Hurtigruten Snowmobile Excursions
Get ready for the Polar and Northern Lights adventures on the Hurtigruten voyages.
Travelling with Hurtigruten during winter - why not plan to include a snowmobile adventure into your itinerary.
This optional excursion, Snow mobile trip into the Polar night is available on the South bound Hurtigruten voyage from 15 Dec - 05 May. NOTE: Valid driving licence must be presented. Thermal suits and helmets are provided.
The excursion starts with a bus trip from Mehamn, the world’s northernmost mainland town, up and over the mountains to the old trading post and fishing village of Kjøllefjord. Along the way, your guides tell you about the indigenous Sámi people, the area´s geographic and climatic conditions, what life is like in this part of Norway, and how the locals effectively utilise nature. Some of Norway’s best snowmobile instructors are on hand to ensure you receive proper training before departing.
Then off we go to experience snowy valleys, invigorating winter air and perhaps the mesmerizing Northern Lights in the clear, starry sky. During spring, the sun returns, resulting in a different, yet equally exhilarating experience due to many more hours of daylight and a milder climate. We conclude our expedition in Kjøllefjord where you rejoin the Hurtigruten ship.
This optional excursion, Snow mobile Safari in Lapland is available on the North bound Hurtigruten voyage between 15 Dec - 05 May. NOTE: Valid driving licence must be presented. Thermal suits and helmets are provided. Children under the age of 15 can only be passengers.
On this excursion, you will drive a snowmobile over a frozen fjord, across the beautiful landscape in the height of the Arctic winter. During the trip your guides will tell you about the extreme Arctic climate and the unique wildlife that inhabits the area. After the journey, you can enjoy a hot drink and taste dried reindeer meat. We drive two people per vehicle, and will receive thorough instructions on snowmobiling safety before the trip starts.
Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic is another optional excursion, running for the Northbound voyages. On this excursion you travel from the old trading post and fishing village of Kjøllefjord over the mountains to Mehamn. Along the way, the guides tell you about the Sámi people, the geography and climatic conditions, what life is like on the Finnmark coast, and how the local population utilises nature both in summer and winter. Some of Norway’s best snowmobile instructors provide training before you hop onto your own vehicle for this once in a lifetime trek through spellbinding snowbound scenery. Experience snowy valleys, invigorating winter air and perhaps the mystical Northern Lights in the starry polar night sky. In spring, the sun returns to produce ubiquitous daylight and milder temperatures. Back in Mehamn, the world’s northernmost mainland town, we rejoin the Hurtigruten ship and continue our voyage to Kirkenes.