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Surrounded by the Arctic wilderness, Snowhotel Kirkenes stands as a testament to innovation and adventure, offering an unforgettable experience year-round. Utilizing groundbreaking technology, this remarkable property defies the seasons, maintaining its icy allure at a constant -4 degrees Celsius even during the summer months. Each room within the Snowhotel has its own unique masterpiece of ice art, meticulously crafted by skilled artisans. Guests are enveloped in a world with intricate snow sculptures adorning the arctic-themed snow suites. Thermal bedspreads and sleeping bags ensure warmth and comfort throughout the night, promising a cozy retreat amid the icy wonderland. The Snowhotel also features an inviting ice bar, offering guests the chance to enjoy a chilled drink served in an ice glass, accentuating the arctic ambiance of their stay. Guests have access to shared facilities conveniently located in the main building, seamlessly connected to the Snowhotel. For those seeking a different ambiance, the wooden cottages offer a blend of tradition and comfort, drawing inspiration from the architectural style of traditional Sami hunting and fishing huts. Each cottage features private bathrooms, comfortable seating areas, and bedrooms for a restful night's sleep. Whether blanketed in snow or bathed in the glow of the midnight sun, Snowhotel Kirkenes offers a wealth of activities to suit every season. Winter enthusiasts can embark on exhilarating husky sled rides, explore the wilderness on snowmobiles, or try their hand at ice fishing. Meanwhile, summer adventurers can enjoy husky wagon rides, hike through the pristine wilderness, or join a thrilling king crab fishing excursion. Snowhotel Kirkenes is conveniently located 6.2 mi from Kirkenes, 6.8 mi from the Hurtigruten/Havila harbor and 7.5 mi from Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
Number of guests
2 queen beds
3 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Robin
    United States of America United States of America
    We stayed in the cabins which were very modern and new. We had some wonderful snowshoeing. We only stayed one night.
  • Patricia
    United States of America United States of America
    We love the very clean, beautiful and organized property.
  • William
    United States of America United States of America
    Included breakfast and dinner were excellent and served in beautiful areas. Staying in the Snowhotel was fun and with the sleeping bag I was not cold. We stayed one night in the snowhotel and one in the cabin. Both were well designed. Staff is...

Hotel area info

2 Restaurants On Site

  • Låven
    • Cuisine
      Seafood • Local • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Gabba
    • Cuisine
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Snowhotel Kirkenes
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 2 restaurants
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Ski rental on site
  • Ski storage
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Yoga classes
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Norwegian

House rules

Snowhotel Kirkenes takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Snowhotel Kirkenes of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Snowhotel Kirkenes

  • Guests staying at Snowhotel Kirkenes can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • The prices at Snowhotel Kirkenes may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 1,650 feet from Snowhotel Kirkenes. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Snowhotel Kirkenes offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Bicycle rental
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Yoga classes
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • Snowhotel Kirkenes has 2 restaurants:

    • Låven
    • Gabba

  • Room options at Snowhotel Kirkenes include:

    • Double
    • Bungalow
    • Single

  • Snowhotel Kirkenes is 5 miles from the center of Kirkenes. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Snowhotel Kirkenes is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.