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Scandic Kirkenes

Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
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Ardalstangen
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find when entering Kirkenes, not far from E6. Free parking. Very helpful personale. Clean and nice room. King crab meal (for two persons only) if you want to taste this, which was very good. Recommend to stay for two nights. Visit the border at Grense Jakobs elv where you can leave your car at King Oscar Chapel and... More 

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Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello Haugavegen, Thank you for your kind words, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our King Crab platter is a favurite for many who visit us and I'm happy you also enjoyed this sumptious dinner. Hope to see you back in Kirkenes also in the winter sometime. Regards, Steffen Mong Scandic Kirkenes More 

West Kirby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed overnight en route to Hurtigruten. Excellent location, good breakfast and helpful staff. Bikes available to explore the town, although the hotel is very central. Sauna available. Within a good walking distance of the Border Museum which is well worthwhile.

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Thank Localresident105
Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Wishing you a safe trip with Hurtigruten. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a family vacation in autumn. This is a wonderful hotel in the city center of Kirkenes. Nice rooms and very children friendly! We were very impressed by the restaurant with great traditional food. Some of the best king crab I ever had! Be sure to stay at this hotel when visiting beautiful Kirkenes!

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Thank RollergirlSWE
Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am happy you had a good stay with us here in Kirkenes. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is Norway, so don't expect cheap: think five star price for three star hotel. Plus points: nice rooms, terrific pool, brilliant hot and cold buffet breakfast, and the bus stop for the airport is right outside the door. Minus points: variable reception service (we were scowled at when we checked in and the staff member couldn't find our reservation),... More 

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Thank OnwardTraveller
Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. I am pleased that you were happy with our restaurant. My apologies for not meeting your expectations in the reception and housekeeping departments. I will ensure that our rutines are looked at. More 

Stavanger, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Very pleasant stay. Good food in restaurant (reindeer steak and king crab pasta) with price OK for Norway. Reasonable selection of beers and wines. Receptio staff excellent and spent a lot of time helping us with local knowledge - nothing too much trouble. Room clean and quiet, welcome platter a nice touch. Would choose this again next time in Kirkenes.

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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and for leaving a comments here on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and that you liked both our serviceminded staff and our clean and comfortable facilities. We wish to welcome you back soon. Have a great summer back home and safe travels. Best... More 

Trondheim, Norway
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Although the building looks like it is in need of a make-over, this hotel is up to the usual Scandic standard. What distinguishes it is the quality of the food, and, worth mentioning, the best scrambled eggs I have had in a hotel in a long time. Good restaurant with friendly staff.

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Thank KOE211
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear guest ( KOE211 ) Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and leaving such a nice review. I am pleased to see that you have enjoyed our friendly staff, as much as our facilities and our great breakfast. We hope to welcome you back. Have a great summer back home. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Holte, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Good value for money - facilities up to standards-Good internal restaurant incl bar. Do NOT expect any room view of interest due location. Most sights in walking distance. Helpfull and accomdating staff.

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Thank Peter K
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Peter K, Thank you for leaving such a great review regarding your stay. I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked both our facilities and our friendly staff. We hope to welcome you back here at Scandic Kirkenes at the next occasion. Have a great summer back home and safe... More 

Brumunddal
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120 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I think the most striking feature of this hotel is that they are so genuinely friendly. I'm not talking about the usual polite phrases that you find in the usual hotel, but sort of a willingness to engage in a conversation. These people seem to want you the best. Other than that, the hotel has a very good fitness center.... More 

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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Vidar J, Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and leaving such a great review here on Tripadvisor. I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are truly the heart of our hotel, so I’m pleased to see that you enjoyed the service, as well as the facilities. Thank you again for sharing... More 

Apollo Beach, Florida
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115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a small hotel in the middle of Kirkenes. The rooms are very basic and clean, its a good value for a 1 or 2 nite stay starting or ending a Hurtigruten cruise. Restaurant is fine with a limited menu. EZ to walk from here to anywhere in Kirkenes as its a very small little town. Grocery store across... More 

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Jevgeni M, General manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear guest (WorldTravelRod) Thank you for taking the time to write us about your recent stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall. Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stayed there one night (missed my bus, had to wait 15h for the next one). Nice clean room, friendly staff, great breakfast. Nice walk around (placed in center of Kirkenes). Definitely recommend, although not exactly cheap. :-)

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Jevgeni M, General manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear guest (mvavroch) Thank you for taking the time to write us about your recent stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall. I am especially happy to see that you hav eenjoyed our great breakfast and our friendly staff. Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Have... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is centrally located, close to the Snow Hotel and the Varanger museum. Take a trip on snowmobiles, ATVs or dog sleds along the Russian border. Flexible meeting and conference facilities. Why not finish off with a session at our spa, which offers a swimming pool and a sauna? Scandic Kirkenes offers a whole host of possibilities for anyone who wants to explore the region. The hotel has flexible meeting facilities, with 10 rooms and capacity for up to 450 guests. Set aside some time to visit our spa with swimming pool and sauna. If you are arriving by car, we have many outdoor parking spaces. Free WiFi for all hotel guests. With its ideal location and access to authentic Norwegian nature, Scandic Kirkenes is perfect for anyone looking for a fantastic experience, whether you are on holiday or at your next conference. Try out king-crab fishing or a snowmobile safari when you visit us. We can also recommend a husky dog tour for experiencing the majestic nature of Kirkenes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Kirkenes

Address: Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Sor-Varanger Municipality > Kirkenes
Price Range: $120 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Kirkenes 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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