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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let’s be clear; this cost a lot - around $600.00 for a couple of hours. BUT....if one travels from the U.S. and hasn’t seen the Northern Lights, and if one needs to make the trip to Norway worth it, this is the thing to do. This is a once in a lifetime epic experience.

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank simroy2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL, AMAZING SOOOOOO GOOD!!
The whole experience is out of this world.
The scenery alone is perfection.
The snow hotel is amazing with such exquisite ice carvings and snow moulding.
The excursions...especially the King Crabs, where Michael and Evie did such a superb job were fantastic.
There is also dog sledding, northern lights, walking and playing with the adorable huskies...snow shoeing and cross country skiing...exploring...and so much more...all such a fantastic experiences.
All of the staff are friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make you welcome.
The chef/s are wonderful..the meals delicious.
The little cabins, like igloo pods are beautiful, and warm and cosy, even when it is well under minus temperatures.
I can’t enthuse enough over what a wonderful holiday experience this is.

Room tip: Every room is exceptional. Do try the snow hotel icy beds for a night..such fun.
Date of stay: January 2020
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Thank Irishrover m
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Snow Hotel Kirkenes for 1 night ( 2 kids 2 adults) and we stayed in 2 Gamme Cabins. The Gamme Cabins are very cozy and comfortable, and beautifully layout. Even the bath room is beautifully designed! The cabin is very restful and provide a great view to the snow and ground outside.
All the staffs we met there, from front desk, to our guide, restaurant staffs etc are very friendly and helpful. There are lots of activities you can do within the property, eg morning walk with puppies, visit the huskies, fed the reindeer , snow mobiling etc so many things to do throughout the day , we wish we stayed for more than 1 day . Perfect family holiday with kids of all ages.
We were glad we stayed in the warm Gamme cabins because the snow rooms, while looked really spectacular, will probably be too cold for our kids . Hotel guests can go to see/ visit the snow rooms and we went in the snow rooms and only managed to hang around for 15 mins as we felt really cold. So we certainly prefer the warmth of the Gamme Cabins.

Even though each cabin has big glass windows, I am not sure if it is the best place to see the Northern light inside the cabin because the whole property has lots of lights ( outside and around each cabin) . But if you don’t mind to stand and wait outside the cabin in the cold,there are still some large open area inside the property which may offer good view should the Northern light appear.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled with family
1  Thank Carmen8765
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at the Snowhotel, and it exceeded expectations in all areas. From the moment we arrived, the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. They clearly enjoy working at Snowhotel, which is testament in itself. We did most of the excursions on offer and all get 5 stars. Our guide on the northern lights trip ensured that we had the experience of a lifetime. The guides on the snow mobile safari were excellent, and the husky excursion was informative and heaps of fun. The handlers were obviously passionate about their dogs. The Snowhotel itself is an amazing winter wonderland resort, right down to the finest detail. The meals were great, the cabins were warm and inviting and the equipment supplied first class. Above all, the staff were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and were clearly proud to be a part of Snowhotel. We will be back.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank Mcfud
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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

What can I say, 5 star all the way. Mari and the rest of the team totally went out of their way to make my stay for 2 nights amazing. As I did each activity it seemed to step up in brilliance and highly recommend that you do everything here that you can so worth the money. The ultimate highlight was the ice rooms themselves and an amazing experience and thanks to Stasha for making it a fun experience.

If you are thinking of staying here DON’T THINK JUST BOOK IT!!!!

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank MurrayB79
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