Kirkenes Snowhotel visit – Hurtigruten land excursion

Kirkenes Snowhotel Front Desk by Kirkenes Snowhotel

The spectacular, exotic Kirkenes Snowhotel
is set in idyllic surroundings near Gabba Reindeer Park, by a narrow, Arctic fjord not far from the Arctic town of Kirkenes – at the top of Europe!

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Meet huskies at Kirkenes Snowhotel by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Husky at Kirkenes Snowhotel

Your adventure begins with a stroll up to the hotel and into Norway’s largest ice bar, where upon arrival we are served an ice-cold crowberry shot, locally known as “Rudolf’s Revenge”!

The guide will then show you around the snow hotel, including some of the magnificent suites containing art made from snow and ice. Afterwards, you go to the Gabba restaurant where you’ll be greeted by a cosy fire and served a warm drink.

You can also visit Gabba Kennel and see some of the many huskies who live there, as well as the tiny reindeer park. On the return to Kirkenes, you make a stop at Prestfjellet mountain to enjoy its magnificent views of both the town and the waiting Hurtigruten ship.

Gabba Restaurant by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Cozy Gabba Restaurant at Kirkenes Snowhotel

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Included: Crowberry shot, warm drink
Transportation: Bus
Clothes/footwear: Warm clothing and warm shoes
Please note: The trip is subject to weather/ snow conditions
Available: December 15- May 1
Land excursion #7D

Ice Bar at Kirkenes Snowhotel by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Ice Bar at Kirkenes Snowhotel

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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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