Sleep in a Snow or Ice Hotel...

Room at Snowhotel by Kirkenes Snowhotel

A memory for life! Only a 2-hour flight from Oslo and north of the Arctic Circle you find two exotic hotels, which are entirely made of ice and snow: Kirkenes Snowhotel and Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta. These amazing hotels melt down each spring, and have to be rebuilt every December!


Reindeer at Kirkenes Snow Hotel by Hurtigruten

The Reindeer Park

Sleep in Kirkenes Snowhotel

The Snowhotel has a large Ice bar room and 20 hotel rooms, a large service building next door with comfortable lounges, showers, bathroom facilities and a sauna. They also have an exotic restaurant offering meals based on local produce, a dog yard with 180 huskies for dog sledding trips & a tiny reindeer park. Read more about sleeping in the Snowhotel, like temperature & health requirements.

Alta Igloo Hotel by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Art made of ice at Alta Igloo Hotel

Sleep in Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta

Only 20 mins. from Alta city centre you can spend a night at the Igloo Hotel. Every year the hotel has a new unique theme from the Arctic part of the world. Apart from the 30 bedrooms the hotel houses an ice bar, ice chapel and beautiful sculptures. When staying at the hotel you will have access to the warm service building the whole stay. In the restaurant you can enjoy local delicacies. Experience the Igloo Hotel in Alta.

Northern lights at the Snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Northern Lights in Kirkenes

Northern Lights in Arctic Norway

Kirkenes and Alta are both ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone. To enhance the visibility of the Northern Lights, both hotels are located outside the light pollution of the town.
How they actually make the Snow hotel
The history behind the Snow hotel
View the Snow hotel picture gallery

Snowmobile tour underneath the Norhern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Snowmobile Safari in the Polar night

Northern Lights activities

Kirkenes Snowhotel and Alta Igloo Hotel offer excursions to the amazing, Arctic wilderness. You can join a wilderness dog sledge trip across the frozen winter landscape, either in day time or to hunt the Northern Lights. Or why not try a unique snowmobile safari in the Polar night, only lighted by head lamps, chasing the Northern Lights, or join a King crab safari with a delicious King crab meal.


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What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

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