Frequently asked questions


There is much to consider when organizing a wedding or a big party. If you choose to celebrate at Finse1222, we can help you with all the details. We answer all questions by phone or email, but we have tried to collect some of the questions that are recurring. Some of the points apply to weddings, but we include useful tips for those of you wishing to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary!

How do you recommend that the ceremony take place?

Here it is entirely up to the bride and groom and their wishes. Some have come to the altar with ski sails and dog sled and have had the ceremony outside, in -10 degrees Celsius. Others have chosen the small chapel located inside the schoolhouse in Finse. Very many people choose to have the ceremony in our hotel to great success.

Do you have the name of a priest who can take care of the wedding ceremony for us?

Yes, we do. You may contact pastor Øyvind Eide (Phone number: +47 98 00 60 75). He has cottage in Finse and has officiated many marriages

Where is dinner served?

Dinner is usually served in Jøkulsalen, as there is plenty of room there for everyone. We work closely with you and the toastmaster to create a schedule. We work hard to make it an unforgettable and well-executed evening!

Do you prepare a menu for us?

The menu is created by the chef, but it can, of course, be tailored to the organizer’s wishes. A four-course dinner is included in the price.

When the hotel closes, can we celebrate all night?

Yes. This assumes, however, that the guests are staying at the hotel. External guests must leave the hotel by the hotel’s official closing times. This is strictly to do with the Alcohol Act and fire safety.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

No, unfortunately this is not allowed. We are under strict laws under the Norwegian Alcohol Act and therefore are not legally allowed to have externally-bought alcohol inside the hotel. We supply a wine list, however, and are happy to send this to you.

What about a midnight snack?

We can help you with most midnight snacks. Note that this is not included in the standard offer from us and involves additional costs. For example, we can offer hot dogs (2 sausages per person, NOK 125), or Rallar soup (NOK 150 per person).

How do we arrange flowers?

We have a partner who delivers flowers to Finse. The bride and groom normally want to fix this themselves, which is ideal. We recommend buying flowers from Blomsterstua in Geilo (+47 32 09 1550), who can send them with a train to Finse. We handle and arrange the flowers and send any borrowed vases or centrepieces back.

Can we bring our own cakes?

Yes! It is possible to bring your own cakes and we can store it in our fridge or pantry.

Can Finse 1222 bake the wedding cake?

We have talented chefs and bakers at Finse, but unfortunately, do not have confectioners. We recommend contacting Sofias Cafe and Bar at Bardøla Hotel, Geilo, who can send cakes by train to Finse. We can arrange the receival of the cakes and the return of the cake equipment after the wedding.
Bardøla, Sofia’s Cafe og bar
Tel + 47 32 09 45 30
Email: sofias@bardola.no

It is possible for the couple to come up a few days in advance prior to the wedding? If so, what is the price for the stay?

We can have a chat about the event closer to the date, but is there usually is no problem in this regard. We are of course very happy that you have chosen to spend your special day here in Finse and in the hotel, and are therefore more than able to accommodate any extra details in terms of lodging.

Are there special rates for children?

Yes, there are.

Can you close the hotel off to other people so that we may have a closed event?

If you are at least 80 people, we will gladly close the whole hotel for the celebrations. Please contact us for available dates.

If you have other questions, please contact us by phone +47 56 52 71 00 or via email.