Culinary Experiences

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Locally Sourced Ingredients

Sorrisniva is renowned for its culinary experience which is based upon locally sourced produce. Our chefs create unique dishes using the best ingredients from Arctic Norway including reindeer and moose from the tundra, seafood from the Alta River and Norwegian sea, vegetables from local farms and berries picked in the local wilderness. Complement your food experience with a special wine from our extensive cellar.

Lavvu Restaurant

The iconic Lavvu restaurant, which represents the Sami tent design, has a special ambiance creating a memorable dining experience.

We serve Breakfast and Lunch for all our guests in the Lavvu Restaurant as well as dinner for our Igloo Hotel guests. The Lavvu Restaurant is also used for special events with seating for 125 guests. View the menu here.

Maku Restaurant

Situated in the Arctic Wilderness Lodge the Maku Restaurant offers a fantastic culinary experience whilst overlooking the Alta River and surrounding wilderness.

Guests staying in the Lodge have dinner served in the Maku Restaurant. View the menu here.

08:00 - 10:00


Our restaurant serves breakfast based upon local produce including smoked salmon, dried meats, cheeses, yogurts, berries, a variety of breads and the traditional Norwegian waffles.

12:00 – 15:00


We are proud to serve short-travelled dishes composed of ingredients from both local small-scale producers and those we collect from nature ourselves. These ingredients are either found in the surrounding forests, soil, tundra, fjords or sea.

17:00 - 20:00

Fine Dining

Our chefs offer you their interpretation of Arctic Norway and its powerful and contrasting nature. We offer a culinary experience with a range of dishes, flavors and textures made from local produce. Complement your food experience with a special wine from our extensive cellar.

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Special Occasions at Sorrisniva

Enjoy a special occasion at Sorrisniva’s Lavvu restaurant for your wedding, christening, confirmation, 17th of May or chirstmas dinner event. Our Lavvu restaurant can comfortably seat 125 guests and our chef’s will ensure that you have a memorable culinary experience together with enjoying our fine wines. During the wintertime, you can create an even more special occasion in the Ice Hotel before hosting your dinner in the Lavvu restaurant.

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