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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 #4 of 6 attractions in Svolvaer
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Essex
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150 reviews 150 reviews
33 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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UK
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35 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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San Gabriel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This was a short but fun excursion during my time in Svolvaer when heading north on Hurtigruten MS Finnmarken. Entrance is NOK 95. Upon entering the gallery you don a heavy cape to keep you toasty warm during your visit. The Gallery is a very short walk from where the ship docked and provided great entertainment while we were in... More

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UK
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27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Another one-hour special as our Hurtigruten ship docked nearby. Very impressive ice sculptures and a suitably chilly, Arctic atmosphere makes this a must-visit attraction. Brrrrrrr!

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Treviso, Italy
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed inside just half an hour. The cold, if appropriately dresses, is bearable. We liked the ice sculptures, the light games and the music. Perhaps this is a little tourist trap, but a enjoyable one indeed, and we are happy to having tried it.

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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The ice sculptures are beautiful and the ambiance there is really unique. A great experience! However, the entrance fee is really steep, and due to the cold temperature inside, you won't be staying for long.

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