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our tours - norway



Make a trip of a life time and join Extreme Ireland on our annual trip to the Nordic arctic circle to see the Northern Lights with husky dog sleigh!Two years ago the Extreme Ireland team took a trip to Kirkenes in a province called Finnmark in the most northerly part of Norway. It is in the middle of the Arctic Circle and very close to the border of Russia. Immediately we all fell in love with this amazing beautiful place. Now Extreme Ireland is offering this once in a lifetime trip to join us on second year of international tours to Norway.

You will be flying direct to Oslo and staying in Oslo for 1 night before making your way up to Kirkenes. We will advise of all flight details and we will provide you with a recommended clothing list prior to your departure. Have a look at our itinerary below. It will follow the a similar timetable as this years February trip as feedback was terrific about this trip.

Flying into Kirkenes airport is spectacular. Underneath you for endless miles are a sea of white, snow topped mountains and frozen lakes. On this tour you will get the opportunity to discover this area. You will go on a husky safari, go ice-fishing, go on a king crab safari or visit the snow hotel.

We have all dreamed about what the Arctic Circle is like and now you have your opportunity to experience this first had, meeting with the fantastic and friendly locals.  This is a once in a lifetime trip that you will never forget!  We have all our recommended flights listed below. Be sure to book early and get the best price.



Dates : 2012 Dates Feb 8th - 18th

Flights : 2013 Flights TBA

Price : 2013 Price TBA



Day 1:
You will be flying from Dublin to Oslo Rygge airport this day. You will be met at Dublin by your Extreme Ireland rep and transferred to your accommodation in Oslo where you will have your welcome dinner. This will be the first time for many to see the capital of Norway so tonight we will be introducing everyone to each other and having a few drinks in the hotel to warm up. We will be staying in Northern Europe's tallest hotel, the 4 star Radisson Blue Hotel. One of Europe's best-kept secrets, magnificent Oslo stands as an exercise in contrasts. On one hand is its growing metropolis of more than half a million people, whose gleaming, glass-and-steel skyline and ultra-modern shopping centres form a fascinating juxtaposition with wide avenues and stunning late 19th- and early 20th-century Neoclassical architecture. On the other hand are Oslo's vast forested areas, public parks, botanical gardens, and network of pathways, which traverse the mountains on which the city was built – a true nature lover's city if ever there was one. There are lots to do in Oslo and your Extreme Ireland guide will fill you in on all the activities that will take place.

Day 2:
This morning we will be taking the plane up to the much anticipated town of Kirkenes in the arctic circle. We will arrive in the afternoon, enough time for a stroll around the town before we arrive at your guesthouse. Marvel at the expanse and beauty and clean air of the region. Its such a wonderful site landing at Kirkenes airport, looking out your window at endless forestry and snow under you. Have a lovely Norwegian dinner tonight with Rune and his family. It will your first time to see the Northern Lights. Have a drink outside at the barbecue area or if you are brave enough, take to the Jacuzzi and look at lights bouncing across the sky. This will be the first time you will be introduced to the dogs as well!

Day 3:
Start off with a traditional Norwegian breakfast in the guesthouse and be ready for your first days Husky Safari. Husky safari starts at the kennel at the guesthouse. You go in mixed terrain through forest, valleys and on frozen lakes. Enjoy the silence of the landscape while going with your own dog team, or are seated comfortably in the sledge as a passenger. Feel the interaction between you and the dogs while being guided safely through the winter borderland. The trip ends with a warm lunch of local raw materials in the wilderness. You will be camping tonight and will be your best opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis. Duration: about 6-7 hours.

Day 4:
You will get to snowshoe up the local peak today, an experience that you will not forget. With views all over this amazing area, don't forget to hug  your guide! You will sled back to Sollia, relax and spa with Sauna and Jacuzzi, have an exclusive 3 course dinner and drinks.

Day 5:
Breakfast followed by your Optional activity - King crab safari NOK 1290,- pr person - Snow mobile safari from NOK 1800,- pr person - Lunch and transportation included in activity For those not attending optional activities there are possibilities for several activities at the guesthouse, i.e. bob sledging, hiking, ice fishing, making camp fire, making snow hut, "snow ball war"… etc. -Three course farewell dinner in Gapahuken restaurant. Remember that we will be in Kirkenes for the Barents festival so on this last night we will be going into the town to experience how the Sami people celebrate their biggest night of the year!

Day 6:
Tears will be flowing as the group departs for Oslo and back to Dublin. Relationships built and held together by the ice of the North and the romantic northern lights will be tested as they fly back to Dublin! I'm sure they will be strong for a long time to come yet. A lot of people that come on our tours remain friends for a long time afterwards. That is the spirit of the tours that we offer.
This is an all inclusive tour except for the one optional extra activity on day 6 and your airport transfers. If you choose not to do the extra optional activity there are numerous other free activities that your guide will show you around the Guesthouse for the day. From the time you arrive in Dublin airport all your needs will be looked after. All your needs, accommodation, all food and activities are included in the price. The only time you will have to put your hand in your pocket is if you want to buy a drink! Accommodation is on a twin room basis. Each evening you will have a fantastic 3 course dinner. Like all our international tours you will have to arrange the flights. We will let you know the correct flights to be on for the trip. We can offer this trip at the excellent price of €895. You could not get a tour as exciting or as exclusive for better than this!

OPTIONAL activity information – Day 5

King Crab Safari
Do you have the courage to face a live King Crab, which can grow to the size of 12 kilos with a two meters span between the toenails? We guarantee you the largest and freshest King Crabs in the world. Join us by scooter or boat depending on the season and watch our diver catch the giant crab, giving you the chance to experience the giant at close range. Eat the delicacy while watching a unique multimedia lecture by the crab specialist, Arctic Adventure Resort.
Duration: 10 am-2 pm Price per person: NOK 1290,-

Snowmobile safari to Barentshavet (ice sea)
Drive a snow scooter over the sea ice and mountain along the Norwegian-Russian border all the way to the Barents Sea. Visit King Oscar II's Chapel.
We serve a light meal on the beach by the Russian border before we return.
The program is subject to change based on the weather and ice conditions.
The guide will provide a short introduction to snow scooter driving and safety prior to departure.
Driving distance approx. 85 km.
Duration: Approx. 5 hours
Price 1 person per snow scooter NOK 2300 Price 2 persons per snow scooter NOK 1800