Experience Finnmarksløpet Kirkenes

Where are you supposed to be in early March?

In Finnmark awaits a unique adventure for you and your business partners or links. Finnmarksløpet gives you an adventure throughout Finnmark (minimum 12 participants)

Finnmarksløpet is Europe´s northernmost sled dog race. It was organized for the first time in 1981 by Alta Mushing Association. Finnmarksløpet hosts two classes: FL-500 (500 km) raced with up to eight dogs, and FL-1000 (1000 km) with a maximum of 14 dogs.

Both classes start on the same day, Saturday of week 10 in the month of March; they starts and finishes in the biggest city of Finnmark county, Alta. Mushers and dogs in FL-1000, cross the county all the way to Kirkenes in the east, before they turn and race along approximately the same tracks back to the finish line in Alta. The tracks of FL-500 are mainly on the mountain plateau.


Saturday 08.03.2014

  • Arrival at Kirkenes Airport. Shuttle bus tranfer from the airport to the hotel. Check in at the hotel.
  • 16:30-22:30 Husky safari – hunting for the Northern lights, incl. dinner
    We pick you up by prior arrangement, and provide transfer to Sollia Gjestegård. You will be served a three-course dinner in Finnmark`s best resturant – Gapahuken. It is situated right by the Russian border. After this tasty experience, we set off with our dog teams. You will be guided siletly through the forest, over frozen lakes and up on the mountain. You will have a wiew of the borderland towards Russia and towards the Jarfjord, which runs into the Barents sea. The guide will explain about the Northern Light,  while we wait in suspense. In order to have a chance of seeing the northern lights, it must be completely dark. In the period after March 1, it will not be comletely dark until after the starting time! If you have any questions, please contact us.

Sunday 09.03.2014

  • 13:00-16:00 King crab safari by snowmobile
    Snowmobile trip to our local catching spot in the Langfjord. We pull up crabs from the pots. We than drive by snowmobile towards the siberian taiga forest in Pasvik while the crabs are cooking. Cultural historical guides tour. After the trip we visit our lavvu and eat fresh king crab and drink white wine. Tea/Coffee will be served. Trip length: about 16 km

  • 18:00-09:00 next day spend the night at Igloo Hotel
    Kirkenes snow hotel  is a beautiful piece of snow arcitecture and arctic nature. The 15 suites, ice sculptures and live reindeers make this the most photographic spot in the Norwegian arctic. The Snow Hotel in Gabba Park, walking distance from Kirkenes.


Monday 10.03.2014

  • Spend the day waiting for the dogs to enter the checkpoint in Kirkenes.
    The checkpoint is at Rica Arctic Hotel Kirkenes in the center of Kirkenes. Join the outdoor concert at the evening.


Tuesday 11.03.14

  • Transfer to the Kirkenes airport

Departure Kirkenes



All services provided by North Adventure are provided to the customer on the following terms and
conditions. All prices quoted by North Adventure are indicative only and are subject to dates of travel and availability.

Activities and cancellation: The providers of activities and transports may cancel the excursions
due to weather conditions and safety concerns for the clients. If an alternative activity is offered
and the client agrees to join this, there will be no refund for the activities. Additional costs may be
imposed for back-up solutions with a higher cost than the original program.

Itineraries: North Adventure reserves the right to alter itineraries at any time the need arises.

Pricing policy: North Adventure reserves the right to alter prices in the event of circumstances beyond North Adventure’s control.

Cancellation: In the event of cancellation of the itinerary by the customer, North Adventure must be notified in writing and the following charges are immediately due and payable by the customer to North Adventure:

0-3 days prior to scheduled arrival date of itinerary: Full amount payable
4-7 days prior to scheduled arrival date of itinerary: 50% of total amount payable
7-30 days prior to scheduled arrival date of itinerary: 10% of total amount payable


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