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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway (Formerly Alta Friluftspark)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had a great experience at the hotel viewed the magic of the Northern Lights, a snowmobile trip across the ice and snow fields. Wonderful food, company and service. It's obviously cold, and I struggled to sleep in the cold but my friends slept like babies, but the experience is a total must. People can pick out issue and comforts but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great night spent in reindeer skin and sleeping bags. Not as cold as you'd imagine but a wonderful experience when you're in the Arctic circle. There's always a heated area you can escape too if needed! Amazing food too - much of it locally sourced.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This hotel only exists for three months of the year. It is built in December by 6 people who cut ice from a lake 4kms away and then transport it to Sorrisniva to build the hotel. It was one of the things on my 'bucket list' and fulfilled every expectation. This year was warmer than usual for the time of... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Starting out from Alta the coach takes around 30 minutes to reach this Ice Hotel. At first site this looks like an elongated Igloo, with lights made out of ice at the front. However once you go through the front door the sight which greets you is truly amazing. Everything is carved from ice. There are lots of ice carvings... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

You should try this, I have never been to a place with so nice and friendly staff before. The food was superb. We went on a snow scooter safari and stayed one night in a cabin on Finnmarksvidda. Amazing. When we came back we had an outside Jacuzzi with northern lights flashing over our heads. Then a 7 course dinner... More 

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Thank you for the amazing feedback. This is an extraordinary experience and I am so glad you loved it! More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to stay 1 night in this magical place for my 30th. We arrived and had just missed the lunch service so the staff made us a bowl of fish soup which was just what we needed! We put our bags inthe main hold room and when we slept in the igloo we were provided with... More 

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North Wales
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Spending a night in the igloo hotel is something I have wanted to do for years. I managed to talk my very reluctant boyfriend into it when i discovered that the cruise we had booked spent two nights in port in Alta, one of which was on my birthday. Contrary to one review I had read, as soon as we... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wrote a review when we got home From Ice Hotel but I see that it appears did not go thru.to this site. FIRST the help I received from staff There was AMAZING !!!!! Months before our trip. They helped me to book side trips make recommendations for trips and other places to stay AND BOOKED ALL FOR ME I did... More 

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Leeds
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

5yrs ago we booked into the "Sorrisniva" for our Wedding,it really was a dream come true for me. For someone who is fanatic about the "Acrtic". As part of our aniversary holiday we couldn't say no to 1 night in this fantastic hotel,as we stepped into the reception it all came back 5yrs ago to the day,we were greeted by... More 

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york
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited the hotel when our cruise ship docked for 3 days in Alta. The hotel is absolutely stunning inside. The ice sculptures are lovelly,and have a different theme every year. The chapel is beautifull. the blue vodka served in an ice glass was not too chilly!! We did not stay overnight as the thought of having to go outside... More 

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