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Sandnesdalen 14 Bjørnevatn, Kirkenes 9910 Norway
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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. "Best Trip" – voted by The National Geographic.
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Free parking
Free internet
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Skiing
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Bar / lounge
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Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Norwegian
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A great experience! Completely different from what you have ever experienced. Do not expect an on-suite bathroom because it is not part of the experience! Beds are very comfortable with thick mattresses. The sleeping bags cater for up to -30 degrees so you will not be cold. They also provide thick socks, gloves and beanies to sleep in. Take an overnight bag with only the necessary. In the morning, take a shower or sauna before having breakfast. There is also a common room with tea, coffee and couches for those that struggle to sleep. Alll the rooms are individually decorated, with a restaurant and reeindeer and a husky farm near by. Ice sculptures are throughout the snow hotel and all the walls are beautifully carved. The lighting gives the hotel a mystical atmosphere. If
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We stayed at the Kirkenes Snowhotel on Tuesday 20th December, opening night for 2011-2012 season. This was the highlight of our short holiday where we spent 2 nights on the Hurtigruten boat from Tromso to Kirkenes before rounding off our trip at the Snowhotel. The location is very convenient, only 5 minutes away from Kirkenes town by bus, plus of course Kirkenes is the turnaround point for the Hurtigruten boat. On the down side, the hotel is only 100m or so from the road out of town. There isn't traffic noise at night, but if you want to watch the Northern Lights then the street lights do detract from the overall effect and it does not feel like a wilderness experience. That said, the point of being at the Snowhotel is the sleeping experience and in that respect the hotel is
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The Kirkenes Snow Hotel is a must-do for any traveler! Not only do they offer wonderful excursions from the hotel, including husky sleigh rides, King Crab Safari and a visit with the reindeers, they also fetch you from your hotel in Kirkenes. If the conditions are good you also stand an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights - one of the few places in the world where your chances are very good. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the hotel is beautiful, full of ice sculptures and magical features. Although the rooms are gorgeous and differently themed each year (also different to each other), I found the sleeping arrangements quite uncomfortable. Maybe that's just me, other visitors claimed to have been toasty inside their sleeping bag in the -5 degrees
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You really must visit this beautiful place even if you don't stay here. I have just come back from a wonderful week's cruise on a Hurtigruten ship (the Trollfjord), from Bergen to Kirkenes. The highlight of the trip came at the end of our cruise when we visited this hotel. Not only is the hotel in a stunning location but it’s the home to 81 husky dogs. I had always wanted to ride on a husky pullled sled. The day we were there was the brightest, sunniest day and, with the temperature at minus 20, it was ideal for the dogs. The landscape was a snowy picture-perfect paradise. We were out for a couple of hours on the sleds and stopped halfway to have a lovely hot fruit drink and take in the dogs and surroundings as the sun set, turning everything pink for the second part of the
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PRICE RANGE
$162 - $639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NorwayNorthern NorwaySor-Varanger MunicipalityKirkenes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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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.
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).