Visit Kirkenes Snow hotel

Snowhotel – A Unique Winter Experience

Spend a night in one of the Snowhotel’s uniquely designed Snow Suites and see the local reindeer and 180 husky dogs.

  • Enjoy the unique experience of one of the Snowhotel’s sculpted Snow Suites
  • Rent snow shoes, skis, or a bicycle to explore the local wilderness
  • Access the surrounding park where reindeer live and the nearby husky kennels
  • Savour a three-course dinner and breakfast at the hotel
  • Destinations

    Norwegian coast

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Booking code



Day 1

Your Snowhotel stay starts with a minibus transfer either from the ship at the end of your seven-day Classic Voyage North or from your hotel in Kirkenes. The Snowhotel is located in Sandnes, about 10 km from Kirkenes.

Made from several tonnes of snow and ice, the large, extended igloo makes a lasting impression as soon as you see it. After checking in, you’ll want to explore the hotel, admiring the illuminated sculptures and wall carvings found throughout.

Rent a traditional kick-sledge, snow shoes, a pair of skis, or even a bicycle to spend the day exploring the local wilderness. Reindeers graze behind the hotel and the nearby Dogyard is home to some 180 friendly Alaskan husky dogs and their loveable puppies (optional excursions, depending on the season).

Back at the hotel in the evening, head over to the Snow Bar, made entirely of ice and snow, for a complimentary welcome drink. That’s followed by a delicious three-course dinner, made from locally sourced ingredients and served around the restaurant’s cosy fire place.

You’ll then want to settle into your Snow Suite for a good night's sleep, complete with thermal sleeping bags and snow sculptures. Showers and a sauna can be found in the building next to the hotel, while a warm lounge is open 24 hours together with hot drinks.

Day 2

Take a warm shower or a morning session in the sauna to wake you up. After breakfast, a minibus will transfer you either to your hotel in Kirkenes or to the ship to start your 6-day Classic Voyage South.


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


Overnight in a Snow Suite, warm clothing, thermal sleeping bag, English speaking instructor, breakfast, three-course dinner, Wi-Fi, transfers to/from hotels or ship to/from Snowhotel.


  • This programme is offered daily, all year round 

  • For guests with limited mobility on request.

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