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Located in the far north of Norway, Snowhotel Kirkenes, offers unique accommodations 6.2 mi from Kirkenes. Guests have access to a restaurant and a sauna, along with free WiFi and on-site parking. There is also an ice bar, available 365 days a year. The Bøkfjord is 1640 feet away. The arctic themed snow suites, feature intricate snow sculptures, thermal bedspreads and sleeping bags to keep guests warm at night. Shared bathroom facilities are located in a nearby service building. The air-conditioned wooden cottages are architecturally inspired by traditional Sami hunting and fishing huts. They feature large windows with mountain views, lounge chairs covered with sheep skins and a private bathroom. In the winter guests can enjoy activities such as husky rides, northern lights tours and snowmobiling. In the summer the resort offers hiking, fishing and king crab rafting. Kirkenes Snowhotel is 5.2 mi from Kirkenes Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal and 3.7 mi from Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen. Please highlight that we are Snowhotel 365 - our entire Snowhotel is open all year. Also in Summer you can sleep in 4 minus degrees in the icehotel. We are the only real Snowhotel in the world open for overnight 365 days a year. This is made possible by groundbreaking technology, allowing us to insulate and cool down the icehotel also through the warm summer months.

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)

Free private parking available at the hotel

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2 queen beds
3 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1

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Guest reviews


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  • Daniel
    South Africa South Africa
    It is a once in a lifetime experience with the ice sculptures, bar, lighting and beds on a block of ice. The staff went into detail in how to get comfortable in your sleeping bags to ensure maximum comfort. The breakfast was good and so was the...
  • Aravind
    Germany Germany
    Mesmerizing experience,excellent food .Great and coordinated stuff.The Chef even took suggestions.Snow yoga and Puppy walk was great.The king crab hunt is the most sought after activity.
  • Lai
    United States of America United States of America
    We joined 3 excursions and they all met inside the facility. They provide thermal suits, boots, gloves and extra socks. All the tour guides were excellent! The dinners were delicious.

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
  • 2 restaurants
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • 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.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

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

  • Snowhotel Kirkenes has 2 restaurants:

    • Låven
    • Gabba

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

  • Room options at Snowhotel Kirkenes include:

    • Double
    • Bungalow
    • Single

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

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

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