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Sandnesdalen 14 Bjørnevatn, Kirkenes 9910 Norway
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 10/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Kirkenes
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Welcome to Winter Wonderland! 20 dreamlike rooms uniquely carved by master ice sculptors from around the world. Enjoy an unforgettable dinner and a night cap in the ice bar. Sleep safely and warm in thermal sleeping bags, in complete arctic stillness. Our snow hotel is open 20.12-20.04. Our Gamme cabins are open all year round. Inspired by the traditional Lapland hunting and fishing hut “gamme” found in the Sami areas of the Arctic. All cabins are equipped as small jewels - air conditioning, underfloor heating, bathroom with Aurora wall. Be sure to visit our Winter Park: our reindeer, dogyard with its 200 huskies. Stop by Gabba Cafe for lunch. Prebook and enjoy a 3 course dinner in the magnificent Laven restaurant. Last but not least, visit the surreal Snowhotel. We also arrange northern lights tours, snowmobile safaris, ice fishing and snowshoe walking tours, the infamous Kirkenes King Crab Safari and numerous Husky activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Entertainment staff
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air purifier
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Norwegian
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Willyfog1971 wrote a review Feb 2021
Tromso, Norway11 contributions1 helpful vote
The Snowhotel in Kirkenes is more than just a simple hotel. One can spend a night in its comfortable cabins, ideal to observe the Northern Lights or in one of its ice rooms surrounded by impressive figures carved in ice. The offer of outdoor activities is amazingly good, from a husky sled tour along the frozen taiga, to the king crab tasting tour, and the exciting snow scooter ride. Dirk, Tom and Andrè together with the rest of the staff, know how to make your tours really special simply because they are willing to spend their time telling you the greatest stories. Best value for money. Inma and Guillermo
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Alexandra H wrote a review Feb 2021
Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions1 helpful vote
We really, really enjoyed our stay at Snowhotel Kirkenes! We visited during COVID times, so international visitors were quite limited, but I hope that more Norwegians take the opportunity to visit too. We stayed in a gamme cabin, which was very comfortable and had some neat unique details, like the nordlys light in the bathroom. We loved how easy it was to wander around the whole property, the fact that we could interact with the sled dogs whether or not we were doing a dogsled tour, that there were spark sleds and snowshoes and cross country skis available for guests to use whenever, and that there was a marked and lighted path along the shore of the fjord. We did a king crab tour with Michael, which was very interesting and delicious. We did a dogsled tour with Tom and learned a lot about training and caring for the dogs. Tomas cooked some amazing meals for us and was fun to chat with, especially making us feel welcome the first night when we were the only guests on the property. Everyone we interacted with was very friendly and professional. We did not spend the night in the snow hotel, but did take the chance to walk around inside and check it out -- really cool!! We also enjoyed seeing the reindeer and using the sauna. Snowhotel has everything to allow you to get a little taste of all the neat things the high north has to offer.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Camilla Aa wrote a review Feb 2021
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This place is without a doubt one of the most fantastic places I have visited: beautiful and one of a kind accommodation (would definitely recommend sleeping in the snow hotel, «snøhule»: unique experience!), you can cuddle with the dogs, feed the reindeers, relax in the sauna, eat high quality food, very friendly and service minded staff. 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Elena A wrote a review Sep 2020
Paphos, Cyprus61 contributions30 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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HopeaHaukka wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We staid in a "Gamme cabin". The cabin was really superb in all aspects. Views are nice, quality of the cabin was really good and it is very quiet (except for the huskys barking seldomly). Breakfast was really nice in a cozy restaurant with great views to the fjord and fjells. Quality of the service was superb and staff was very nice. Kids enjoyd the huskys and reindeers located right next to cabins. We got to meet the huskys and puppies several times. I highly recommend staying at the Snowhotel in Kirkenes, if you are anywhere near Kirkenes. We took a 300+ km roundtrip just to get to this hotel, and we thought it was well worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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$163 - $803 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NorwayNorthern NorwayFinnmarkSor-Varanger MunicipalityKirkenes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snowhotel Kirkenes
Which popular attractions are close to Snowhotel Kirkenes?
Nearby attractions include Varanger Museum (4.3 miles), Soviet Liberation Monument (5.0 miles), and Kirkenes Church (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Snowhotel Kirkenes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Snowhotel Kirkenes?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Snowhotel Kirkenes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Snowhotel Kirkenes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thon Hotel Kirkenes Restaurant, Surf & Turf Restaurant AS, and Salt Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Snowhotel Kirkenes?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Snowhotel Kirkenes have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Snowhotel Kirkenes offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Snowhotel Kirkenes offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Snowhotel Kirkenes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Snowhotel Kirkenes?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter (5.0 miles).