Where is Shirley? travel blog

Anika and Shirley on our husky sledge adventure

Yay here we go

Warming up by the fire after our husky sledge adventure

Feeding time at the reindeer park

Sami style

Ice hotel

Seat time in the Icehotel- by the way I love my new...

Anyone for a bed in the Icehotel

My friend- gorgeous

Our ship ready for departure

The vistas became more dramatic and just after breakfast we arrived in Kirkenes just 10km from the Russian border.

We tòok a short drive to the Snow Hotel next to the Reindeer Park.

On went the snow overalls then it was time to meet the dogs.

The huskies were harnessed and yapping away, eagerly waiting to transport us across the frozen landscape.

With our own 'mushers' we experienced the wonderful feeling of wilderness during our adrenalin filled ride.

At the end of the ride we gathered around the fire for a hot drink.

Then it was off to visit the reindeers, the Snow Hotel and to get up close and personal with the huskies.

We stayed in port for awhile in Vardo while a priest came on board for a Xmas service.

Then it was time for a Xmas dinner, cake buffet and dance around the Xmas tree that we had decorated with handmade decorations.

Norwegians celebrate Xmas on Xmas Eve with a church service, dinner then presents.

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