Explore the beautiful Igloo Hotel, made entirely from snow and ice. Even your free drink comes in a glass carved from ice!
Tour the huge Igloo Hotel. All 21,530 sq ft (2,000 sqm) of it are crafted from snow and ice
Admire the exquisite ice and snow sculptures that decorate the hotel
Sip your free drink served in an ice glass at the unforgettable ice bar
Before you visit the Igloo Hotel, find out all about Alta, known as The Northern Lights City
Winter (20 Dec - 30 Mar)
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
A drink is included. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for the weather on the day. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Every winter, a crew of local artists build the Igloo Hotel on the banks of the Alta River, 12.5 miles (20km) from Alta town centre. After our local guide tells us all about day-to-day life in Alta, we’ll take a bus up the Alta Valley to Sorrisniva, home to a remarkable feat of icy architecture.
The Igloo Hotel is enormous, approximately 21,530 sq ft (2,000 sqm), and every part is made from snow and ice – even the beds! There are 30 bedrooms, plus suites, a bar, and several lounges.
Local artists decorate the hotel with exquisite ice sculptures, and the theme changes every year. The hotel’s history and the skill that goes into crafting it are just as fascinating as the hotel itself.
Before you leave, stop by the small souvenir shop and sip your free drink at the ice bar – served in a glass of ice, of course!