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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is right in the centre of Kirkenes, however don't be fooled by that as you can walk around Kirkenes in about half an hour. Staff were very friendly and the rooms were very clean and spacious. Breakfast was very good, and there is a coach every day throughout the day that takes guests to and from the airport.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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194 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hotel located in the center of Kirkenes. OK if you are taking a cruise with Hurtigruten. The local bus drop you off outside and pick you up for the cruise. Very easy to do. Other than that, this hotel is like a Comfort Inn, nothing special. We were upgrade to a better room, which means that you... More 

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Thank Brian H
Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello Brian H, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback after your stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your upgraded room. With regards to activities to do during winter, you were unfortunately in Kirkenes just between the seasons when the winter tourist activities have not yet started. Welcome back to us when you next... More 

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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Big rooms.warm and comfortable.friendly and helpful staff.kids friendly.breakfast was very good.the bus to hurtigruten stops just in front of the hotel.we stayed just for a day.it was in a beautiful location

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1 Thank lavanya s
Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello lavanya s, Thank you for taking the time to give us ur comments after you stay. I am very happy that your stay was a good one. Espesially happy that you enjoyed our breakfast; we work very hard to ensure our guests have the best possible start to their day. We hope to be able to welcome you back... More 

Akureyri, Iceland
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here few nights ago and overall we were fairly happy with our stay here. Centrally situated, friendly staff and great breakfast with huge variation. The room looked nice but was a little worn in some places, especially the flooring where the beds are. Reason for only 3 stars is mainly that the tab water was not clean and... More 

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Thank Þórður B
Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear guest (Þórður B) Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and leaving a review here on Tripadvisor. I am grateful for your comments regarding our friendly staff and our various breakfast. I hope also that you have had time to try out our pool and steam sauna during your stay. Please receive my apologies regarding our elevator, we tried to... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed here for 1 night. The staff was very friendly and the room was nice. We had a nice view of the back, which I believe was a park. This was a good location to start some hiking up in the hills. It was a short walk to the sea.

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Thank Jen O
Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello Jen O, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback after your stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be friendly. We strive to ensure that our guests get the best experience on their trip. Thanking you again, and welcome back to us, perhaps in the winter... More 

Slemmestad
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a wonderful dinner of Reindeer medallions which were cooked to our perfection of medium rare. This is one of the best dinners we have ever been served with new potatoes, green onions and lingonberries with a wonderful sauce. The selection for breakfast was also one of the best which had everything one could desire. The waiters came to... More 

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Jevgeni M, General manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear guest (morabel) Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and for many kind words regarding both our restaurant and our serviceminded staff. I am very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It will be a true pleasure to share your comments with my collegues. I hope that we can welcome you back here at Scandic... More 

Madera, California
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182 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a nice hotel in the City Center, just across the street from the town square. The breakfast buffet was very nice and well presented. The restaurant served the best king crab I have ever tasted, freshly fished that day. Wow!

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Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello corkyg02, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback after your stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Particularily happy that you enjoyed our breakfast so. We work hard to ensure that all our guests have the best possible start to the day by making our breakfast buffet excellent. I am... More 

Walt Disney World, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This hotel is very centrally located. The lobby and communal areas are well decorated and well resourced. There is ample room for relaxing and lots of books, papers and private nooks. The restaurant is excellent - the service was superb and the food was wonderful. There is a small garden where the smokers in out party could enjoy a drink... More 

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Jevgeni M, General manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear guest (NewSkiJones) Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and for leaving such a great review regarding your stay with us. I am truly pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. Have a great summer back home and safe travels. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic... More 

Grimstad, Norway
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187 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

One of the airport shuttles stops exactly across the hotel. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The room is clean, and I love the winter arctic picture hanging over my bed. It has swimming pool and sauna. The breakfast is fantastic.Shopping mall, restaurants, groceries are very near. The minus side: my room faced the offices across the street. I... More 

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Thank Dian H
Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello Dian H, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed Scandic Kirkenes especially that our staff was so helpful and friendly. We continually work on our breakfast to ensure that our guests get the best possible start to the day, and it pleases me that you found... More 

Ardalstangen
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Easy to find when entering Kirkenes, not far from E6. Free parking. Very helpful personale. Clean and nice room. King crab meal (for two persons only) if you want to taste this, which was very good. Recommend to stay for two nights. Visit the border at Grense Jakobs elv where you can leave your car at King Oscar Chapel and... More 

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Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello Haugavegen, Thank you for your kind words, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our King Crab platter is a favurite for many who visit us and I'm happy you also enjoyed this sumptious dinner. Hope to see you back in Kirkenes also in the winter sometime. Regards, Steffen Mong Scandic Kirkenes More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is centrally located, close to the Snow Hotel and the Varanger museum. Take a trip on snowmobiles, ATVs or dog sleds along the Russian border. Flexible meeting and conference facilities. Why not finish off with a session at our spa, which offers a swimming pool and a sauna? Scandic Kirkenes offers a whole host of possibilities for anyone who wants to explore the region. The hotel has flexible meeting facilities, with 10 rooms and capacity for up to 450 guests. Set aside some time to visit our spa with swimming pool and sauna. If you are arriving by car, we have many outdoor parking spaces. Free WiFi for all hotel guests. With its ideal location and access to authentic Norwegian nature, Scandic Kirkenes is perfect for anyone looking for a fantastic experience, whether you are on holiday or at your next conference. Try out king-crab fishing or a snowmobile safari when you visit us. We can also recommend a husky dog tour for experiencing the majestic nature of Kirkenes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Kirkenes

Address: Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Sor-Varanger Municipality > Kirkenes
Price Range: £92 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Kirkenes 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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“Facing the park or above floor 3 (floor 4 or 5).”
 of 5 bubbles DianH904, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Backside away from the street is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Haugavegen, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Highest floor facing the markt square for great view.”
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 of 5 bubbles cees3105, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Third floor facing the park”
 of 5 bubbles JanandAnne, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“From airport take a taxi (cost for 4 same as bus) and be in hotel starting dinner by the time the bus arrives with the rest of the guests...”
 of 5 bubbles FvH2014, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
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