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Snow Hotel Activities

Explore the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Spectacular accommodation and exciting activities combine to provide the ultimate Arctic experience at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel in Norway. 

Built entirely out of ice and snow, the hotel boasts a snow bar and spacious snow suites with artistic lighting and mesmerising snow sculptures. It is located in the furthest corner of mainland Europe, just 1200 metres from the Arctic Sea, meaning that you may see the extraordinary Northern Lights during your stay here.

Other attractions at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel in Norway include a reindeer farm and team of huskies.

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Snow Hotel (Arranged on Request)

Experience the magic of the Snow Hotel

Snow Hotel Visit
Transfer from Kirkenes to the Snow Hotel, for an award-winning excursion. Here you can meet friendly reindeer, happy huskies or even walk on the frozen lake! You’ll see the snow suites and enjoy a drink in the snow bar, admiring its spectacular snow sculptures. Duration 1½ hours.

Snow Hotel Visit with Lunch
Transfer to the Snow Hotel for a visit including a lunch of Varanger fish soup followed by Randi’s dream chocolate cake and tea or coffee in the Gabba Restaurant. Duration 2 hours.

Snow Hotel Visit with Dinner
Transfer to the Snow Hotel for a visit including a dinner (in the Gabba Restaurant) of smoked reindeer bratwurst followed by grilled salmon and cod. Finish your meal with ice cream and warm forest berries. Duration  3½ hours.

Christmas Eve at Snow Hotel
A fabulous Christmas Eve awaits at the Snow Hotel. During Christmas dinner, the one and only Father Christmas will drop by to say hello. Join in the Christmas songs which are sung for him and, because you have been so good, you will receive a small gift! This excursion needs to be booked at least one month in advance.

New Year’s Eve at Snow Hotel
Experience New Year's Eve with a difference. After a welcome drink, dinner is served by the fireplace in the Gabba restaurant. Guests not staying at the Snow Hotel on New Year’s Eve will be transferred to their hotels at approximately 2200. This excursion needs to be booked at least one month in advance.

Husky Excursions (Arranged on Request)

Drive a team of huskies at the Snow Hotel

Husky Safari
The 110 huskies here are always eager to run! You’ll be transferred to the husky farm for a short lesson on handling a husky team and then you’re ready to go! Two people share one sled - a driver and a passenger. Duration 2 or 4 hours. Longer safari includes light picnic lunch.

Northern Lights by Husky
Eager huskies transport you deep into the wilderness. En route there are several stops to take in the scenery and look towards the sky in case the Northern Lights appear. Dinner will also be served on this tour. Duration 5 hours.

Overnight Husky Tour
Your guide will take you to a local husky farm where you will set up your own husky team and head out through the beautiful Finnish scenery, stopping for snacks en route. At the scenic wilderness camp, you will feed your dogs and leave them to sleep whilst you enjoy a dinner of king crab and, perhaps, a relaxing sauna.

Early next morning you will feed the huskies before enjoying your own breakfast. You will then return to the Snow Hotel for lunch before you are transferred back to your own hotel. Duration  2 days.

Husky Taxi
In the snow-covered landscape of Northern Finland, dog-sledding has long been considered an efficient form of transport, so why not let us arrange dog sled airport transfers to and from the Snow Hotel for you? It's certainly a more stylish way to travel than hopping in the back of a cab.

Outer clothing is provided for this trip, and your luggage is taken to the Snow Hotel by minivan. Duration 45 minutes.

Snowmobile Excursions (Arranged on Request)

Feel the need for speed at the Snow Hotel

Snowmobile Safari
Travel 15 minutes by car to the snowmobile resort. You will have a short lesson on how to handle the snowmobile then you’re ready to go! This excursion is based on two adults per snowmobile (one driver and one passenger). Outer clothing and helmets are included. Duration 2 or 4 hours.

Northern Lights by Snowmobile
Travel 15 minutes by car (in the evening) to the snowmobile resort. keep your eyes on the skies! Duration 2 hours.

Overnight Snowmobile Tour
Depart from the Kirkenes Snow Hotel after lunch on a journey that will take you some 85 Kilometres towards the Pasvik Valley. As night approaches, you will make your way to the wilderness cabin and enjoy a fireside dinner made from fresh, local ingredients, before retiring for the night.

A hearty breakfast awaits the following morning before you continue along the Russian border back to the Snow Hotel. On arrival, lunch is served in the Gabba restaurant. Duration 2 days.

Fishing Excursions (Arranged on Request)

Go King Crab fishing at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Ice Fishing
Close to the Snow Hotel you can try your luck at ice fishing and even cook and eat your own catch! Duration 3 hours

King Crab Safari
A local fisherman will take you (in a snowmobile-pulled sled) to a special crab catching location where he will saw a hole in the ice and collect the ‘big catch’. You will then drive to the fisherman’s home to sample the catch. Just one leg of the king crab is enough to provide a grown man with a filling meal. Standard crab will never taste the same again! Outer clothing is provided on this excursion. Duration 3 - 4 hours

Other Activities (Arranged on Request)

See the Aurora at the Snow Hotel

Northern Lights by Aurora Express
After checking the latest forecast, a knowledgeable guide will take you, in the minibus, towards the Russian or Finnish borders in the hope of sighting the elusive Aurora Borealis. Duration  2½ hours.

Snowshoeing
This excursion begins with a short lesson on snowshoeing techniques before you set off on a 2km walk, stopping off en route for refreshments and the chance to take some memorable photographs. Duration 2 hours.

Cross-Country Skiing
Learn the secrets of cross-country skiing with an experienced guide. The tracks are well prepared and you are sure to love every minute of this fabulous winter sport. Duration 2 hours.

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