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Kirkenes Snowhotel

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Sevenoaks uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as an excursion from our Hurtigruten trip. The tour guide was very informative and very funny, and the hotel itself spectacular, though I can't say I'd want to spend the night, even with all the equipment. Each room is individually designed; it was all extremely attractive, and some of the ice carvings and sculptures were stunning. Well worth... More 

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Paliseul, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I spent one night at the Snowhotel when I was on holidays at a Norwegian friend's in January. It was an amazing experience. The hotel was wonderful and the sculptures in the ice were flawless. The bedding wasn't really comfortable but for one night it was perfect. During the dinner, a nice woman explained to us what to do to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Visually stunning, but a long night in the cold despite being given all the equipment . The site had opportunities for dog sledding and snow activities as well as a central cafe and a warm lounge with some wifi. People could book cabins to stay in rather than the ice rooms in the snow hotel. This I think would be... More 

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Vale of Glamorgan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We took a trip to the snow hotel as an excursion from our Hurtigruten cruise as it seemed interesting. Underestimate, it was brilliant. You need to actually see it as pictures which have been uploaded show examples but just do not do it justice. All the bedrooms and corridor were made out of snow and ice. Beds and other items... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Kirkenes is a small town located close to the Norwegian/Russian border. It offers attractions like the KIRKENES SNOWHOTEL and the winter tours that it provides. The hotel is a lovely and open place that includes a snow hotel and several chalets. We have been lodged in one comfortable chalet with its wide window to see the wonderful landscape, but have... More 

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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This was to be the highlight of our visit to Norway and we flew up and back from Oslo for our one night in the cabin. Booked, paid for and confirmed in September 2015 we arrived in February to find they did not have a cabin for us. They apologised and said the same had happened to 3 couples in... More 

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St Margaret's at Cliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We stayed in the snowhotel for one night and then moved to Kirkenes for 3 days. The staff at the Snowhotel were friendly and were knowledgeable about their area of expertise. We went husky sledging..Amazing. So went again. Both Mushers, Adrian and Josh, were nice, chatty and good fun. The huskies were well cared for and enjoyed their work. We... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We stayed here for a night in March 2016. The entire visit was magical--from the moment we stepped of the bus, until we left the next morning. We were met by the staff, given a nearly private tour of the entire compound (including husky puppies). We toured the ice rooms, but because I am cold intolerant, we opted to stay... More 

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Hillegom, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Snowhotel is build from scratch every year, but this time it was also relocated further away from Kirkenes than the previous location. As such the husky group has moved with them. It probably will always attract people, who wanna spend a night on an icy bed for the trill of it, which is OK with me. But in 2012 we... More 

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Athens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Kirkenes Snowhotel is in a valley about 20 klm away from the town. It consists of the Snowhotel itself, about 10 cabins, 2 restaurants and the reception. There is a place with tones of huskey dogs and a fenced part with reindeers! The whole campus was amazing, you couldnt conceive the beauty that was in front of you! We... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to an incredible overnight stay in Kirkenes Snow Hotel. In Decemeber 2011 we open for the sixth season. The hotel has 20 rooms beautiful decorated with snow and ice. It may sound cold, but warm and thick sleeping bags will keep you well and make the overnight stay to an incredible experience. Our pleasant crew will take good care of you and the silence during the night will help you to sleep really good. Before you go to bed, you will be served a tree course arctic dinner, made of local raw materials, at our restaurant Gabba. After the dinner you my go watching out for Northern Lights. At this snow and ice hotel you may order several types of activities trip with a husky dog team, snowmobile trip, walk by snowshoes, go crosscountry skiing, ice-fishing and also the King Crab Safari. At Kirkenes Snow hotel you can get all winter activities. Welcome to a world of arctic experiencies. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kirkenes Snowhotel

Address: Radius Kirkenes AS | Gabba Reindeer and Husky Park, Kirkenes 9915, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Sor-Varanger Municipality > Kirkenes
Price Range: $582 - $612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kirkenes Snowhotel 1*
Number of rooms: 21
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