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Panorama cabin break in Varangerfjord 

Feeling like they are set on the very edge of the world, the lodges at Varanger sit on the shores of the fjord with uninterrupted views of the hued water and mountains beyond. With no television or wifi, spend your days embracing the nature that surrounds you and let go of the daily grind. Spend a day living the life of a king crab fisherman, complete with the opportunity to enjoy the catch of the day. Explore the rugged countryside with scenic views at every turn, following in the footsteps of hunters and traders of days gone by.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

Day 1

Arrive into Nesseby, on the shores of Varanger fjord, where you will find your oasis of relaxation, away from the tourist hordes. Allow your host, Edgar, to guide you around your homely Lodge, where oversized bean bag seats covered with reindeer hides look out through panoramic windows at the vista beyond. Enjoy a soothing sauna and let your stresses melt away.

Staying at: Varanger Lodge

Day 2

After a delightful breakfast, join Edgar for an exciting Rib boat tour exploring the stunning Varanger fjord. During this thrilling trip you may spot a wide variety of marine life, including seals, eagles and many other types of seabirds that call these waters home during the long summer days. Edgar will make a stop at the Mortensens cultural heritage site, a meeting place for hunters, fishermen and traders for over 10,000 years. Whilst you explore the remnants of turf huts and the oversized sacrificial stones, your guide will prepare coffee and snacks over a camp-fire. Sip your freshly brewed warm drink and let the silence envelope you and the views enthrall you, this really is a special place. After making your way back to the lodge, enjoy an evening sauna and snuggle down with a good book and the midnight sun for company.

Day 3

Time to meet one of the largest crustaceans of the sea, the king crab. Step onboard Edgar’s modern fishing boat and head out to the fishing grounds for an exciting 3 hour safari. Once at Edgars favoured spots you can participate in the king crab fishing, learn all about this world renown creature, get to hold one (cameras at the ready) and try a taste of this delicacy fresh out of the Bering sea. With your feet firmly back on solid ground you have time at leisure to further explore this magnificent part of Northern Norway. Your hosts will be able to make suggestions of trails to explore, where you may see reindeer, elk, arctic fox and other animals.

Day 4

Sadly it is time to leave your little piece of hidden paradise behind and say your farewells to Varanger fjord. It is possible to extend your stay with other delightful properties within the Kirkenes region, ask one of our team to suggest some options and enjoy more of Norway.

PRICE

From £1135 per person, based on 2 persons sharing a lodge on a B&B basis

£1135.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,305 EUR | 1,487 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.

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Price Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation at Varanger Lodge
  • Skippers breakfast delivered to the cabin each morning
  • 3 Hour King crab safari
  • 3 hour Rib boat trip exploring the nature and heritage of Varanger fjord

 

All of our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service

  • Personalised travel documents

  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration  

Price Excludes

  • Transfers or car hire
  • Meals other than those mentioned
  • International flights

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Kirkenes (AKN)

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