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The Kirkenes Snow Hotel in Norway

Visit the amazing Kirkenes Snow Hotel

A spectacular igloo shaped hotel made entirely of ice and snow awaits you in the remote location of Kirkenes in Norway. Set in the furthest corner of mainland Europe, (in the far east of Lapland) the region borders Russia.

Inside the Kirkenes Snow Hotel you will have the opportunity to explore the Snow Chapel, the snow bar and the hotel’s snow suites which feature illuminated snow sculptures. There is also a non-snow restaurant in a traditional Sami lavvo which serves delilcious dishes and is heated by a large, open fire. The restaurant has a small heated room with beds next door for adults and children that don't want to spend an entire night in a snow room. Staff stay in the restaurant overnight to ensure that guests are comfortable, but parents are responsible for their children’s own wellbeing.

A member of staff will advise you on how to keep warm before your night in a snow room. The beds at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel are wooden bases with comfortable mattresses that are surrounded by ice, which ensures a pleasant night’s sleep (many ice hotel beds are ice blocks covered by reindeer pelts). You will be kept snug in a specialist Arctic sleeping bag and a reindeer pelt which is used to cover the bed and provide extra insulation. After your night in a snow room, you will be wakened with a hot drink in the morning. You can also heat up in the sauna at the Rica Kirkenes Hotel which is 1km away from the Kirkenes Snow Hotel, the journey can be made by kick sledge or snowmobile taxi.

Fun-Filled Activity Breaks

Engage in exciting winter activites at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

There are a wide variety of winter activities available during a break in Kirkenes. Snowmobiling, husky sledding, reindeer sleigh rides and kick sledging are just a few examples. The Kirkenes Snow Hotel has its own reindeer farm and pack of huskies which you can visit during your stay.

The hotels remote location means that during your stay you have a great chance of seeing the extraordinary Northern Lights. There is no way of predicting when the natural phenomena will appear but there are several conditions which increase your chances. These include clear weather, low light pollution and being above the Arctic Circle.

Norway: Northern Lights and the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Snow Hotel and Northern Lights? This break has both!

Short, Northern Lights activity break featuring an overnight stay in the amazing Kirkenes Snow Hotel. With a blanket of thick, white, snow on the ground for daytime activities and inky skies overhead for fabulous Aurora views, this Snow Hotel...

5 Days From £1876

Norway: Kirkenes Snowhotel in Norway

Stay at the Snow Hotel Norway for a really diffrerent holiday experience

Charming, short winter break featuring a night at the magical Snow Hotel. Spectacular accommodation, great Aurora spotting opportunities and exciting activities combine to provide the ultimate Arctic experience at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel in...

5 Days From £1156

Festive Getaways

Join in the festivities at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

What better way to enjoy the festive period than staying in a hotel made of snow? This winter wonderland provides the perfect retreat for this special time of year. A Christmas break promises excitement with a whole host of snow-based activities plus a special visit from Santa himself on Christmas Eve. If you want to ring in the New Year here, prepare yourself for an unforgettable break! Not only will you spend New Year’s Eve in this Arctic, architectural masterpiece but you'll also have the chance to snuggle up to huskies, go King Crab fishing and see your icy surroundings on a high-speed snowmobile safari.

Norway: Northern Lights Christmas Holiday in Norway

Our Christmas Northern Lights break offers all the fun of the Snow Hotel

Magical, five day, Christmas break featuring a night in the Kirkenes Snow Hotel and the chance to see the Northern Lights. Journey to a mesmerising winter wonderland where Christmas is extra special. The Kirkenes Snow Hotel is set amidst a...

Norway: New Year and the Northern Lights at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Opt for a Northern Lights New Year break for a celebration to remember

A magical, five day, New Year, Northern Lights break including a night in the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Make your New Year one to remember with our Northern Lights New Year holiday and (weather permitting) see the stunning Aurora illuminate the night...

Day Trips

Witness the beauty of the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

If you're short on time or want to view the amazing hotel without actually staying in it, our day trips could be a perfect option for you! Teamed with an exciting Northern Lights cruise, our holidays allow you to visit the wonderful site, enjoy a traditional Lappish supper and engage in a wide range of thrilling activities, should you wish to. These great trips are at an additional cost but are worth every penny!

Norway: Aurora Borealis Cruise - Tromsø-Kirkenes-Bergen

Our Tromso to Bergen Cruise sails the fjords in search of the Northern Lights

A wonderful, eight day, Northern Lights voyage, sailing north from Tromso to Kirkenes and then south to Bergen. Your spectacular Tromso to Bergen Cruise begins with a leisurely voyage north. Observe the sky for the Aurora Borealis as you pass...

Norway: Nordlys Northern Lights Cruise - Tromsø-Kirkenes-Tromsø

Our round trip Tromso Kirkenes Cruise offers ample time to see the Northern Lights

Great value, five day, circular, Northern Lights cruise departing Tromso and travelling up the coast to Kirkenes. Our Tromso to Kirkenes Cruise begins as you join your ship in Norway’s Arctic capital and begin your leisurely voyage north. Together...

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