Kirkenes Snowhotel is open 365 days

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel welcomes everyone for an unforgettable hotel experience with unique, designed snow-sculpted rooms.

Kirkenes Snowhotel opened for the first time in 2006 and is situated 8 km outside Kirkenes. This hotel made of snow and ice is open all year, and this you only find in Kirkenes in Norway.

How does a room look like

Every room in Kirkenes Snowhotel is like a treasure. The lighted ice sculptures give the Snow Hotel a very cosy and unique atmosphere. Every room has decorations and sculptures made from ice and snow. Artists create these beautiful designs in the specialist ice-sculpting Chinese city of Harbin.

The rooms are five metres in diameter and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable night. Photos look like you are sleeping on ice, but that would be too cold and hard for your back.

The beds are framed with ice blocks, comfortable mattresses and thermal insulation. You sleep inside a sleeping bag graded for -35 degrees Celsius. Thermal bedspreads and sleeping bags will keep you warm at night. 

Different themes

Our 20 rooms have a different theme from our Arctic culture or nature. The Bøkfjord is 500 metres away. Intricate snow art adorns the walls of each room at Kirkenes Snowhotel. Shared bathroom facilities are located in a nearby service building.

An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including skiing, sledging, snowmobiling or Northern Lights safaris. The hotel also features an ice bar, a restaurant and a sauna. For the hotel’s ice bar and sculptures, more than 15 tonnes of ice is used.

How to reach the ice hotel

The hotel is 8.4 km from Kirkenes Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal and 6 km from Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen.


Practical information

Available: All year

High season: 20.12. - 06.01.

Low season (50%): 01.04. - 30.11.

Temperature: -4°


Double rooms

Family rooms (4-5 beds)

Children: Age limit of 7 years. Under 12 years, pay half price. 

Total capacity: 42 beds.

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Kirkenes Snowhotel
Sandnesdalen 14
9910 Bjørnevatn
Kirkenes, Northern Norway
+47 78 97 05 41


Generel Facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sauna
Type of Accomodation
  • Special Hotel
  • All kinds of outdoor adventures
    Northern Light hun
Room facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Aircondition
Maximum seating capacity
  • 22 rooms
Credit cards
  • Visa
  • Master card
  • American Express
Distance to
  • 10 km to Kirkenes
    6 km to Kirkenes Airport