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Address: Quayside at Havneterminalen, Svolvaer 8301, Norway
Phone Number: (+47) 76 07 40 11

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cool atmosphere

really nice and cool atmosphere with lots of ice sculptures. You get a warm jacket and gloves so you won't be freezing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karin F
Walenstadt, Switzerland
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Walenstadt, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice and cool atmosphere with lots of ice sculptures. You get a warm jacket and gloves so you won't be freezing.

Thank Karin F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was pouring rain, so walking around Svolvaer was not a good option. The Magic Ice was only steps away from the Hurtigruten dock. Although we were dressed warmly, we were provided with warm capes over our clothing, and that was a real plus. It was very cold and dark in the ice area. I did not slip but was... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Made very welcome, could have spent more time there.great outfits to keep out the cold, a photographers challenge, plus drinks are good to.loved it would definitely visit again.

Thank AKGWestMidlands
Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited Magic Ice during a brief stopover on Hurtigruten's MS Spitzbergen en route to Kirkenes. This place is a gas! Do not miss the dancing reindeer!

Thank Jeremy C
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256 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Ice-sculpturs are nice, but obviosly forigners were more impressed. Worth a visit on the Hurtigruta stop.

Thank Rune S
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I have been in the icebar in Oslo where we got boots, gloves and a jacket. Here you only get the jackets which makes it too cold to enjoy the ice sculptures which is much better here. The required drink is in an iceglass, but since gloves are not provided its inside a normal glass. Lighting makes it also hard... More 

Thank Marius P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Plenty of very good ice sculptures to see here and a pleasant drink included in the price. Worth trying to haggle the price if there aren't too many people around.

Thank freddielola
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Turist trap!, dubious smell, welcome drink is a cheap wine, cheesy background music, the novelty of the ice scultures wears off after a minute, seemed like a big freezer with old ice statues.

Thank Ame F
Kansas CIty, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Yes, Magic Ice is a bit of a tourist trap. It is located right at a cruise ship port, so they get lots of traffic from cruisers. We drove into the Lofoten, so we parked nearby and walked to the bar. You enter in a little gift shop and pay to enter and get one free ice wine drink with... More 

Thank lowens311
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We loved the quality and individuality of the ice sculptures done by five well recognized art professors. The low lighting made it mystical. The drink of wine in an ice glass was a fun touch and my husband found two really nice Norwegian shirts at a great price. A wonderful thing to see in any weather but dress warmly and... More 

Thank Ruth S

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