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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 6 attractions in Svolvaer
Type: Specialty Museums
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96 reviews 96 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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56 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Neat ice glasses, carved at that! The statues were amazing and the coloured lights made it even more special. We did take some pictures with our mobile phone but they didn't come out too good - shame as I would have loved to have shared them.. This is not the sort of place you visit on a regular basis (unless... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Very cool, quick excursion. The ice glasses were very neat! We're hoping it was a nice test drive for the snow hotel in Kirkenes!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

How many times in your life will you get to say "I went to an ice bar, had a drink out of a solid ice glass, and sat on reindeer pelts to keep my boodie warm while sitting on an ice chair". It just doesn't happen. You should go if only for nostalgia and to say you went. Drinks are... More

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