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.
Make your special day even more special with a winter wedding at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.