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Kirkenes Snowhotel

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kent, england
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

For the first three nights we stayed in the scandic hotel, then on the forth night we stayed in the snowhotel. All the trips we did were through the snow hotel. They picked us up and dropped us back to the scandic every day. We did snowmobiling for the northern lights, king crab safari, northern lights search by aurorobus and... More 

1 Thank beccad90
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

This is an amazing place and your experience here will be in your memory banks for a very long time. The staff here do their utmost to make sure you have a brilliant time not only staying in the Ice hotel but also experiencing the Husky Safaris, King Grab Safari and the Arctic Snowmobile. My only advise is stay more... More 

Thank Richard C
torino, italy
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Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

A amazing place. You must try: don't be worry about cold temperature: the sleep bag are perfect. You can experience dogsledding, king crab fishing, and a lot of different trip. Good restaurant. Just a bit expensive

Thank elenamicio
Fremantle, Australia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night (wouldn't want any longer!!) and really enjoyed it as an experience. We arrived about 10am and had a tour which included trying a reindeer sausage and some crowberry juice from local producers. We got to look at the hotel and all the rooms from this season - they are different every year obviously as they melt... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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80 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

This is a must do if you visit Kirkenes during the winter time. The Snowhotel is made of 15 tonnes of ice and decorated by Chinese ice specialists. It’s hard to describe how beautiful the Ice-bar and rooms are so take a look at my attached photos! Ice-bar serves ice cold Vodka in glasses made of ice! After visiting the... More 

1 Thank Svein-Magne_Tunli
Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

In the most amazing location, the Snow Hotel is a feat of engineering which only lasts for a few months and gets rebuilt for next winter. Visit the reindeer and see the albino close up. The 150 huskies add to the ambience! Have a walk around, a light snack or a drink in the heat or in the ice bar,... More 

1 Thank Roznco
Hartford cheshire
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

Thank you for having us we had the best time ever! Ok so you dont sleep much but thats because everyone is so busy making new friends, looking at the northern lights,the dogs,the reindeer, the cooking, the eating, the sledging, the skidooing.....need i say more. What a fabulous experience! Great facilities and the best staff in the world!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

We just returned for a trip celebrating my husband's birthday. I am a pretty seasoned traveler, I typically gravitate towards luxury and I almost never write reviews, but I feel compelled to write about this place and experience. The Snow Hotel is beautiful and something to see - the artistry (and engineering!) is incredible....and yes sleeping in -4C with shared... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

What, I hear you say, ‘You awarded five stars for a chance to survive a night in an igloo-style bedroom, where the temperature remains a constant -5 Celsius?!’ Yes, but it is not that simple. There is so much more to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel than simply bundling up in a voluminous sleeping bag for the night. To put it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

If you are like us who would like to stay within the premises of the Snow Hotel but are afraid of the cold, you may consider booking their cabins - made of wood with heated floors, and a clear glass window to view the auroras (if they come out). The cabin comes with two comfortable beds, bedroom slippers, towels and... More 

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Snow is a gift from the sky. Cold, still, pure and beautiful. Welcome to Kirkenes Snowhotel. To a world where you sleep in snow, walk on snow and may drive a scooter or a dogsled on snow. We even serve snow in the restaurant! Our romantic Snowhotel opens December 20th., and is open until April 20th. Kirkenes Snowhotel lies secluded in the wilderness 8 km outside Kirkenes. Here 180 huskies await you. Reindeer are grazing behind our unique chalets. Under the fjord ice, the giant King crabs dwell. When the northern lights are dancing, they illuminate the surroundings with their green and yellow colors. If you come - we change you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kirkenes Snowhotel

Address: Sandnesdalen 14, Kirkenes 9910, Norway
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Sor-Varanger Municipality > Kirkenes
Price Range: €543 - €683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kirkenes Snowhotel 1*
Number of rooms: 34
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“If you have children, ask for the Frozen room!”
 of 5 bubbles paulinebgff, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Best to ask for a room close to the exit for showers and loos, especially if needed in the night.”
 of 5 bubbles 782jacquelineb, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“One night in the Snowhotel and other nights in the pods...”
 of 5 bubbles 612nikkiw, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No choice available. Enjoy what you are given.”
 of 5 bubbles Andy5073, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Snow hotels, re-built annually have uniquely sculptured bedrooms. Or opt for a room nearer toilet block for easier night time visits.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonG278, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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