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Welcome to Snowhotel Kirkenes 365 - the most special hotel in Kirkenes!

As the first hotel completely made of snow and ice in the world, we proudly present that we are open 365 days!  Enter a real life winter wonderland, all seasons of the year. 

Breakfast and dinner included. Suitable for both couples and families. In our camp there is lots of fun to do, with our Snowfun programme, our Arctic Summer & autumn program and our Reindeer, Huskies and puppies. 

Practical info for arriving guests

Video -how to sleep in the Snowhotel

Live your dream and stay one night in a world of Snow and ice.

Whether you are experiencing the white winter world, the green summer or the orange and yellow autumn, the frozen wonder of the Snowhotel will be waiting for you, In the period 01.04. - 30.11. you can experience a night in the snow for a friendly low season rate.

Snowhotel Kirkenes, Norway opened for the first time in 2006 with 8 rooms, and a small icebar (and a reindeer).  Since then we have grown towards the snowy clouds, and are now one of the most famous igloo hotels in Norway, and in the world. Our idea was to create something unique and natural.  Idyllically placed, with the forest and mountains at our back, and the arctic fjord in front.

Sleep safely and warm in complete arctic stillness.

14 dreamlike rooms uniquely carved by master ice sculptors from around the world. You will always find the Nordic touch in our motifs, with inspiration from both Norwegian and Sami folklore, fauna and fairy tales. Even if you shouldn`t get much sleep, you can spend all night marveling at all the details of the snow art and ice sculptures.

The ultimate challenge

to tick off on your bucket list. With a constant temperature of - 4°, you are in for a cold and magical night. True, many stay the night in the coolest hotel in Kirkenes, because it is a once in lifetime experience. But believe it or not, most people sleep very well there. All you need is a warm, thermal sleeping bag, and some good, simple tips on how to stay warm, and you will sleep like Snow white.

The perfect honeymoon

Take your special one for a romantic holiday. Arctic winter holidays are the stuff romance is made of, and now summer and autumn are not far behind. Proposals and weddings in a hotel of ice and snow or under the Northern Lights are increasingly popular, and we have also had our fair share. Snowhotel Kirkenes has definitely become a romantic resort, and we wish a warm welcome to all couples.

Or bring your whole family for an amazing adventure

If you are planning a family holiday in Norway, look no further. The Snowhotel is a true magic winter wonderland for both big and small. We have family rooms, and children of 7 years and up are welcome. In addition, we have a lot of snow fun, huskies, reindeer and PUPPIES.

Stay, eat, and live exclusively in the North.

After a dinner to remember in our warm and unique restaurant Låven, you can chill out in the icebar. The jewel of the crown of the Snowhotel, and its theme changes every year - but always something cool. We are open for an hour at 13:00 and 21:00, to serve you ice cold and special arctic drinks, both strong and mild.

If you are looking for unique hotel in Kirkenes, or just an unfortgettable arctic experience in Northern Norway, look no further.

Are you ready to be an Ice pioneer?



Winter fare: 01.12 - 31.03

Summer fare 01.04 - 30.11

Halfboard: Available all year

Bed & breakfast: Available in period 01.05. - 31.08.

Room Only: Available in period 01.05. - 31.08.

Room types: 

  • Double rooms

  • Family rooms (4 beds)

Temperature: -4°

Overnight capacity

Snowhotel: 13 rooms, of which 6 double and 7 family rooms with 4 beds.

Total capacity 39 beds.

Showers, wardrobes, restrooms, luggage room and safety lockers in the basement of main building, adjacent to Snowhotel


​All year:

  • Breakfast and dinner* ( *only breakfast if you choose the summer bed & breakfast option)

  • Access to Reindeer, Husky and puppy yard.

  • Warm, thermal sleeping bag

  • Sleeping bag demonstration

  • Luggage service

  • Sauna

Winter (01.12.- 30.04.):

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Kirkenes (Thon & Scandic) and Hurtigruten/Havila harbor

  • Snowshoes and skis for borrowing

What do I need to bring?

  • Proper clothing according to season and arctic holiday mood


Minimum 1 person

Children: Age limit 7 years. Under 12 years pay half price.

Physical difficulty level: Low

Please note this is cold room in an icehotel, minus 4°. In the rooms there are beds and snow art only. 

Cancellation policy:

See terms

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Want to maximize your overnight stay with a visit to Kirkenes, Andersgrotta bombshelter, guided tour of Snowhotel, and lunch? Book our affordable day package. Transfer included. 

Guide to Sleeping in the Snowhotel

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Summer & Autumn activities

Winter activities

Packages with Snowhotel stay: