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“Excellent adventure!”

Barents Safari Tours
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Kirkenes
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Went on a snowmobile excursion whilst on the round trip Hurtigruten cruise. The snowmobiling was just brilliant. Never done it before, but it was easy to understand the safety briefing and we started slowly. We decided to stay with the "slow" group, but reached 60KpH which seems really fast. Exhilarating is the word! It was about -12C plus the wind chill, so we needed the thick suits they supplied. The whole experience was well worth the money.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Went on a snowmobile expedition whilst on a Hurtigruten short cruise.
This was a great experience despite my lack of expertise ! I was anxious but so well supported by both Victor and Claus. All equipment was provided, necessary safety talk given and off we sped across the frozen lake! I was slower than the rest but had lots of support offered which was so useful! Brilliant experience and well worth the money!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We had a snow mobile trip and thwn dinner with king crab. Very nice and expert guides and the food was delicious. Highly recommend to take a trip with them.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We did this trip this morning. We were picked up from the Hurtigruten terminal and transported to the winter camp with a variety of stories and humour from our leader. After being kitted out with warm outer clothing we were given safety and driving briefings before following our leader onto the snow. We were pleased to hear that there was about 40cm of ice, covered by about 30cm of snow between us and the icy waters of the Barents Sea. We started at a reasonable pace but soon speeded up trying to keep in touch with our leader. At the far end of the inlet, we stopped to allow driver/passenger change, where it was wanted, before travelling back to the camp. We had been told several times by the leader that if we didn't feel the cold we weren't getting the full experience of the far north. I can vouch that we all had the 'full experience'. We moved into a Sami tepee that had a roaring open wood fire in the centre, the heat from the fire was very welcome. With a hot cup of coffee we were given some dried reindeer meat (stated to be the Sami viagra, but no effects yet!) and treated to more stories and a moving Sami song before being taken back to the ship, just in time for its sailing on the return southbound voyage. Our snow mobile trip was a really memorable experience and one I would heartily recommend. Oh oh, excuse me please, the reindeer meat may be kicking in!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Took the snowmobile tour for a couple of hours and my wife (the backseat passenger) definitely didn't like the pace. I loved it and in the end we reached a compromise speed of about 40 kph and then we both loved it and my back was no longer being thumped. We DID both enjoy it and looked on it as something you must do. The guys who run the place are really good.

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