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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

1.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway (Formerly Alta Friluftspark)
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Alta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Came to visit as part of an overnight stay off the cruise ship. We didn't sleep at the Igloo because they had no space but we stayed at a totally wonderful fishing lodge close by with lovely log fires and the staff brought us back to the Igloo the next morning to do the snow mobile trip which was unbelievable... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We did not actually stay in this hotel but visited it during the day. The ice carvings etc. were out of this world. It was unbelievable what they had made from ice and to drink Vodka from an Ice Glass. You would need to be very brave to stay overnight because of the extreme cold but it would be grat... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was lucky em ought to visit the Igloo Hotel whilst cruising on the Saga Sapphire. It was the most magnificent and beautiful experience, one not to be missed and something I hope to do again next year. Alta is the prettiest place, it is like a beautiful Christmas card so beautiful as to almost be surreal. Norway is glorious... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We ddn't stay at the Igloo Hotel but only visited to have a look round, which they are very happy for you to do. It is rebuilt every year and each year a different theme is chosen for the ice sculptures which are just amazing. You can get married in the Ice Chapel and even stay in the bridal suite.... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I didn't know where we were staying and going (a taxi driver almost spoiled but luckily his English wasn't good enough). The hotel was amazing and the stuff so friendly and very helpful. Hotel wasn't busy and we had a lot of space and time for relaxing, enjoying the ice hotel, drinks, sauna and Jacuzzi. Also we had dogsledding and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Trying to imitate Cunard and failing miserably. Overcrowded ship, insufficient soundproofing between cabins, very poor main restaurant with five course gala dinner which one wld apologise for if presented at home. Bistro restaurant better. Lack of management control. Farcical Welcome Gala Evening to meet captain with long queue (gave up,on that). Long Life milk, processed cheese. Turned out of cabin... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Whilst on a Cruise we independently booked a table for 4 at the hotel on 19th March 2014. The Ice hotel itself was very impressive although we did not envy those, from our cruise ship, who had booked to stay the night. There are no toilet facilities in the Ice hotel itself so you have to brave the cold walk... More

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This really is a once in a lifetime experience. I’m going to be honest if you are looking for luxury and comfort then don’t do it, you will end up sleeping in most of your clothes and you will have to make the trek in the early hours to the toilet, no on-suite here. If you are looking for an... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Not cheap but worth every penny. We stayed the night and were so well looked after. Magnificent food and a great experience including the northern lights. I couldn't believe that all on our cruise didn't want to stay- they missed a real treat,

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited the ice hotel during a northern lights cruise. All I can say is its a truly magical place to see, the surroundings are spectacular also, we had about an hour there which is enough time for photos and not forgetting the vodka shot in the glass made of ice!!

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Address: Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway (Formerly Alta Friluftspark)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Alta Municipality > Alta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:1 star — Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel 1*
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