The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel was the second if its kind and is the World's Northernmost Igloo Hotel. Each year our experienced artists and builders come together to build a new and unique hotel with a special theme. The Igloo Hotel has an area of 2,500 m2 and it takes 250 tonnes of ice and 7,000 m3 of snow to build it. We harvest the ice from Sierravann, which is only a few kilometers further in to the Alta Valley from Sorrisniva, and we produce the snow using the water from the famous Alta River located only a meters away from the hotel.
The Igloo Hotel is open from December 20th until April 7th for overnight stays and visitations.
It is possible to visit the Igloo Hotel from 12:00 until 19:00 each day.
The Igloo Hotel is the starting point for a wide range of sought-after wilderness experiences in Arctic Norway; hunting the northern lights, snowmobiling across the wide-open Finnmark plateau, snowshoeing, husky sledding, and Sami experiences.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Igloo Hotel can be booked for wedding ceremonies and baptisms in the Ice Chapel.
Guided tours of the Igloo Hotel are available when booked in advance for visitors wishing to experience its ambiance, see the ice sculptures, and learn about how the construction takes place each year. It is also possible to have a blue ice drink at the ice bar.
Ice Bar Opening Hours:
12:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 19:30
The Igloo Hotel is designed and built each year with a mixture of igloo rooms and designed themed suites. Each suite is a special project for each of our talented ice sculptors and is designed and decorated by hand.
Stay at our premium Arctic Wilderness Lodge and reserve a room in the Igloo Hotel so that you enjoy both the comfort of your lodge suite and also experience sleeping in the Igloo Hotel for as long as you want.