Snowhotel Kirkenes 365

Overnight adventure

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, Husky and puppy farm. 

See current information about program and availability here

Practical info for arriving guests

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 half price.

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?

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Available: All year. 01.01. - 31.12.

High season : 20.12. - 06.01.

Low season (50%): 01.04. - 30.11.

Room types: 

  • Double rooms

  • Family rooms (4-5 beds)

Temperature: -4°

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

Cancellation policy:

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

Overnight capacity

Snowhotel: 14 rooms, of which 7 double and 7 family rooms with 4 beds.

Total capacity 42 beds.

What's included?

Winter (01.12.- 30.04.):

  • breakfast and dinner

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

    • ​*Not included in winter season 20/21 due to COVID

  • Access to Reindeer, Husky and puppy farm

  • Warm, thermal sleeping bag

  • Sleeping bag demonstration

  • Snowfun programme*

    • ​*Not included in winter season 20/21

  • Snowshoes and skis for borrowing

  • Luggage service

Summer ( 01.05. - 30.11.):

  • breakfast and dinner 

  • Access to Reindeer, Husky and puppy farm

  • Bikes for borrowing

  • Sauna

  • Luggage service

  • Movie Time in our lounge

Amenities:

  • Restrooms/showers/wardrobe/Sauna in service building, adjacent to the Snowhotel.

  • Small locker for valuables

  • Access to warm lounge 24 hours

What do I need to bring?

Arctic holiday mood

Location: Snowhotel

Guide to Sleeping in the Snowhotel

Spring, Summer & Autumn activities

Winter activities

Packages with Snowhotel stay:

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