The Snow Hotel at the Top Of The World

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

The Most Northerly Snow Hotel

View the Aurora

View the Aurora

With Minimal Light Pollution View The Northern Lights From The Snow Hotel

Cold Nights

Cold Nights

Experience the thrill of sub zero temperatures

Drive Your Own Snowmobile

Drive Your Own Snowmobile

Join A Guided Snowmobile Tour Over The Mountains

Join Our Husky Safari

Join Our Husky Safari

Mush Your Own Team Of Dogs In Kirkenes

The Snow Hotel at the Top Of The World

Perched at the top of the world is the SnowHotel Kirkenes. Now in its 11th year this is a firm favourite with our guests. An enthusiastic welcome starts with 110 howling huskies; the resident reindeer are a little more nonchalant, but no less friendly. You can then savour a cocktail of adventures. Catch a King Crab, Ice Fish with the experts, dash across frozen fjords or go in search of the Northern Lights, before you kick-sled your way to dinner and then retire to your snow room or designer aurora cabin.
Day 1 UK – Oslo
Fly to Oslo and overnight at the Comfort Hotel Runway, Gardermoen Airport.
Day 2 SnowHotel Kirkenes & Husky Safari
An early morning flight ensures you arrive in Kirkenes with a full day ahead. Upon arrival transfer to the SnowHotel. On arrival you will be given your protective thermal clothing, which is for the duration of your stay. It is then time to meet the huskies for your afternoon husky safari. As you approach, the enthusiastic barking signals the dog’s eagerness to get out onto the trail, but first you will be taught the basics of handling your team. Heading out into the surrounding wilderness you will be driving 2 to a sled, taking it in turns to mush.
Returning to the SnowHotel you will be given a guided tour of your surroundings and a welcome drink. A delicious 3-course dinner comprising of the best local ingredients is served in the beautifully converted 'Hay-Loft' or 'Sheep Barn' restaurants, complete with wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. Take time to pop outside and perhaps catch the Northern Lights before retiring to you ice suite and a night sleeping in a giant igloo at the very top of the world.
Day 3 King Crab Safari
Enjoy breakfast and a warm-up sauna before your transfer to the Thon Hotel Kirkenes for the next 2 nights. The remainder of the morning is at leisure. In the afternoon prepare for sightings of the sub aquatic albatross of the Barents Sea, a King Crab resplendent with a 2-metre claw span. You will be picked up by bus at the hotel. From Namndalen you will travel by snowmobile sledge to the edge of the ice. Your driver guide helps you cut a hole in the frozen ocean and draw up the crab pods. Transport the catch back to the quayside and watch how it is prepared for cooking. Head to a local fisherman’s hut to enjoy your spoils. Return to the Thon Hotel late in the afternoon, with the remainder of your time at leisure.
Day 4 Snowmobile Safari
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on a 4 hour guided snowmobile tour. Driving in pairs, you each will have plenty of opportunities to drive and take photos along the way. A small picnic meal will be served along the way. On returning to the hotel there is time for some well-deserved R&R.
Day 5 Kirkenes - UK
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning before your transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
Snow Hotel Kirkenes
Snow Hotel Kirkenes
At 69°N, the SnowHotel Kirkenes is the world’s most northerly snow hotel. Located alongside the Langfjorden 400km north of the Arctic Circle, it is at the apex of Scandinavia where Norway meets Russia and Finland. The resort has a wealth of facilities including 2 restaurants in a beautifully renovated barn, a bar and sauna. With just 20 ice suites the ‘boutique nature’ of the property has been retained. Intricately carved ice art designed by sculptors from the Chinese city of Harbin (home of the renowned Ice & Snow Festival) illuminate and adorn the public areas. Each ice room is a small treasure, which feature double frame beds surrounded by ice blocks topped with thermal insulation and reindeer pelts. The SnowHotel Kirkenes are also delighted to offer ‘Gamme Cabins’ loosely based on the traditional Sami hunting and fishing hut that you find in the wilderness. Developed in conjunction with Swiss architects, these strikingly simple private cabins offer under floor heating, en-suite Villeroy & Boch bathroom, separate seating area with Aurora panoramic window. Ideal for romantics and those wanting an alternative to the cold accommodation
Thon Hotel Kirkenes
Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Set down by the quayside on the edge of town the Thon Hotel Kirkenes is in an ideal location. These simply furnished yet comfortable rooms provide a warm and welcoming stay with many rooms offering a fjord view. The hotel also boasts a large restaurant with panoramic windows offering views over the Bøkfjorden.  

Kirkenes - Husky Transfer from the Airport
Start your adventure at the airport and have your own team of huskies waiting to take you directly to the SnowHotel Kirkenes. Pre-booking required. Each sled carries up to 2 people. Luggage travels separately.
This transfer can be booked for day flights which arrive between 11:00 and 15:00.
Duration: 45 minutes 
£355 pp
Kirkenes - Hunting the Northern Lights by Husky
A 5-hour journey across frozen tundra taking you far away from light pollution in your hunt for the magical Aurora Borealis. There are plenty of stops for polar sky photo opportunities along the way, as well as a wilderness picnic dinner.
Tour Departs: 17:00
Duration: 5 hours
£210 pp
Kirkenes - Northern Lights by Aurora Express
A knowledgeable guide will check the latest Aurora forecast and decide where to head for the best possible chance of spotting the lights.
Tour Departs: 21:00
Duration: 2.5 hours
£82 pp
Kirkenes - Snowshoeing with Guide
Adorn a pair of snow shoes and head out with your guide into the surrounding nature and some wonderful photo opportunities. Warm clothes and equipment included
Tour Departs: 13:00
Duration: 2 hours
£99 pp
Kirkenes - Northern Lights by Snowmobile
Full instruction is given on handling your snowmobile before you head off into the surrounding hills, where the darkness increases the chances of catching the Aurora. 2 people per snowmobile taking it in turns to drive.
Tour Departs: 21:00
Duration: 2 hours
£228 pp