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
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.…
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!
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.
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.