The Arctic town of Kirkenes
At the «top of Europe», Kirkenes is located far north east in Norway, close to the Russian border. Kirkenes is also located in the Northern Lights zone, with cold, dry winters and normally a lot of snow.
Kirkenes, a former mining town, offers perfect surroundings for Northern Lights spotting as well as adventurous activities such as king crab safari, dog sledding to the Arctic wilderness and snowmobile trips, and no mass tourism.
The main winter attraction in Kirkenes is the magic Snowhotel, perfectly located outside the lights of the town. Each December they build the amazing Snowhotel next to a narrow, Arctic fjord. For those who prefer not to sleep inside the Snowhotel, just see it, you can sleep in a comfortable, tiny, wooden Gamme chalet, located next to the Snowhotel.
Read about the amazing Snowhotel
Read more about the Northern Lights destination: Kirkenes
Suggested tours to see the Northern Lights in Kirkenes:
Ice Hotel Northern Lights Break, 4 nights
Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Tromso, 6 nights
Top of Europe Arctic Adventure, 6 nights