We offer you adventurous Northern Lights holidays including an overnight stay at
the amazing Snow Hotel located in the Arctic town of Kirkenes "at the top of the
world" by the Barents sea, close to the Russian border.
The Snow hotel is rebuilt each winter and opens approximately at December 20.
The hotel is exclusively built with ice and snow, but there are normal beds with
mattresses for a healthy sleep comfort. Next to the Snow hotel there is a heated
service building and an exotic, heated Lavvo restaurant.
Normal health condition is required for an overnight stay in the Snow hotel
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE
Your main luggage will be stored at the Rica Kirkenes hotel, as it will be
frozen after a night inside the snow of the Snow Hotel.
Bring only a small night bag with you, where your important belongings
are kept during the Snow Suite night.
You need to bring with you: long thermal underwear, pullover. Or
jogging dress, breathable. You are in the Arctic Climate: take extra layers to
keep yourself warm.
Warm outdoor clothing: thermal overalls, hat, mittens, winter boots
and socks are included in the price of overnight in the Snow Hotel.
You will also get a sleeping bag , sheet, woolen socks and a woolen night hat
for the night in the Snow Hotel.
Overnight & facilities at the Snow Hotel:
In the Snow Suite there are real beds with real mattresses to keep your back
warm during the night. Beds are surrounded by ice blocks. You will be sleeping
inside the sleeping bag. Guide of the Snow Hotel will explain how to sleep
inside the sleeping bag.
Your outdoor clothing is good to set as a roll and inside to the sleeping back
or between the mattress and sleeping bag. More comfortable in the morning to
have them on again!
There are curtains as a door in every Snow Suite.
Temperature is between -4 Celsius degrees and -6 Celsius degrees.
Restaurant & meals:
Next to the Snow Hotel there is a warm Lavvo restaurant, where breakfast and
dinner is served.
There is a Snow Bar to warm you up before sleeping in the Snow Hotel,
but it is not advisable to drink too much before going to sleep.
In the Lavvo restaurant there is one room with few beds, just in case a person
does not feel comfortable to sleep inside the snow. In the Lavvo restaurant
there is staff also during night time to secure safe overnight in the Snow Suite
Shower, sauna & toilet facilities:
The Snow Hotel is located in the suburban wilderness. Toilets (electric- and
bio toilets), which are heated, are outside of the Snow Suite. You need to walk
appr 50 meters to get there. There is no running water, but you can wash your hands in the rest room facilities.
It is important to make a visit to the toilet before going to sleep in the sleeping
Sauna and shower facilities are in the Rica Kirkenes Hotel, 1 km from Kirkenes
Snow hotel. There are towels in the changing room for the overnighters
The sauna is normally ready for the overnighters use at 09 00 am depending on
the schedule of overnighters.
It is not allowed to smoke or make fire inside any facility of the Kirkenes Snow
CHILDREN: The staff at the Snow Hotel will assess each child's
suitability to the cold environment inside the Snow Hotel following an hour or
so spent there. Any child not comfortable in the Snow Hotel will be looked after
by our Snow Hotel staff inside the warm Lavvo next door to the Snow Hotel.
Parents are however fully responsible for the welfare and comfort of their