You either love or hate this hotel and concept... I loved it. Quite magical. But once the wonder and uniqueness of the experience wears off, don't forget you have to sleep in -4.
Also found the 'entree sausage' cooking a great way to break the ice (so to speak).
I agree with some of the other comments here, that it did feel a bit like a factory. You had to arrive at very specific times, and leave dead on 9 am. This is more of a 'ride' or 'experience' than a genuine hotel facility. I certainly would not recommend more than 1 night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Snow is a gift from the sky. Cold, still, pure and beautiful. Welcome to Kirkenes Snowhotel. To a world where you sleep in snow, walk on snow and may drive a scooter or a dogsled on snow. We even serve snow in the restaurant! Our romantic Snowhotel opens December 20th., and is open until April 20th. Kirkenes Snowhotel lies secluded in the wilderness 8 km outside Kirkenes. Here 180 huskies await you. Reindeer are grazing behind our unique chalets. Under the fjord ice, the giant King crabs dwell. When the northern lights are dancing, they illuminate the surroundings with their green and yellow colors. If you come - we change you. ... more less
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