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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

11.4 km from Alta centre
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  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in mid January amidst some of the heaviest snowfall in years which made the stay all the more exciting. This family run hotel is set in a beautiful location next to the river away from the city. The facilities were great with excellent food, warm areas to relax and the ice hotel itself is mind-blowing. Fantastic staff...

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Seattle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, and our 6.5 year old daughter stayed here for 1 night last month. We had one of the snow rooms. 8 years ago, my husband and I visited the ice hotel in Kiruna, Sweden which was much much bigger than this one. But this one has a nice, intimate feel to it. We felt like we...

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Oslo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got this as a present for my 30 th birthday. It was a very fun experience. We are from Norway and we usually travel outside Norway, but this was a very nice way to see more of Norway. We stayed at the hotel for only one night, but I think what is enough to get the experience as well...

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Widemouth Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the money you must do this. Incredibly, in the whole hotel we were the only couple. As you walk in it's absolutely incredible, the colours, intricate detail and atmosphere can't be put into words. I won't bother describing the details as you must see this for yourself. You will NOT be disappointed. The receptionist was excellent as...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is unique experience, but rather to enjoy once. So don’t plan to spend more than a night there. The logistic is easier than you can expect. You leave your luggage in the main, “warm” building. There is a lot of space in the bathroom to change into the thermal clothes and you can proceed to your room. Plan to...

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on our honeymoon in December 2016, it was an absolutely magical experience! We had a suite in the ice hotel and I would suggest looking into this as the majority of the rooms seemed to be twin singles. Everyone asks how we slept in the cold...the answer layer up and you will be fine!...

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sorrisniva is a bucket list item in itself. A hotel made fully of ice. Your room is of ice, your bed is of ice and that's what you sleep on. Obv, there is reindeer skin and warm sleeping bags to make you comfortable and there is a warm building too. But set on the banks of Alta river, which is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was really excited to stay in this hotel as I have stayed in the Icehotel in Kiruna Sweden which is on a larger scale. I was really impressed as soon as I arrived at Sorrisniva. My sister and I were collected from our hotel in Alta and driven the short distance to the icehotel. The main reception is very...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The snow mobiling was amazing would recommend to everyone, beautiful scenary and fantastic experience on snow mobiles. The igloo hotel is an amazing thing to see and quiet enough to get lots of pictures without other tourists been in the photos. A must see, at 10 pound for a shot of alcohol at the bar its expensive but cant go...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We want to have experience Sleep in the ice room, we choose Sorrisniva igloo. They provide free pick up (taxi) from alta city. We arrive igloo at 10am, while the sun still up we join the snow mobile activity for 3 hours. At night we eat in the hotel We eat fish, reindeer meat and elk meat. All the food...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
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: $712 - $788 (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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“We booked a suite, worth the extra money just for this one off experience!”
 of 5 bubbles nick0012017, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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“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 :)”
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