The perfect place for calmness and serenity.
under the northern lights
Experience the arctic nature and the thrill of maneuvering your own snowmobile in safe environment.
Our talented chefs will offer you a memorable dining experience.

Welcome to Sorrisniva

Sorrisniva is a year-round adventure business in Alta, Norway. The name Sorrisniva derives from the Finnish immigration and means roaring stream. The name is based on a well-known Fishing spot right beside the company.


We are welcoming you to visit the worlds northern most ice hotel!

The Igloo Hotel is the first one built in Norway and the second in the world. You will explore a unique hotel built fresh new every year with a new. The hotel has 26 snow rooms, 4 decorated suites, ice bar, ice chapel and sculptures.

The ticket will give you access to all of this and can be extended with a drink in the ice bar, lunch or a dinner. Reservation in the restaurant must be pre-booked.

19th of December – 2nd of April

12:00 – 20:00  Monday to Saturday
12:00 – 18:00 on Sundays

20 minutes from the city by car and 30 minutes from the airport. No public transfer. Taxi can be booked directly: 08125 / +47 78 43 38 79

+47 78 43 33 78

Igloo Hotel

Norway’s largest and the world’s northernmost ice hotel is situated in Sorrisniva, about 25 minutes from Alta airport. The igloo hotel is one of its kind and is about 2,500 square meters large. In addition to accommodation, we also open for day visits.

Winter wedding

Make your wedding day even more romantic in the chapel made of snow and ice. A ice chapel wedding ceremony is a different and unforgettable experience for you and your love.

Sorrisniva Restaurant

The restaurant is well known for its warm atmosphere and interesting architecture. Our team will make sure you get a memorable dining experience. We offer á la carte and dinner for special occasions.

Sami experience

The Sami family will guide you along through unforgettable events that highlight their past and present culture. You will meet reindeer, feel the scenery from the sled, and hear stories of the old days, and the special singing that is a cornerstone of Sami culture. In the evening we extend the trip and look for the northern lights.

Snowmobile tours

Learn more and step into our lifestyle with snowmobiles. They say that Norwegians are born with skis on their feets, in Finnmark it is more likely to be a snowmobile. Maneuvering your own vehicle will give you an thrilling adventure and it is a perfect way to experience the arctic nature. Our experienced guides will introduce you to snowmobiling in safe environment. Choose the trip on the basis of your choice.

Northern lights

Looking for the northern lights? Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is a excellent place to experience the aurora borealis. We have easy winter walking routes nearby the hotel, with viewing spots. For the best chance to see the lights you can join our guided tour with minivan. The best winter adventure is at Sorrisniva, plan your winter vacation with us!

Dog sledding

Not far from Sorrisniva there are dog farms where you can get to know the special mushing community and their dogs. You can join them on different trips, depending on the challenge you are looking for. Dog sledding is a wonderful way to experience nature in Alta valley.

Ice fishing

Spend a night in a Sami tent and feel the excitement when ice fishing. This is the best place to experience the arctic nature and wilderness. After a good night sleep you are ready for a day with  ice fishing at selected mountain lakes. Are you searching for a untraditional experience with friends or colleagues? This is definitely the trip for you!

Riverboat adventure

We are located next to one of the best salmon rivers in the world, Alta River. In summertime, we have guided tours with traditional riverboats to the Alta canyon. One of the nicest summer experience Alta has to offer!

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