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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 78 43 33 78
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice hotel” (30 reviews)
“the river” (5 reviews)
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Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad I came here. It was beautiful, fun and other worldly. The museum that you sleep in is incredible. I actually woke up sweating. Also took a trip on a reindeer sleigh with a Sami which was really interesting. The food was...More

Thank DancingGiraffe
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited only for river boat ride and presentation about the igloo hotel. Very well done presentation. The boat ride was thrilling

Thank Lankan01
Reviewed May 10, 2018

The reception is a warm place with friendly staff and beverages offered to all. The Igloo hotel is just behind the main lobby. The entrance is of a typical igloo. It is constructed fully of ice. The lobby has an ice counter. there is an...More

Thank Nilma S
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This area is awesome and staff is really nice and helpful. We went there for a visit of ice hotel and scooter safari. Will return and eat there next time. This family has got it right

Thank 413Sverre
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Great visit to the ice hotel, we stayed in a executive suit which was Thor’s room as it was Viking themed this year. It is definitely not as cold as you would imagine it to be, yes it was -5c but actually to sleep in...More

Thank 445michaelad
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Our guide designed and carved the ice sculptures - different theme to last year. He was as charming and welcoming as last year. Interesting to look at the amazing Igloo ice hotel.

Thank ClaireandKen89
Reviewed February 23, 2018

The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is a most remarkable establishment made of ice with many ice statues and carvings. It is as classy as it is unique. The service is wonderful and very hospitable. The lounge in the spacious, fully wooden communal cabin is very comfortable...More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed February 17, 2018

We came here for a night, which included dinner and breakfast. Let me start by saying that dinner was the best we had in Norway (Johnny from Traste&Trine trained theit chef). The snowmobile tour brought us to breathtaking vistas, overlooking King Harald’s fishing cabin. Thanks,...More

1  Thank rwepapen
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful winter sightseeing point with possibilities to sleep over. Magificent sculpture. Wear warm clothes!

Thank Carin B
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Nice structure, remembering a Sami house with a fire in the center. In this occasion we could choose between reindeer soup or fish soup. We’ve chosen the first one and was rather delicious! While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the (ice) igloo hotel and/or...More

Thank Little_Frank_22
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$24 - $122
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Finnmark  >  Alta Municipality  >  Alta
  • Phone Number: +47 78 43 33 78
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The restaurant Laksestua (salmon hut) has always been well known for its special architecture, assembling the shape of a Sami lavvo and its pleasant atmosphere. Sorrisniva is in the middle of nature’s larder: the river, the fjord and the plateau offer excellent raw materials for the Chef to turn into delicious dishes. The kitchen follows the food calendar, ensuring the guest have meals appropriate to the season they are in at all time. The restaurant has become one of Finnmark`s best, and our chef Johnny Trasti was rewarded «best chef of the year 2009» in Norway. The restaurant is open for larger groups throghout the year and for a la carte from January to April.
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