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Magic Ice

Quayside at Havneterminalen | P.O. Box 95, Svolvaer 8301, Norway
(+47) 76 07 40 11
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Svolvaer
Type: Specialty Museums
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SE PA, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My daughter wanted to go, so I joined up. Our timing was impeccable. No one was there. We were each given a pair of gloves and a large cape to don to keep from freezing our buns off. Yes, it is quite cold inside. Now don't go thinking you hit pay dirt and get to see the Ice Festival in... More

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Mexico City
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118 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Cool by all definitions. Impressing for kids. You can buy a ticket family and it may lower your costs. There is an entrance fee. We did not buy the entrance with drinks. Too cold to stay long time inside. Great sculptures.

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Grunau im Almtal, Austria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As you get in there you have to pay a quite high rate for a smelly coat and some gloves. Drink is included but not a big one, but it's in an ice glass, so nothing to complain about. The ice sculptures are really amazing to look at. Especially on hot summer days this is the way to go. Only... More

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Houston
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109 reviews 109 reviews
11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I loved this place. We put on hooded parkas and go in to a warehouse on the wharf full of incredible, very detailed, ice sculptures.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I have been here before and thought it was ok, but this time it was bad. Smelly, ammoniac. The hole place pinched you in the nose. The drink that was included in the enterance fee was bad and it felt like someone had fooled you. Don't go there!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

amazing concept. very different than other museum. all figures, castles, even glasses in which drinks are served were made of ice. freezing inside as they maintain below zero degrees celsius.

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Svolvaer, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great museum with many sculptures of different artists from around the world, drinks in ice glasses were "strawberry of the dessert"

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The dockside warehouse that houses this attractions does not give you any great expectations, but this should not put you off. Somehow if you are going to visit an exhibition of ice sculptures Havneteminalen feels like the right place. There is no doubt that in telling a story of the local fishing and whaling industry of days gone by some... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We decided to pop in here as a quick break to stretch our legs from the Hurtigruten and it was good fun. It's essentially the handiwork of a crazy person who lives on an island in the middle of nowhere, but a good laugh with some great sculptures, good photo ops and a well-stocked bar. If you happen to be... More

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I was really looking to this attraction but I have to say it was disappointing. The gallery is filled with ice sculptures but they looked like they had melted somewhat as they were lacking in detail and definition. Not worth the 95 NOK admission fee. If you are visiting on a Hurtigruten cruise and want a drink in an ice... More

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