The ice hotel in Kirkenes, is not just a hotel, it is also a restaurant where you can taste typical Norwegian and Sami food around the fire. There are activities for everyone,like walks in search of the northern lights, dog sledding, snowmobiling, king crab fishing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, etc.. Disconnect from the busy world and try different activities in a magical ambiance. The hotel has several rooms, each decorated with a different theme and made entirely of ice and snow. Every winter they re-build it, until spring comes and it melts. The best time to vist, in my opinion, is in January-February. Before then the days are dark, there aren't many hours of light and doesn't allow for many activities. It is alos very cold, but that creates a beautiful landscape that can only be seen at this time of year.