Kirkenes – right on the border

Kirkenes Snow hotel


Price from £122

Difficulty level

Level 2: Suitable for most.

Booking code



3 hours


Read the practical information below

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  • Join a guided tour around this quirky hotel made of snow and ice

  • Enjoy an ice-cold crowberry shot in Norway’s largest ice bar

  • Admire the amazing ice-carved sculptures and interior décor

  • See reindeer that graze on the grounds and the 180 Alaskan huskies

Our visit to the coolest hotel in Norway begins with a stroll up to the hotel and into Norway’s largest ice bar, where we’ll be greeted and treated to an ice-cold crowberry shot.  

The host or hostess will then show us around the hotel. The magnificent Snow Suites are made entirely of snow and ice, featuring furniture, sculptures, and wall carvings crafted by artists from around the world. Each room is a one-off gem, bearing a different theme.  

We’ll then have the chance to meet the reindeer that roam the park as well as meet furry friends at the Dogyard, home to 180 Alaskan huskies and their pups.  

Before we leave, relax by the glowing fire in the hotel’s restaurant and relish a light bite of local food.  

To cap off the trip and if time allows, we make a stop at Prestfjellet Mountain which offers a magnificent panorama of the town of Kirkenes and the surrounding area.

Practical information

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Kirkenes

  • Available: 1 Jan - 31 Dec

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: Shot of fruit juice, local snack

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • Subject to weather and snow conditions.

  • This excursion runs in the morning. Therefore, guests disembarking in Kirkenes will need to be booked on the evening flight out of town, or staying overnight, in order to be able to participate.