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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518 Norway
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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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Free parking
Free internet
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Romantic
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English, Norwegian

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Alberta S wrote a review Apr 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia771 contributions180 helpful votes
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The lodge is lovely. And the Igloo Hotel amazing. The ice sculptures are so intricate, the bar and drink a perfect end. What a place for a wedding! And they rebuild it each year. The food in the restaurant was excellent too.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Some of the larger rooms were fabulous. So much work went into their creation.
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Tomas J wrote a review Feb 2022
Almere, The Netherlands7 contributions
We stayed a night at the Igloo Hotel. The hotel is beautifully crafted and the surroundings are very nice. The hotel is lacking it’s premium service that it is advertising with. The staff is just doing its job and nothing more than that. There is no welcoming feeling given by the staff, a lock of enthusiasm and a lack of real hospitality management. If you advertise being a Premium Arctic Wilderness Destination and charge premium prices you should go above and beyond the guest expectations by delivering fantastic and above all warm and welcoming service, which is just not being done. Besides this having 3 common male showers for 24 Igloo Hotel rooms is definitely not enough. And why common showers with no privacy at all? Once again, charging premium pricing and advertising as a Premium Arctic Wilderness Destination means that you will need to deliver premium service and facilities. To sum up: a beautiful location and Igloo Hotel with staff being uninterested and inexperienced with a lack of management who trains and enthuse the staff on how to deliver a true once in a lifetime hospitality experience. Skip this one, there are better ice hotel options around.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Skip this place as there are better igloo hotel options in Scandinavia.
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Ron M wrote a review Jan 2022
Duiven, The Netherlands533 contributions79 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in the iglo hotel. A wonderful experience that you should have at least once. The iglo hotel itself is a very charming place and in the main building you will have all facilities and comfort you need. Lots of activities available from the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Booking Sorrisniva, Marketing at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Responded 20 Jan 2022
Thank you for the lovely review Ron! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back! Best regards Katelin Digital Marketer
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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
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Margareth H wrote a review Jan 2021
Oslo, Norway31 contributions11 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 contributions5 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: Travelled
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Kips wrote a review Mar 2020
Rotherham, United Kingdom437 contributions94 helpful votes
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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: Travelled
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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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Dianne P wrote a review Mar 2020
25 contributions4 helpful votes
This igloo is way too cool and not as cold as you would expect. On arrival you are taken on a short tour of the property from the main lodge. Snow shoes are available as well as dog and reindeer sleds. A very pleasant evening was provided with options for several Norwegian specialty foods. The high light is the igloo itself which is rebuilt every years in December and melts in April. You can choose the tour or stay overnight. When many people are present a slight fog or mist develops. This just makes great atmosphere to see the many snow and ice sculptures which include full sized altars, characters from children’s storie (Billy Goat Gruff and bridge) and mythological creature. Your personal igloo will have a bed made of ice covered with animal skins so you and/or your clothes will not freeze to it. Sleeping bags are also provided which are quite warm. It was a very comfy experience followed by a great breakfast. Would do it again in a flash!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: All igloos are fine but some of the Theme rooms are more extensively decorated.
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vandana_39 wrote a review Mar 2020
U.K16 contributions21 helpful votes
Sarrisniva Igloo Hotel . We just visited this hotel last week. I must say it was one of our highlights for the Norway trip. it is so immaculate. precisely carved and built .there are 22-23 bedrooms ,a bar. we were told that people rent it out for weddings and special occasions . the only problem which we were told is that the bathroom is outside the hotel.we did not stay in night but we had a tour booked to go and visit this place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$378 - US$544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Alta Friluftspark
LOCATION
NorwayNorthern NorwayFinnmarkAlta MunicipalityAlta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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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.
What are some restaurants close to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trasti & Trine, Sorrisniva, and Maku Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel offers airport transportation 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 travellers enjoy visiting Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre (6.5 miles).
Is Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.