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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518 Norway
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#1 of 15 Specialty lodging in Alta
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UNIQUE OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE - THE IGLOO HOTEL. Feel the silence in the hotel made of snow and ice. See the sculptures and have an ice drink in the ice bar. Feel the contrast between staying in the cold, while the cozy sleeping bag keeps you nice and warm during the whole night! Experience the silence and serenity surrounding you. Every year the Igloo Hotel has a new unique theme from the Arctic part of the world. Woolen underwear is recommended for the night. While staying at the snow- and ice hotel you can experience the nature around, relax in a warm atmosphere in the living room and enjoy a dinner in our great (warm) restaurant. Sorrisniva restaurant serve á la carte menu based on local food and traditions. A table is reserved for you when staying the night.
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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518 Norway
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maplechief wrote a review Feb 2021
Trondheim, Norway9 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a night in the Thor suite in early February, and it was a highlight of our trip to northern Norway. The snow carvings are impressive, and the lighting design inside the ice was beautifully done- the whole igloo has a really cool (ha) atmosphere. As someone who is always cold, I expected to be chilly during the night, but wasn't at all- it was quite cozy! You get two arctic sleeping bags each (rated to -30°C), and are on top of a pile of reindeer skins, so you stay nice and warm. The snow absorbs almost all noise, so it was really silent and peaceful inside- we ended up having a top notch sleep. In the morning, there is a sauna to warm up in. This is followed by a delicious breakfast next to a really gorgeous fireplace in the main building (which also features unique construction, this time of wood). There are also outdoor hot tubs with great views of the surrounding mountains. The whole place has a really friendly, comfortable vibe- upscale but cozy. Highly recommended, and well worth a visit!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Margareth H wrote a review Jan 2021
Oslo, Norway31 contributions9 helpful votes
We visited the ice hotel late December. It was a beautiful experience, well worth the price. This year the theme is vikings, and the carvings are just amazing. We considered sleeping there, but ended up somewhere else. The suites are really beautiful and well designed. The regular rooms are not really worth the price. There is a small chapel, an ice bar where you can buy a drink and drink it from ice-cups. The most stunning was the lighting that really enhanced the experience and gave life to the whole experience. This was a WOW- experience!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: The suites are the only ones worth the money
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jane s wrote a review Mar 2020
18 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited at end of February, the ice carvings are stunning, the rooms icy cold, well worth a visit as a once in a lifetime experience. Only there a few months of the year, co coincide with a husky sled ride and tour. Wrap up warm and enjoy a blue vodka at the bar
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kips wrote a review Mar 2020
Rotherham, United Kingdom432 contributions89 helpful votes
Visited here as part of a Cruise tour off the P&O ship Aurora. A joint visit to coincide with Snowmobiling. Note though that this was just a visit! Interesting hotel with ice sculptures. We received a nice talk from the guide/owner. Beautiful inside as far as the lighting and bedrooms go. The bedrooms looked 'comfortable' with their Reindeer skins. Not sure if it would be for us though. There was an ice Bar where we were given a blue vodka drink in an ice glass. It was just an hour long visit but it did give an insight into the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sharon Australia wrote a review Mar 2020
Port Augusta, Australia3 contributions5 helpful votes
on arrival we were given a tour of the property the unique surroundings and the igloo hotel bar which is just amazing. The room was amazing nice warm reindeer skins and very warm sleeping bags. there was a very comfy warm lounge to relax in after dinner and before bed. The dining experience was very special. Fine Dining to the max two of my courses were served on a block of ice!!! made all the more special by our waitress Camilla who attended to every detail explaining our entrees and where they were sourced from locally. Overall a remarkable experience. Top of my Bucket List!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: A suite if you can afford the extra dollars
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Alta Friluftspark
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sami Siida (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre (6.5 miles).
Is Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.