Trip reference number: 102953

Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia

Kirkenes Snowhotel Break, Norway

From: £1585.00

Holiday overview

Journey to the frontier town of Kirkenes in northern Norway, where you'll spend four days exploring this stunning winter wilderness on the shores of the Barents Sea near the borders of Finland and Russia. This remote corner of Norway is also home to the world's second-most northerly ice hotel and our tailor-made break includes three nights at this Scandinavian icon, with one night spent in a snow room and the other two in one of the hotel's cosy Gamme Cabins, whose floor-to-ceiling windows invite in views of the surrounding wilderness and, with luck, the Northern Lights. You'll also have the chance to indulge in a range of exhilarating optional excursions during your stay, including king crab fishing, a snowmobile adventure and a husky safari to name just a few.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Kirkenes

Fly from London to Kirkenes via Oslo and transfer to the Kirkenes Snowhotel. Enjoy a welcome drink at the Ice Bar, followed by a delicious three-course dinner, served by a roaring fire. After dinner you'll have the chance to explore the Snowhotel, meet the resident reindeer and, with any luck, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Then it's off to your Snow Room for an unforgettable night in one of the freshly sculpted boutique ice suites. You’ll be warm and cosy in your thermal clothing and sleeping bag as you drift off to sleep, surrounded by stunning frozen furniture and works of art.

Days 2-3: Kirkenes

Begin the day with a warming sauna before breakfast, then, check in to one of the Snowhotel’s Swiss-designed Gamme Cabin (Warm Room) for two nights. These stylish cabins include private facilities and large windows made of one-way glass, perfect for privacy and for viewing the Northern Lights, should they appear. The rest of your time here is free for optional excursions, which include fishing for king crabs in the icy waters of the Barents Sea. With few natural predators, these red king crabs can grow up to six feet wide and weigh up to 25 pounds. Other popular options include husky safaris, ice fishing and Northern Lights snowmobile tours, which we’ve included in the price.

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Holiday pricing

Package includes:

  • Return flights from London to Kirkenes (via Oslo) with SAS
  •  Transfer from Kirkenes airport to Snow hotel
  • 1 night in a snow room inc. welcome drink, 3-course dinner, tour of Snow Hotel and morning sauna
  • Northern Lights by Snowmobile tour (2 sharing 1 snowmobile)
  • 2 nights at Gamme cabins inc. breakfast and dinner daily and transfer from Snow hotel to Kirkenes airport.

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