Welcome to Snowhotel Kirkenes

We are very happy that you have chosen to stay in our Gamme Cabins, or the Snowhotel 365, and we hope that you will have a wonderful time here with us!

You should find the answers to most of your questions below.

And if you have even more questions, please contact us. We are here for you!

Best wishes,

The Snowhotel Kirkenes team

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Area map

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Practical info

Breakfast           08:30–9:30

Dinner not available summer 2020

We are sorry that the restaurant is closed after breakfast.


Available         09:30 - 19:00

On ground floor of restaurant. Staff will turn it on request. 


All check-in/out is in the reception.

Check-in time               15:00 Check-out time            11:00


(400 NOK per person) Transfer to airport        09:45


To Kirkenes/Hurtigruten*                                 by request

From Kirkenes to Snowhotel *      by request

*If our drivers have tours to/from town, you can get a ride for free. Check with reception.

Please book in the reception, restaurant or by phone +4778970540

We have luggage service.

Arrival: If you have your own car, you can drive the luggage to your cabin. If not, we can drive your luggage to the cabin for you. Departure: Let us know if you need a luggage pick-up.

Cabins room service     

Dear Guest! We care about the environment, so we don't clean the cabin every day, just clean and restock as needed. If you are missing anything, please let us know at breakfast or at reception. We are in the wild, so the supply of hot water is not endless – we recommend no longer than 10 minutes shower.  Hang towels on the hook if it is not necessary to wash, lay on the floor otherwise.

Meeting points

For all excursions, meet at the reception. Please meet 5 minutes before the excursion start time

Telephone numbers

Restaurant                           +47 92030990

Booking/Reception           +47 78970540

On-call night guard            +47 92215881

Taxi                                        +47 78991397

Police                                     112

Ambulance                           113

Fire                                         110


Network name: Snowhotel Guests        

Password: snowhotel

Snowhotel overnighters     

All snow hotel guests also get a cabin where they can store luggage, shower and also sleep if you wish. Sauna is open 06:00 – 09:00 for Snowhotel guests.

Please note that the main building is not manned after breakfast, so most areas are closed except from  the basement, where the entrance to the Snowhotel is. If you need assistance you can call 78970540 and press 9. The front door is always open so have access to your cabin if needed.

Guide to Sleeping in the Snowhotel

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

How to sleep in the Snowhotel

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


Summer Overnight program

The following facilities are available for our Summer/autumn guests:

Bicycles for borrowing. Free for overnighters

Fishing rods: for rent


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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