Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Stay overnight at the exotic Kirkenes Snow Hotel, enjoy a dog sledding excursion and choose from a wide selection of optional winter activities, including king crab safari, snowmobile excursions and more.

Duration

3 days

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Kirkenes according to your own itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kirkenes (category Silver).
  • Accommodation in a Gamme cabin located next to the Snow Hotel (category Gold)
    • Dinner included (category Gold).
    • Transfer from the city centre or Hurtigruten pier (category Gold).

Arrival in Kirkenes according to your own itinerary. Kirkenes is located in Finnmark, Norway’s most northern county, and shares border with both Russia and Finland. This is also the last stop on Hurtigruten’s northbound voyage along the Norwegian coastline. 

Our Silver category includes accommodation at a hotel in Kirkenes, while our Gold category includes accommodation at a Gamme cabin located next to the Snow Hotel. Category Gold also includes transfer from the city centre or Hurtigruten pier to the Gamme cabins located by the Snow Hotel, as well as dinner.

Accommodation at Gamme cabin (category Gold)

  • Breakfast at the hotel / at the restaurant by the Snow Hotel.
  • Morning at leisure in Kirkenes / by the Snow Hotel.
  • 2-hour dog sledding excursion (alternatively king crab safari)
  • Dinner in the restaurant by the Ice Hotel
  • Overnight at Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel (category Silver) or the restaurant located next to the Snow Hotel (category Gold). This morning is at your own leisure. We recommend that you join one of the optional winter excursions, e.g. a king crab safari or a snow mobile safari. If booking category Gold, you will spend the morning on the premises of the Snow Hotel where you can borrow kick sledges and cross-country skis for a self-guided tour. There is also a free shuttle bus to Kirkenes. If you have booked category Silver, a guide will pick you up at the hotel at 13:00 hrs and bring you to Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

At 13:00 hrs you will start your 2-hour dog sledding tour from the Snow Hotel which is included in the tour price. The eager huskies will bring you out into the Arctic nature - a wonderful experience! Should you prefer to join a king crab safari instead this is possible at no additional costs (please let us know at the time of booking).

In the evening, enjoy dinner at the cozy on-site restaurant before spending the night under comfortable reindeer-hides and in warm sleeping bags. For guests having trouble sleeping in the snow rooms, there is a lounge area with sofas by the restaurant.

Accommodation included at the Snow Hotel

  • Morning sauna, followed by breakfast.
  • Transfer from Snow Hotel to a hotel in Kirkenes or the Hurtigruten pier.
    • Optional transfer directly to the airport (additional costs will incur).
  • Departure from Kirkenes according to your own itinerary.

In the morning you can use the sauna to warm up before breakfast. The transfer at 9:00 hrs will bring you back to the hotel in Kirkenes, the Hurtigruten pier or you can book a transfer directly to the airport.

Departure from Kirkenes according to your own itinerary, or perhaps you would prefer to book an extra night in Kirkenes and join one of the optional excursions? We also recommend an overnight in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges; arable fields, vast forests and untouched nature areas. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Winter activities in Oslo include cross country skiing, tobogganing, cruise on the Oslo fjord, ice skating and much more. We also recommend a visit at one of Oslo’s well known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House.

Tour category

Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Gamme Cabin

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included: 

  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kirkenes in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • 1 night at Kirkenes Snow Hotel, including warm facilities as described.
  • Breakfast and 3-course dinner at the restaurant by the Snow Hotel.
  • 2-hour dog sledding excursion at day time
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Overnight in a private double cabin next to the Snow Hotel (instead of at the hotel in Kirkenes) including 3-course dinner and breakfast