igloo hotel

A unique overnight experience in the northernmost ice hotel in the world.

Experience the Unique Igloo Hotel

Experience the Igloo Hotel - the worlds northernmost ice hotel, built every winter with different art themes. The Igloo Hotel structure and all of its furniture and art is crafted by local sculptors using natural ice and snow. Experiencing the ice hotel includes the special igloo ambiance, sleeping comfortably on reindeer furs on your ice bed, wandering among handcrafted ice sculptures and having a drink at the ice bar.

Sleep in the world`s northernmost igloo hotel

While staying at the igloo hotel you can experience the Arctic with one of our many activities, simply relax in the warm living room and enjoy a dinner in our Restaurant.

Make a special occasion for your wedding or christening using our ice chapel which we build with ice each year.

From 2021 / 2022 season onwards you can combine staying at our new Arctic Wilderness Lodge with overnighting in the Igloo Hotel.

About your stay and practical information
Practical information
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service building

  • Lounge/living room

  • Bathroom/wardrobe/changing room

  • Sauna

  • Luggage room to keep the luggage safe and warm

  • Reception

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Lockers to store valuables

  • Outdoor jacuzzi

It is not allowed to smoke in the service building or in the Igloo Hotel. It is not allowed to drink alcohol or sparkling water which is not bought in our restaurant or bar.

Included

  • Extreme sleeping bag good for -25 Celsius and a pillow

  • Morning sauna incl. towels: 7-10 am

  • Breakfast buffet with local ingredients and bread from our kitchen: 8-10 am

  • Towels and hairdryer in the public bathroom/wardrobe

  • Coffee/tea buffet and tap water

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Access to the main house

Season

Open: 18-Dec – 8-April.

Closed during Christmas Holiday: 23-27th of Dec and 31st of Dec - 2nd of Jan.

Closed during Easter Holiday: 28th of March - 2nd of April.

Booking

Monday – Saturday.

Closed from Sunday-Monday. (Open only on request for groups over 8 persons)

Rooms

  • 22 dbl. or single rooms

  • 2 triple-/fam. rooms

  • 2 twin rooms

  • 4 designed suites

Check in and check out

Check in from 12pm.

Check out before 10am.

Packing Checklist

  • Wool underwear (100% wool is the best)

  • Warm socks, hat, gloves and scarf

  • Camera

  • A small bag to bring clothes and toiletries into the wardrobe

  • Slippers to wear inside the main house

Not included

  • Transfer is not included in the stay. It is possible to book as an option.

  • Lunch, dinner or other drinks

How to get to the Igloo Hotel / Transfer

The best way to arrive is by flight from Oslo or Tromsø to Alta airport. Transport from the airport and Alta center is only available for guests staying at the Igloo Hotel when booked in advance and latest the day before. The shuttle booked through us will not be private.

Shuttle

Sorrisniva – Scandic Alta (From Sorrisniva 10 am/15:30 pm)
Scandic Alta – Sorrisniva (From Scandic Alta 16 pm / 10:30 am)

NOK 150 per person, each direction

Transport

Must be booked in advance

Alta Airport – Sorrisniva
Sorrisniva – Alta Airport

NOK 200 per person, each direction

Other option for transfer is taxi or rental car.
Contact information Alta taxi: +47 78 43 38 79 / 08125

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

The ice hotel in Sorrisniva is in the middle of the wilderness only thirty minutes from Alta Airport, located perfect to relax, spot the northern lights and enjoy the nature of northern Norway. All exterior and interior inside the hotel is made only by snow and ice; rooms, decoration and even the glasses in the ice bar. The hotel is about 2500 sqm large and has approximately 30 rooms including suites, ice gallery, and ice -chapel. Beautiful artwork created by talented sculptors from Alta decorates the hot el in a unique way every year. Along with the pure white snow it creates a fairy-tale atmosphere inside. The crew working along with the Igloo Hotel is locals and most of them have been with us from the start in year 2000. All together they create and brings their ideas together and makes a hotel we are proudly to present every new season!

Side by side with the Igloo hotel you’ll have access to our main house with our well known restaurant, living room and reception area. The ice rooms contain what you need for your night, which is a comfortable bed covered in reindeer-hides. The sleeping bag and pillow are kept warm inside the main house, until you enter the Igloo hotel for the night. F acilities like toilets, changing rooms, showers and sauna are also in the main house to ensure your comfort. The facilities are public and for you to avail during your stay.  Phones and computers can be charged here and your bags are stored safely in our luggage room.

How to sleep in the Igloo Hotel

A night in the ice hotel will give you a whole new experience and maybe take you outside your comfort zone! The temperature inside the hotel remain constant between -4 and -7 degrees, and you will feel the cold air around you, while sleeping in a warm and cosy sleeping bag. To ensure you will enjoy the stay with us we want to keep you as comfortable as possible. Natural reindeer-hides, mattress, extreme sleeping-bags and pillow will keep you warm and comfortable during the night, but the best preparation is done by yourself. Prepare yourself for a unique experience and bring with you  some warm clothing for the night. Woollen or fleece underwear is recommended for the best  comfort. The morning after we welcome you to start the day in our heated sauna, followed by our delicious breakfast buffet.

See December Rates

season dec 18 - dec 31

December Rates

Opening December 20th.
Closed December 24th - 25nd.

Double Room

NOK 2610

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 2 persons
240 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
+ one child 3-12 yrs 1295.-
Single Room

NOK 3140

NOK
NOK per person
1 person
240 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
Single room
Quad - / family room

NOK 2610

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 4 persons
2x 240cm bed
Matress and reindeer hides
Child price 3-12 YRS 1295,-
Twin Room

NOK 2560

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 2 persons
2x 80 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
+ one child 3-12 yrs 1295.-
Designed Suite - Single

NOK 4950

NOK
NOK per person
1 person
240 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
Single Room
Designed Suite

NOK 3470

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 2 persons
Designed bed
Matress and reindeer hides
+ One child 3-12YRS 1795,-
Included
EXTREME SLEEPING BAG AND A PILLOW
MORNING SAUNA INCL. TOWELS: 7-10 AM
BREAKFAST BUFFET & Bread
TOWELS AND HAIRDRYER IN THE PUBLIC BATHROOM/WARDROBE
COFFEE/TEA BUFFET AND TAP WATER
Snowshoes, kick-sleds & toboggan sleds available for all overnight guests
Marked hiking trails in the surrounded area
FREE WI-FI
ACCESS TO THE MAIN HOUSE

Included

NOK
NOK per person
  • Extreme sleeping bag good for -25 Celsius and a pillow
  • MORNING SAUNA INCL. TOWELS: 7-10 AM
  • BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND BREAD FROM OUR KITCHEN: 8-10 AM
  • Towels and hairdryer in the public bathroom/wardrobe
  • Coffee/tea buffet and tap water
  • Snowshoes, kick-sleds & toboggan sledsavailable for all overnight guests
  • Marked hiking trails in the surrounded area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Access to the main house
practical information
Practical information
+

service building

  • Lounge/living room

  • Bathroom/wardrobe/changing room

  • Sauna

  • Luggage room to keep the luggage safe and warm

  • Reception

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Lockers to store valuables

  • Outdoor jacuzzi

It is not allowed to smoke in the service building or in the Igloo Hotel. It is not allowed to drink alcohol or sparkling water which is not bought in our restaurant or bar.

Included

  • Extreme sleeping bag good for -25 Celsius and a pillow

  • Morning sauna incl. towels: 7-10 am

  • Breakfast buffet with local ingredients and bread from our kitchen: 8-10 am

  • Towels and hairdryer in the public bathroom/wardrobe

  • Snowshoes, kick-sleds & toboggan sleds available for all overnight guests

  • Marked hiking trails in the surrounded area

  • Coffee/tea buffet and tap water

  • Snowshoes, kick-sleds & toboggan sleds available for all overnight guests

  • Marked hiking trails in the surrounded area

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Access to the main house

Season

Open: December 20th.

Closed: 24th – 25th of December

Booking

Monday – Sunday

Rooms

  • 20 dbl- or single rooms

  • 3 Quad- / Family rooms

  • 5 Designed Suites

Check in and check out

Check in from 12pm.

Check out before 10am.

Packing Checklist

  • Wool underwear (100% wool is the best)

  • Warm socks, hat, gloves and scarf

  • Camera

  • A small bag to bring clothes and toiletries into the wardrobe

  • Slippers to wear inside the main house

Not included

  • Transfer is not included in the stay. It is possible to book as an option.

  • Lunch, dinner or other drinks

How to get to the Igloo Hotel / Transfer

The best way to arrive is by direct flight from Oslo or Tromsø to Alta airport. Transport from the airport and Alta center is offered to all Sorrisniva guests.

ALF Alta Airport - Sorrisniva:

250 NOK per person (One way)

Sorrisniva – ALF Alta Airport:

250 NOK per person (One way)

Alta city centre – Sorrisniva:

200 NOK per person (One way)

Sorrisniva – Alta city centre:

200 NOK per person (One way)

Alternatively use public transport, taxi or rental car.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

The ice hotel in Sorrisniva is in the middle of the wilderness only thirty minutes from Alta Airport, located perfect to relax, spot the northern lights and enjoy the nature of northern Norway. All exterior and interior inside the hotel is made only by snow and ice; rooms, decoration and even the glasses in the ice bar. The hotel is about 2500 sqm large and has approximately 30 rooms including suites, ice gallery, and ice -chapel. Beautiful artwork created by talented sculptors from Alta decorates the hot el in a unique way every year. Along with the pure white snow it creates a fairy-tale atmosphere inside. The crew working along with the Igloo Hotel is locals and most of them have been with us from the start in year 2000. All together they create and brings their ideas together and makes a hotel we are proudly to present every new season!

Side by side with the Igloo hotel you’ll have access to our main house with our well known restaurant, living room and reception area. The ice rooms contain what you need for your night, which is a comfortable bed covered in reindeer-hides. The sleeping bag and pillow are kept warm inside the main house, until you enter the Igloo hotel for the night. F acilities like toilets, changing rooms, showers and sauna are also in the main house to ensure your comfort. The facilities are public and for you to avail during your stay.  Phones and computers can be charged here and your bags are stored safely in our luggage room.

How to sleep in the Igloo Hotel

A night in the ice hotel will give you a whole new experience and maybe take you outside your comfort zone! The temperature inside the hotel remain constant between -4 and -7 degrees, and you will feel the cold air around you, while sleeping in a warm and cosy sleeping bag. To ensure you will enjoy the stay with us we want to keep you as comfortable as possible. Natural reindeer-hides, mattress, extreme sleeping-bags and pillow will keep you warm and comfortable during the night, but the best preparation is done by yourself. Prepare yourself for a unique experience and bring with you  some warm clothing for the night. Woollen or fleece underwear is recommended for the best  comfort. The morning after we welcome you to start the day in our heated sauna, followed by our delicious breakfast buffet.

See Winter Rates

Season January - April

Winter Rates

Open January 1st - April 7th.

Double Room

NOK 2410

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 2 persons
240 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
+ one child 3-12 yrs 1295.-
Single Room

NOK 2745

NOK
NOK per person
1 person
240 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
Period: 18th - 31st december
Quad - / family room

NOK 2410

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 3 persons
2x 240cm bed
Matress and reindeer hides
Child price 3-12 YRS 1295,-
Twin Room

NOK 2360

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 2 persons
2x 80 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
+ one child 3-12 yrs 1295.-
DESIGNES SUITE – SINGLE

NOK 4550

NOK
NOK per person
1 person
240 cm wide bed
Matress and reindeer hides
Single Room
Designed Suite

NOK 3270

NOK
NOK per person
per person / 2 persons
Designed bed
Matress and reindeer hides
+ One child 3-12YRS 1795,-
Included
EXTREME SLEEPING BAG AND A PILLOW
MORNING SAUNA INCL. TOWELS: 7-10 AM
BREAKFAST BUFFET & Bread
TOWELS AND HAIRDRYER IN THE PUBLIC BATHROOM/WARDROBE
COFFEE/TEA BUFFET AND TAP WATER
Snowshoes, kick-sleds & toboggan sleds available for all overnight guests
Marked hiking trails in the surrounded area
FREE WI-FI
ACCESS TO THE MAIN HOUSE

Included

NOK
NOK per person
  • Extreme sleeping bag good for -25 Celsius and a pillow
  • MORNING SAUNA INCL. TOWELS: 7-10 AM
  • BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND BREAD FROM OUR KITCHEN: 8-10 AM
  • Towels and hairdryer in the public bathroom/wardrobe
  • Coffee/tea buffet and tap water
  • Snowshoes, kick-sleds & toboggan sledsavailable for all overnight guests
  • Marked hiking trails in the surrounded area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Access to the main house
practical information
Practical information
+

service building

  • Lounge/living room

  • Bathroom/wardrobe/changing room

  • Sauna

  • Luggage room to keep the luggage safe and warm

  • Reception

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Lockers to store valuables

  • Outdoor jacuzzi

It is not allowed to smoke in the service building or in the Igloo Hotel. It is not allowed to drink alcohol or sparkling water which is not bought in our restaurant or bar.

Included

  • Extreme sleeping bag good for -25 Celsius and a pillow

  • Morning sauna incl. towels: 7-10 am

  • Breakfast buffet with local ingredients and bread from our kitchen: 8-10 am

  • Towels and hairdryer in the public bathroom/wardrobe

  • Snowshoes, kick-sleds & toboggan sleds available for all overnight guests

  • Marked hiking trails in the surrounded area

  • Coffee/tea buffet and tap water

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Access to the main house

Season

Open: January 1st – April 8th.

Closed during Easter Holiday.

Booking

Monday – Sunday.

Rooms

  • 20 dbl- or single rooms

  • 3 Quad- / Family rooms

  • 5 Designed Suites

Check in and check out

Check in from 12pm.

Check out before 10am.

Packing Checklist

  • Wool underwear (100% wool is the best)

  • Warm socks, hat, gloves and scarf

  • Camera

  • A small bag to bring clothes and toiletries into the wardrobe

  • Slippers to wear inside the main house

Not included

  • Transfer is not included in the stay. It is possible to book as an option.

  • Lunch, dinner or other drinks

How to get to the Igloo Hotel / Transfer

The best way to arrive is by direct flight from Oslo or Tromsø to Alta airport. Transport from the airport and Alta center is offered to all Sorrisniva guests.

ALF Alta Airport - Sorrisniva:

250 NOK per person (One way)

Sorrisniva – ALF Alta Airport:

250 NOK per person (One way)

Alta city centre – Sorrisniva:

200 NOK per person (One way)

Sorrisniva – Alta city centre:

200 NOK per person (One way)

Alternatively use public transport, taxi or rental car.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

The ice hotel in Sorrisniva is in the middle of the wilderness only thirty minutes from Alta Airport, located perfect to relax, spot the northern lights and enjoy the nature of northern Norway. All exterior and interior inside the hotel is made only by snow and ice; rooms, decoration and even the glasses in the ice bar. The hotel is about 2500 sqm large and has approximately 30 rooms including suites, ice gallery, and ice -chapel. Beautiful artwork created by talented sculptors from Alta decorates the hot el in a unique way every year. Along with the pure white snow it creates a fairy-tale atmosphere inside. The crew working along with the Igloo Hotel is locals and most of them have been with us from the start in year 2000. All together they create and brings their ideas together and makes a hotel we are proudly to present every new season!

Side by side with the Igloo hotel you’ll have access to our main house with our well known restaurant, living room and reception area. The ice rooms contain what you need for your night, which is a comfortable bed covered in reindeer-hides. The sleeping bag and pillow are kept warm inside the main house, until you enter the Igloo hotel for the night. F acilities like toilets, changing rooms, showers and sauna are also in the main house to ensure your comfort. The facilities are public and for you to avail during your stay.  Phones and computers can be charged here and your bags are stored safely in our luggage room.

How to sleep in the Igloo Hotel

A night in the ice hotel will give you a whole new experience and maybe take you outside your comfort zone! The temperature inside the hotel remain constant between -4 and -7 degrees, and you will feel the cold air around you, while sleeping in a warm and cosy sleeping bag. To ensure you will enjoy the stay with us we want to keep you as comfortable as possible. Natural reindeer-hides, mattress, extreme sleeping-bags and pillow will keep you warm and comfortable during the night, but the best preparation is done by yourself. Prepare yourself for a unique experience and bring with you  some warm clothing for the night. Woollen or fleece underwear is recommended for the best  comfort. The morning after we welcome you to start the day in our heated sauna, followed by our delicious breakfast buffet.

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Phone number
Email address
Visiting address
Sorrisniva 20, 9518 Alta
Reception hours
08.30 - 16.00 GMT+1