Winter wedding at Sorrisniva and the ice chapel

Sorrisniva is probably one of the most remarkable places in the world to bring your wedding dreams to life. The combination of the Igloo hotel with the ice chapel and our outstanding kitchen will make it an unforgettable day.

Romantic Winter Wedding Snow and Ice Chapel

Make your special day even more special with a winter wedding at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Dec 18 – March 31
Approximately 25 minutes
Tuesday – Saturday between 4pm – 6pm
Group size
2 – 40 persons
Price from
NOK 10,975

About This Event

The ice chapel is in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, approximately 20 km from Alta airport and only two hours with flight from Oslo airport. It is constructed every year with a new theme and sculptures. The ice-chapel is approved by the Bishop of Nord-Hålogaland, and the local parish performs marriages and other services here.

The Ice Chapel is integrated into and centrally located within the hotel but is nevertheless a separate entity clearly demarcated from the rest of the building. It is an intimate room with special acoustics, and like the rest of the hotel it is decorated with very beautiful ice sculptures.

What to do:

The first thing the couple must do is to check out the availability at the Ice chapel in Sorrisniva. This can be done by e-mail: or telephone: 00 47 78 43 33 78. When the date is set, we can send you a guide for the paperwork you will have to arrange.

Get a unique and unforgettable wedding in the ice chapel in Sorrisniva Igloo hotel

The marriage ceremony in the chapel is the same one for the Church of Norway, which is a Lutheran denomination, and takes about 20-25 minutes. Personal adjustments are quite possible, in agreement with the pastor. Providing that the organist has the capacity, a wedding march will be played, plus hymns if the couple desires. The couple must arrive in Alta no later than the day preceding the wedding so that the pastor can meet them.It is also possible to do a rehearsal in the ice chapel.

When to get married in the Ice Chapel

The season is from beginning of January to the end of March. We recommend afternoons and evenings after 4 pm. The building is then quieter, the light at its most atmospheric, and it is also most practical for any wedding reception.

Wedding dinner

For your wedding dinner we recommend our restaurant Laksestua. It is located beside the Igloo Hotel in the service building. If you want something more intimate, we also have a smaller room with a nice fireplace. For the best weeding experience, we recommend having the wedding dinner at Sorrisniva. We will customize the menu for you weeding with only local food from Finnmark. A little later in the planning process we will look at menus, wines, candles, serviettes/napkins and any table decoration.

Spend the wedding night in the Igloo Hotel

The highlight of the big day can be a night in the Igloo Hotel. The couple will, of course, be sleeping in the bridal suite, assuming it is free – due to limited capacity, this should be booked as early as possible. In the morning, the sauna is hot, and a good breakfast is waiting in the restaurant.


All activities offered by Sorrisniva might be included into your wedding program to make your wedding day for you and your wedding guests even more special.


Most people want professional pictures as memories of their big day. Some prefer snapshots during the ceremony; others prefer studio-type pictures afterwards. We work together with several professional photographers who can capture this special day for you.

Bridal bouquet

A bridal bouquet is part of the ceremony, even if it is held in a chapel made of ice. Just remember that even if the bouquet keeps fresh during the ceremony, it will not like coming into ordinary room temperatures again. There are several florists in Alta, and we can recommend them for you.


We can help you to find a suitable hairdresser if requested. Alta houses several hairdressers that are specialized in weddings.

Wedding cake

If you are thinking about having a wedding cake, we can help you with this as well!

More information and booking

Would you like to receive more information about your wedding options here at Sorrisniva, please contact us. We will help you with the details that will make your wedding perfect!

Example prices:

Rental of the ice chapel and ticket to the ice hotel for all the guests. From NOK 10.000 NOK

Additional fee to the church office for those who are not living in Alta. From NOK 4000

Aperitif in the ice bar, Igloo Blue ice drink NOK 100 per person Wedding package incl. planning / arrangements, aperitif, 3-course fine dining, coffee / tea: NOK 1400 per guest

Wedding package incl. planning / arrangements, aperitif, 3-course fine dining, coffee, overnight dbl. room ice hotel, morning sauna and breakfast. NOK 3400 per guest

Booking and request:

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