|Travel: Participants should make their own arrangements for travel to and from Kirkenes. There are currently two direct flights per day between Oslo and Kirkenes, arriving at c.13:20 and c.19:45. Flight time is just over 2 hours. There are also indirect flights via Tromsø that give better views but take longer (4-6 hours). Participants should buy their own meals en-route or at Kirkenes on the day of arrival (1st August). The excursion will end in Kirkenes at about 18:00 on Day 3 (4th August). This will allow participants to take the evening flight to Oslo the same day (c. 20:00), or stay overnight in Kirkenes and take one of the midday flights to Oslo the next day (currently scheduled at 11:30, 12:00 and 13:45). The latter option may be preferable for most participants, as it allows more time to look around Kirkenes, where various activities are on offer. Contact the leaders for help with pre-booking the extra night in Kirkenes, if needed. Local travel on the excursion will be by small bus or minivan, depending upon the number of participants.
Kongsfjord Photo: Geoff Corner
Accommodation: Accommodation is in hotels and guest houses of a relatively high standard and includes some picturesque settings and local cuisine. A mixture of single and double rooms will be used, depending upon the number of participants.