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Kirkenes Snow Hotel – Hurtigruten land excursion

Kirkenes Snow hotel. Photo by G Fochi, Kirkenes Snow Hotel

The spectacular, exotic Kirkenes Snow Hotel

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.

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. After the tour it is time to meet the reindeer. This is an excellent photo opportunity so don’t forget to bring your camera!

Huskies. Photo by Bjorn Klauer, Nordnorsk Reiseliv


You can also visit Gabba Kennel and see some of the many huskies who live there. Afterwards, we go to the Gabba restaurant where you’ll be greeted by a cosy fire. Here you are served sausages with potato pancakes and mustard, before returning to Kirkenes where you make a stop at Prestfjellet Mountain to enjoy its magnificent views of both the town and the waiting Hurtigruten ship.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min
Included: Crowberry shots, sausages with potato pancakes
Transportation: Bus/car
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

The Kirkenes Snow Hotel land excursion is available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:
Cruise Arctic coast & North Cape, 7 nights
Northern Lights Adventure cruise, 7 nights
Norwegian coast Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen, 11 nights
Norwegian coast Bergen-Kirkenes, 6 nights

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