Snow Hotel Kirkenes

Direction: Both Directions
Disembarkation port: Kirkenes
Embarkation port: Kirkenes
Time: 9:30-12:00 
Meal: Snacks and a welcome drink

Level 1
Season: All year round
Min/max persons: 1-135
Booking reference: KKNB3
Price: From $120 per person

As you visit the indoor world of ice, you also get to meet some of the animals that live in the cold polar region. Meet the reindeer that as you know pull Santa's sleigh, but which are both draft animals and domestic animals here in the North. Big, wild herds can be found throughout the white expanses and are an important part of Sami life and culture.  

After meeting the reindeer, the journey takes us to the ice bar for a cold welcome drink with juice from the wild Arctic crowberry. Next, we visit the huskies, and then a light meal is served on an ice table in a world of ice. You are surrounded by large, beautiful ice sculptures, the walls and windows are made of ice and snow, and while the flower vase might look like it is glass, it is also made of ice.  

On the way back to the Havila Voyages ship and weather permitting, there will also be a photo stop on Prestefjellet.




Iceland Classic Circle Tour. Would have helped if you had told us that Iceland Travel calls this tour Iceland Complete; there was momentary confusion with the guide as to whether or not we were on her tour; fortunately, she had a list of names, including ours. Also should state that we were to meet the guide in the hotel lobby; the time 8:45 am was given, but not the place. The tour itself was great. You should include dinner on the last night in the tour price. We thought it was included but were told by our guide that it was not. You should also give us an estimate of how many Icelandic Kronur are likely to be needed to cover meals and incidentals; we did OK with a withdrawal of 70,000 upon arrival; if we hadn't bought any souvenirs, we probably could have managed with half that. Most places do take credit cards; some toilets cost 100-200 kronur cash; would help if you told people that.