We are looking at taking one of the Hurtigruten ships from Kirkene to Bergen mid January. Prior to this we would like to spend some time in Finnish Lapland.
I have seen a number of people suggest a visit to Saariselka rather than places like Rovaniemi. We are looking for somewhere to experience Finnish lapland culture and its nature rather than anything commercialised. My Husband and I are not big city people and we aren't interested in parties/ night clubbing etc. We are also interested in Fat-Biking and sledding.
Could anyone offer advice on how to get to Kirkenes from Saariselka/Inari in Winter (January 2019)?
I have seen one bus company that appears to do the trip in winter, however it sounds very expensive at 4550NOK (around $750-800AU one way) and I am not certain whether this is the price per person or for a group of up to 4 people......however maybe this is standard pricing in Norway/Finland/ Lapland.
All suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.