We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scandic Kirkenes

Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
Hotel amenities
Scandic Kirkenes
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hetal C
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    31
    88
    23
    9
    2
See reviews for
24
70
14
23
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (153)
  • Mar-May only
    (48)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (41)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (20)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (44)
All months
Singapore
Level Contributor
28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a minor disaster on my flight to Kirkenes involving a bottle of red wine and the interior of my suitcase I needed to find a launderette. On arriving at the hotel we were told we were too early to check in to the hotel and I asked for directions to a laundry service. The receptionist then made a phone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jevgeni M, General manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello cmdsea, I am really sorry to hear that prices in Norway has weakened your impression of our hotel. I can confirm the information you have got from our Front office manager about the prices from our laundy- the prices is standard and it is an external laudry that handles all the requests. I would also like to assure you... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice hotel in centre of this small city. Very friendly staff.,had nice heated swimming pool and good rooms. Breakfast was excellent.,better then any other hotels I have visited in Norway (of same category). The is a road from behind the hotel which leads to a viewpoint from where you can have a panoramic view of city, fjord and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jevgeni M, General manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Hetal C, Thank you for leaving such a nice review here on Tripadvisor. I am really pleased to hear that have enjoyed your stay with us so much, especially our breakfast, which we are so proud of. Have a nice summer and a safe trip home. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Las Vegas, NV
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here in late May and were very pleased. The room was our first exposure to the Norwegian twin bed with folded comforter style, which we soon grew to like very much. Our room was clean and comfortable with a nice view of the town square. The open backed shower took a bit of getting used... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jevgeni M, General manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello Susilou, Thank you for such a great review here on Tripadvisor, it is highly appreciated by all of us at Scandic Kirkenes. I am very pleased to read that you and your dauther have enjoyed so much your stay with us, and especially our breakfast. I hope that we can welcome you back on a later occasion.Have a nice... More 

Tromso, Norway
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The hotel is located in the middel of city center. The entrance, restaurant and rooms need to upbrush a lot and you are suddenly back in the eighties. Exept form that its ok. Breakfast start at 07.00 and if you have a flight at 08.00 or start work at 07.00 you miss breakfast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Jan, Thank you for taking time to leave a review about us, here at Tripadvisor. I am happy to inform that we have started a process with planning uplifting a standard at areas that you have mentioned in your review. Our plan is to renovate reception area and part of our restaurant during last part of this year. Our... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The town is very small but the hotel stay was great. I am particular about cleanliness and the rooms are fabulous . Very cozy and comfortable. The breakfast selection was also great. If you can get a room with a view - fantastic!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear kopimocha, Thank you for taking time to give us such a great review. I am realy pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Have a nice spring back home. Best regards. Jevgeni M. General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Droitwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed our two nights stay at this hotel. The room was very warm, clean and the beds comfortable. Good size bathroom. The swimming pool, sauna etc was a bonus.. The staff were helpful and friendly and I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It had a very relaxed atmosphere. We only had breakfast here as the restaurant was closed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Binkie 13, Thank you for such a great review. It is a real pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Have a lovely spring time back home. Very warm wishes from Kirkenes! Best regards. Jevgeni M. General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Hveragerdi, Iceland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Hotel is best in town ! best in all area i had tested all and no way to go others this hotel ofert you new pool , new sauna, new steambath and lobby is private and nice to seat front of cinema and main square, where is 2 times a week is russian market ! feel like in home !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hei Manulero M, Thank you for staying with us and leaving such a nice review of our hotel. It is a pleasure to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Have a great spring time back home. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed only one night at Kirkenes (Scandic hotel) and it was a very pleasant, clean hotel. Friendly reception staff. Our dinner meal of "Reindeer medallions" was yummy beyond belief. Pricey but this IS Scandinavia were almost everything is expensive. We enjoyed using the free Scandic's " sparks" around town. It's the only way to travel,love!!!! Great breakfast selection with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jevgeni M, General manger at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello 785belladonna! I am realy pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for such a nice review. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel. Warm wishes from Kirkenes. Best regards Jevgeni Mlinnikov General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

kent, england
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights 12th-15th feb before leaving for the snow hotel. Paid for this via mighty fine company on a half board basis which includes breakfast and dinner. Not sure how much i paid for this hotel seperatly to the total cost of the holiday. On arrival the guy at reception helpful and friendly. Went to our room,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Kent, Thank you for giving us a feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food you have got served in our restaurant, on the other hand, i regret to hear that you have not got any other choices on your halfboard package. We are also truly sorry about your experience about temperature in our pool. This... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

58 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (29)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay