Kirkenes Snowhotel opened for the first time in 2006, and since then we have been giving our guests a wonderful experience in one of Norway’s most beautiful surroundings.
Snow is a very good insulator, so when it is minus thirty degrees outside, the SnowHotel remains a stable minus four degrees. This special ability of snow insulation can also be seen in Mother Nature. For example, the snow grouse makes caves in the deep snow during winter to keep warm and save its energy inside the shelter. Husky dogs also cover themselves in snow to keep warm.
Every room in Kirkenes Snowhotel is like a small treasure. The rooms are five metres in diameter, and they are equipped with everything needed for a comfortable night. Photos appear to look like you are sleeping on ice, but that would be too cold and too hard for your back. The beds are framed with ice blocks and the beds have comfortable mattresses with thermal insulation on top. You sleep inside a sleeping bag graded for -35 ºC. All of our 20 rooms have a different theme from our Arctic culture or nature. The lighted ice sculptures give the Snowhotel a very cosy and special atmosphere.
We are open from the 20th of December to the 20th of April. The whole stay is an adventure, once in a lifetime adventure.