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Ski-to-door Free WiFi Free parking
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Newest reviews for Sollia Gjestegaard

  • Bogdan
    August 24, 2014

    We were lucky to have the entire cabin 11 (10 rooms, if not more) empty, only for us, which increase significantly our comfort, by allowing us to have the common living room just for us; otherwise, room was for dwarfs, but warm and clean, good wi-fi the Hungarian guy who accomodate us was extremely kind, helpful and supportive

    TV in the room was as unexistent (only one Norwegian channel), the location is quite far, far away from any populated area (if you are excluding, of course, Norwegian-Russian customs border) and the price(breakfast excluded) was not friendly at all...


  • Roger
    August 12, 2014

    reception empty, dont answer phone or sms


  • Benoit
    August 7, 2014

    Excellent restaurant Multiple services and activities

    The location is a bit awkward, just outside Russian border, that's the only thing we could think about :)


  • Wojciech
    August 1, 2014

    location, new buildings, good brekfast

    poor wi-fi, small TV set


  • Andrew
      United States of America
    July 31, 2014

    Ann was an excellent hostess, handling nearly all aspects of my stay. She was very friendly, conscientious, and hard-working. The setting was very beautiful, and it was a nice place to relax.

    The internet was in and out, and some of the other guests were not good about keeping the shared kitchen facilities clean. The restaurant was rumored to be good, but it was extremely expensive, without any modestly-priced options. I ended up going to Kirkenes to find a meal under 300kr.


  • John
      United States of America
    July 27, 2014

    Nice room. Excellent kitchen/common area. Country location 1 kilometer from Russian border. One of the best showers ever.


  • Kathleen
    July 25, 2014

    Location near Russian border, Midnight sun, visit to on site Husky Training Facility, friendly staff, good Sunday night buffet at restaurant. Would stay again.

    Cabins very basic, more camping style than a hotel but adequate, wifi slow.


  • Lisa
      United States of America
    July 21, 2014

    Liked the free-standing cabin with a good sized sitting room and liked the closeness of the lake and the hiking trails. Staff were friendly but not very flexible. If returning, I would stay here again but take my French Press and plan on a season when I could take advantage of the huskies and the lack of light pollution to see the Northern Lights.

    Sadly, we were there on Monday so did not get to enjoy the restaurant. Also, the bedrooms were very small, and the kitchen had no coffee maker, not even a French press. Yet coffee in the lodge was not available until 8 am. Surprised that there were no black out curtains, but did enjoy the midnight sun even though impeded sleep. Seemed a bit pricey for the level of rusticity. Also, even wanted to charge us just to look at the huskies they own.


  • Jens
      United Kingdom
    July 8, 2014

    Good value, very clean, great staff. Restaurant can serve a real treat!

    The internet was dropping and often for many hours.


  • Thomas
    June 29, 2014

    The staff were wonderful, the location is unique and the restaurant excellent.

    Nothing really but understand the cabins are quite basic compared to the high quality restaurant


  • John
    June 19, 2014

    Location is marvellous

    Staff attitudes. As a paying customer I expect good service without the feeling that I am somehow causing them trouble.


  • Ian
      United Kingdom
    June 11, 2014

    Superb, the owners and staff could not be more helpful even had a tour round the husky farm next door..

    nothing to dislike


  • Anonymous
    June 10, 2014

    Staff was very friendly


  • Emyr
      United Kingdom
    May 26, 2014

    The location - a short walk from the Russian border, a beautiful view of the lake and access to walks up the hill to a terrific viewpoint. Friendly and efficient staff.

    Only i OK but very expensive restaurant in the vicinity. Didn't know before arriving that there were cooking facilities in our cabin.


  • Leonie
    May 9, 2014

    We visited Sollia Gjestegaard early April. We had a very pleasant stay! I liked it being there in April, for me it was a perfect combination of a comfortable cool temperature, snow and blue sunny skies. So there was snow and the lakes were still frozen, then of course we made the dogsledge tour, with 8 lovely enthusiastic dogs. It was a very unique experience in a postcard pretty scenery. The owner/cook made us a Salmon Pasta dinner, which was delicious! The site is a bit away from the centre of Kirkenes, but check out their website or call them for the pick-up possibilities, it’s worth it travelling some (about 15) extra kilometers for a Norwegian style holiday experience.


  • Stephanie
    April 21, 2014

    Wonderful stay at Sollia!!! Einvind and Jurunn are truly wonderful hosts and it was a very memorable experience to stay at their cabins. Better than a city hotel. So close to the beautiful nature, and we were able to catch Northern Lights in the woods behind the cabin. Very unique experience compared to regular city chase. They also have dog sledding at night! Einvind is a fantastic cook too and filled us well with delicious meals like creamy pasta and melt in your mouth salmon. Overall, definitely strong recommedation to stay. We want to go back in summer and experience it differently along with the beautiful lake side restaurant.

    Wifi is surprisingly good for being so far out but do note it's not strong enough for streaming. As city folks, we learnt to enjoy the peace and quiet and read as opposed to be connected all the time! And sleep early! The sunrises are beautiful!


  • John
      United Kingdom
    April 6, 2014

    Very happy with our stay at Sollia Guesthouse. There were facilities we hadn't realised it had, such as a kitchen with washing machine and dryer, a sauna, and various trips such as dog sledding and chasing the northern lights. Our meal in the restaurant was delicious and the staff were really helpful. It is only15 minutes by car from the airport. Would love to return one day.

    There was nothing we didn't like.


  • Ann
      United States of America
    March 31, 2014

    The staff were so kind, the location was beautiful, marvelous meal...but, oh, the nighttime dogsled ride was simply magical.


  • Hilke
      United Kingdom
    March 25, 2014

    Super friendly, helpful, nice breakfast. 5 star food and 1000 star night excursions. Great dogs and sledging, felt very safe.

    Quite dear prices and lights from border post and on grounds of Sollia are very bright.


  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    March 24, 2014

    The staff here was incredibly welcoming and helpful. Not only did someone carry out suitcases to our room in the annexe, we also got an insider tip for a good location for watching the Northern Lights. We could also have booked an activity through the hotel, which we didn't because we'd already sorted this ourselves before our holiday. We did not get a chance to sample the food in the hotel's restaurant but were told that it is very good indeed.

    The walls are very thin in the annexe, so there was a lot of loud door banging going on during daytime hours.


  • Carol
      United States of America
    March 12, 2014

    The owners were very nice and helpful. We also ate at their restaurant and the food was exquisite. Highly recommend doing one of their dog sledding trips. We almost past it up and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. The whole staff treated us like family. We loved it.

    Can't think of anything we didn't like.


  • Rosemary
      New Zealand
    February 28, 2014

    It has the personal feel of a family run guesthouse. It's friendly and the food is excellent.

    Very icy walking from the main building to the room.


  • Peter
    February 28, 2014

    Location gives many oportunities for outdoor activities. A great place if you like nature.

    The prices are very high, but that is a general problem in Skandinavia.


  • Larry
    February 26, 2014

    Absolutely great staff. One of the owners is the resident chef. Great food!! Quiet, comfortable surroundings.

    Only drawback is distance from town. Use the hotel shuttle - a lot less than a cab!!


  • Beverley
      United Kingdom
    February 19, 2014

    Friendly staff, good food.

    Far from anything else and no public transport. Taxi into town costs 500NOK.


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