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Taste the superiority of the arctic​

Enjoy unique atmosphere and arctic cuisine in secluded wilderness.

Summer or winter, an experience of wild luxury awaits you at the most special restaurant in Kirkenes - Snowhotel "Låven" restaurant,

Snowhotel Kirkenes Restaurants offers several unique dinner options:

1. Available all year, the Snowhotel Visit & Dinner, including or excluding transfer from Kirkenes. In this classic program you will get a guided tour of the Snowhotel, and be served the chef`s choice from arctic ingredients.

2.  Our 3 course Menu is available all year, except á la carte period (see below). Choose in advance among unique 3 course menus, including  local ingredients, such as reindeer, arctic char, cod and vegan option.

3. In summer season ( 01.05. - 31.08.) we are open á la carte. We are open for table reservations every day from 17-21, in the period 21.04. - 31.08. Choose from our stunning and delicious newly composed arctic dishes!

Entrance to the Snowhotel is always included.

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Eating at the Snowhotel Kirkenes Restaurant is more than an experience for your palate.

The reindeer in the yard, greeting you as you enter.

180 huskies howling their welcome as the northern lights flicker across the sky.

Walking through the magnificent Snowhotel and seeing the unreal ice sculptures and carvings.

The view to the fjord from Høyloftet restaurant, and the crackling fire in Gabba.

The Snowhotel Kirkenes Restaurant concept is based on short-travelled, pure local ingredients, such as reindeer, lamb, arctic fish and king crab.

We strive to always add an extra touch to our dishes. ​

Like the wild herbs that we picked and dried ourselves. ​

Our homemade jelly from blackcurrant and rowan berries, and the cheese from a local farmer.

That`s why we say you not only get a meal.​ You get a story.

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Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00 | Lunch available 12:00 - 15:00 | Dinner available 18:00 (17:00*) - 21:00
*Á la Carte, period 01.05. - 31.08. | Total 
Capacity 140 people (both floors)

Read about our offers:

Overnighters program  |  Á la carte  |   Dinner Program  |  Snowhotel Visit & Dinner 

Snowhotel Christmas  |  Café  |  Arrangements  |  Weddings  |  Conference & Event


We welcome dinner/lunch groups up to 90 people. We have capacity for 100 people in Høyloftet (2nd floor) and 50 people in Bingen (1st floor). All menus from our lunch and dinner menu are available. We even offer invoicing for companies


Á la carte is available during summer, in the period 01-.05 - 31.08.
Open every day from 17:00 - 21:00


Our restaurant is now open with a delicious Á la carte meny for summer - but in addition we are offering a very special 3 course menu at a special price, to make it even easier you to choose local quality.

Our chef has thoughtfully composed the Varanger Menu - with ingredients from all corners of our rich region of Sør-Varanger. It will not only tingle your palate, but also leave you with a sense of pride for making a good choice for the environment.

Thank you for helping us support our great local partners, as the cheesemaker in the Pasvik forest, and the reindeer herders on the Varanger tundra and mountains – to mention some.

The table is set. The rest is up to you.


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Our classic dinner program

Available 365 days | Dinner served 19:00 | Snowhotel guided tour, welcome drink & transfer included  

The Visit and Dinner program is suitable for you who prefer the full package with transfer from Kirkenes and back, as well as a guided tour of the Snowhotel. A great arctic meal and view is guaranteed, and a guest visit from the Northern Lights is not unlikely. In summer you can wait for the midnight sun to appear.

Top the evening off with a drink in the icebar after dinner.

Menu: Chef`s choice, 3 course menu of the day from arctic ingredients .

Visit & Dinner incl transfer

Pickup time: 17:00 Return: 20:45

Pickup place: Thon or Scandic hotel

*Available in period 01.09 - 30.04.

Visit & Dinner excl transfer*

Meeting time: 17:30
Meeting place: Restaurant

*Available in period 01.05.-31.08.



Ice Magic
Now you can rent the coolest ice bar in Norway! Your ticket includes 1 drink, any additional drinks can be bought at the bar from our icy bartender. Available from 13:00 - 17:00.

Frozen Noses

Now you can rent the coolest ice bar in Norway! Includes 2 drinks: Our warming drink of crowberry and one optional drink from the Ice Bar menu. Available from 13:00 - 17:00.

The Song of Ice & Love
Spend some romantic time with your special one in the Amour suite with a bottle of Prosecco and assorted chocolates. This is a perfect choice if you want a romantic private moment before dinner, or as surprise gift if you booked an overnight stay..


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Exclusive menus 3 course menus. Available 365 days

Snowhotel Entrance included | Preorder only (before 14:00)

Summer & Autumn (01.05. - 30.11) Dinner served 19:00 | Winter (01.12. - 30.04.) from 18:00 - 21:00

With our Dinner program we are taking the Northern Norwegian culinary experience one step further. Choose between our carefully composed menus with l0cal ingredients, equally delicious and healthy. As we don`t serve only food but stories, visit to the Snowhotel is included - you can even enjoy a drink or 2 in the Icebar after dinner.

You can also book by email or phone. Please note cutoff 14:00 same day. If short notice (same day) please call us.

Groups companies wanting to book on an invoice?
No problem - Write details in the comments field on the reservation page.



Applies for both Gamme and Snowhotel guests

Dinner: Served 19:00 Menu: Chef`s choice, 3 course menu of the day. Our menus consist of arctic ingredients such as reindeer, arctic char and more. 

Breakfast: Served 07:00 - 10:00 in Winter. (01.12. - 30.04) and 08:00-10:00 rest of the year. Continental style buffet.



Summer & Autumn (01.05. - 30.11) Café in "Låven" (main Restaurant)

Winter (01.12. - 30.04.) Café in Gabba

Open 10:00-15:00 | Something sweet | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 

Everyone who buys entrance ticket have access to the two coolest cafés in Kirkenes - Snowhotel "Låven" restaurant in Summer and our classic sami cabin "Gabba" in winter.

What better way to finish your visit to the dogyard, reindeer and Snowhotel with a cup of hot cocoa in our warm restaurant? As well as hot and cold drinks, we have cakes and lunch.

Please, ask, we also have gluten free, lactose free and vegan options.

Lunch groups are also welcome. Prebook from our group lunch menu.


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