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ABOUT US

Snow is a gift from the sky. Cold, still, pure and beautiful.

​Welcome to the world of Snowhotel Kirkenes.

A world where you sleep in snow, walk on snow and can drive a snowmobile or a dogsled on snow. We even serve snow in our restaurant!

Snowhotel Kirkenes is situated 8km outside Kirkenes in the secluded wilds of Northern Norway.​​ Since 2006 we have dedicated our lives to show our guests the true sense of arctic wilderness.​

Here 180 huskies excitedly await your arrival.​ Reindeer graze behind our unique chalets.​

At the bottom of the fjord, the giant king crabs dwell.​

When the northern lights dance, they illuminate the snowy surrounds with their vibrant green and yellow hues. ​​

However, none of these natural wonders would matter, without our most important asset - our staff. They are ready to give you the best arctic adventure.

When you come - we change you.

Snowhotel Kirkenes

Total Arctic Adventure

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TOTAL ARCTIC ADVENTURE

​Welcome to Snowhotel Kirkenes, the famous ice hotel of Norway, and definitely the most unique hotel in Kirkenes. As the only hotel in the world made completely of snow and ice, we are open 365 days, both for visit and overnight stay.

 

Kirkenes and the Barents region is a fascinating area, with few people and lots of nature. Beautiful, raw and diverse arctic landscapes, with tundra, mountains, dense pine forests and literally thousands of lakes.

The region is blessed with long, cold and stable winters, with lots of snow and lots of cold, in a world where there is less and less of both. Also in summer, spring and autumn there are many reasons to go to northern Norway and Kirkenes. When the snow melts away, it reveals a green, vivid and refreshing summer, full of rich animal and botanic life. 

This diversity all seasons of the year, sets the stage for a variety of fun arctic activities for travelers from all over the world, seeking the total arctic adventure. Snowhotel Kirkenes has risen to become maybe the biggest activity provider in northern Norway.

Experience all seasons of the arctic, from the magic winter, through spring, to vibrant summer and colorful autumn. Visit the Snowhotel 365, stay in the unique Gamme cabins and enjoy our Restaurant all year round.

In the magic winter season you may live the dream and spend a magic night in a world of snow and ice, or go husky sledding, king crab fishing, or snowmobile driving under the Northern lights.

In summer season, the Snowhotel 365 is preserved with innovative cooling technology, allowing you to experience a winter wonderland in July, which is just as magical as the one you see in December. You may also visit the husky farm and play with 140 huskies and puppies. Find a furry friend to take for a refreshing mountain hike. or an exhilarating Husky Wagon ride along the beautiful fjord. Go for the ultimate arctic summer adventureKing crab fishing by RIB on the Barents sea.

​​See historic Kirkenes, and visit the world war 2 bomb shelter Andersgrotta.  

 

When autumn comes in August, the arctic nature explodes in orange, yellow and red. Twilight falls, and the midnight sun gives way to the magic streams of the Northern Lights.  

Snowhotel Kirkenes is much more than an hotel of snow or ice, it is the total arctic adventure

OUR HISTORY