Kirkenes Snowhotel is set in idyllic surroundings near Gabba Reindeer Park.
A FRESH EXPERIENCE
Your ice adventure starts with a stroll up to the hotel, where you find Norway’s largest ice bar, where upon arrival we are served an ice cold crowberry shot. More than 33,000 pounds of ice are used to construct the bar and sculptures. All the ice comes from a frozen lake close to the snow hotel. Artists cut the ice with chain saws and pull it with snowmobiles into the hotel. In the middle of winter, this ice is almost 28 inches thick. The ice bar and sculptures are designed differently every year.
After admiring the bar, there will be a guided tour of the snow hotel, including some of the magnificent suites containing art made from snow and ice. Every room is like a small treasure, and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable night sleep. After the tour it is time to meet the reindeer. You can also visit Gabba Kennel and see some of the many huskies who live there.
“PØLSE I LOMPE” – AS NORWEGIAN AS IT GETS
Then we head to the Gabba Restaurant, where you’ll be greeted by a cozy fire. Here we are served sausages with potato pancakes and mustard – a meal that is very common in Norway. This is as Norwegian as it gets! Before returning to the ship we make a stop at Prestfjellet Mountain to enjoy its magnificent view.
- Period: January 01 - May 01, December 20 - December 31, 2017. January 01 - March 31, 2018.
- Transportation: Bus/Car
- Meals on the trip: Crowberry shots, sausages with potato pancakes
- Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing
- Note: Subject to weather/snow conditions
- Age limit: 1 years together with parent