King Crab Safari and Snowhotel. A bucket list adventure. To stay in the Snowhotel is a must among Arctic challenges.

1 night. 2 activities

To sleep in a hotel completely made from ice and snow is an adventure on its own, but paired with King Crab Safari it is certainly something to tick off your bucket list.

Activity 1. King Crab Safari. People travel the world for this experience. We start off with snowmobiling for a couple of minutes to catch our meal and then our guide prepares the crab the perfect way. No nonsense. No sauce. Nothing but fresh crab, straight from the sea cooked to perfection and up on the table. OK. We do have white bread, mayonnaise and lemon. Our tools are our own hands, scissors and paper towels to keep us clean. That's all. One thing is a promise: You will never, ever have a fresher and more delicious King Crab meal.

Activity 2. The Snowhotel. Enjoy a tour around this magical place and get to see all the amazing ice sculptures. After you are done you can enjoy the sauna if you like or have a drink in the ice bar or the normal lounge inside. There is also a 3-course dinner before bed of course.

The Night. Get comfy in a thermal sleeping bag ensuring you are warm and safe throughout the night and enjoy the beauty of your ice cold room.


Package itinerary

Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.

Meeting place: Kirkenes Airport.

Meeting time: 11:15.

Duration to Snowhotel: 15 min.

Meeting place: The Gabba restaurant at Snowhotel Kirkenes.

Meeting time: 13:00.

Duration to the tour: 3,5 hrs.

What to wear & bring with you: Our guides will provide you with warm winter clothing - winter overall suits, boots, hat & mittens. However, we recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. 

King Crab Safari: Together with other guests, you will sit back in the sledge pulled by a snowmobile and enjoy the ride while your guide & professional fishermen will be steering the snowmobile. 

Food & beverage: In the Snowhotels restaurant there is coffee and tea available at any time and during the King Crab Safari approximately at 14:30 you will be served King Crab meal. It is possible to buy snacks at the restaurant or bring your own snacks with you.

Facilities: Restaurant and lounge, changing room, lavatories.

Meeting place: The Gabba restaurant at Snowhotel Kirkenes.

Meeting time: 17:00.

Duration to the tour: 1,5 hrs.

Snowhotel visit: After the King Crab Safari, you will have a tour in the Snowhotel where you will see the 14 stunning ice suites, all carved by master ice and snow artists, and have a drink in the jaw-dropping ice bar.

Food & beverage: 3-course dinner at the restaurant.

Facilities: Restaurant and lounge, changing room, lavatories.

Overnight at Snowhotel Kirkenes: You will be staying overnight in one of the Snowhotels rooms. Before you call it a night, we will show you how to tuck yourself in a thermal sleeping bag to stay warm and comfortable through the night. 

Breakfast: Continental style.

Location: Snowhotel restaurant - main restaurant.

Meeting time: 10 min before departure.

  • Transfer to/from Snowhotel
  • Transfer by Bus from/to Kirkenes Airport or Scandic Hotel
  • King Crab Safari
  • Guided King Crab fishing trip
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fee to Snowhotel
  • Overnight at Snowhotel
  • Dinner & Breakfast