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Address: Quayside at Havneterminalen, Svolvaer 8301, Norway
Phone Number: (+47) 76 07 40 11
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Ideal shore excursion if you're on the Hurtigruten

On my first visit, I missed out as I couldn't find the place but the second time around was great! A lovely crowberry wine drink is included with the entrance price & I spent a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Noelle C

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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my first visit, I missed out as I couldn't find the place but the second time around was great! A lovely crowberry wine drink is included with the entrance price & I spent a good half an hour wondering around looking at the great ice sculptures & carvings around. They give you gloves & a a cape but make... More 

Thank Noelle C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this to be an average sort of ice carving attraction. Situated on the quayside, it offers the tourist a glimpse of teh ice carver's craft. A cold drink is served in an ice glass inside the attraction and is included in the admission fee. At 128NOK (roughly £12) per person, I thought this was well over priced.

Thank Compo-in-Caithness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magic Ice is hidden away in a warehose at the harbour. It features a small shop, a bar with glasses made of ice. There are several dozens scupltures of varying sizes. This is not a large place, but it is very impressive and well worth a visit

Thank Trevor A
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Give it a miss. Over priced bad rose wine was the "cocktail" when we were there. Could be fun but the sculptures are not that good, the place is small and we just felt ripped off. We were there for about 20 mins but we saw others walk right through and out in less than 5. For $128 ( with... More 

Thank Azerack
New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My wife and I had low expectations and we were proven wrong. This place was a lot of fun. It was about a 100 meters from the wharf where the Hurtigruten ferry docks. They give you warm capes and gloves before you go in as the temp is well below freezing. The mood is set well with a dark interior... More 

Thank Jeff_the_Tourist
Bologna, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Magic ice is located just in front of Hurtigruten dock. Ice statues are pretty nice and drink included is ok - in my case some kind of red Wine - but there are much more interesting things to do in Svolvaer and surroundings areas. Suggested for rainy days

Thank Alessandro_V_85
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Do not miss. The ice sculptures are amazing. Some have animal skin covers to sit-on for photos. The free drink is good.

Thank Peter G
Quebec City, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I decided to give magic ice a shot since it was recommended as a top sight in the lonely planet book. Was very disappointed, decided to go before dinner around 6-7 pm. I was the only one there, they gave me a very ridiculous looking Cape and let me in. They told me about how big the place was but... More 

Thank mariempepin
San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a good place to go kill some time in Svolvaer. It's not something you see everyday, so it's worth some time. The price of admission includes warm coats and gloves, as it's kept at -6 degrees F, an alcoholic beverage in a glass made out of ice, and as much time as you want to spend wandering around,... More 

Thank suzipatricia12
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

To visit when you are in Svolvaer on a rainy day. The entry price is high (like most places in Norway), but you receive a free drink in the ice bar and a warm poncho before entering the cold warehouse. Sculptures are interesting and are more enjoyable after the drink than before. Spooky atmosphere due to limited lighting.

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