • J
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  • N
  • D

Activity description

Experience the thrill of snowmobiling under the Northern Lights on this 2-hour, guided excursion from Kirkenes. Welcoming ages 10 and up! 

Located in northeastern Norway, Kirkenes is known for its stunning mountainous landscapes and Arctic wilderness, as well as one of the best places in the world to view the breathtaking natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Snowmobiling outside of the city limits may be one of the most fun ways to experience the dancing Aurora Borealis!

Your adventure begins after being picked up from the Thon or Scandic Hotels in Kirkenes (please specify when booking). After a 15-minute drive to the Snowhotel, you and your group (a maximum capacity of 20 people) will put on your winter gear, including thermal overalls and boots. Then, you'll meet your experienced guide who will go over a safety briefing in addition to an introduction to snowmobiling. With your helmet on, the fun starts! With 2 passengers per snowmobile, you'll set off into the wilderness towards Pasvik Valley in search of the Northern Lights.

Along the way, you will make several stops to take the perfect photo. In addition, you'll be treated to warm juice and a snack, as you relax and enjoy the tranquil winter evening and the majesty of the Northern Lights. Adults in possession of a valid driver's license can also switch and take turns driving the snowmobile. You'll head back into the night to the Snowhotel, returning to Kirkenes with lifelong memories of Scandinavia. 

Don't miss this unforgettable adventure in Norway and book the Northern Lights snowmobiling safari from Kirkenes today! 

Course of events

* If you are meeting the group at the Snowhotel, please arrive at the dog yard at 9:15 p.m.

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

- 15-20 minute drive to the Snowhotel

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

- Meet your experienced guide

- Safety and itinerary briefing

- Put on your helmet 

- The adventure begins! 

- Warm juice and snack break

- Drivers can switch places

- Return to the original departure point in Kirkenes

Activity requirements

Please be advised that all snowmobile drivers must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license (type B). Please bring the physical copy with you to the excursion. 

In addition, each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and measure a minimum of 130 cm (4'2").

Special terms

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

  • Guide
  • Transfer from the Thon or Scandic Hotels
  • Thermal overalls
  • Boots
  • Warm juice and a snack
  • Helmet
  • Transfers from unlisted meeting points
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm layers
  • Wool socks
  • Camera
  • Hat
100% secure payments
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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


Average rating
4.3 / 5
  • (1)
Very good
  • 4.3 / 5

We were originally booked for the Northern Lights Safari, but changed to the afternoon trip. As our trip was in January, it was still dark, but too cloudy for any lights. We still had a lot of fun!