Wilderness Luxury

Our cabins are inspired by the traditional hunting and fishing hut, “gamme”, that you find in the wilderness of Lapland - the Sami areas of the Arctic. If you are seeking accommodation in Kirkenes, the Gamme Northern Light Cabins will without a doubt fulfill your expectations.

The Cabins are open all year round. Overnight stay include breakfast and a 3 course dinner in our unique farmhouse restaurant Låven, with a fantastic view to the fjord. 

All Practical info about your stay

Designed by Swiss architects with nordic inspiration

The idea was to make chalets that fit into the surroundings, even complementing the perfection of the raw, northern nature. We think we have succeeded, considering their popularity. Many guests describe our litle village of cabins in the forest as Hobbiton from Tolkien`s fantasy world. 

The large panoramic window

will let you look for the blaze of Northern Lights in the sky above the ice hotel, from the warmth of your cabin. The Aurora Borealis is the main attraction for many who visit northern Scandinavia, and if you stay with us for a few days, the chance is great that your polar dream will come true. 

When the vibrant arctic summer arrives

you can admire the scenery of forest, mountains and fjord illuminated by the Midnight sun, which is on the sky 24 hours a day from May until July. Winter is still the most popular time at Snowhotel Kirkenes, but summer is on the rise. More and more people want to see and feel the swift, but beautiful summer and autumn in the north.

At Snowhotel Kirkenes we have a full summer program with reindeer, huskies and King Crab fishing, among other to keep you busy during your arctic holiday. Already in the end of August, the Northern lights are visible again, and this is a perfect time to experience the colourful and beautiful nordic autumn. 

Equipped as small jewels 

​On the inside the Gamme is far from the average wilderness lodge. Here you will have all you want for; air conditioning, underfloor heating and natural wood and tiles. 

The perfect stay is to first brave a cold night in the Snowhotel, and then one or more in our warm Northern Light Cabins.

Experience the stark contrast of the seasons and the beauty of the northern frontier. Stay close to the wild in the Gamme Northern Light cabins in Kirkenes.


Available: All year

Winter fare: 01.12 - 31.03*

Summer fare (35%)  01.04 - 30.11

Number of beds: 2 + 1 extra bed

Children: Under 12 years pay half price

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation with refund possible until 2 days before arrival. Within 2 days or less - no refund


20 twin cabins , with possibility of extra bed

Total capacity 50 beds.

Amenities: Warm cabin with studio and bathroom w/toilet and shower

What do I need to bring?

Arctic holiday mood

Location: Snowhotel

What's included?

Winter (01.12.- 30.04.):

  • Breakfast and dinner included

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Kirkenes (Thon & Scandic)

  • Access to Snowhotel, and Reindeer, Husky and puppy farm

  • Snowshoes and skis for borrowing

  • Sauna

  • Luggage service

Summer (01.05. - 30.11):

  • Breakfast and dinner included

  • Access to Snowhotel and Reindeer, Husky and puppy farm

  • Bikes for borrowing

  • Sauna access

Spring, Summer & Autumn activities


Packages with Gamme stay: