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. 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. This summer 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!
3. Rest of the year, choose from our Arctic Exclusive menu, among 4 unique 3 course menus, including all local ingredients, such as reindeer, arctic char, cod and vegan option.
Entrance to the Snowhotel is always included.
Eating at the Snowhotel Kirkenes Restaurant is more than an experience for your palate.
The reindeer in the yard, greeting you as you enter.
200 huskies howling their welcome as the northern lights flickers 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.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00 | Lunch available 12:00 - 15:00 | Dinner served 19:00 | Capacity 135 people
Read about our offers:
We welcome dinner/lunch groups up to 90 people. We have capacity for 90 people in Høyloftet (2nd floor) and 40 people in Bingen (1st floor). All menus from our lunch and dinner menu are available. We even offer invoicing for companies
Christmas lunch 2023
Christmas lunch with guided tour available from 13.11. - 17.12
Christmas lunch with guided tour 13:30, 825 NOK
Christmas lunch with guided tour and transfer from Thon/Scandic hotel 13:00, 990 NOK
Guided tour of our huskies and reindeer, Snowhotel, and welcome drink included
SNOWHOTEL VISIT & DINNER
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: 21:00
Pickup place: Thon or Scandic hotel
*Available in period 10.10.2023 - 30.04.2024 / 01.12.2024 - 30.04.2025
Visit & Dinner excl transfer*
Meeting time: 18:00
*Available in period 01.05.-30.11.
ARCTIC EXCLUSIVE DINNER MENUS
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 Arctic Exclusive 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.
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 as reindeer, arctic char and more.
Breakfast: Served 08:00 - 10:00 in Winter. (01.12. - 30.04) and 0830-10:00 rest of the year. Continental style buffet.
CAFÉ & LUNCH
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.
Do you need a special place to have an arrangement?
Confirmations | Christenings | Birthday parties | Weddings
It is possible to rent premises with dining with us for events such as confirmations, weddings, christenings and other arrangements.
Option 1: Høyloftet (2nd floor) - capacity 100 people
Option 2: Bingen (1st floor) - capacity 40 people
(capacity in accordance with current rules on infection control)
We only rent out including dining. Purchase of minimum 2-course dinner is required.
You can also make your own 2-course menu, by removing a dish from the 3-course.
See all menus and prices here
Coffee and tea: NOK 50 person. Drinks (soft drinks, etc.) are in addition.
It is not possible to bring your own drink or food, except cakes
Up to 2 hours for table setting, the gift table and decorating in advance. If possible the day before possibly in the morning the same day.
We set up tables and set the table. White tablecloths are included. You decorate yourself, if you want some extra decoration.
Cloth napkins may be rented for 20 NOK per piece.
If you want to serve cakes, these can be brought in advance and stored in our cold room.
Here there is also a big screen you can use if desired. We also have Bluetooth speakers.
You can see more photos and video of our premises on the bottom of this page.
Payment: It is possible to pay directly on the arrangement day, or by invoice. In some cases we require prepayment.
Terms: Arrangements for over 15 people must be cancelled within 30 days before arrival to avoid fee. Full terms
Rental Price: 4000 NOK
Arrangement day: You have the room to yourself for up to 5 hours.
Wedding Dinner Party
Rental Price: 7000 NOK
Bingen (1st floor) or Høyloftet (2nd floor)
Extra inclusions for wedding:
Planning meeting with our restaurant manager
Wedding day: You have the room to yourself for the whole afternoon/evening.
Hope this sounds exciting, we will do our utmost to make your special day perfect!
Snowhotel Wedding - Ceremony & Overnight
Celebrate your biggest day with us!
Are you dreaming of a white wedding in an Arctic Ice or Snowhotel?
We are not a traditional wedding venue per se with a chapel, but it is possible to book the snowhotel as a wedding venue and rent our whole camp for a number of days. Unfortunately we cannot arrange a minister, or other annointed person who can perform the wedding for you, but we can be of assistance getting you in touch with the right offices etc.
Here is our capacity:
Cabins: 20 twin cabins, with possibility of extra bed - altogether 50 beds
Snowhotel: 13 rooms, double and quadruple - altogether 39 beds
Guests can switch between sleeping in Snowhotel and cabins.
Ceremony: We recommend to have it either Høyloftet (2nd floor of our Restaurant, or in the Snowhotel.
Restaurant: Capacity altogether 140 guests - over 2 floors. (NB! If COVID restrictions should apply, the capacity is 90)
If you would like to hold the ceremony in the Snowhotel itself, there is a dome with room for up to 50 persons (standing up).
We also have a lot of fun winter activities, including King Crab fishing, Snowmobiling and dogsledding. See all here.
They have single tour capacity from 25 - 40 people, but we can divide in groups and make a nice and smooth alternating program.
And any desirable special arrangements and wishes are of course possible, we would of course try to make the wedding exactly how you want it, it goes without saying.
Just contact us, if you think this sounds interesting, and we can go over the details.
Booking: Please note to book our whole hotel exclusively for a wedding needs to be done long time in advance, for winter season, minimum 1 year.
Availability: Wedding arrangements are not available in Christmas and New year period. Otherwise most periods are available as long as reserved long enough in advance.
You can see more photos and video of our premises on the bottom of this page.
NB! If you are only looking to book a wedding dinner party, see info above, under arrangements.
Á LA CARTE SUMMER 2023
Á la carte is available during summer, in the period 01-.05 - 31.08. Outside that period, please see our Snowhotel Visit & Dinner program