Visit the magical Sorrisniva Ice Hotel   

Visiting the Sorrisniva Ice Hotel, the northern most ice hotel in the world is a must-do-activity while visiting the Alta region. The interior and exterior of the hotel is made entirely from snow and ice. Come and join one of the guided tours to learn more about this unique building, its history and building process which is repeated every year.

  • World’s northern most Ice Hotel
  • Local craftsmanship.
  • Snow and ice artwork.
  • Unique surroundings.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

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  • From

    89 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate winter clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

The Ice Hotel is situated in Sorrisniva, 20 kilometres from Alta town Centre, in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. The hotel measures approximately 2500 square meters and the entire exterior and interior are made of snow and ice: the rooms, the beds, even the glasses in the ice bar! Apart from its approx. 30 bedrooms, the Ice Hotel houses suites, a bar, a chapel and art gallery.  

The hotel is decorated with exquisite ice and snow sculptures, crafted by local artists. The changing theme every year ensures a unique experience. Skilled guides will tell you all about the history and the building technique used on the snow and ice hotel. Before you leave, make sure to have a sip of the complimentary drink served in an ice glass at the bar. There is also a small souvenir shop in the hotel.

Practical information: 

  • Language: English and Norwegian.

  • Included: Iced drink.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate winter clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: In/Out of the bus.  Walking in the hotel. 150 – 250 m. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.