Stay in igloo-like huts
Year around you´ll have the chance to stay in one of the new beautifully designed wooden cabins. These cabins are manufactured from the traditional hunting and fishing hut “gamme” that are commonly built in the wilderness of the Sami areas of the Arctic. Each cabin has air conditioning, floor heating, natural tiles, a bathroom with a separate aurora wall and a toilet. In winter, the Gamme cabins are covered in snow, giving them the appearance of igloos from the outside.
Meet our resident reindeer and see the Northern Lights
The large panoramic window and lounge chairs covered in sheepskins ensure that you will be comfortable while looking out for the Northern Lights, from the warmth of your cabin. The huts are equipped with a kettle - all meals are served in our restaurant across the path. In the summer, you can borrow rowing boats and fishing equipment from us.
In addition, we have resident reindeer on our grounds - make sure you go over and say hello!
Day 1: We transfer you to the Gamme Cabins in Sandnes, 10km outside of Kirkenes, where you check in to your cabin.
The area invites for some nice walks. With some luck reindeers can be spotted. Meals are served in “Loven” an adjoining building, situated 50m from the cabins. Here you also find a sauna. In the evening enjoy a traditional, locally sourced three-course dinner, served by the hotel's roaring fire.
Day 2: Enjoy a nice breakfast at “Loven”. You can either spend extra nights in the cabin or check out. If you do, we transfer you back to the Hurtigruten quay or your hotel.
*Included: One overnight at Gamme Cabins, incl. breakfast, three-course dinner and transfers from hotels in Kirkenes or ship and back. A set of warm clothing in winter time. Overnighters have free access to borrow cross country skis, snowshoes in winter. (Airport transfer to/from Gamme Cabins can be added at extra costs).
You can extend your holiday with the programme "Gamme Cabins" on Hurtigruten sailings starting or ending in Kirkenes along the Norwegian coast.
- Available all year
- Daily pick-up time: Right after disembarkation or from hotel in Kirkenes at 13:00 or 17:00
- Clothing: In winter it is recommended to bring long underwear, pullover, warm hat and socks.
Please call us on if you wish to book or receive more information about this extension programme!
If you want to stay in Kirkenes before or after your pre/post programme, you can further extend your holiday by staying at our recommended hotels.