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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a unique experience sleeping in a room made of ice, on a bed made of ice and covered in reindeer skin. The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, much like its larger cousin at Kiruna is built new each winter on the banks of the Alta river, a short distance from Alta. Though the doorways to the rooms are small and privacy... More 

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Silje T, Resepsjonssjef at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Brendan for this kind review. Love to hear about your experience here at Sorrisniva. Have a wonderful day! More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I went here on a tour with the cruise ship I was working on. So didn't stay the night. It's totally breath taking. The owner gave us an insight into to what it was to build a structure like this, then rebuild it after it melts ever summer. Each time they rebuild they do a different theme, I visited then... More 

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We visited the site of the igloo hotel. From the site we were taken on a sped boat ride down the river. The site of the igloo hotel consists of the main lodge with entry foyer Bayton facilities and dining room. It's a beautiful site and the igloo rooms ar built each year. Guests are supplied with sleeping bag and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Excellent Decor, Very well maintained. Nice ice figures in ice bar, Great and attentive staff, especially "Maya" and one of the Dinner time wait staff in the restaurant (Do not remember her name) for being very pleasant. Dinner served is fine quality. Excellent for viewing Aurora - Just step out of the hotel look up and you see them :)... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Well organized: you will sleep on reindeer skins best wearing your clothes + hat and wrapped by slipping bag, available sauna to warm up and fireplace, lots of attractions: dog sliding, snow scooter trip and just ask receptionist what would recommend, during winter you can go for walk on frozen river and watch Northen lights-map available at the reception. FANTASTIC... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Had a wonderful stay here. We arrived on the last night of the 2015/16 Igloo Hotel. The staff are extraordinarily helpful and friendly. We were particularly anxious to see the Northern Lights - and there they were! Each year, the Igloo Hotel is rebuilt and a new theme is chosen. The ice sculptures in the Igloo are beautiful! The experience... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have just spent a night at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. This is a true experience and a really magical place! As the name tells you, this is a snow/ice hotel. This means that the rooms are made out of snow and ice. Its almost like sleeping in a snow-cave, just a bit more comfortable. You are sleeping in worm... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

If you're wondering how you'd cope sleeping in -4ºC to -7ºC, don't worry: just go for it! So how was it? I arrived, got a guided tour of the main building showing me where the toilet facilities, changing rooms, showers, sauna, luggage room, lockers and hot tubs were, and was invited to have a look around the igloo hotel itself.... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

You can't go to Norway in winter without visiting an ice hotel.....so i did!! Beautiful sculptures, carvings and decorations. Stunning chapel where they actually perform marriages and blessings. You'd have to wear thermals underneath your bridal gown! Wouldn't fancy sleeping there though as it's soooo cold! Had a shot of vodka from the ice bar served in an ice glass!... More 

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Desborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

One night is enough. But Its AWESOME Beautiful, weird, cold (but you ARE warn in the sleeping bags) Location is all, walked out onto the Alta River to watch the Northern Lights, tobogganed, snow shoed through the forest. Had reindeer for breakfast, which was all you can eat buffet.

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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: $718 - $828 (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 hotel design is new each year”
 of 5 bubbles 792brendanm, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“As it's an ice hotel all rooms would b equal”
 of 5 bubbles lorrainepenfold, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Does not matter what room you choose as you would be buried in sleeping bags :)”
 of 5 bubbles rsky1124, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Go for the suites! Pure magic!”
 of 5 bubbles Turskredderen, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Wherever you sleep, it'll be quiet and the air will be fresh and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles V9160GFkarenh, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
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