Welcome to Snowhotel Kirkenes

We are very happy that you have chosen to stay in the Snowhotel, and/or our Gamme Cabin, and we hope that you will have a wonderful time here with us!

You should find the answers to most of your questions below.

And if you have even more questions, please contact us. We are here for you!

Best wishes,

The Kirkenes Snowhotel team

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Area map

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Practical info

Breakfast                                                           07:00 – 9:30

Bingen Restaurant, 1st floor

Lunch                                                                    from 12:00

In Gabba restaurant

Teatime                                                                         16:00

in Høyloftet (3rd floor). Information about the Snowhotel and northern lights

Dinner                                        Snowhotel guests     19:00 

Gamme guests           19:30

 

All check-in/out is in the reception.

 

Gamme Cabin:

Check-in time               15:00 Check-out time            11:00

Snowhotel:

Check-in time               17:30* Check-out time            08:00

*Snowhotel welcome tour starts in Gabba. Please check in in reception prior to this.

Please check out in the reception and deliver the key. Both cabin key and Snowhotel locker key must always be delivered in reception.

Lost Cabin key fee is 1000 NOK

Lost Snowhotel key fee is 200 NOK

Transfer to airport        09:45

                                          18:30

(400 NOK Per person.) Please book in reception or restaurant in advance.

To Kirkenes/Hurtigruten                                 09:00 / 11:30
From Hurtigruten
                                               09:00 

From Kirkenes to Snowhotel       13:00 / 17:00

 

Please book in the reception, restaurant or by phone +47 7897 0540

Snowhotel:

Upon arrival, we will transfer the luggage to the luggage room, ground floor of the main building.

Gamme Cabin:

We will put the luggage on your cabin stairs. 

If moving from Snowhotel to cabin: We will move your bags from the luggage room to the cabin.

Or vice versa.

Remember to leave your tag on.

Departure: 

Luggage will be picked up at 08:30 and 11:30. Your bags must be packed and ready, and put in the luggage room/outside your cabin by then. All luggage must be securely packed for transfer.

Please bring hand luggage with laptops/fragile items yourself.

Cabins room service     

Between 10:00 –16:00

Dear guest! We care about the environment, so we will not fully clean every day, only tidy and restock the cabin. We are in the wild, so supply of hot water is not endless - please consider when showering.

Keep towels on the rack if no wash needed, leave on floor otherwise.

Meeting points

For all excursions, meet at the reception, or in Gabba. 

Telephone numbers

Restaurant                           +47 92030990

Booking/Reception           +47 78970540

On-call night guard            +47 92215881

Taxi                                        +47 78991397

Police                                     112

Ambulance                           113

Fire                                         110

 

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Password: snowhotel

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Password: snowhotel

 

Puppy Walk                                                                09:00 - 09:45

Our host will pick you up after breakfast to go for a refreshing walk along the fjord, with the company of one or more husky puppies. You know what they say? Puppies extends life expectancy!

Meeting place: Outside Låven restaurant

Snowfun                                                                       11:00 - 12:00

Get to know snow!. With the help of our local host, you will learn all sorts of snow craziness, like:

  • Learning how to ski

  • Building snowman

  • Kick sledging

  • Try snowshoes

  • Snowsledding

  • Snowball target practice

  • Making snow angels

 

Meeting place: Outside Snowhotel entrance

Teatime                                                                      15:30 - 16:00

Learn about the Northern Lights and see the forecast for the coming period.

Learn how the Snowhotel is built.

We will show films and presentations on our big screen in Nikel lounge.

Snow Yoga                                                                   16:00 - 16:45 tuesdays and thursdays

Take part in our outdoor Snow yoga with our yoga instructor. Get close to nature and your inner North Star with exercises inspired by an ancient Sami myth. The excercises are on beginner level, so everyone can participate.

Dress up warmly and comfy.

Meeting place: Outside Låven restaurant

The entire Snowfun program is free for all overnighters.

Guide to Sleeping in the Snowhotel

 

See this video on how to survive a night in the Snowhotel!

Todays` tours

Available spots today:

*coming soon*

Available tours tomorrow:

*coming soon*

Book

Online within 2 hours before departure, or at the reception or the restaurant

 

What to do when you are here:  

In your stay breakfast and dinner is included, and you may also buy lunch and drinks in the restaurant. 
Except from relaxing in your cosy cabin, there are lots of things you can do here.

 

First of all, try one of our many excursions!

 

Second, take part in our Snowfun programme!

Other than that, you can also go snowhiking.

 

If the weather does not invite to an excursion, there are also some options. You can visit Kirkenes town, a 15 minutes` drive from us. There are several shopping malls and cosy cafés.

 

We also have souvenirs for sale in Bingen and Gabba restaurant.

Snow hiking

There are mainly two separate routes:

1. Past the Restaurant building and follow the track by the fjord.

2. Go up on the mountain, on the path on your left, on the road, about a 100 metres before your arrive at our reception.

We have Snowshoes outside your cabin, which you may borrow, and also cross country skies by Gabba 

 

Tour map:

 
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How to dress in winter

Even though we dress our excursion guests in warm and protective clothing, you should always 

pack warm winter clothes. Always wear several layers of warm clothing for the cold winter days.

  1. Long underwear and socks in woolen or technical fabric 

  2. Jumper in wool or fleece, and pants in e.g. fleece or cotton

  3. Thick jumper in wool or fleece, scarf, woolen socks and lined trousers, in windproof material

  4. Woolen hat, winter jacket, gloves or mittens and winter shoes.