Kirkenes and the Barents region is a fascinating area, with few people and lots of nature. Beautiful, raw and diverse arctic landscapes, with tundra, mountains, dense pine forests and literally thousands of lakes. The region is blessed with long, cold and stable winters, with lots of snow and lots of cold, in a world where there is less and less of both. Also in summer, spring and autumn there are many reasons to go to northern Norway and Kirkenes. When the snow melts away, it reveals a green, vivid and refreshing summer, full of rich animal and botanic life.
This diversity all seasons of the year, sets the stage for a variety of fun arctic activities for travelers from all over the world, seeking the total arctic adventure. Snowhotel Kirkenes has risen to become maybe the biggest activity provider in northern Norway. Snowhotel Kirkenes 365, has quickly become one of the most popular tourist attractions in northern Norway. This is the famous ice hotel of Norway, and definitely the most unique hotel in Kirkenes. The hotel is open all year round, so if you're looking for a place to cool yourself down a hot summer night, (yes, they do happen in Norway on the rare occasion), this is the ultimate place. Snowhotel Kirkenes is much more than a hotel covered in snow and is, it is the ultimate Arctic adventure.
Experience all seasons of the arctic, from the magic winter, through spring, to vibrant summer and colorful autumn. Visit the Snowhotel 365, stay in the unique Gamme cabins and enjoy our Restaurant all year round.
In the magic winter season you may live the dream and spend a magic night in a world of snow and ice, or go husky sledding, king crab fishing, or snowmobile driving under the Northern Lights.
In summer season, visit the husky farm and play with 140 huskies and puppies. Find a furry friend to take for a refreshing mountain hike. or an exhilarating Husky Wagon ride along the beautiful fjord. Go for the ultimate arctic summer adventure, King crab fishing by RIB on the Barents sea.
See historic Kirkenes, and visit the world war 2 bomb shelter Andersgrotta.
When autumn comes in August, the arctic nature explodes in orange, yellow and red. Twilight falls, and the midnight sun gives way to the magic streams of the Northern Lights.