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Kirkenes - a Small Town with Big Ideas

Huskies in KirkenesFor non-stop, fun-filled adventures in the snow, I can highly recommend you travel to Kirkenes. The Kirkenes Snowhotel in Norway is not only a jaw-droppingly incredible place to stay, it is ideally positioned for guests to experience a fantastic range of outdoor pursuits. Speed over the snow-topped terrains in a snowmobile or sample the traditional mode of transport – husky sledding, before embarking on a journey to look for the Northern Lights. The hotel is an inspiring creation of intricately carved ice rooms and features the famous Ice Bar. When you travel to Kirkenes do make time to visit the Andersgrotta. This Second World War air raid shelter is a historic hidden gem certainly worth discovering. The Aurora Borealis is often spotted in the Arctic skies above Kirkenes and is a draw for travellers all over the globe. When I visited Kirkenes, I took a bus tour to go in search of the lights and was fortunate enough to witness them on more than one occasion. I can highly recommend a stay at the Thon Hotel, which rests on the fjord front in Kirkenes. Behind a relatively simple frontage lies a stylish, comfortable interior which makes for a really good stay.

Kirkenes Airport

Snowmobiles in Kirkenes

12. January 2013 by James Walker

Opening Times
Monday9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 4:00pm