Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Gamme Cabins at the Snowhotel

Stay at one of the Snowhotel’s luxurious wooden cabins, specially designed with large windows for you to enjoy summer sunsets and winter’s aurora borealis.

  • Spend a night in the Snowhotel’s cosy and luxurious Gamme Cabin
  • 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


  • 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, warm up with a session in the sauna and then head over to the Snow Bar, perhaps for an aquavit aperitif. Follow up with a delicious three-course dinner, made from locally sourced ingredients and served at the farmhouse restaurant Låven with views of the fjord.

You’ll then want to settle into your ensuite Gamme Cabin for a good night's sleep, but not before scanning the skies for the Northern Lights from autumn to spring, or enjoying the glow from the Midnight Sun in summer. 

Day 2

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 at Gamme Cabins, 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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