Kirkenes Snowhotel is located in Kirkenes, and gives guests a wonderful experience in one of Norway’s most beautiful surroundings. Every room is like a small treasure, and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable night. All of the rooms have a different theme from Arctic culture or nature. Dine at Høyloftet Restaurant, featuring great food, and a panoramic window, with an impressive view of the Fjord. The Bingen restaurant used to be a sheep barn, but is now converted to a cozy restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere for breakfast and dinner, and Gabba Restaurant is an obvious choice for lunch. The Ice-bar is one of the “coolest” bars in town, and serves ice cold vodka in glasses made of ice!
All of the snow suites have a different theme from arctic culture or nature. The lighted ice sculptures gives the snowhotel a very cosy and special atmosphere. The beds are framed with ice blocks and the beds have comfortable mattresses with thermal insulation on top. You sleep inside a sleeping bag graded for -35 degrees celsius. Humans produce a small amount of heat and moisture through breathing, That’s why the rooms have curtains instead of doors, to make the air circulate. In every room there is decorations and sculptures made from ice and snow. These arts are created by artists from the chinese city of Harbin.
Gabba Restaurant is the obvious choice for lunch in the winter season. Seating 40 people around the open fire in the middle, and built as a traditional Sami “lavvu”, Gabba Restaurant is truly special. After a long day in the snow, nothing could be better than warming up with a bowl of hot fish soup warmed over the fire.
The Ice-bars construction commences in December and the expertise of Chinese ice specialists are used. The bar and the sculptures are different from year to year, and it is always exciting to see how the artists transform the different collections of ice. The Ice-bar’s specialty drink is ice cold Vodka in glasses made of ice!
Høyloftet directly translates to "The Hay Loft" - which is what it used to be! The original construction has been kept with impressive glulam beams, but replaced the gable wall with a panoramic window, offering an impressive view of the Fjord. Enjoy delicious cuisine at the Høyloftet Restaurant, which uses fresh, hand picked ingredients in its meals.
Bingen is the 1st floor restaurant, which is in fact a renovated sheep barn. In the Wintertime, breakfast and dinner is served to Snowhotel overnighters, in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere.