We visited and stayed in the hotel in August. It is a great experience. They gave us a cabin in combination with our snowhotel room because of the covid situation. It was great. We got to meet their lovely huskies, we went fishing and we loved the reindeer. It was definitely a bucket list destination and it didn't disappoint. Highly reccomend.
Our Norwegian Coastal Cruise ended with a fantastic stay at the #SnowHotel. So much fresh snow, 100+ yapping dogs, then an out-of-this-world experience of an Ice Bar and sleeping in our own ice-carved bedroom at minus 4c. Woke with hot shower in the connected/converted barn. Add in the bonus of seeing the #AuroraBorealis for real - Result!!! Good facilities, good staff.....
We visited the Snowhotel Kirkenes for fishing king crab in February, it was wonderful and professional team of all staff.
Mike was our guide and he was full of knowledge, very helpful to everyone in our group and he has a sense of humor.Lovely and wonderful.
The other staff were very good services and very polite.
The places , object and material for fishing king crab are very clean.
The restaurant or toilets even the dressing room very clean and very nice.
Our trip was worth and happy.
Snowhotel overnight experience was fabulous. Bucket list for arctic circle BIG tick. Very professionally run. Included in snowhotel overnight evening meal and breakfast plus a lounge area for guests to access during the day and evening, setup with hot drinks and biscuits. I thoroughly enjoyed the Sami experience, learning a bit about the culture, to feed those beautiful reindeer and to drive off across the fjord on a huski ride. You are free to experience walks, snowshoeing, patting the huskies. I'd have stayed another night but unfortunately travelling as a single accommodation expenses get a little high when you pay the price of 2, but that is no reflection on this place. The staff are friendly and helpful, another note as a single I love the way the restaurant seating and overnight snowhotel lounge is setup as it forces people to interact with others, far too often travellers will resort to sitting on their own away from others. Have nothing but great things to say about this place, thank you for a wonderful stay ... slept like a baby in King Neptune's room
We stayed here for two nights in a Gamme cabin and one night in a snow room. Firstbthe cabin: great lay out. Very interesting toilet which is well hidden. The rooms have a good biew of the fjord, as well as seeing the snow hotel itself (although to be fair that is just a big pile of snow from the outside). Rooms are comfortable and worth staying in.
Then we had one night in a snow room, where it is -4oC. It sounds worse, but they give you good sleeping bags and you wont get cold. Obviously there are no private showers, however there is a warm building with all facilities. But to be fair, you stay only to sleep. Rooms themselves are very nicely decorated, with ice sculptures.
For the rest the hotel provides ample activities to enjoy a true arctic adventure. We did king crab fishing (nice and very knowledgeable guide), husky sleigh (of course great, and very approachable dogs), snow shoe walking (on the ridge near the hotel through great snow fields) and northern light hunting (very spectacular indeed). Besides these paid tours, the hotel has nordic skis, snow shoes, dogs, sleighs etc to play around, so our kids and us had a great time there.
Food served is great for dinner. You will try so,ething new every evening. Breakfast is average.
Only strange thing: you will hardly find norwegian staff... Mostly foreigners (who are all very knowledgeable in their field) which is a bit weird to see an australian explaining the workings of a king crab!