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Welcome to Snowhotel Kirkenes


Useful info for our guests Summer & autumn 2021:

Check-in 12:00 Check-out  11:00  Reception open 10:00 - 15:00. Telephone 78970540, #1

Please let us know when you arrive. If you arrive after 15:00 we will inform you where to find the key.

See map here to find your cabin

Snowhotel guests:

If you arrive after 15:00 please go up to the restaurant to check-in. 

We have warm, thermal sleeping bags for all guests. 

Sleeping bag demonstration at dinner.

There is access to toilets/wardrobe in basement, and Nikel lounge on 2. floor for snowhotel guests.

We have a luggage rooom in the basement, as well as a small locker for valuables for each guest.

Restaurant is open from (..)

If you need assistance in the afternoon, our restaurant staff will be more than happy to help you.

Dinner is served 19:00 | Menu: chef`s choice of arctic meat or fish.

Please tell us in advance if you have any allergies or dietary requests.

Breakfast 08:30-09:30

Sauna  1st floor Låven Restaurant. Sauna is open from 06:00 to 09:00 for Snowhotel guests. Other than that, please let us know at breakfast or reception when you want to take a sauna, and we'll put on the timer.

Luggage service:
On request, contact the reception. 

Parking: Free for all of our guests outside the gate by the reception or along the road, meaning that you may drive your luggage up to your cabin or main building, but must drive your car out again to park - you may not park overnight by your cabin or inside the area, thank you for your consideration.

Our Winter Park:
Snowhotel opening hours 10:00-14:00 and other times on request. Ask the restaurant for the possibility of a drink in the ice bar after or before dinner.
Dogyard: Visiting the huskies in our dog yard is available between 08:00 – 16:00, while we have our mushers working.


 NETWORK: Snowhotel Guest  PASSWORD: snowhotel

Telephone numbers

Booking/Reception/restaurant         +47 78970540

On-call night guard                              +47 78970540 #9

(after 21:00, for urgent matters)

Taxi                                                          +47 78991397

Police                                                      112

Ambulance                                            113

Fire                                                          110

Remember our competition on Instagram - Follow us, and post your best pictures or video from your visit and get the chance to win a gift card. Tag @snowhotelkirkenes and use #bestofsnowhotel

Best wishes,

The Kirkenes Snowhotel team

Guide to Sleeping in the Snowhotel

How to sleep in the Snowhotel

See this video on how to survive a night in the Snowhotel!

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What to do when you are here:  

Except from relaxing in your cosy cabin, there are lots of things you can do here.


First of all, try one of our many excursions!


If the weather does not invite to an excursion, there are also some options. You can visit Kirkenes town, a 15 minutes` drive from us. There are several shopping malls and cosy cafés.


We also have souvenirs for sale in Bingen and Gabba restaurant.

Tours you can do by yourself:

Bicycle tour up Sandnesdalen

Follow the blue line one map. You can cycle up to the dam of Sandnes river, and take a picnic break by the bank of the river. A great place to explore the beautiful surrounding nature.

Level: Medium. Some uphill parts. Distance 5, 4 km


1. To Klubbnes headland. Past the Restaurant building and follow the track by the fjord. You can also lend fishing gear and fish for sea trout at the headland (Klubbnes). There is a camp place to make a fire.

Level: Easy Distance 700 m

2. Mountain hike. On the path on your left, on the road, about a 100 metres before your arrive at our reception.

Level: Medium. Good hiking shoes required. Distance 3 km

3. Sandnes river. Go to the mouth of Sandnes river. A beautiful place, where it is possible to camp and BBQ. This is popular bathing spot, and the water can be quite agreeable on warm days in July and August.

There are also paths to walk a long the river into the wild,

Level: Easy. Distance 500 m

Tour maps:

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Mountain hike track/Fjord track

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