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

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rune S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We didn't actually even go in, as the admission charge was $20 per person and the drinks were really expensive too. Couldn't imagine spending over $100 for four people to see this attraction and have one drink. Oh, and the front desk person started to drop the admission price as we left, so that's negotiable I guess.

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Verdal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It is amazing how they have made these sculptures of ice. We had a drink of wine in a glas that was made of ice too. Light of colors and the background music gave us a lovely feeling in the -6°C. We loved it.

Thank Sven P
Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We visited whilst our Hurtigruten ship had a 1 hour stop during the evening. The admission price included a drink and we enjoyed the ice sculptures on offer.

Thank Wayne P
Croydon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

You just have to hope the ship is late so you don't have time to do it. Mind you it doesn't take much time. Not good value for money.

Thank Geoff H

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