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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unique hotel that gets built every year in November and it melts away in April. Sleeping in the ice hotel at 24 deg F was awesome. Quite expensive though @ US$500/nite but it is a once in a life time experience worth every penny.

Thank Murali N
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Although we did not stay at this hotel, it was a most fascinating short visit to see the ice sculptures and the interior decor of the igloo. We were given a sort introduction by the owner, Cnut, who explained that each year he takes the opportunity to change the design and the theme for his new masterpiece. It takes 4...

Thank Julie A
Eastern Norway, Norway
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Ive never been at the Ice hotel before, and decided to go see what it was all about. Ive never been so amazed before - from the minute we stepped in, it was as if we were "in" the theme! Such an amazing view, and well worth the trip. Even if youre just going there to see. I highly recommend...

Thank Niquitha1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Sorrisniva Igloo Ice Hotel is a novelty. It is created afresh each November and melts away in April the following year. Each year it has a new theme. This year 2016/2017 it is 'The Ice Age' with life-sized ice statues of extinct animals such as sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths, giant elk, ice age hunters as well as mythical beasts. Inside...

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I went here by bus from Alta.This place is amazing, it is constucted from scratch every November or December and lasts until April. It then melts, so each year it is different. There are incredible ice sculptures within. The cost is quite high, for example from 2500 NOK per person per night, (Norway very expensive). Rooms are quite small and...

Thank B7152FJpeterw
Alta, Norway
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Unfriendly and angry receptionist ruined the experience. She got extremely angry because we didn't knew where to enter! Although, ice sculptures inside igloo hotel were amazing, she ruined our visit. Big minus for Sorrisniva, for employing such a rude staff!

Thank ProspectiveKiwi
Denia spain
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

There is permanent hotel on the same site, the igloo hotel is built in November/December and lasts until approximately April. A truly unique hotel built entirely of ice, the idea was, according to the owner, conceived some 13 years ago over a bottle of scotch. The inside of the hotel consists of various chambers which include 30+ bedrooms all with...

Thank Len R
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Vsited only for the day, did not stay as guest, great site to see, amazing ice sculptures, really friendly imformative interesting owner. Hotel about to melt in April, completely rebuilt again for next year

Thank AKGWestMidlands
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had a 16day cruise (Land of the Northen Lights and the Igloo hotel was one of the excursions My husband and I were amazed at the sculptures This year the theme was Neanderthal .Quite surprised how warm it was inside We thoroughly enjoyed the experienc We had some kind of alchaholic drink which was quite warming I thoroughly recommend...

Thank _valbed43
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Slept in the igloo. It is cold so put on a sleeping bag in another sleeping back. They give out two bags per person. The sculpture in the igloo are amazing and intricate. Also do try out their in house activitie, my favourite is the snowmobile tour. Exhilarating!

Thank reddysan

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Address: Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway (Formerly Alta Friluftspark)
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Alta Municipality > Alta
Price Range: $709 - $799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“the honeymoon suite was amazing!”
777juliea, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms will be cold, but all of reasonable size.”
  • chandelier in entrance hall
  • Polar bear ice sculpture
  • Coridoor leading to rooms
  • Bedroom
  • Eagle ice sculpture
  • Ice chairs
  • Main hall
  • Entrance to hotel
B7152FJpeterw, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“standard rooms are small, no en suite facilities and NO heating”
  • bedroom...... reindeer skins and Arctic sleeping bags
  • corridor to rooms
430ChrisK, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We booked a suite, worth the extra money just for this one off experience!”
nick0012017, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The hotel design is new each year”
792brendanm, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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