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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, Museums
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a visit to the Magic Ice attraction 2 weeks ago which was organised by the cruise ship Marco Polo , who had apparently notified the attraction of the ensuing visit of the coachload of visitors. However, on arrival it was found that the place was shut !!. Following a long wait in the freezing cold [ although some of... More

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Windsor, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our Hurtigruten cruise made just a one hour stop in Svolvaer afew nights ago. There was an announcement about Magic Ice. A few friends and I went. We thought it was amazing. It was not cheap, butthe ice sculptures were amazing. The drinks were served in ice goblets and you just helped yourself to as many as you wanted. My... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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121 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 reviews 5 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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64 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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