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.

Sustainable tourism Fjord Travel Norway by Pixabay

Sustainable tourism in Norway

Sustainable tourism

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible. We strive to provide an authentic and local experience, with public and environmentally friendly transport like trains, electrical cruise ferries, and buses. The cruise company we use seriously aims to protect the Norwegian coast and is a world leader in sustainable cruising. We use domestic airline companies that strive to reduce their COemissions, invest in green technology and work to achieve more sustainable travel.
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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

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