Kirkenes – right on the border

Gamme Cabins at the Snowhotel

Pre-Post programme

Price from $282

Booking code



2 days


Read the practical information below

  • Spend a night in the Snowhotel’s cozy and luxurious Gamme Cabin.

  • Rent snow shoes, skis, or a bicycle to explore the local wilderness.

  • Access the surrounding park, home to reindeer and nearby husky kennels

  • Savor a three-course dinner and breakfast at the hotel.

These cozy homes follow the example of the traditional hunting and fishing huts, called “gamme”, which can be found all over the arctic Sami areas. The cabins are specially designed with large windows for scanning the skies for the Northern Lights from fall to spring, or enjoying the glow from the Midnight Sun in summer. In winter, the cabins are covered in snow, giving them the appearance of igloos from the outside.

All cabins are equipped with a kettle, air conditioning, floor heating, twin beds, and a modern bathroom with toilet and shower.

The meals are served in the adjoining restaurant “Låven”, which is situated only 164 feet away from the cabins (dinner and breakfast are included in the price). In the same building, you will also find a sauna.

Planned itinerary

Day 1

An English-speaking representative from Kirkenes Snowhotel will meet you either off the ship at the Hurtigruten pier (pick-up time: 9 a.m.), or at the reception of your hotel (Thon Hotel Kirkenes; pick-up time 1 p.m.). We also offer a transfer from/to Kirkenes Airport at an extra cost (min. 2 persons). Please check your itinerary for what has been confirmed, no separate voucher is required. Transfer is by minibus to the Snowhotel, situated 6 miles from Kirkenes in Sandnes.

Check-in to the cabins is from 3 p.m. Depending on your arrival time, you have the possibility to join some of the optional excursions leaving from the Snowhotel. Alternatively, you could rent snowshoes, skis, or a bicycle to explore the local wilderness. With some luck, you might spot reindeer!

In the evening enjoy a traditional, locally sourced three-course dinner from 7:30 p.m, served by the hotel’s roaring fire, before retiring to your cabin for the night.

Day 2

After spending the night in your wooden cabin, you can enjoy breakfast at “Låven”. A transfer will pick you up at 9 a.m. to take you to either Thon Hotel Kirkenes or the Hurtigruten quay.

Luggage will be picked up at a designated time, and your bags must be securely packed and put on the porch outside your cabin by then.

Practical information

  • Start and end point: Kirkenes dock/Kirkenes hotel


  • Overnight at Gamme Cabins

  • Breakfast

  • Three-course dinner

  • Transfers to/from Thon Hotel in Kirkenes or ship to/from Snowhotel

  • Wi-Fi


  • This overnight tour is operated daily and all year round. Long underwear, pullover, warm hat and socks are recommended.

  • For guests with limited mobility on request

  • Extra nights on request

  • Minimum number of participants: 1

  • During the winter season, you will have the opportunity to visit the Kirkenes Snowhotel which will be built next to the cabins. Here you will be provided free of charge with a set of warm winter clothing if desired. 

  • Luggage can be stored at the cabins. If moving from Snowhotel to cabin: bags will be moved from the luggage room to the cabin or vice versa.

  • Hurtigruten Global Sales AS reserves the right to make changes.