This unique excursion gives you the chance to experience a bunch of exciting winter activities such as; dog sledding with your own dogsled and snow mobiling in the high Arctic. In addition, you will visit the charming fishing village of Kongsfjord.
Arrival in Berlevåg is estimated at 21:45, and from here we go by bus to Kongsfjord Guesthouse, where we will be greeted by the friendly host Åse. After being served delicious tea, we will go through the programme for tomorrow. Kongsfjord Gesthouse is a unique place with a view of fjord and countryside, unspoiled nature, wide open skies, artistic light, colours and a stillness that makes your stay unforgettable. The drive from Berlevåg to Kongsfjord is special and very photo-friendly, so there will be stops en route for photographing.
After a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast with a beautiful view of the ocean we start preparing for the coming expedition. The bus drive to the mountain plateau takes 15 minutes, and on the way we might see reindeers and eagles. You are now in the heart of the Arctic. On Gednje Snow Station, the Alaska huskies are eagerly waiting to take us out on a ride in the Arctic wilderness. It is quiet up here, and the plateau seems endless. Because of no markers, it looks like the plateau meets the sky. During the ride there will be several stops for photographing, conversation with other expedition members, and coffee and tea breaks. We head back to the snow station for lunch.
You will drive your own sledge with 3 to 4 dogs, and everyone is dressed up in warm clothing: Thermal suits, winter shoes and balakava, mid layer and woolen underwear. After lunch, new adventures are waiting; we are going snowmobiling and ice fishing. We will drive 10-20km on the plateau, across beautiful landscape. The conditions for snowmobiling are extremely good in this area. We drive two people per vehicle, and all will receive thorough instructions on snowmobile safety before the trip starts. In the late afternoon we return to Kongsfjord Guesthouse. After enjoying a nice shower and a three course dinner made of local ingredients, we return to Berlevåg where we board our ship, and the same cabin we left 24 hours ago awaits us. You have now participated in a winter expedition full of exciting adventures that will give you lifelong memories from the Arctic.
Please note: This excursion starts and ends in Berlevåg. You will be off the ship for 24 hours, and returning to the same ship as it travels Southbound. Guests participating in this excursion will have the same cabin when they return to the ship.
Dates: 04.10 - 05.10.2017
- Included: Snowmobile, dog sledding, full board (incl. 3 course dinner) and accomodations in a traditional local guesthouse. Clothing provided: Thermal suits, winter shoes and balakava, mid layer and woolen underwear.
- Transportation: Bus, Sogs and Snowmobile
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner