Visit Snowhotel Kirkenes

Snowhotel – A Unique Winter Experience

Enjoy a special Arctic Experience at the Snowhotel, constructed entirely from snow and ice and decorated with snow sculptures.

  • Overnight in beautifully designed and illuminated Snow Suites
  • Have a drink at the Arctic Snow Bar
  • Enjoy local food
  • Possibility to do free activities on the site
  • Season

    All year

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Booking Code



Day 1

Start your Snowhotel adventure from the Hurtigruten ship right after disembarkation or from your hotel in Kirkenes in the afternoon. Transfer by bus or minibus to the Snowhotel, situated 10 km from Kirkenes in Sandnes. To complete your stay, make use of activities offered free of charge to guests with overnight like a puppy walk in the morning, snow fun during the day and snow yoga two times a week, the rent of a kick sledge, snow shoes or cross-country skis or rent a bike (depending on the season).

In the evening a welcome drink is served in the Snow Bar. After that you'll enjoy a traditional, locally sourced three-course dinner, served by the hotel's roaring fire before your guide helps you prepare for your night in the Snow Hotel. Take a stroll through this unique property, paying a visit to the resident reindeer before settling into your Snow Room for a good night's sleep. There is a warm room at the Snow Hotel for midnight teas and coffees.

Every guest at the Snowhotel sleeps as a Snow Queen and Snow King! Spacious, white, decorated, enlightened Snow Suites is especially designed for our guests. In every room there are many beautiful design arts made from snow and ice. Sleep well in the world of white snow!

Day 2

After a night spent in a sleeping bag, you have the possibility to use the sauna and showers which are located in a separate building close to the Snow Hotel. Enjoy breakfast, before you will be transferred to the Hurtigruten quay to start your voyage with Hurtigruten or your hotel in Kirkenes.


  • Start point: Kirkenes dock / Kirkenes hotel  
  • End point: Kirkenes dock / Kirkenes hotel 


Overnight in a Snow Suite, breakfast, 3-course-dinner, thermal sleeping bag, transfers to/from Thon Hotel in Kirkenes or ship to/from Snowhotel. English-speaking instructor, WIFI.


  • This overnight tour is operated daily and all year round

  • Long underwear, pullover, warm hat and socks are needed. For guests with limited mobility on request

  • Extra nights on request

  • Minimum number of participants: 1

  • Children younger than 7 years are not allowed to sleep in the Snowhotel