We were exhausted after getting off a bad night on the Hurtigruten with rough seas and almost cancelled our stay at the Snowhotel to remain in normal hotel for an extra night. We are so pleased we didn't as the Snowhotel was one of the big highlights of our trip!!
It was first of all really nice that there was only a small group of about 24 people staying overnight so it all felt quite personal. We started with roasting sausages overhear over aka large open fire in one of their beautiful wooden huts! We then had a tour of the hotel where we got to explore all the rooms and find out which one we will be staying in! We had hot soup in the main ice bar before heading to the main restaurant for a delicious 3 course meal! Staff were all very friendly and helpful. After dinner we had a wander round and then prepared or a night in the snow.
We were given a detailed demonstration by Diego of how to get into our sleeping bags and get settled for the night. We then headed to bed and had a great night's sleep.
In the morning we had access to sauna and showers and then a lovely buffet breakfast! The main restaurant overlooked a stunning view of the fjord!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Snow is a gift from the sky. Cold, still, pure and beautiful. Welcome to Kirkenes Snowhotel. To a world where you sleep in snow, walk on snow and may drive a scooter or a dogsled on snow. We even serve snow in the restaurant! Our romantic Snowhotel opens December 20th., and is open until April 20th. Kirkenes Snowhotel lies secluded in the wilderness 8 km outside Kirkenes. Here 180 huskies await you. Reindeer are grazing behind our unique chalets. Under the fjord ice, the giant King crabs dwell. When the northern lights are dancing, they illuminate the surroundings with their green and yellow colors. If you come - we change you. ... more less
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