HOW DO I GET HERE?
Rental car (e.g. Hertz tel. 0047 90 05 31 71)
Kirkenes Taxi (tel. 0047 78 99 13 97)
Shuttle ordered from us NOK 130 per person one way from or to Hurtigruten and the airport. Booking in advance.
Do you welcome dogs/other animals at Kirkenes by Hurtigruten?
We have to take into account our guests' different allergies, so we only have one cabin where dogs and other animals are welcome. Ask us if this cabin is available. We only have a small extra charge if you wish to bring your beloved pet to this lodge.
Yes, of course.
How far is it?
Hurtigruten by Svalbard/Sollia Guesthouse is located:
• 17 km from Kirkenes Airport
• 14 km from Kirkenes and Hurtigruten
• 500 meters from the border crossing to Russia
• 45 Km to the Pasvik Valley
• Approximately 100 km by car + 5 km on foot to Treriksrøysa in Pasvikdalen
Kirkenes is just 2 hours by direct flight from Oslo Airport (Gardermoen).
Special offers to companies?
Yes. Send us an email to get an offer for long term stays.
Why should I travel to Kirkenes by Hurtigruten and Sollia?
We offer peace, silence and relaxation for the mind in a cosy atmosphere – clos to wild nature. We are a unique alternative to hotels in the city centre. May we see you soon?
Do you accept groups?
Yes. Both at the restaurant, accommodation, meetings and to our activities. Ask for an offer. We have space for 102 persons in cabins, apartments, single and double rooms.
Reception opening hours?
The reception is open from 08:00 to 22:00 every day. Check in is at 15:00 to 22:00. Arrivals at other times this please notify the tel. 0047 78 99 08 20. Check out before 12.00.
There is free parking for all our guests. Possible to park beside the cabin/room.
How do I pay?
You can pay with cash, but we prefer credit card payments. We accept credit cards, Visa, Eurocard, MasterCard, Maestro and Diners. When booking rooms via web, we ask prepayment by credit card if you arrive after 18:00. Companies may request an invoice.
What about the meals?
BREAKFAST is served inside the main house from at 7:30 to 9:30. It is possible to make a packed lunch for a small fee in the price.
We serve exceptionally LUNCH and SUPPER to guests who book in advance.
Some of our units have access to a fully equipped kitchen for self made meals.
For DINNER see separate opening hours for Gapahuken Restaurant.
Opening hours in the Restaurant?
Every day from Monday to Saturday a la Carte from 18.00-22.00. Sunday from 15.00-19.00
PS: (not only summer anymore) We OPEN from 20th of June!
Where do I find the menu?
For groups/companies ask us to send our group menu.
Can I make a reservation?
We have reservations in Gapahuken Restaurant in the period from June to August. All year long we arrange bookings for parties of min. 10 people in the restaurant.
Do you respect vegetarians and people with allergies?
Of course. Let us know in advance if needed for vegetarian meals or food for allergies, and we'll take this into account.
What kind of local food do you offer?
King Crab, rein deer, cloud berries, salmon, arctic char etc.
Do you arrange weddings, birthdays, etc.?
We organize small and large parties at Gapahuken Restaurant or in the restaurant at Sollia Gjestegård. Among others we organize anniversaries, weddings, christenings, Christmas parties or ordinary dinner parties. We have capacity of max 90 people.
WHAT TO WEAR
Some good old Norwegian clothing tips
Flip-flops, Bermuda shorts and mini-skirts? In summer, maybe. In winter, we recommend something warmer. Up north it is all about woolen socks, fleece jackets and knitted mittens in the winter. Follow a simple “dress code” and you can stay outdoors having fun for as long as you like!
Dress to impress
You feel a lot less cold in Northern Norway in winter than you'd think. Indoor, the temperature hovers around +25C/77F, and ovens, fireplaces and under floor heating are all working to make you comfortable. Outdoors, however, you need to make some easy precautions in order to stay comfortable and enjoy it.
Wool closest to the skin
Long underwear is best if it is made of wool – sheep’s wool or Alpaca. Some synthetic fibers are also good, as they transport perspiration away from the skin. However, it is best to avoid cotton underwear as it quickly becomes wet and sweaty.
Layer on layer
Wear a layer of fleece or wool on top of your underwear. The next layer should be a good top and a pair of lined, wind and waterproof trousers – topped off by a scarf around your neck. Wool socks are a must, of course. And on top of everything, wear a good winter jacket, a cap that covers your ears, mittens and solid winter shoes.
On slippery ice
Rain can appear along large stretches of the coast of Northern Norway, and in winter, this rain soon freezes to ice. Naturally, this makes conditions extremely slippery. Rubber soles provide a little more grip than plastic soles. However, if you are planning on taking on some steep hills, you will need to buy crampons, which are on sale pretty much everywhere.
If you dress like this, you can be sure of staying warm even in the coldest places inland. However, it will not be enough to keep you warm during speedy activities such as riding snow scooters. On organised scooter tours, you will be provided with warm overalls, scooter boots, scooter gloves and appropriate headgear.
Take it off and put it on
People in Northern Norway always peel off a couple of layers of clothes when they come indoor. If you do so, you will not feel so cold when you step outside again. And finally, a little social anthropology: please do not enter a private home without taking your shoes off. We are normally quite easy-going – but this is considered to be some kind of insult!